HOW TO TREAT SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS?
Seborrheic dermatitis is a frequent skin alteration that causes desquamation (peeling) and redness of certain skin areas. It can affect the oily parts of the body such as the face, the alar wings of the nose, the eye brows, the ears, the eye lids and the breast and décolleté. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the scalp and the desquamation can be mistaken for dandruff, which is another alteration. In cases with seborrheic skin we can observe an imbalance of essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 7 y 9) in the sebaceous glands. The altered skin fat causes inflammation, which results in alternating cycles of desquamation and reddened skin. These cycles can cause a pulling sensation in the face. Therefore many people think that the skin tightness and desquamation they experience is related to dry skin. But the quality of the pores and the appearance of reddened areas and desquamation in specific skin areas enable us to identify this skin problem as seborrheic dermatitis. These seborrheic skin alterations generally appear in cycles and are influenced by a variety of factors that stimulate the skin sebum leading to an aggravation of this skin condition.