WHAT IS IT:
Scaly, flaky, sometimes obviously oily skin and red patches.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is thought to be related to an imbalance of the microflora of the skin and an abnormal reaction to the Malassezia yeast species, both of which are influenced by the skin’s oil production. It often occurs alongside rosacea or acne and is associated with overactive inflammatory processes in the body. It is commonly mistaken for dry skin, other skin conditions, or missed entirely and is found on areas of the body where there are more oil glands, hair or skin folds. It is a psychodermatologic disorder, potentially significantly affected by stress.