What are sebaceous filaments and how to treat them from a Skin Health Expert
If you think you are constantly dealing with stubborn pesky blackheads, you might be, but you might be wrong! Black heads are common, but not quite as common as something called sebaceous filaments. Ever heard of these? No, don’t worry, we have you covered!
What are sebaceous filaments?
Sebaceous filaments are a completely normal part of the skin’s structure, and act like the lining of the pore, they are something everyone has but they may be more noticeable for some people. Their purpose is to is to help move oil from your sebaceous glands, the glands that produce oil, to the surface of the skin. In areas where the skin naturally produces more oil, sometimes they can get bigger and more noticeable as the oil can clog in the pores and becomes a filament.
How to tell blackheads and sebaceous filaments apart?
When you are looking closely at your skin do the pores, or dots, look black in colour and vary in size? If so, these are blackheads, however if they look more uniform in size and yellowish in colour these are sebaceous filaments. They are most common on the nose, and forehead, whereas blackheads tend to occur on all areas of the face, depending on the person.
How to treat sebaceous filaments?
Now, this is where our Skin Health Expert team come in! With Kate’s 30+ years of experience in the skincare industry this is something she has treated many times before and has the perfect products to clear the skin leaving you with tighter and smoother pores!
Our favourite ingredient to target breakouts and sebaceous filaments is Sulfur. When applied to the skin, Sulfur exfoliates the top layer of skin by drying it out and allowing it to easily shed away. This helps slough away those dead skin cells, unblocking the pores and clearing those sebaceous filaments leaving skin clear and smooth. Sulfur also has antibacterial properties, which help to combat the presence of any lingering bacteria on the skin as well as helping to regulate oil production, so regular use will help to prevent those filaments reoccurring!
The EradiKate daily foaming cleanser contains 3% Sulfur making it the perfect cleanser to unclog the pores and prevent breakouts and blackheads too. It also contains Oat Extract and Honey to absorb excess oil and calm and soothe any inflammation in the skin.
For best results when it comes to sebaceous filaments, apply this generously to the areas of concern, like a mask, and leave the product to sit on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing or removing with a face cloth. This will allow time for the Sulfur to work and you to get the best results!