If the skin of your body or face becomes flaky or irritated, you should start by looking for a moisturizer. However, if your scalp is scaly, it usually results from too much oil. "It's a common mistake to think that dandruff is caused by dryness - in fact, it's usually due to the proliferation of harmless yeast," says Jessica Wu, MD. "In some people, the yeast starts to feed on excess oil and dead cells in the scalp, which causes the skin cells to fall more frequently and accumulate in the scales."
Dandruff is a chronic condition of the common scalp characterized by scales on the skin of the scalp. Dandruff is neither contagious nor serious. However, this can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to manage. Usually, someone can control dandruff. Light cases of dandruff only require daily washing with a mild cleanser. The most persistent cases of dandruff often respond to medical shampoos. It is the most common medical condition that is experienced by most of the population. It mainly affects the scalp.
Following steps can help to improve this condition:
- Proper hygiene
- Best suitable shampoo
- Stop scratching