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Jun 12, 2020

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis Flare-Ups?

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis Flare-Ups?Seborrheic dermatitis can be a tricky condition to get to the bottom of; it can be very hard to work out exactly what's causing it to flare.

Seborrheic dermatitis tends to flare up from time to time, sometimes getting better, sometimes worse. One good way of working out what’s making your seborrheic dermatitis flare up is to go through this list of common triggers and check in on whether any of them might be affecting you. Any one of them can trigger a flare-up of seborrheic dermatitis, but you might find that a combination of two or three factors has set off a flare-up.

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Changes in the weather
  • Medications
  • Detergents you’re using
  • Toiletries you’re using
  • Yeast infections

These common triggers can cause an inflammatory response, and upset the balance of the skin’s flora, aggravating skin problems.

Check out our article Seborrheic Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for more information about the condition and how to manage it!

Recommended products

Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash with calendula & honeysuckle (£19 for 200ml)

Balmonds Scalp Oil with tea tree, rosemary & nettle (£14.99 for 50ml)

Balmonds Skin Salvation with beeswax & hemp (from £7.99 for 30ml)

Skin Salvation is a good emollient to keep itchy or flaky skin soft and hydrated, and contains nourishing oils to support the skin’s natural cycle of repair and regeneration. It's a good choice for when seborrheic dermatitis flares up around the hairline, on the chin, back and chest.

Leaving Balmonds Scalp Oil on overnight will soften scaly scalps, and give the skin an intensive moisturising treatment. In the morning, you can use a fine tooth comb to remove flakes and then finish off with a natural, fragrance and SLS-free shampoo, such as Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash.

Important Note

If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.

If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

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