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How to Get Rid of Eyebrow Dandruff

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Start with Shampoo

As if dandruff on your scalp wasn’t bad enough, these little white flakes are now appearing all over your eyebrows. The same issues that cause dandruff on the scalp often cause eyebrow dandruff and the majority of those who suffer from eyebrow dandruff also suffer from scalp dandruff. The good news is that you can typically treat eyebrow dandruff the same way you are treating the dandruff on your scalp. Using medicated, anti-dandruff shampoos on your eyebrows is a great way to treat this problem, but make sure you are taking special care not to get any in your eyes. For a list of tried and true anti-dandruff products, check out our article “What is the Best Dandruff Shampoo?”

Try some lotion

Since dry skin is often a leading cause in creating dandruff, another different route you may want to try is applying a good moisturizer to the eyebrows every night before you go to bed. Start by spending a few minutes scrubbing your eyebrows in a circular motion in order to get rid of the extra flaky, dry skin. Next, wash and rinse your face well to rid it of all the soapy residue and dandruff and pat dry with a towel. Follow this by applying extra moisture to the skin underneath your eyebrows, which will help prevent more dryness from occurring, and will then affect how much excess flaking there will there be. Because the skin around the eyes is very sensitive, make sure to use an eye or facial cream since body and hand creams tend to be very rich and can cause breakouts or make your eyebrows greasy. Feel free to apply some moisturizer throughout the day as you see necessary, or you may even wish to try using hydrocortisone cream instead of a facial lotion.

If dandruff shampoos and extra moisture does not seem to be working for you, you may want to try using a topical steroid cream. It is important to note that using a steroid cream for a long period of time may have negative effects on your skin so make sure you speak to your doctor before taking this step. He is she may wish to try prescription-strength anti-dandruff shampoos or look at the source of your eyebrow dandruff more closely.

Allergies might be the problem

Aside from dry skin, another possible reason you have developed eyebrow dandruff may be due to an unknown allergy you have to a skin, hair, or cosmetic product. If you suspect this may be the source behind your dandruff problems, stop using all products that come in contact with your eyebrows in any way for a few days to see if your condition improves. If your situation does indeed improve, you may slowly add products back into your daily beauty routine until you can accurately determine which one it was that was causing the irritation.