If you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or another type of skin condition, you’ve probably tried many different topical treatments such as Betnovate to control outbreaks of skin redness and inflammation.
But if you suffer from dermatological problems on your scalp, it can be difficult to know how to treat it — and how to moisturise your scalp.
Scalp moisturising can help you to control dryness and flakiness, and help your head and scalp in a healthy condition.
In the guide below, we’ll be teaching you how to moisturise and massage your scalp, as well as looking at the best products to treat skin conditions on your head.
Note: It might also be worth reading our separate guide on how to deal with eczema on your face.
Skin conditions like eczema (also referred to as dermatitis) or psoriasis can cause the skin to become dry, itchy, scaly, red, and rash-like. In more severe cases, the skin may suffer from symptoms such as crusting, weeping or bleeding.
These conditions can result in a dry scalp — which can be harder to treat than skin problems on other areas where you have less hair and where topical treatments can work their magic more easily.
Dry scalp can also be due to a number of other causes, such as daily washing, dehydration, a change in weather, or harsh ingredients in hair care products like shampoo.
The signs of a dry scalp include:
The best way to treat a dry scalp is to moisturise it.
Dealing with scalp issues like eczema or psoriasis can be difficult, but luckily there are many different solutions — including medical treatments and home remedies — to help treat the problem.
Here are some common ways to treat a dry scalp:
Choosing the right treatment for you might take some time as you experiment with which products produce the best results for your scalp, but a good place to start is with either a moisturising shampoo or using essential oils like tea tree and jojoba.
Moisturising shampoos are specially formulated to suit dry scalps and tend to avoid harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils.
Essential oils like tea tree and jojoba (you can also use eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint) can either be added to a shampoo, or applied on their own to the scalp.
Below we’ll go through the best ways to apply shampoo and oils to moisturise your scalp.
Applying shampoos to keep your head moisturised isn’t difficult.
Here are the steps to moisturising your scalp with shampoos:
Applying oils to moisturise your scalp can work in a few different ways, depending on the type of oil you are using.
If you are using essential oils like tea tree oil or jojoba oil, then you can simply add a few drops to your bottle of shampoo and use the shampoo application method as listed above.
To apply oils on their own:
One of the best ways to treat a dry scalp is to moisturise it. You can do this in a number of ways, such as with specially formulated moisturising shampoos or by using essential oils.
If your dry scalp is due to a skin condition like eczema, then it’s worth pairing your moisturising plan with a topical treatment like Betnovate Scalp Application.
If you are suffering from psoriasis on your scalp and over-the-counter medicines are proving ineffective, you could speak to your doctor about using Dovobet Gel.
If you’re suffering from a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you can contact The Independent Pharmacy for a free consultation. Starting an online consultation with us is quick and easy — and you can even receive your medication the very next day.
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