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Get Rid of Sebum Smell On Face & Skin

Question: Hello, My question is a little embarrassing. I have a lot of blackheads on my nose. I have a couple areas where 3-4 of them have joined together and caused a line or mark on my nose. But my real problem aside from obvious pores is the sebum smells. I can smell it all the time. I do have a gadget I use in the shower. It's by Panasonic and it has a suction to it and pulls out the blackheads (some don't budge). When I do this I get a lot of sebum out. After this my nose doesn't smell too bad. But in a weeks time I'm back to it all over again. Do I need a prescription cream? What can I take to treat the blackheads and get rid of the smell. I've tried your Dermadoctor line and nothing worked for me. I will add that I'm not in the best of health. I've been sick since I was 16 (I'm now 38) with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. What Ithink it causing my problems is adrenal exhaustion, hypothyroidism and candida (systemic yeast infection). I probably have viruses and bacterias in my system. Maybe heavy metal poisoning as well. I have been detoxing and taking different products to cleanse myself out but my sebum still smells. I tell you this as it's important how healthy the body is on the inside. I'm eating a healthy diet. My face is very oily and I also have some white heads particularly on one cheek. Because of my hormonal problems I also have some brown spots (dermal hyperpigmentation that won't fade away, I use a good sunblock so they aren't getting worse) and also some red blotchiness. I'd appreciate any feed back you can give. Thanks so much, Cheryl
Answer:

You may want to consider making an appointment with a dermatologist in person to discuss your facial condition. However, topical products such as retinol could be helpful.Extremely oily skin should be exfoliated often, I recommend cleansing morning and night with Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel followed with their treatment Sebium Pore Refiner and their moisturizer Sebium Mat Control. At night you should apply your retinol that your dermatologist recommends.It’s a good thing you are using sunscreen, however to address the pigmentation issues, you should be using a lightening product, I prefer natural ingredients opposed to hydroquinone. You could treat with Bioderma Sebium Exfoliating Gel or Vichy Pore Purifying Mask a couple times a week as well.I hope this information helps, please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.Best skin care wishes.Meagan, Esthetician


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