I’ve been keeping this site with my musings on Ye Olde Dandruff for many years. And I have finally found my HOLY GRAIL for combatting facial seborrheic dermatitis. There is one ingredient that I want you to hunt down. No, it’s not pyrithone zinc or sulfur or even another favorite of mine, salicylic acid. Those are all good, but this magical ingredient I’ve falling head … Continue reading My #1 Ingredient for Putting a Stop to Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Face
I started hearing rumblings of the amazing Clarisonic a few years ago. Devotees of the skin gizmo said it changed their skin for the better, dramatically so. The company that makes the Clarisonic claims that it cleans skin six times better than washing your face with soap and water in the usual manner. It’s soft bristles massage the face high speed. So when I had … Continue reading Clarisonic for Seborrheic Dermatitis
I didn’t know there was a fancy medical name for my dandruff or for the flaky skin on my nose and forehead. It was after more than ten years of itchy-red-yucky-hideous-unomfortable skin problems that I finally heard the words, Seborrheic Dermatitis. Huh? What is seborrheic dermatitis? This sounds serious. Am I dying?! Turns out, seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disorder that is usually characterized … Continue reading So . . . What IS Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Here is what works best for treating the sebhorreic dermatitis on my scalp, but only if I’m totally committed. (Some of the product links below are affiliate links to help fund the blog.) You must have three or more different types of dandruff shampoo on hand, plus one regular shampoo. 1. Wash hair with regular shampoo first to clean scalp (sometimes I skip this to save time) 2. … Continue reading How I Treat my Sebhorheic Dermatitis: Scalp Edition
At one point, I am assured by old family photos, I had lovely porcelain skin. That flawless epidermis was soon splashed with freckles, which were replaced with pimples in adolescence. I started suffering from acne when I was 11 or 12. To both combat and conceal the blemishes, my mom shuffled me straight to the Clinque counter, hoping that excellent skin care would fix the … Continue reading My Skin’s Story
First of all, I endorse NONE of these necessarily. I just want to round up every solution that is proposed all over this crazy Inernet, as well as from books, doctors, Sephora clerks, my little Mexican abuelita-in-law, etc. I will keep adding when I hear of new things. So add your own in the comments or email me! I plan on writing an extensive post … Continue reading A Complete List of Potential Solutions for Seborrheic Dermatitis
I’ve struggled with seborrheic dermatitis for about 17 to 18 years, but I’ve only knew that was the name to explain my skin/scalp issues for maybe five years. Surprising, I have avoided being super pro-active in fighting the rashly beast. Usually I just wait until it is so bad, that I sob and cry and run to the drugstore or hippie store (that’s a thing, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Our Crappy Skin, Shall We?