At one point everyone suffers from dandruff outbreak regardless of age and ethnicity. This is a common skin condition and it affects areas such as the scalp, eyebrows, beard and ears. In rare cases, it also affects the central part of the chest. Dandruff affects ant region that has hair and other names for the condition include seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis. They occur in areas that have high sebum production and while the major cause of the condition is not yet known, yeast Malassezia furfur which lives on the surface of the skin might be responsible. The skin affected feels dry and moisturizing it only makes the condition worse.
It looks like fine flaky, dry skin and has some red or pink inflamed skin areas. When dandruff is severe, it can be a frustrating condition and most people have to seek continued treatment in order to get it under control. The intensity of this condition varied from one individual to another and in most cases, it can wither be chronic or recurrent. It is not curable and while this is the case, it can be controlled through use of proper hair and skin care hygiene.