The biggest dermatology problems of scalp skin are:
- Seborrhea (dandruff) and psoriasis. Both cause inflammation and scale that can be really stubborn.
- Sun damage from a lifetime of sun exposure.
- Pityrosporum folliculitis, a type of acne from the skin yeast called Pityrosporum.
- Allergic contact dermatitis to ingredients in your hair care products. Normal shampoos and conditioners are full of allergens, including fragrance, preservatives and even some of the ingredients that make the products soft and perform well on hair.
If you are struggling with scalp scale or scalp acne, my Foaming Zinc Cleanser is highly effective.
Fortified with a full 2% of pyrithione zinc to help treat seborrhea and Pityrosporum folliculitis. Add a scalp scrubber to help lift scale for better penetration of pyrithione zinc.
If you are struggling with itching of the scalp and skin behind your ears and down your neck.
Consider that you might have an allergic reaction to your hair care products. Vanicream Free & Clear Shampoo and Conditioner are free of the common allergens.
Don’t forget sun protection. I’ve included my favorite sunscreen for scalp protection here too.Author:
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2% Zinc Pyrithione is my 'secret ingredient' that is forgotten in other acne treatments. It combats the skin yeast germ called pityrosporum. I find this germ to be the most common cause of acne on the back and chest.$23.00
A plastic scalp scrubber is a highly effective way to deep clean your scalp and to help control dandruff, 'dry scalp' and pimples on the scalp.$5.00
Dermatologist-recommended hypoallergenic shampoo for extremely sensitive skin, eczema and skin allergies. Non-medicated, preservative and gluten-free shampoo that leaves hair clean and manageable.$10.00
Dermatologist-recommended hypoallergenic conditioner for extremely sensitive skin, eczema and skin allergies. Non-medicated, preservative and gluten-free conditioner that leaves hair feeling clean and healthy. Great for the entire family.$13.50
At last, an ultra-light sunscreen spray that’s pure mineral protection with micro (not nano) zinc oxide for the best anti-aging broad spectrum protection.$44.00