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Psoriasis Awareness Month - Remedies for Dry, Flaky and Itchy Scalps

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Products to treat dandruff,seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis




Although the skin naturally replaces dead skin cells with new skin cells, it can always use a little help in the form of exfoliation. This is true even for the scalp.

Scalp exfoliation involves using chemical exfoliants like Salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid to help remove excess skin cells, oil, and dandruff. Regular scalp exfoliation is the key to healthier, shinier hair from the roots to the tips.


Recommended products for a dry and itchy scalp due to ageing or skin conditions such as Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis or Eczema

Sesderma, Sebclair and DCL products help treat Seborrheic Dermatitis and keep symptoms under control. These products regulate sebum secretion and micro-organism growth and help to improve erythema (redness), scaling and pruritus (itching). 


Whatever problem you have with your hair and scalp, you'll find a solution for your needs. The Sesderma hair care product range is designed to make your hair stronger and healthier, helps combat hair loss and control dandruff, grease and scalp dryness.
Sesderma offers cutting-edge technology in its variety of products by utilising Active ingredients encapsulated in liposomes. The nano-technology allows faster delivery of each key ingredient and ensures immediate improvement.


Sesderma Sebovalis Treatment Shampoo

• For hair with dandruff and seborrhea

• Reduces redness of the scalp and flakes

• Relieves itching and irritation of the scalp

Key Ingredients;

Salicylic acid and lactic acid normalize the desquamation process in seborrheic skins with their exfoliation and keratolytic properties.

Directions: Use daily until symptoms disappear, then twice a week.


Sesderma Sebovalis Hair Solution

• Accelerates natural scalp peeling

• Reduces redness, removes scales and itching

• For dry and flaking scalps

Key ingredients:

Lithium gluconate 4% has a synergistic effect along with Piroctone olamine in the inhibition of proliferation of Pityrosporum ovale. Salicylic acid and lactic acid normalize the desquamation process in seborrheic skins with their exfoliation and keratolytic properties. Contains moisturizing and soothing agents (liquorice extract) formulated in an excipient (hexamidine Diisethionate) specifically for seborrheic problems with antimicrobial properties.

Directions: Apply at night, allowing it to act without rinsing

Recommended using both shampoo & treatment scalp lotion together for maximum benefit.



Sebclair® (aka Promiseb) is a non-steroidal range of clinically proven products specifically designed to manage the signs and symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis (SD), which has demonstrated both anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.




Sebclair Shampoo

• Ideal to treat scalp diseases such as seborhoeic dermatitis or pityriasis versicolor

• Can be used as an anti-dandruff treatment

• Relieves itching and restores physiological equilibrium of the hair and the scalp

Key ingredients:
Piroctone Olamine – Anti-fungal action
Acifructol/Allantoin/Bisabolol - Keratolytic action
Alglycera complex/ Glycyrrhetinic acid/ Bisabolol – Relief of itch and redness
Shea Butter - Emollient & protective action
Vitamin C,E/ Vitis Vinefera/ Telmesteine - Anti-oxidant action

Directions: Use daily until symptoms disappear, then twice a week.




Sebclair Cream

• Manage and relieve itching, burning, scaling and pain experienced with seborrheic dermatitis

• Helps to relieve dry waxy skin by maintaining a moist environment, which is beneficial to the healing process

Or use the Sebclair Kit with both shampoo and non-sterioid cream to treat sebhorrheic dermatitis.
Key Ingredients:
Piroctone Olamine is an anti-fungal active
Antioxidants & Skin brightening
Exfoliants - Lactic Acid & Malic Acid
Soothing & anti-inflammatory ingredients of Bisabolol & Allantoin
Directions: This treatment cream can be applied to the face, body & scalp. Apply 2-3 times a day.
Recommended using both shampoo & treatment cream together for maximum benefit.

MEDOVIE 3HX Scalp Care Shampoo



Medovie's skincare products are based on nature’s most powerful remedies, clinically tested and proven to be safe and effective. 

Suitable for anyone suffering from a dry irritated, flaky scalp.

Clinically tested to comfort and reduce visible redness, dryness or flakiness on the scalp. 

How it works - the combination of natural herbs helps to restore balance and moisture to over-productive skin cells and support healthy cell production. 


  • No need for a conditioner
  • Recommed using it together with the 3HX™ Scalp Lotion
  • Vegan friendly
  • No steroids or artificial ingredients
  • Clinically tested
  • You can even use on your body
  • Recognized by the National Psoriasis Foundation

A unique formula based on three traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs, scientifically tested and proven to relief a variety of chronic skin conditions.

Key Ingredients:

Lonicera Japonica - potent antioxidant properties, promotes healthy skin. 

Rheum Tanguticum  - supports skin barrier lipid production and protects skin from future moisture loss. 

Rehmannia Glutinosa - Exfoliates , Moisturises, soothes and rejuvenates, with vitamins A, B and C.

Directions : Use as required . Recommend using it together with the 3HX™ Scalp Lotion or derma cream on the scalp.


ZENMED - The Generation Cleanser For Seborrheic Dermatitis, Flakes, Redness, Dandruff

Stop redness, itching, irritation and flakes with this wonder wash. Using the power of zinc and Australian pink clay, we have created an effective, mild, non-irritating cleanser that is ideal for face, scalp and body. No SLS, no fragrance, no parabens and a complete pleasure to use.

Created for the face but also the ideal pH and formulation for scalp and body. Regular use eliminates the symptoms of sebhorrheic dermatitis such as itchiness, irritation, redness, and flakes.


Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (DCL) Intense Relief of Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis ZOMA Shampoo

 A highly effective medicated shampoo that deeply soothes the scalp to prevent the recurrence of itching, flaking, and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis with a concentrated dose of Zinc Pyrithione, an ingredient proven to win the fight against both scalp conditions. Enriched with vitamin B5, innovative peptides, and uplifting essential oils, this cooling and nourishing formulation gently cleanses away impurities and excess oil to keep the scalp feeling fresh and clean, while conditioning hair to leave it softer, shinier, and radiating good health.



You should avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight after exfoliating. If you need to go outdoors, make sure you wear a hat or spray a SPF formulated for your scalp and hair.


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Andrea Patel Dermatology Nurse Practitioner & Director Author
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