Dandruff is a really embarrassing condition. But did you know that dandruff can also be one of the reasons behind those annoying acne breakouts? The dry flakes are a common symptom of dandruff and these flakes can clog open pores of the skin, causing acne. Dandruff can make things worse if your skin is already acne-prone.
Dry scalp and dry hair can cause dandruff. Some of the other common factors are weather conditions, hair products, and poor hair care routine.
Acne is a skin condition that is caused due to excess oil produced by the oil glands and dead skin cells. If not treated properly, acne can leave stubborn marks on the skin. It is common in teenagers, but can also affect people of any age group.
How Is Dandruff Related To Acne?
Acne and dandruff have one common cause - hormonal imbalance. Malassezia globosa, a microbe that naturally occurs on the skin, breaks down sebum that is produced by the oil glands. An acid known as oleic acid is produced during this process. People who are sensitive to this acid develop dandruff.
The excess oil production and the dead skin cells, along with other skin impurities block the skin pores. These clogged pores result in acne. The clogged pores are further infected by the bacteria living on the skin. This leads to the symptoms of acne. Dandruff makes the scalp flaky and dry. The dry flakes can sometimes clog pores on the face. If you already have pimples, dandruff can worsen it.
Even though acne and dandruff have different causes, oil production is something that commonly triggers both. During puberty, oil glands increase oil production due to the hormonal changes. This leads to the development of acne and dandruff at the same time.
Simple ways in which you can avoid acne caused due to dandruff:
- Use an anti-dandruff shampoo: Removing dandruff is the best way to avoid acne breakouts caused by dandruff. Anti-dandruff shampoos can remove the excess oil from your scalp and make it healthy.
- Keep your hair off your face: Tie your hair into a ponytail or use a hair band to keep your hair away from the face. This will ensure that there is no contact between dandruff and your skin.
- Hot oil massage: This can ensure that your scalp stays healthy and doesn’t become dry. Massage your scalp with hot oil at least once a week.
- Brush your hair well: Brushing your hair frequently can help keep dandruff away from your skin. It removes the dry flakes from your scalp and doesn’t give it a chance to come in contact with your face.
Acne Treatment With Kaya
Kaya is one of the most preferred choices for hair and skin care treatments. Kaya’s Anti Dandruff Shampoo is an effective scalp purifying shampoo. Enriched with piroctone olamine, it gently removes dandruff and nourishes the scalp. The seaweed extracts prevent the scalp from drying out and flaking and restore its health.
Kaya’s Advanced Acne Care Kit is a treatment kit that effectively reduces acne and acne scars. It is specially designed for oily or acne-prone skin and can be used on a daily basis. The kit comprises of four products - purifying cleanser, purifying nourisher, purifying toner and purifying spot corrector. The purifying cleanser gently cleanses the skin and removes excess oil and other skin impurities. You can use the cleanser twice a day for effective results. The purifying toner unclogs pores and helps reduce acne marks. The purifying nourisher hydrates skin and makes it soft and supple. The spot corrector comes with a light and clear formula that dries out acne. It also helps remove the stubborn acne marks.