How to Get Rid of "Facial Dandruff," the Skin Condition You Didn't Know About

Kaitlyn McLintock

We don't know about you, but the words facial dandruff call to mind a picture of skin so dry that it scales and steadily flakes off like salt from a shaker. (If that's not what immediately came to mind, we apologise for conjuring up that mental image.) However, that's not necessarily the case. According to dermatologist Sonia Batra, MD, MSC, MPH, facial dandruff can make itself known through "redness, itching, and scaling" on small areas of the face. "The most common sites on the face are between the brows and at the corner of the nose and the nostrils, or the creases of the upper lip," she says. That sounds much more common and maybe even a little familiar, right?

As Batra and David Lortscher, MD, dermatologist and CEO of Curology, tell us, facial dandruff isn't all that scary. In fact, it's relatively easy to treat and prevent. Keep reading to learn more about facial dandruff and how to stop it from happening!


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