It’s Not Just Hair, But Your Skin Hates Dandruff Too!

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Dandruff is a socially embarrassing problem. Seemingly harmless, it can wreck self-esteem, and also create havoc on your skin.

Dandruff is actually a skin infection and it can cause numerous problems. One of the first effects of dandruff on face is acne. What you notice as white flakes on your clothes is just part of the story. There are smaller skin particles that float down and clog pores, leading to acne.

Unfortunately, acne isn’t limited just to your face. The infection can start from your hairline, neck, shoulders, back and chest, and sometimes go up to your stomach.

Then there is the other issue of face dandruff. If you see red, inflamed skin on your face, then most probably it is a sign of face dandruff. The infection has progressed from your scalp to your face. Its symptoms characterize a feeling of tightness, dryness, and slight sensitivity to touch. Dandruff on face is often noticed as flakes in the eyebrows or eye lashes.

But what causes dandruff in the first place? Not brushing your hair properly and thoroughly, over use of hair products or use of inferior quality ones, bad shampooing habits, dry skin, overwork and a wrong diet can all be triggers for dandruff.

However, there are several simple home remedies for dandruff.

#1 Onions

An onion contains sulphur which keeps your scalp from itching.

-Massage onion juice into your scalp.

-Wash it off after 30 minutes with an anti-dandruff shampoo. We recommend Head & Shoulders.

#2 Honey

The antiseptic properties of honey fight the infection that causes dandruff. There are many ways of using this nature’s gift.

-Mix it with curd and massage into the scalp.

-Or apply a hair pack of honey and mashed ripe bananas for 20-30 minutes.

-A paste made from honey and turmeric can help clear pimples caused by dandruff.

#3 Aloe vera gel

I always keep a bottle of aloe ready at home. This magic formula can do so much. Our grandmothers also have been using aloe vera for hair and skin since time immemorial. Today we will see how it fights dandruff and pimples too.

-Apply fresh aloe vera gel to your scalp and other dandruff-affected areas.

-Have a bath and wash it all off after 15-20 minutes.

-Do this at least twice a week.

#4 Olive oil and lime

If dandruff is a recurring theme in your life, this should help in keeping your scalp dandruff-free.

-You need to blend a tablespoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of fresh lime juice.

-Gently massage this to your scalp and go to bed.

-Wash it off the next day with a dandruff-fighting shampoo like Head & Shoulders.

-Do this at least twice a week.

#5 Beetroot plant

This is one of the natural dandruff home remedies that takes time but is quite effective.

-Take the complete beetroot plant, including the root, and boil it in water for at least 20 minutes.

-Once it’s cooled down, gently massage the water into your scalp using your fingers.

-Do this every day for a few weeks and you will get rid of dandruff.

Since all these remedies are natural cures, some will take time. Be patient. Also, such acne skin treatments can dry out your skin that it is mandatory to follow a proper skincare routine.

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