Thursday, April 9, 2009


My skincare regimen is so simple cause I'm still trying to find out how I can get that silky smooth complexion. I have Seborrhea dermatitis, also known as seborrhea or dandruff, causes flaking on the face and scalp. For years I tried using products for dry scalp. WRONG!!!!!! Just think about it Flakes are dry. It seemed right to look for products for dry skin. In reality the dry flakes are caused by oily skin, a build up of oil is the perfect place for yeast(the scales sometimes red scales) to grow. YUCK. Well all you need to do is make the environment for the yeast to grow uncomfortable. Proper hygiene plays an important role in treatment. Frequent washing with soap gets rid of the oils in the affected areas and improves symptoms. Sunlight inhibits the growth of the yeast; therefore exposure of affected areas to sun is helpful. More of a reason to move to a sunny climate. The main medical treatments are anti fungal shampoos and topical steroids.
These are the products I use:
Noxzema to keep face from being oily
Dial White tea and Vitamin E Get my face squeaky clean
Baby lotion is the only moisturizer I can use and not cause breakouts.

Some more info that might be helpful
How is seborrheic dermatitis treated?The treatment of seborrheic dermatitis depends on its location on the body. Treatment also depends on the person's age. Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp (dandruff) in adults and adolescents.
Dandruff is usually treated with a shampoo that contains salicylic acid (some brand names: X-Seb, Scalpicin), the prescription medicine selenium sulfide (brand names: Selsun Blue, Exsel) or zinc pyrithione (some brand names: DHS Zinc, Head & Shoulders). These shampoos can be used 2 times a week.
Shampoos with coal tar (some brand names: DHS Tar, Neutrogena T/Gel, Polytar) may be used 3 times a week. If you have dandruff, you might start by using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, and then use it 2 or 3 times a week.
When you use a dandruff shampoo, rub the shampoo into your hair thoroughly and let it stay on your hair and scalp for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. This will give it time to work. If the shampoo alone doesn't help, your doctor might want you to use a prescription steroid lotion once or twice daily, in addition to the shampoo. Seborrheic dermatitis of the skin creases in adolescents and adults. Steroid lotions may be used in adolescents and adults.
Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp (cradle cap) in babies. Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in babies is treated with products that are not as strong as those used in adults. You might start with a mild, nonmedicated baby shampoo. Brushing your baby's scalp with a soft brush, like a toothbrush, can help loosen scales or flakes. But be gentle when massaging or brushing your baby's scalp--a break in the skin makes it vulnerable to infection. If a nonmedicated shampoo doesn't work, talk to your doctor about switching to a shampoo that contains tar. Or your doctor may recommend a prescription shampoo that contains 2% ketoconazole (brand name: Nizoral). Seborrheic dermatitis of the skin creases in babies. Gentle steroid lotions or creams may be used to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the skin creases of babies.
Out of all the shampoos listed. Nizoral is the only one that really controls my Dandruff

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