Dandruff During Pregnancy and How to Manage It
What is Dandruff?
You probably have noticed white flakes speckling your best outfit as you prepare to leave for work, or maybe desperately trying not to scratch your scalp in public places. Yes, you have dandruff!
Dandruff is a skin condition of the scalp which causes itchiness and flaking of the skin. The condition as embarrassing as it might be is not due to poor hygiene. A proper understanding of the human skin will shed more light on this condition and relieve some of your concerns.
As new skin cells are produced, the dead skin cells are shed to make room for the new ones. This shedding process is natural and continues throughout life.
However, there are instances where the process occurs rapidly especially in the scalp resulting in white flakes-- Dandruff. The white flakes are the so-called dead skin cells.
What causes dandruff in Pregnancy?
The condition, which involves the excessive growth of skin cells, could be caused by a number of factors. Many of which are not specific to pregnancy.
In pregnancy-related dandruff, the main culprit is hormonal changes which are further discussed below.
How Can You Manage Dandruff In Pregnancy?
Thankfully, this condition is manageable. Here are a few health tips to prevent dandruff from happening.
REMEBER: It is always best to check with your doctor before using these shampoos for safety.
Opting For Natural Ingredients?
There are also a number of shampoos made from natural ingredients that you can use in the treatment of dandruff. These are the following: