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June 7th, 2024

Dandruff in the eyebrows: Why does it happen and how to solve it?

The eyebrows are one of the main elements of the face since they give expressiveness to the face. When some type of condition causes them to lose quality, it is almost impossible not to notice. In this sense, dandruff in the eyebrows is one of the most annoying and common problems, both in men and women, which cause them to look dirty and unkempt.

In the blog de Hospital Capilar, hair clinic in Spain expert in eyebrow grafting in Madrid, Murcia and Pontevedra, we tell you everything you need to know about dandruff in the eyebrows: why does it appear? How to solve it? Next!

Why does dandruff appear on the eyebrows?

If you have whitish patches or specks on your eyebrows, the skin in the area is irritated and even itchy or bothersome, you have eyebrow dandruff. In the same way that you can have this condition in the scalp, facial hair can also be affected as it is, in this case, in the eyebrows. Dandruff is defined as the accumulation of dead cells motivated by a condition in the skin until they form visible whitish scales.

The causes of dandruff in the eyebrows are mainly related to skin diseases that occur with the appearance of these plates of dead cells. This is why it is advisable to see a specialist., in this specific case with a dermatology service, to medically treat the origin of that dandruff in the eyebrows.  


The most common thing is that what causes the appearance of dandruff in the eyebrows is a dermatitis. It is an alteration in the skin that causes irritation, itching and dehydration. It is precisely this dehydration and dryness that encourages peeling and subsequent accumulation of dead cells in the face area.  

If the professional confirms that it is a dermatitis, it can be of two types: seborrheic or contact. Seborrheic dermatitis, which can also occur on the scalp, is a pathology that affects the sebaceous glands causing them to become inflamed and also causing scaling. On the contrary, contact dermatitis develops due to an external agent that comes into contact with the skin causing hypersensitivity, irritation and rash.


La Psoriasis It is another of the diseases of the scalp, and of the skin in general, that can also affect the skin of the face causing dandruff in the eyebrows. It is a chronic condition caused by the patient's own immune system, which accelerates cell growth without leaving room for the detachment of old cells.

Dry Skin

It does not always have to be a skin disease that causes dandruff in the eyebrows. If you have dry skin as a base, it is more likely that at some point dead cells will accumulate in the facial area. In these cases, It is enough to properly hydrate the area and take care of it, especially in the colder seasons.

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Treatment for dandruff in the eyebrows

Dandruff in the eyebrows is a problem that does have a solution, from small gestures that we can incorporate into our home care routines to the use of drugs. In any case, it is recommended that a specialist recommend the best treatment.

topical products

The use of anti-dandruff shampoos aimed at the scalp can also be effective on the eyebrows. Unlike drugs or other types of medical treatments, these anti-dandruff products give medium-long-term results, so depending on the condition of dandruff in the eyebrows, they may be beneficial as a complement to another treatment.


As we have mentioned before, it is important to go to a specialist since, in the case of psoriasis or dermatitis, drugs must be prescribed to reduce the symptoms of the disease. The ketoconazole and fluconazole They are the most common drugs for this type of case.

Good home care routine

Following a good eyebrow care routine is also beneficial, especially when it comes to preventing dandruff. For this, it is recommended gently exfoliate the eyebrows every so often with the aim of favoring the elimination of dead cells. Of course, the fundamental thing in these cases is to properly hydrate the eyebrows, and do it every day.

Can dandruff in the eyebrows cause their fall?

Eyebrow hair loss is a problem that affects many men and women today. That is why the eyebrow graft It is increasingly the most demanded solution in patients with lack of density. In this sense, is dandruff in the eyebrows a factor that causes hair loss?

The truth is that dandruff in the eyebrows does not usually cause the hair to fall out. The factors that cause the fall of the eyebrows are others such as a type of alopecia, excessive hair removal or scarring. However, it may be the case that we aggressively manipulate the eyebrows to relieve the itching caused by dandruff and end up damaging the hair follicles in the area.

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