Dandruff is a frustrating but common grooming problem most men will face at least once in their lives. If you notice white flakes on your shoulders, or when rubbing your hair, then you have the classic tell tale signs. What you might not know, however, is that dandruff can also affect your eyebrows. While less common, this peculiar grooming concern is still fairly common, and can cause the same flakes to fall on your face as from your scalp. The good news is you can treat dandruff at home quickly, with a few simple steps.
The first step is to identify if what you have is, in fact, dandruff. If your flaky eyebrows are also accompanied by dandruff on your scalp then you can assume they are related, and can go ahead with an at home treatment. If you have flaky eyebrows and no signs of scalp dandruff, then your eyebrows may be the symptom of eczema, psoriasis or Malassezia. You should start a treatment and monitor the symptoms for a week. If symptoms persist, talk to a dermatologist.
Below are three common causes of eyebrow dandruff, with recommendations on what you can use to remedy or alleviate the symptoms of dry, flaky eyebrows:
Dandruff Caused by Psoriasis
Over 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, which causes increased cell production in the skin. As your skin grows faster it needs to shed more frequently and in larger amounts than someone without psoriasis might experience. If your eyebrow dandruff symptoms are caused by your psoriasis then you will likely have a lot of flaking and fall out. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, but you can ease the dandruff symptoms by using a face wash with salicylic acid. This will scrub the excess skin cells so that you will beat them to the punch.
We recommend: Retseliney Best Acne Face Wash & Oil Control
Dandruff Caused by Malassezia
Malassezia (formerly known as Pityrosporum) is a genus of fungi. We typically have Malassezia on us most of the time, but only 10% of the adult population experience negative side effects; an auto-immune response to Malassezia that affects the scalp, face, mouth, trunk and neck. Your eyebrow dandruff could be caused by Malassezia because the condition irritates your skin by causing more skin cells to grow. When the old skin cells die and fall off, they become dandruff.
We recommend: Miconazole Nitrate 2 % Antifungal Cream
Dandruff Caused by Eczema
While not as common, your eyebrow dandruff may be caused by Eczema. If you notice that the flakes become worst when you are in a stressful situation then you may need to monitor your stress levels to see noticeable improvements. Thankfully, this is not a common occurrence, and as we age, the chances of it happening to you go down dramatically. That means, if you are a teenager, you are likely to grow out of it. For topical treatment, consider a medicated lotion to relieve symptoms.
We recommend: Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion
Do you have eyebrow dandruff? What remedies will you ty? Let us know!