Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Body

Seborrheic dermatitis is most often found on the scalp and face. But it can happen on just about any spot on the body with oil glands. Many people deal with seborrheic dermatitis on their backs, chest, genitals, armpits, neck, arms, legs and other parts of the body.

Personally, I do not have an issue with seborrheic dermatitis on other parts my body besides my face and scalp. But I have a product that I use for other purposes that would work GREAT for seborrheic dermatitis.

If you have seborrheic dermatitis on any random body parts, try Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub. Since it clears pores, kills bacteria, cleans off the sebum, and reduces oil production, it is a perfect foil for the ills of seborrheic dermatitis. Remember, SD is not dry skin, despite those confusing flakes! It’s more close to acne in the spectrum of skin ailments.


Start off using it a few times a week and increase or decrease as needed. If you feel a little too dry, a very light layer of Lubriderm lotion, which is good for both face and body and is a great price. Dermatologists love this stuff and so does yours truly.

Other tips:

  • Keep skin clean and dry.
  • Air dry well before getting dressed.
  • Let skin breath . . . wear loose, comfy, breathable jammies around the house. Or nothing, wink wink.
  • PLEASE keep your linens (bath towels and bed sheets) clean. Change often!
  • Any topical you use on your face should be safe to use on most body parts. Double check with your doctor. Even your dandruff shampoo can help!

Like I said, I don’t use Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub for seborrheic dermatitis. But I LOVE it as a scrub on those zones susceptible to ingrown hairs thanks to waxing. Yes, that zone. It works! And, one more slightly embarrassing use – on my backside (AFTER I rinse of my conditioner). No more assne if I use it every time.  So its a great multipurpose product to have in your shower.

What’s your best tips for random body patches of seborrheic dermatitis?

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