What causes my dandruff to worsen during winter and what can I do about it?

Winter has arrived, and with it comes a season of brisk walks, jolly romps, and snow flurries. Winter can be frustrating for those who have to dust off the fine white flakes from their clothing, not from snow but from their heads. The change of seasons and cold weather can worsen scalp problems. When you wear dark clothing, white sprinkles are more visible.

What causes this embarrassing condition? Dandruff is more common in winter.

Air Temperature. Drying forces from cold winter air or overheated indoor environments can disturb the moisture balance in the skin.

Seasonal Stress Some people feel more stressed and tired during winter. This can lead to scalp conditions.

Winter allergy symptoms. Winter allergies are triggered by indoor allergens such as dust mites, mold, and dust mites.

Imbalances within the body. Dietary changes and seasonal hormonal variations may also be involved.

There are multiple factors. The severity of symptoms can fluctuate depending on a combination of factors.

There are a few things you can do to control those flakes if you suffer from a dry, itchy, and flaky scalp. Here are some tips to help you:

Shampoo your hair regularly. Dr. Marder’s Total Relief shampoo and conditioner and massaging your scalp can reduce those annoying flakes.

Humidify your house. Your skin will love the extra moisture that a home humidifier provides. The bursts of water vapor from a humidifier can ease many skin conditions caused by cold weather, including an itchy scalp.

Home remedies can provide relief. Massage the scalp with extra virgin olive and coconut oils. A gentle salt scrub can be used to remove dead skin and balance pH. Lemon juice is also effective at balancing pH.

Remember that dandruff is not just a winter problem. It is important to treat the underlying causes of dandruff and its symptoms throughout the entire year as a preventative measure.