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Dry Scalp or Dandruff? How do you tell the difference?

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Dry Scalp or Dandruff? How do you tell the difference?
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Is your scalp itching excessively? There may be several reasons for this, but usually it’s dandruff or dryness. However, these two conditions do not necessarily go together. How do you tell the difference?

As a rule, an irritated scalp itches quite a lot and causes considerable discomfort. The first instinct is to scratch your head. There are several reasons why this is not a good idea

Scratching the scalp looks bad when done in company. Plus, if the itch is caused by dandruff, you could end up with white flakes on your clothes. How do I get rid of a problem?

Scalp problems, how to tell them apart?

Let’s start by focusing on the causes of a dry scalp. The sebaceous glands are responsible for this condition. The sebaceous glands produce sebum (skin sebum) to protect and lubricate the skin (both on the head and on the body). If its production is insufficient, the skin becomes dry

Various factors may be responsible for this. For example, sudden changes in the weather may bring about the condition of the skin, where the skin is exposed to freezing temperatures for a short period of time and then later, to warm air after entering a heated room. Hair colouring, too frequent washing, blow-drying and the wrong shampoos and moisturizers may also have a strong drying effect on the scalp.

It is important to consider that your lifestyle is also responsible for the condition of your scalp. You should avoid stimulants and opt for ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals in your diet. It is also very important to stay hydrated and to drink at least two liters of water a day.

If your scalp itches excessively, it might just as well be dandruff. This is a condition that causes excessive itching of the scalp. The white flakes that sometimes fall unsightly on our clothes are actually dead skin cells. Excessive skin exfoliation on the scalp is caused by accelerated cell division.

Dandruff and a dry scalp are not the same thing – how do we tell the difference?

It’s easy to confuse dandruff and dry scalp because the symptoms are almost identical. However, if you can tell the difference between the two conditions, you’ll be able to find the right treatment.

Remember, it’s only natural that the dry scalp starts to flake

Take a closer look: it should be significantly less dry and, above all, smaller than dandruff. When dandruff flakes from the scalp, the flakes tend to be larger. Scales then form on the scalp

Dandruff is a fungal infection and does not go away on its own (as a dry scalp might, because the cause can easily be remedied). Therefore, proper supplementation, rich in minerals such as zinc, magnesium or selenium and vitamins such as A and E, is very important.

Read also: https://makeupik.com/care/why-use-a-scalp-scrub-and-what-should-you-consider-when-choosing-a-scalp-scrub/

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