Factors favouring the onset of dandruff

Dandruff develops when the skin reacts to scalp irritants.

Factors such as stress or seasonal changes can lead to the development of dandruff. Below is an explanation of the times of greatest risk for the onset of dandruff:

Stress and fatigue

Many people experience increased dandruff during times of stress or fatigue. This is because stress can weaken the body’s natural defences, leaving it less able to react to scalp irritation.

Hormonal imbalance

One of the stages of life in which dandruff most often appears is puberty.

Hormonal imbalance can lead to an increase in the production of sebum or fatty acids, both in the body and on the scalp. The fungus that causes dandruff, Malassezia furfur, breaks down these fatty acids by releasing substances that irritate the scalp and accelerates the skin cell renewal process, where dead cells accumulate in the form of flakes.

Susceptibility to dandruff

The skin’s susceptibility to dandruff may vary over time, causing agents that were not initially irritating to the skin, to begin to irritate the scalp.

Seasonal and temperature changes

Seasonal changes, as well as the cold, dry air in autumn and winter, can damage the scalp’s natural defences that help fight dandruff. In addition, the increase in body temperature creates ideal conditions for the reproduction of the fungus Malassezia furfur, which causes an increase in dandruff.


Other factors

Heredity and environmental factors such as pollution can also lead to the onset of dandruff.

How to control it?

Dandruff is a chronic problem that cannot be permanently eradicated because it usually occurs in outbreaks. However, it can be kept under control through a treatment such as Pilexil Anti-Dandruff Shampoo that acts on its causes and symptoms.

Trying to avoid the triggering factors can also help to control it.

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