It’s not uncommon to hear people claim they have one or the other.
The truth is that until you’re formally diagnosed, you shouldn’t assume you have one of these skin conditions. Not only is it easy to confuse the two, but you could be dealing with another skin issue altogether.
Psoriasis a chronic autoimmune condition that results in the overproduction of skin cells that build up into silvery-white scales. The skin becomes inflamed and red, causing serious itching. Psoriasis is genetic but not always hereditary.
Eczema is also genetic & often flares as a result of a hypersensitivity reaction to certain triggers, such as dyes, fabrics, soaps, animals & other irritants.
Skin may appear red, inflamed, peeling, cracked or blistered.
As with Psoriasis, Eczema can occur anywhere on the body and causes intense itching.
It’s possible that you may not have either.
Maybe your skin inflammation is caused by high sensitivity, a new product introduced into your regimen, or allergies. Any persistent issue ought to be addressed by a professional.
Dandruff and Dry scalp are one of them.
Some people think that dandruff and dry scalp are same but it is not so.
There are lots of differences between dry scalp and dandruff.
DRY SCALP is caused due to LOSS OF hydration and MOISTURE from the skin.
Smaller, dry flakes
Dry skin on other parts of the body
It can be caused by the use of soap, strong detergents, product build up, cold weather, hard water and diet.
DANDRUFF - oily, large flakes that are yellow or white on the scalp area.
OILY, red, scaly skin sometimes an overgrowth of YEAST.
This leads to larger flakes of skin, often paired with a greasy scalp and roots.
The yeast feeds on the oil and they grow automatically.
1. Talc - a known lung irritant and may also be carcinogenic.
2. Fragrance - can cause respiratory, neurological, skin, and eye damage. There is evidence that exposure to fragrance as a child may lead to asthma.
3. Proplyene glycol - Its job is basically to open up all the pores and let the other chemicals in
4. 1,4-dioxane and ethylated surfactants - any ingredients that contain the letters eth, then that is an indicator of the presence of 1,4-dioxane. Stay away from polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate, ceteareth, oleth, oxynol, -xynol, and PEG.
5. Mineral oil - a cheap byproduct of petroleum processing and acts as a plastic wrap on the skin, inhibiting the skin’s ability to release toxins
6. Parabens - are neurotoxins and are linked to reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, and skin irritation
7. Triclosan - Anything that’s labeled as ‘antibacterial’ likely contains triclosan, which is a carcinogenic endocrine disruptor that’s also harmful to the environment. Although it makes sense to want to keep your baby away from unnecessary bacteria, that’s the wrong approach to take. By raising our babies in sterile environments, we inhibit their ability to create natural resistance and immunity, increase the likelihood of allergies, and render antibacterial treatments less effective for when we truly need them to work. Stay away from all antibacterial soaps and body washes.