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The Truth about Dandruff: It’s More than a Cosmetic Issue

If you are one of those who has grown frustrated with the embarrassing experience of having white flakes falling down on your shoulders, then this article is for you.

Dandruff is a chronic, non-inflammatory scalp disorder affecting almost half the population past puberty age. Most of us will likely experience this condition at some point in our lives. And while this is a comforting thought that we aren’t alone, this does not downplay the fact that dandruff causes itchy scalp, and can be very annoying.

Many anti-dandruff shampoos in the market provide relief to that annoying itchiness. But other than that time off from the uncomfortable feeling, there is not much these shampoos can do. Most people still experience flaking, and sooner or later, the itchiness will come back.

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The truth of the matter is, most “anti-dandruff shampoos” merely wash off flakes, but the fungi in the scalp remain. The most common cause of dandruff is the fungi “Malassezia,” a kind of fungi that feeds on oils (sebum) in the scalp. This organism doesn’t simply go away and is tough to eliminate. It is also capable of reproducing and replicating fast.

This is why, if you are solemn about getting rid of dandruff, it should be treated medically, not just cosmetically. Selsun Blue is a useful product in helping reduce symptoms of scalp disorders. The product, which has gotten better since it was first launched in the market, has made a comeback in the Philippines this year and is now available at all Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide.

The medicated shampoo is US FDA-approved and is clinically proven to offer faster and longer-lasting relief against itchiness compared to other dandruff shampoos. According to studies, selenium sulfide, the active ingredient in Selsun Blue, helps lessen the severity of dandruff, thus helping keep flakes and itchiness at bay.

Also, the new formulation of Selsun Blue has a Honeyquat ingredient, which moisturizes and softens the hair. Those who are familiar with the previous version of the product say that although efficient, it makes the hair a little brittle. But the new formulation has that hydrating effect, so no need to worry about hair getting unmanageable.

More than just a cosmetic problem, dandruff is a health issue that needs to be addressed medically. It’s important to get to the root of the problem to know and apply solutions that can deliver results and make a difference.

For more information about Selsun Blue, you may visit facebook.com/SelsunBluePhilippines.

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A lifestyle and parenting blog of Berlin Domingo to initially cope up with – what she thought – the boredom of staying at home. Life is indeed full of adventures and lessons learned, and now she is ready to embrace each challenge with an open heart and loving hands. Follow her journey here as she writes all the feats and what she considers the never misses of a life of one mom. It is her ultimate goal to live life to the fullest and make daily life the happiest!

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