Mar 6, 2017
Beard Dandruff / Head & Shoulders
Flakes in your beard? Find out what causes dandruff in your beard and what you can do to tackle itWith the growing popularity of beards, millions of men around the world are now suffering from a whole new problem – beard dandruff. Find out what it is and what you can do if you’re seeing flakes or dry skin in your beard. Much like dandruff on your hair and scalp, dandruff on your beard is your body’s response to irritation.They have the same cause – a microbe called Malassezia globosa. This microbe feeds on natural skin oils we all produce called sebum, breaking it down into oleic acid as they go. For half of the world’s population, that’s when dandruff starts since they’re sensitive to oleic acid. It triggers an irritation response which causes redness, itching and for the skin cells to shed and appear as flakes.It’s the same whether it’s your beard or your hair – Malassesia is found on everybody’s scalp and face and under the right conditions, can cause dandruff to appear.