How to Banish Sebaceous Filaments AKA Clogged Nose Pores

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Gather ’round beauty babes because things are about to get REAL.

Today I am sharing with you an issue I have struggled with for most of my adult life, and especially the last year and a half, and a solution that I think you will love. Because chances are, this problem is something you may have experienced too.

Growing up I had pretty nice skin. No major breakouts and I could wear whatever makeup my little teenage heart desired. But now that I am in my mid-thirties (eek) things are beginning to change.

One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed has been in the last year and a half. My nose pores have always been large and tend to get clogged, but over the last 18 months they’ve been CONSTANTLY full. Meaning, I could squeeze my nose at any given moment and gunk would come out (I told you we were getting REAL).

For the fist few months I chalked it up to the weather (summertime) and my diet. But as the year mark went by, I thought it must be something more. At the time I was using a really good skincare line recommended by my esthetician. Face wash and scrub were a part of my daily routine. I thought maybe I needed to add a toner and a weekly mask, so I did.

But the problem persisted. No matter what I ate, how many masks I did, how often I used my Nose Strips…nothing changed.

And if I wore makeup, the problem was even worse. The makeup actually seemed to fill my pores even more and it was even noticeable from a distance. This was REALLY embarrassing for me and I would typically apply my makeup and then rub it off my nose so it wouldn’t exaggerate the issue.

I finally got fed up, Googled “nose pores full of gunk” and found out it actually has a name.

SEBACEOUS FILAMENTS. Could it sound any more disgusting?

Basically, Sebaceous Filaments are a “tiny collection of sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) and dead skin cells around a hair follicle, which usually takes the form of a small hair-like strand. They usually have white or yellow color, and can be expressed from the skin by pinching.” (Wikipedia)


The more I read, the more I realized that this is a problem plaguing a lot of people, but not something I’d ever heard talked about.

It was around this time that I first heard the word non-comodogenic. Non-comodogenic makeup is specially formulated so it won’t clog your pores. I immediately ditched my current tinted moisturizer in the hope that would help.

Soon after, I discovered SeneGence Cosmetics and Skincare and ditched everything else. The entire line is non-comodogenic! I literally threw away ALL of my makeup and skincare and decided to give this line a try.

It’s been 3 months since I made the switch and I have NEVER seen my pores this under control. They are visibly smaller and I can squeeze my nose without anything coming out 95% of the time. I haven’t made any changes in my diet (though I should) so I can only attribute this massive change to the fact that I am using all non-comodogenic products and a good skincare line.

Here’s a rundown of my routine that banished my Sebaceous Filaments:

      1. I wash my face every morning and every night with SeneGence Dry 3-in-1 Face Wash. I do this in the shower daily, with my amazing Clairisonic knock off by Vanity Planet. This baby was only $35 when I bought it and it is amazing- check out the reviews! Sign up for their newsletter so you will get notified when it goes on sale!
      2. Ice Rolling. I got this one on Amazon and it is so great for making pores smaller and decreasing puffiness.
      3. I then apply the SeneGence full skincare routine every morning and night.
      4. Twice a week I use their Facial Resurfacer on my entire face. It is made with Vanuatu Volcanic Ash and it leaves my skin so soft and smooth.
      5. If my nose starts to feel a little rough, I apply the SeneGence Polishing Exfoliator JUST to my nose on the in-between days.
      6. I use my Nose Strips once a week. They mostly take care of the sides of my nose where I get extra buildup…the top part is usually clear (that in itself is amazing!)

    I highly recommend you check out SeneGence’s products, or at least make sure the makeup and skin care you are currently using is non-comodogenic.

  1. I hope me sharing this personal information, along with these tips will help you achieve smoother, sebaceous filament free skin!
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