Why you have dandruff: You’re stressed out
Dandruff may be a clue that you need to relax. “Stress can worsen any skin condition,” says New York City-based dermatologist Lotika Singh. Stress impairs your immune system and can provoke dandruff flare-ups.
“Particularly in the cases where the dandruff is itchy,” says Singh. “[Stress] can perpetuate an itch-scratch cycle: The more the patient scratches, the itchier it becomes.” I
ncorporate relaxation techniques into your everyday routine. Try yoga, a daily walk, or some deep breathing (inhale for a count of four, hold the breath for a count of four, exhale for a count of four).