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Best Diet to Prevent Dandruff

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  Dandruff are annoying flakes of dead skin which typically sheds from the scalp and collects on a person’s shoulders. This embarrassing scurf can be caused by several factors including malassezia (a type of a fungus that grows on the scalp), dry skin, poor hygiene, improper hair care, and skin conditions like eczema. Whatever the cause maybe, dandruff can be difficult to get rid of if proper lifestyle changes are not made. When most people think of ways to prevent dandruff, typically, the best solutions that are put forward include certain shampoos or other homemade remedies. Very few people consider...

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Is Your Shampoo Drying Your Scalp?

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  What many people do not realize is that the majority of shampoos that are mass marketed actually contain ingredients that can be harmful for your scalp or your hair. When purchasing shampoos, there are several ingredients that you want to look for to avoid purchasing a product that contains chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and body. If you’ve ever taken a look at the ingredient list of your shampoo, you have probably given up after a few short seconds. One of the most common ingredients in many shampoos is dimethicone, which is a meaningless word for...

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Dermatillomania

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  Dermatillomania, also known as the skin-picking disorder, is a condition where a person has a natural urge to constantly pick on their skin. Just like how many people find an unusual feeling of relief after biting their nails or cracking their joints, people who suffer from dermatillomania also have a tendency to feel a sense of gratification after picking on their skin. In fact, this is seemingly harmless disorder can lead to something very serious. It is not uncommon for individuals who continuously pick on their skin to cause permanent tissue damage. Generally, dermatillomania sufferers use a variety of...

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How to Treat Scalp Psoriasis

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How to Treat Scalp Psoriasis

A fairly common disorder, scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder that results in raised, reddish, and scaly patches on the scalp and can show up in a single patch, several patches, or even spread to areas beyond your scalp such as your forehead, back of your neck, or around your ears. The severity of this form of psoriasis can vary from very mild and unnoticeable to quite intense and irritable. Fortunately, no matter how severe, scalp psoriasis cannot be transmitted from one person to another through contact. Although doctors are not completely certain of the causes of scalp psoriasis, approximately...

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What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

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What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Itchy scalp? Flakey skin, red scaly patches? You may be experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, a common inflammatory skin condition that causes irritation and unsightly skin flakes. A chronic condition, seborrheic dermatitis appears similar to other skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It can appear on the scalp, on the face and eyelids, behind the ears and on different areas of the body–including the chest and under the arms. When it appears on the scalp, it is also referred to as dandruff. Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis The precise cause of seborrheic dermatitis is not well-understood. However, it generally arises on oily...

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