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5 tips on how to get rid of dandruff

MedExpress Team

Published Aug. 23, 2023 12:03

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Dandruff is a common scalp condition, and a troublesome aesthetic problem that affects up to one in two people. Due to the recurring nature of this condition, short-term treatments with specialized anti-dandruff products are worth supporting with a few skin care habits that will help maintain optimal scalp health on a daily basis. Where does dandruff come from and how to effectively counteract it?

Every inch of the scalp is inhabited by hundreds of thousands of yeasts and bacteria, the balance of which is crucial to maintaining health. However, it is estimated that at least 50 percent of the population has struggled with dandruff at least once in their lives. It is the most common scalp disease with a tendency to recur. Although it is used to talk about its chronic nature it can also be a temporary issue, for example during puberty or pregnancy. Interestingly, due to the higher production of sebum conditioned by increased hormonal activity, men are more likely to suffer from dandruff.

Our skin produces new cells all the time, while removing the dead ones. Under standard conditions, the cell renewal cycle lasts about 28 days and is virtually unnoticeable. Dandruff, on the other hand, develops when this process shortens to 7-15 days. In such a short period of time, the newly formed cells usually exfoliate even before they completely die off. The result is characteristic white flakes...

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