I have had problems with flaking of my eyebrows now
for about three or four years, but nothing helps. After
flaking there remains a scalb. When it peels off there is
a burning. One doctor gave me desoximetasone cr o.25
which helped as long as I used it, but never cleared it up.
My present doctor gave me some samples of Amlactin 12%
moisturizing lotion which only helps temporarily. I can't
seem to find anyone that can identify this problem. Does
anyone have an answer? The flakiness does not itch, but
just looks bad. There is some of this condition between my
eyes above my nose as well.
I have this problem too. I try to remember to use the dandruff shampoo on my eyebrows in the shower, but usually forget. I bet it would work if I kept up with it, although it might be too rough and make some hairs fall out.
What I've been doing is applying cold cream to my eyebrows, letting it sit for a few minutes, then wiping it offwith a tissue. It keeps the flakes away for at least a day.
I was told taking omega-3 will clear up dry skin as well. Good luck.
I believe that I'm already seeing some improvement, but I
will try to keep up the treatment for at least a couple of
weeks. When my dandruff kicks up, it usually takes a week
or two to really see some difference.
I've got flaky skin in my eyebrows too, have for 10 years. We put lotion on our dry skin to help so when I get out of the shower I put regular old body lotion/hand lotion in my eyebrows and it works every time. I've always assumed it was just dry skin.
Apply apple cider vinegar daily and allow to dry. Dilute 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Remission will last several days and possibly weeks. The cause is an inflamatory reaction to fatty acids pruduced by normal skin flora. Yeast of the Mallassezia genus is causative. The inflamatory reaction is not fully understood and effects 3-5% of the population. Dandruff is the non-inflamatory milder form of SD. Dandruff shampoos which are anti-fungal will often work but may need to be rotated.
Sugar free and yeast free diet will improve the condition. Topical anti-fungal shampoos will kill the Mallassezia yeast as will acidifying the skin with apple cider vinegar. Tea tree oil likewise. Cure is not possible. The yeast will return. Mallazesia is everywhere. Unfortunately you have an adverse reaction probably a genetic susceptability.
Aloe vera gel is soothing and forms a protective barrier to aid healing. Also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities.