A very common skin condition, dandruff in ears and eyebrow dandruff can cause redness, irritation and skin flaking. However peculiar it might sound, it is a very common condition that a large percentage of the population lives with everyday. This is because it can be caused by several different ailments that are common as well.
While there’s no permanent cure for chronic dandruff, but here are some tips, home remedies and medicinal treatments that can be applied. Remember, dandruff can be caused by skin that is either too oily or too dry – so if one of these remedies don’t work for you, try a different one until you find one that suits your skin type. If the condition is serious, do visit your dermatologist.
There are two main conditions that cause dandruff, and both can be treated with a variety of natural solutions:
- Blepharitis – This condition causes small dandruff scales to appear on eyelashes and eyebrows. Blepharitis isn’t contagious and it’s usually happens as a result of other pre-existing skin conditions.
- Seborrhea Dermatitis – In this condition small flecks of dandruff appear in the eyebrows, and it’s usually caused by dehydration or clogged pores on the lash line.
Home Remedies For Eyebrow Dandruff:
Aloe Vera Gel
While aloe vera is already associated with relief from skin conditions such as sun burns, not very many people use it to treat dandruff problems. Scrubbing aloe vera into your eyebrows fifteen minutes before you bathe can help reduce the overall amount of dandruff in your eyebrows with each use. Eventually the dandruff will stop appearing altogether, but it’s important to keep up a regimen of applying aloe before you bathe if you want to stay flake-free.
Gently apply lemon juice to your eyebrows. After 20 minutes, wipe it off with a cotton pad. Repeat once in a week. The acidic content of lemons can help to break down the dandruff-causing fungus in the eyebrows.
If you have dry eyelids or a dry forehead, then it’s probably a good idea to massage your skin with warm almond oil before you go to bed. This will help restore and revitalise your eyebrows and eyelashes that would normally fall off and form dandruff. It’s important to wash your face thoroughly in the morning after you wake up, otherwise there’s a chance your pores will become clogged.
Apply some petroleum jelly to your eyebrows. It will moisturize your skin and prevent it from flaking. Leave it overnight for best results.
Tea Tree Oil
Put some tea tree oil into a spray bottle and spray directly onto your eyebrows post-shower. After a few minutes, pat the excess oil on your eyebrows.