There are many different looks and styles of eyebrows, but for some people, a frustrating issue they can suffer with comes from a rather unlikely source.
When people tend to think of dandruff, they tend to think of it as a scalp issue, and indeed it is such a common issue that anti-dandruff shampoos have been a common sight in stores for decades.
However, whilst eyebrow dandruff is significantly rarer, it is often caused by the same conditions, and is thankfully just as easy to treat as a result.
The vast majority of dandruff cases are caused by a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis, which is caused by your immune system reacting to a harmless organism on your skin called Malassezia.
It usually triggers on the scalp if it triggers at all, but it can appear wherever there are lots of sebaceous (oil-producing) glands, which include the scalp, armpits, groin, around the shoulders, and the eyebrows.
It causes flaky skin, redness, itching and irritation and is often triggered by tiredness, illnesses and stress, as well as harsh soaps being used. The latter can also cause contact dermatitis, another condition that causes eyebrow dandruff and is usually a bad reaction to a cosmetic product.
Thankfully, both of these are relatively easy to fix. For contact dermatitis, which is often sudden, dramatic and associated with other bouts of irritation, stop using the product that caused it and you will be fine.
Otherwise, anti-dandruff shampoos and dedicated creams and lotions are the way to go, although some health professionals also recommend using a zinc-containing cleanser and moisturiser.
If the cause of eyebrow dandruff is a chronic skin condition such as eczema (sore, itchy patches of skin) or psoriasis (scaly, itchy patchy skin), then dedicated creams, ointments and treatments are available to help manage these symptoms.
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