How to Get Rid of Sebaceous Filaments in a Effective Way

How to Get Rid of Sebaceous Filaments in a Effective Way

Many people tend to confuse between sebaceous filaments and blackheads because they appear in the same regions. The truth is that these are two different things. While black heads are considered as acne, a skin condition, sebaceous filaments technically are not. They are simply porous masses of horny detritus collecting around your hair follicles.

These sebaceous filaments sometimes diminish as people age, or when your skin dries, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot make them less noticeable. Read on and discover some actionable tips to get rid of them with time.

1. Exfoliate with Baking soda

baking soda

To improve the appearance of your sebaceous filaments use baking soda to exfoliate and reduce the oil on your skin. Exfoliating with baking soda helps unclog the sebaceous filaments. Here is how to go about it.

You will need...

  • Warm water
  • Baking soda


Get started by first washing your face thoroughly and gently with lukewarm water. Now create a baking powder paste by mixing some water with the powder while stirring.

Afterward, apply the paste on your skin and let it stay for about three minutes. Use the warm water again to rinse off the paste from you face. Do this twice a week to get the best results.

2. Keep your skin hydrated

A properly hydrated skin has a higher likelihood of having open and less constricted pores. This is important because the open pores can allow natural expand thus enabling them to get rid of oil and bacteria quickly.

If you form a habit of drinking sufficient water, your skin will become healthier as the build up of dead cells reduces.

3. Only use skin care products with antioxidants

When your skin is exposed to polluted air, the sebaceous filaments get darker on the surface as a result of oxidation of the oil that covers a most of your skin.

By using skin care products with antioxidants, you will be able to stop this oxidation process from happening thereby getting rid of the unsightly appearance of blackheads and sebaceous filaments.

4. Use sugar

Sugar contains particles that are modest enough to help you with facial exfoliation. If you have a sensitive face, using custom made scrubs as opposed to gels and creams can be a great alternative.

Sugar is not known to be as a scrubbing material for nothing; it is a home remedy that can open the pores of your skin and eliminate unsightly sebaceous filaments. Follow the simple instructions below to get started.

You will need...

  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • A lemon
  • Some water


Start by first smashing the sugar to get sugar powder. Then cut the lemon in two half’s and use one half to make some lemon juice. Now mix the lemon juice and the sugar powder.

Add some water to the mixture to create a paste. Apply this thick paste to the part of your skin that is affected. Make sure you use a circular motion while massaging your face with the paste.

Do this for about 5 minutes before washing off the paste with water. Afterward, you can moisturize your skin with a lotion to stay fresh. Do this once a week to get the best results.

5. Clay mask

One of the best known natural home remedies for clogged sebaceous filaments is the use of clay masks. Clay has brilliant oil drenching properties that penetrate dip into the skin to eliminate the oil that clogs up the skin pores. Plus, clay masks leave your skin smooth and beautiful as a result of its skin bleaching properties.


You will need...

  • One teaspoon of clay
  • Rose water


Start by creating a mixture of the clay with the rose water to create a paste. Then clean your face in preparation for the clay mask. Now use the paste to apply it gently on your skin and then let it dry.

After it has dried, wash it off with water. Do this once every week to get the best results. The other alternative to this procedure is mixing the clay, with water and adding a teaspoon of oatmeal.

6. Egg white

Egg whites have surprising elements that help tighten your skin and keep your skin pores protected from invading bacteria. If your skin is prone to acne, using an egg mask will help tone your skin and clean up your skin pores to help you get rid of those unwanted sebaceous filaments.


You will need...

  • 2 eggs
  • Two teaspoons of honey
  • Some egg yolk


To get started with this home remedy, start by cleaning up your face. Then create a mixture of egg white and honey and apply the mixture to your face. Let the paste dry on your face before washing it off.

Alternatively, you can whip up some egg yolks and use the paste on your face to feed your skin. You will be surprised how effective this will be towards tightening up your skin. You can let the egg yolk mask stay for 20minutes before washing it off.

7. Lemon juice

Lemon juice is known to have natural astringent properties that clean up the skin pores to help control the appearance of sebaceous filaments. The citric acid found in lemon can unclog the pores of your skin by washing out the oil on your skin. By naturally breaking down the fat, you will be able to restore the beauty of your skin in no time.

lemon juice

You will need...

  • A lemon
  • A cotton ball
  • Some warm Lukewarm water


Cut the lemon into two and then use one-half of the cut lemon to rub on the part of your skin that is affected. Let your skin dry for about 5 minutes before rinsing it with some lukewarm water.

Alternatively, you can create some lemon juice and then use a cotton ball to wipe your skin. You can do this once every night before going to sleep to get the best results.


Sebaceous filaments are part and parcel of your body's anatomy, but don’t let them be a hindrance to your general appearance. The above home remedies are not designed to get rid of them entirely but are only meant to help you control their appearance and maintain a healthy looking skin.

Be sure to give feedback on your experience with any of the remedies in the comment section below. Also, share this article if you find it helpful and informative.


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