Experts Advice on Various Scalp Problems


Explore our guides to scalp conditions including scalp psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis with tips and advice from our experts.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Scalp psoriasis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis(Seborrhoeic dermatitis)** Seborrhoeic dermatitis is essentially a more intense or extreme form of dandruff**.

Its a skin disorder that affects areas of the body where sebum the natural oil produced by your skin cells is produced, including:

  • the scalp
  • face
  • upper torso

Its caused by the same factors that cause dandruff, responding with more extreme symptoms of flaky, itchy or red skin.

More about seborrhoeic dermatitis

Scalp psoriasis** Psoriasis is a quite rare genetic condition causing dry, scaly skin that affects just 3% of people** around the world.

Like dandruff, it causes an accelerated shedding of skin cells usually grey or silver flaky patches on the skin, which are red and irritated underneath.

The areas affected by psoriasis can include:

  • elbows

  • knees

  • navel

  • palms

  • groin

  • scalp

  • face

  • upper torso

Psoriasis has a genetic link and tends to run in families about 30% of people with a close relative who has psoriasis develop the condition.

Scalp psoriasis tips and advice