How to Use Cetaphil to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

Wash twice daily with Cetaphil.
Wash twice daily with Cetaphil. (Image: woman's side view washing face image by Jane September from

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes the skin to become scaly, itchy, red and flaky. While seborrheic dermatitis primarily affects the scalp, it can affect any part of the body that is oily including the face, back and chest. The condition is called "Cradle Cap" in infants. Although unsightly in appearance, seborrheic dermatitis is not typically harmful and can often be self-treated with a good cleaning regimen and a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil.

Things You'll Need

  • Cetaphil
  • Washcloths

Splash your scalp, face, back or chest with lukewarm water. Your skin should be moist, but not saturated.

Massage Cetaphil into your skin in a circular motion. Cover the entire area of your skin that is affected with seborrheic dermatitis.

Wipe away excess Cetaphil with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use water. Leave a thin layer of Cetaphil covering the affected area.

Wait a few minutes, then use a moistened cloth to rinse the rest of the Cetaphil off your skin. Splash with lukewarm water to ensure you have removed all the cleanser.

Pat your skin dry with a clean washcloth.

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