First of all, I won’t be copying or pasting any answers from Google, I’m writing this blog based on my personal experience.
In medical terms, dandruff is known as seborrhea. This is a very common skin problem that is said to affect around half of the global adult population. In this condition, the fungus, called Malassezia, thrives by feeding on sebum – the oily matter which is secreted by the sebaceous glands found in your scalp – and on dead skin cells. Usually, it is a non-contagious skin condition that is often caused by factors like irritated, oily skin, sensitivity to hair care products, dirty and unwashed scalp and skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A few particles of dandruff can easily go unnoticed but when you have too much dandruff, the scalp becomes very itchy and you’d be constantly scratching it, which causes more skin to come off, eventually resulting in more dandruff. An excessive amount of dandruff will not only cloud your scalp but will also fall on your shoulders, back, chest and the worst of all, on your face.
You see I have been suffering from dandruff since childhood. It was extreme dandruff that just wouldn’t disappear and most of the times, the white flakes would rain on my face. I tried everything that was on the net and even the pieces of advice given by family and friends. I’ve bought nearly all the lotions and shampoos that appeared in advertisements. I’ve even consulted doctors who gave me shampoos, face creams and tablets which were of no use at all. Finally and thankfully, at the age of 22, I came across an Ayurvedic expert. I came to know that the only way to get rid of facial dandruff was to use natural remedies.
I’m not a dermatologist but because I defeated this facial dandruff problem by myself, I can bravely say I’m quite experienced in this field. That being said, I cannot give you specific advice because I don’t anything about what caused you to have face dandruff or what kind of skin flakes you have. But, trust me, the following natural remedies are worth much more than those commercial products.
Neem is often used in the treatment of ailments and is highly valued by Ayurvedic practitioners for its healing power and other holistic properties. Even if there isn’t much scientific research to prove the multiple health benefits of using this plant, neem is being used in a lot of ways to treat skin problems – from face washes to shampoos.
Instead of using facial moisturizers and cream face lotions to keep dandruff from falling on the forehead, incorporate neem in your skincare routine. Neem is known for its antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties and can be used to treat facial dandruff.
So, here’s how to use it:
- Make a paste by grinding 10-12 leaves of neem with water and add some turmeric power. Proceed by applying it to your face and then wash it off after a few minutes. This neem face mask can be used on a daily basis.
- At night, apply neem oil to your hair and then wash it off in the morning.
- Create a paste with neem leaves and curd and then apply it all over your hair and scalp.
If you thought that only apple cider vinegar could be applied to the hair, you may want to reconsider this thought. Within one week and a half, I got rid of most of the dandruff on my head and the distilled red vinegar played a huge role in the treatment.
We often hear that apple cider vinegar is one of the best natural remedies for hair problems, but personally, I’ve seen how other common types of vinegar can also be applied to the hair and scalp.