Dandruff of the scalp is a rash that looks like dry skin. The cause is unknown, and treatments are aimed at controlling skin scale and a skin yeast called pityrosporum. Most people use the term “dandruff” to refer to the scalp involvement of seborrheic dermatitis; however, this seborrheic rash can also affect ear, face, chest, and back skin. Skin with dandruff rash is sensitive and easily irritated by rough or irritating skin care products aimed at addressing acne and anti-aging skin concerns.
The easiest way to treat dandruff is to use medicated soap, shampoo, or skin cleanser. Scale can be loosened and exfoliated with a scalp scrubber, or an exfoliating cloth or sponge. High concentration green tea antioxidants plus caffeine appear to reduce skin redness and inflammation associated with seborrhea. Hydrated skin always heals faster, so applying a gentle and hypoallergenic moisturizer is helpful. Sunscreens used for sun protection should also be non-irritating.
On this page, I list products for scalp dandruff.
Please see the page on seborrheic dermatitis for products recommended for the other body areas plagued by seborrhea.
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Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a lovely moisturizing lotion that's sheer and elegant of the skin. Perfect for normal to dry skin with it's hyaluronic acid and just a little light oil to moisturize your skin without leaving a heavy feel.$26.50
Non-greasy natural non-nano zinc oxide mineral sunscreen for every day sun protection. This is a lovely natural mineral sunscreen made with organic ingredients - and it's not just for babies!$24.00
Dermatologist recommended products to calm facial redness from rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis using ingredients that are proven to give relief.$93.00
Completely oil free and ultra light feel on the skin make this sunscreen a marvel. Perfect for oily to normal and acne prone skin. Comes with either a clear or tinted option to help soften complexion flaws for all skin types.$32.50
This has been a popular facial product in my dermatology practice for years! This unique oil free cream contains a high concentration of green tea antioxidant polyphenol, combined with caffeine and hyaluronic acid (a very expensive protein moisturizing ingredient).$82.00
This near-magical product combination is indispensable in my dermatology practice for calming facial redness.$93.00