Dandruff refers to the dry, white flakes or scales of dead skin usually found on the scalp (they may appear brown or yellow in some people).
Although not as common as scalp dandruff, it is possible for one to have these scaly patches of dandruff beard, face, side of the nose, ears, eyebrow, between eyebrows and any other part of the body, especially places where the body produces much sebum.
It can affect women, men, and children. Do not be surprised, to find eyebrow dandruff on your newborn baby. They too can develop them.
Here is what someone was talking about on netdoctor.co.uk forums:
“I have been noticing dry, flaky patches of skin on my eyebrows that are also sometimes accompanied with severe itching. I have never suffer from this embarrassing condition until recently. I tried almost everything, from natural remedies to professional medicated products, but it does not seem to help me” Blazb87
Dandruff can be itchy and the white flakes can cause embarrassment, which can result in low self-esteem.Therefore those dry white flakes of skin you brush off your shoulders or collar is harmless but it can only be embarrassing.
Dandruff really is not about your hair or how often you wash it. Instead it is about the skin on your scalp. However it is believed to involve a number of genetic and environmental factors which include being stressed or sick, cold, dry winters can trigger dandruff or make it worse too.
Well the surprised part of dandruff is that it does not only appear on the scalp as most people know it to be, instead it also occurs on the face or body parts too. The main cause of dandruff on the face is fungal, known as malassezia , which out breaks ,when a person does not take proper care of his or her face or body parts.
Dandruff on eye lashes and eyelids
Besides the causes we have seen, one condition that can cause dandruff-like scales is blepharitis. According to American Optometric Association, “blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids in which they become red, irritated and itchy and dandruff-like scales form on the eyelashes.” It is caused by bacteria, skin conditions such as acne rosacea or blepharitis seborrheic, eyelash mites (Demodex) or allergies.
Does dandruff cause brow hair loss
Dandruff on its own cannot cause eyebrow loss. However, there is a connection between eyebrow dandruff and hair loss since most of the causes of dandruff under eyebrows can also cause brow hair loss.
It is a fact that anyone can have dandruff on eyebrows. Unlike scalp one, which can be hidden with a cap, having them on your brows is nothing you can hide. They sometimes end up in your eyes causing irritation.“Dandruff isn’t contagious or harmful, but it can be unpleasant and difficult to get rid of.” No need for alarm.
Therefore, how to treat or how to stop them? Sadly, you cannot treat dandruff but just manage it.
It is possible to reduce, remove or to try to get rid of dandruff at home. Some of the home remedies for those who have bad or excessive dandruff on eyebrows include the following:
- Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Almond oil
- Aloe vera gel
- Egg oil
- Neem leaves
- Petroleum jelly
Story by: Ayisha Adams