Scaly pieces of skin flaking off onto clothing, an itchy scalp, possibly accompanied by other signs of inflammation & redness is known as seborrheic dermatitis. Dandruff can plague the oiliest of regions of the body & scalp. This condition can also manifest in the nasolabial groove around the nose, as well as any other region of the body where there are folds of skin (armpits, inguinal groove, belly button) and where there is a greater number of hair follicles such as the scalp. Most cases of dandruff involve an inflammatory response to an overgrowth of yeast that is native to the surface of skin: Malassezia furfur, formerly known as Pityrosporum ovale.
Being an esthetician, I have learned about the benefits of using Dead Sea salt for seborrhic dermatitis and psoriasis treatment. This salt is extracted from the Dead Sea in Israel. An Isreali dermatologist, Dr. Zvi Even Paz studied the effects on bathing in Dead Sea Salts for 50 Psoriasis sufferers in 1989. 47 of the 50 patients tested achieved significant relief from their Psoriasis. It has been known for centuries that people with skin conditions can benefit from bathing in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where the water is 10 times saltier than any other ocean!
So if you're suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, the 1st thing I recommend is you stop applying any type of oil to the affected skin as malazessia yeast thrives in oily environment and the oil is actually feeding your yeast! Try bathing or soaking the affected skin in dead sea salt for 15-20 min several times a week. Or mix part salt /part water in a spray bottle to use on scalp. I have seen dramatic improvement in clients doing this! (You can find the salts for about $30 at any local Whole Foods market or online). And as for moisturizing, you will need to switch over to an oil-free body lotion or pure hyaluronic acid serum for the face. Please share your results if u try this! P.S. The benefits of Dead Sea salts for skin diseases may actually go back to ancient times [in the Bible] people talked about soaking in the Dead Sea for leprosy & they were most likely talking about psoriasis. #psoriasis #skincare #deadseasalt #skin #naturalskincare