Having a perfect, glowing healthy skin is everyone’s dream. Unfortunately, due to harmful sun rays, pollution and excessive use of chemical products, most people are having skin problems. Some of the common skin problems include eczema, diaper rash, chicken pox, acne, warts, seborrheic dermatitis (facial dandruff) and so on. Among them, seborrheic dermatitis is rising as one of the serious forms of skin diseases.
Most people often confuse facial dandruff with dry skin, but facial dandruff is a serious skin problem that affects about 6 million children and adults in the U.S.
What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition that particularly affects skin, causing patches of flaky and dry skin on the face, resulting in inflammation, redness and irritation. The condition mostly affects facial areas like sides of the nose, eyebrows, eyelids and also other parts like ears and chest.
Skin experts have yet to find out the exact cause of facial dandruff. However, they have linked the condition to stress, genetic condition, yeast (Malassezia furfur) infection, cold dry weather, reactions due to certain medications and so on.
But the major question is, What do you do about it? Although there are wide varieties of medication and treatment options available, it’s always better to go for natural remedies for long-term effects. With that being said, we’ve compiled five natural measures to treat this disease at your home.
1. Neem(Azadirachta Indica)
Nothing can best neem when it comes to treating fungal as well as bacterial infections naturally. Boil a handful of neem leaves in water, extract the neem juice and apply it on affected areas of your face with the help of a cotton ball. You can also use it to reduce dandruff. All you have to do is, make a paste using neem powder and tap water or rose water. Alternatively, you can also use neem-base soap to wash your face before you go to bed.
2.Tea Tree Oil
According to dermatologists, tea tree oil is one of the most useful remedies to treat facial dandruff naturally. This oil comes from a plant called ‘Melaleuca Alternifolia’. So, to remove dandruff, apply it directly on the scaly patches of your face or you can also blend it with your regular face cream or moisturizer. The active components present in this oil makes it a good anti-fungal agent, which in due course helps in treating facial dandruff naturally.
3.Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar consists of potassium, pectin, malic acid, calcium, acetic acid and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. It is beneficial for both internal and external use. Therefore, you can easily use it in your beauty routine. Make a mixture of 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% water and apply it on your skin. Remember not to use apple cider vinegar without water on your face as it can burn. It is the best-proven technique for facial dandruff reduction.
Aloe Vera contains a natural anti-fungal property, and so can be productive to remove your facial dandruff. Cut the fresh leaf and apply it on the affected areas. You can also use the cream that contains aloe vera. The gel from the Aloe Vera soothes and moisturizes the dry skin and helps your annoying skin become back to normal. Furthermore, the polysaccharides from the aloe vera stimulate healthy new skin growth and help it to repair itself.
A yogurt face mask can be a wonderful way to get rid of facial dandruff naturally as long as it has anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix 1 tablespoonful of neem powder, 1 tablespoonful of fenugreek, a pinch of turmeric powder with a cup of fresh yogurt. Blend them together to form a thick paste and apply it on your face and rinse off with lukewarm water after an hour.
To sum up, although facial dandruff is a serious problem, it can be reduced or totally removed if the above techniques are used accordingly and correctly.