THE TRUE WEIGHT OF THE FLAKE
ANXIETY & STRESS
The nemesis of dandruff, along with other skin conditons, is having an unspoken impact on anxiety and stress levels, resulting in major impacts to a sufferer’s quality of life…
THE FEAR OF THE FLAKES STOPS DANDRUFF SUFFERERS
From being active
"I always have to keep checking for flakes it drives me up the walls with anxiety"
Dandruff sufferers socially distance to hide their feelings and try to take back control
We’ve known for a long time that dandruff is a complicated issue for those who suffer from it, and now we can really see that its impacts are more widespread than we originally thought. And although the stressors of anxiety and other mental health issues are widely researched, it is the first time the link between skin diseases, and people’s mental wellbeing have been looked at together, so we are looking forward to educating many more people on this subject.
of severe and moderate dandruff sufferers strongly/agree that
DANDRUFF GETS WORSE WHEN THEY ARE STRESSED
1 in 2
of dandruff sufferers get sudden FEELINGS OF PANIC.
6 in 10
of these people think that others find it distasteful to touch them due to their skin issue.
The vicious circle
Breakthrough study reveals the recurring
cycle of stress and dandruff
of people feel restless that they have to be on the move
of sufferers worry that
PEOPLE STARE AT THEIR SKIN DISEASE
Sometimes it’s forgotten that the scalp is an organ, and it’s one that is extremely responsive to stress. Once the stress axis is activated the effects can be seen in the scalp (e.g. redness, flaking, itching) and this can exacerbate existing dandruff. The impact of flakes then further stimulates the stress response and the cycle continues. This research proves that stress and anxiety management have a role to play in dandruff treatment and management, which is rarely implemented.