Fight Seasonal Dry Scalp With These 4 Tips, Part 2
Welcome back to the Pro|Gen Labs blog! In our last post, we began looking at four tips for combating seasonal dry scalp, focusing specifically on dry scalp during the fall season. While dry, itchy, flaky scalp is a common problem for many individuals all year long, the colder months can make it more difficult to manage dryness. From the effects of the cold, dry air and heating systems in homes and businesses that reduce moisture in the air, these factors work against your skin. This is partly because there is not enough moisture in the air to effectively soak into the epidermis of the skin and scalp, making it challenging for the skin to retain hydrations, therefore, causing dry, irritated skin. One way to fight dry scalp is to use hydrating scalp care treatments that moisturize and protect the skin. Visit Pro|Gen Labs to find the right formula for you. In the meantime, here are four more tips to help you fight dry scalp this fall.
4 Tips To Help You Combat Dry, Itchy Scalp
Get A Scalp Massage
Getting regular scalp massages can soothe and stimulate the scalp to alleviate dry skin. Massaging the scalp stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles while encouraging the production of natural oils to hydrate the scalp. Even if you don’t want to get a professional scalp massage, massaging your scalp while you shampoo and condition your hair, or simply massaging your scalp while you watch your favorite TV show can give you the same benefits. Each week, make time to massage your scalp using warm oil, such as coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil to gently soothe and nourish your scalp.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol is a dehydrating beverage that can trigger dry scalp and dandruff. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation to avoid aggravating dry skin, inflammation, and flakiness. If you enjoy more than one adult beverage regularly, you might consider implementing zinc-rich foods and zinc supplements into your diet. Studies suggest that zinc is an essential mineral for maintaining healthy skin, teeth, hair, and scalp. Talk to your health provider before starting a zinc regimen.
Improve Your Healthy Lifestyle
Living a healthy lifestyle can improve your overall wellness while helping you feel and look your best. Stress is one of the contributors to dry scalp, and many people experienced heightened stress during fall in anticipation of the approaching holidays. Find healthy ways to manage stress by getting regular massages, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising. Limit your alcohol consumption and eat a healthy diet so that your skin and scalp gets plenty of nutrients to fight dryness and inflammation.
Use a Humidifier
The cooler temperatures outside mean the heat gets cranked up inside. Heating systems in homes and businesses can seriously dry out your skin and scalp as a result of reduced moisture in the air. Using a humidifier at night can hydrate your skin and scalp. Run your humidifier at about 60 percent and be sure to clean out your humidifier every other day to avoid mildew buildup.