Many of us are taking really decent skin treatment so we can tell. Many of my patients pamper their bodies with serums and moisturizers, and some without their usual body lotion wouldn’t live a day. Given all such skincare steps, many too many men on their scalps ignore the head. It’s the scalp that develops good, shiny hair. The scalp will get dry and itchy if not cared for properly. Such signs are not only unpleasant but may also be followed by dry, distorted hair. Tips to get healthy scalp.
What’s going over there?
When you want good, vivid hair you need a safe scalp. Much like the skin on the body, the scalp sheds dead skin cells once every 28 days, opening the way for the development of fresh skin cells. That is the natural cycle of exfoliating the skin. If this cycle is disrupted, dead skin cells may develop flakes that clog hair follicles and build up. If the follicles are clogged, natural oils called sebum can not be secreted by the body, which maintains the scalp and hair clean and balanced.
You can notice the hot, itchy sensation known as dry scalp as the scalp is unable to perform its normal exfoliation cycle due to build-up. What triggers the aggregation of dead skin cells? External conditions are also to blame. Low humidity and dry indoor air will strip the natural oils off your scalp throughout the winter. If you still use shampoos with harsh detergents or bar soap, the combination of factors that trigger dry scalp to grow. Your shampoo will be equilibrated with pH to preserve the natural oils of the scalp. If you appear to have dry skin, a moisturizing shampoo can help you maintain healthy scalp.
Another growing concern is not rigorous washing. If you are using a lot of heavy shaving items and don’t use an appropriate shampoo, the hair follicles will collect and clog the chemicals. Massage the scalp softly while you scrub and use a high quality shampoo that clarifies once a week to avoid excess build up.
Many Scalp Problems You may need to remember certain dermatological issues if you are confident your washing regimen is not the source of your dry scalp. One such risk is seborrheic dermatitis. The origin of seborrheic dermatitis is not well known but is possibly related to abnormalities in the oil glands.
Individuals with seborrheic scalp dermatitis sometimes contain so much sebum, which contributes to clogged follicles. Yellow or green, patchy scaling may induce itching; dark, greasy skin; or brownish red bumps on the scalp. Hydrocortisone cream will relieve scratching and over – the-counter medicated shampoos including ketoconazole, tar, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or salicylic acid can clear the symptom.
Psoriasis is another possible source of swollen, itchy skin, close to the seborrheic dermatitis. Many with psoriasis can find raw, cracking skin and red patches that are filled with silvery flakes. Psoriasis can be treated with the same prescribed medicated shampoos as with topical remedies, creams or ointments, such as tar drugs, corticosteroids or vitamin D.