30th April 2016 12:25 PM
Ive just got a bottle of said oil, before I start using it I was hoping for some advice on how others apply this to there seb derm.
Mine is mostly facial, also do you all use it if your going through a bad flare up?
Well I've just started applying it directly.
It's made an instant impact, I'd like to send a massive thank you to Tom Busby for putting the research in and sharing his knowledge.
17th January 2017 07:40 PM
Since i started using MCT oil in the above post, ive not used steroid cream or ketaconazole cream.
Ive had no break outs of hot, itchy and burning sensations. No flaking.
My skin is still a little red but its easily 80-90% better, job done as far as im concerned.
PLEASE try this if you have seb derm on the face.
18th January 2017 07:24 AM
Are you using this orally or topically? I checked Wikipedia who redirected to Medium-chain triglyceride which says, "Rich sources for commercial extraction of beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil." So I am assuming you are using a coconut oil? DylanG wrote in this thread (post #9) , "I might give the MCT oil another try as simply a moisturiser, but I will need to figure out a different carrier oil for the TTO." There are several threads in RF that refer to using TTO along with MCT oil as the base in a topical treatment (here is the list).
18th January 2017 07:34 PM
I apply it directly to my face and (chest sternum as needed) as a moisturiser almost daily, only at night before bed.
Originally Posted by Brady Barrows
It keeps my skin from drying out which leads to the start of a flare up.
I started using it because it was Tom Busby recommended it.
Here is a quote he wrote.
The only oils that can't be metabolized are MCT oil, which is C8 and C10, and petrolatum, which is C22 and longer. These aren't found in nature -- MCT oil is vacuum distilled from coconut oil or palm oil (whereby the lighter, shorter carbon chains boil off first), and petrolatum is distilled from hydrocarbons produced by oil wells.
Malassezia's closest relative is a type of corn smut, so it's reasonable to assume that plant oils were its original food source, and then malassezia evolved into a fungus living on mammals. It's also reasonable to assume that malassezia has been around a lot longer than humans, and is very adaptable.
Your skin will of course continue to produce natural sebum, so using MCT oil (caprylic/capric triglycerides) won't cure anything, but it won't make the problem worse, and is a very light, odorless, colorless oil, with a two year shelf life.
It really has helped, the longest ive been without being controlled by my/our condition. I should also mention I only use an electric shaver and touch up with a razor with water only.
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3rd April 2017 03:43 PM