Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the human population. It involves shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is normal. However, some people may experience unusually severe flaking either chronically or as a result of certain triggers. Although dandruff is not contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. The problem can have traumatic effects on our confidence level, indicating treatment for both psychological and physiological reasons. Therefore, we need to be aware of its causes and solution.
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of dead skin from the scalp. An itchy scalp and flakiness are the two universal symptoms. White, oily looking flakes of dead skin dot your hair and shoulders. It can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. The severity may fluctuate with season – often worsening in winter. Even newborns and infants can be affected by dandruff. Dandruff can have several causes, including: dry skin; irritated or oily skin leading to a condition called Seborrhoeic Dermatitis – marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales; not using shampoo often enough leading to build-up of dead skin; skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis; poor diet; certain illnesses; fungal infection and sensitivity to hair care products.
Though such skin problems are not serious in nature, they leave a deep impact on the appearance and overall personality of an individual. Hence, these require careful and safe remedial treatment. These days, most available treatments address the external manifestations of dandruff – ignoring the underlying problems. However, Ayurveda and Unani systems believe that accumulation of toxins in the blood is a major cause. By utilizing a suitable combination of these medical systems, effective solution can be achieved. Simultaneously, specific Yogic exercises improve blood circulation and remove toxins faster. Thus, the combination of Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Unani and Therapeutic Yoga used in 'Naturoveda Health World' detoxifies skin safely and naturally — leading to a healthy skin.