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I have sebum plugged in my pores around my t-zone. Is there any way to purge them effectively and without harming my skin?

I have sebum plugged in my pores around my t-zone. Is there any way to purge them effectively and without harming my skin?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what suits you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

Sebum (Definition)

The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, ...Read more


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I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?

I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?

Possibly: Try an anti-seb shampoo and if this FAILS see yoour PCP Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a DERMATOLOGIST for a definitive diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?

Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?

Excess?: You're a 22 year old male, this is likely normal. However, younger patients need to dry the skin, whereas older patients tend to need to moisturize. Proactiv is a possible treatment, but you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do carrots decrease sebum?

Myth: Since carrots contain carotene which the body has the ability to make into vitamin A, and very high doses of vitamin A or its relatives (famously isotretinoin) cause loss of the sebaceous glands, there's a "pop" idea that eating carrots suppresses sebum production. You can't make carotene into vitamin A fast enough to get toxic / high levels from doing it. ...Read more

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Is sebum contagious in anyway?

No: Sebum, the oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands, is in no way an infectious substance. We all make it. If that is truly what you are describing then i feel comfortable saying not to worry. ...Read more

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How can I reduce sebum buildup in pores?

Topical retinoids: The topical retinoids (such as retin-a) are usually effective in reducing sebum. All require a prescription. If that doesn't work, some dermatologists will prescribe very low doses of an oral retinoid (such as accutane). ...Read more

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Is there a way to dissolve sebum from your skin?

Is there a way to dissolve sebum from your skin?

Sebum: Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of our skin. Sebum gives integrity to the skin and also is protective against germs. Excessive sebum can cause conditions such as acne. Acne and related skin disorders are treated by specialist such as dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does oc8 clog pores? If not, what happens to sebum?

Does oc8 clog pores? If not, what happens to sebum?

OC8: Oc eight mattifying gel is a breakthrough in oily skin treatment and that puts you in control of your facial shine. Oc8 works continuously for up to 8 hours absorbing your excess oil and as a result your skin is even toned, and has the just applied look throughout the day during your busy lifestyles. Oc eight contains acrysorb micro-particles that are specially designed with copolymer technology. ...Read more

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Why does sebum build up in pores? How to remove sebum

Pores: Keratinous debris, degenerating skin cells, sweat, and oil. Soap and water. ...Read more

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Is that ok to squeez sebum by nails?

No: Squeezing out sebum with nails often results in more trauma and more points where infection can set in. Generally not recommended. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs that increase sebum?

No: Why do you want to increase it, particularly if you already have acne? Your own natural male hormones are already increasing it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sebum?

Glands: The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material. ...Read more

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Hey, i was wondering where can you buy anti sebum from?

Over the counter: Anti sebum is available over the counter. A google search reveals several vendors, including Amazon.com. ...Read more

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Drs. Is there a medicine for excess production of sebum ?

Yes and no: While there is no medication specifically designed to reduce sebum production...Isotretinoin can by decreasing the size of the sebaceous glands. Photodynmamic therapy with levulan can accomplish this same result. ...Read more

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How to get rid of excessive sebum?

Try benzoyl peroxide: gel or crream to those areas with lots of sebum. Use it every day.. ...Read more

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How to increase sebum in skin to help dry skin?

Won't work.: Studies have shown no correlation between sebum levels and the presence or severity of dry skin. Like any oil, sebum can mask the scaliness of dry skin without producing any actual change in the condition; but increasing sebum levels will not make dry skin go away. Use a good emollient lotion, applied right after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more