Sebaceous Filaments Vs. Blackheads: What's The Real Difference?
Different types of acne should be treated with different types of ingredients, so it’s essential to know what skin issues you’re dealing with. Two terms that often get interchanged are sebaceous filaments and blackheads, so here’s how to figure out which one you have and how to get rid of them.
Sebaceous filaments are most commonly found on the nose and are produced when oil surrounds a hair follicle. Sebaceous filaments are not a sign of a skin issue and there is no use trying to squeeze them because they’ll continue to reappear and you may damage your skin.
Unlike sebaceous filaments, blackheads can be treated and prevented with proper products; a blackhead is a pore clogged by excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt. If you’re unsure whether it’s a sebaceous filament or blackhead, run your finger over the dots, and if it feels raised, it’s most likely a blackhead; cleaning and toning your skin will help remove excess oil and dirt.