Preventing Peeling Skin on Scalp at Home

by Sam Malone


From your question, it would appear that you have some skin condition that is causing the scalp to peel. However, it is best to visit a dermatologist for an expert opinion, since this can be caused by several skin-related condition, including psoriasis, dandruff and dermatitis. Psoriasis is a long-term, chronic skin disease that is more common in people with dry skin and is often triggered by a small wound or cut. It causes inflammation of the skin with severe itching and increased flaking of skin cells. In some cases, psoriasis of the scalp can be mistaken for dandruff; your dermatologist may take samples of peeling skin to test before confirming any diagnosis. Dandruff is another condition that causes characteristically white flakes of scalp to peel off. This is again due to dry skin, when there is a deficiency of sebum, an oil-like substance produced by your skin. Finally, dermatitis is another condition caused by dry skin, and is usually short-lived and harmless.

As you may have noticed, all of these have one thing in common: dry skin. While your doctor may prescribe medication to treat the specific skin condition, you can immediately take steps to care for your dry skin, preventing future outbreaks. The main thing to remember is that you need to provide a lot of moisture to dry skin and then prevent it from escaping. A common mistake to take long showers or baths; this actually dries the skin, since it scrubs away all the natural moisturizing oils. You should avoid harsh chemical soaps and products containing alcohol, such as deodorants. Try soaps with glycerin or moisturizer, and use fungal talcum powders to deodorize. Avoid hot water, especially on the scalp. Try using baby shampoo with a few drops of olive oil and tea tree oil solution. This will help to avoid harsh chemicals in other shampoos, and provide your hair with natural nourishment, protection, and shine.

Tea tree oil also has antimicrobial properties that can protect your sensitive scalp from any infections and help the skin to heal faster. Allow your hair dry naturally, since dryers and towels can strip the hair of natural oils. When outdoors, try and protect your head from drying in the sunlight. Carry a solution of vinegar to use as a conditioner when required; this also helps to heal the inflamed scalp. Finally, never scratch your scalp or try to peel off the skin; let nature take its own course.


Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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