My Seborrheic Dermatitis Skin Regimen 2.0

This is a follow up on my original regimen written back in September 2015.

It’s now been almost a full year since the previous version was written and I’ve made significant changes to my regimen. This new regimen has been extremely effective for me and has radically changed my view of seborrheic dermatitis and skin care in general.

Here’s a quick summary of where things stand now:

Why I’ve Changed My Approach

  • Fear that I did not fully understand my skin and that my seborrheic dermatitis may resurface at any point.
  • My previous regimen was showing signs that it was no longer as effective as it once was.

What I’m Doing Now

  • At its core, my current regimen relies on a unique blend of natural triglycerides (oils) which I apply daily (missing a few days has been fine).
  • I no longer use any cleanser or soap on any sebum-rich areas of my skin; other than a mild shampoo for my scalp/hair.
  • After the shower, I simply rinse my face with moderately cold water, wait for it to begin to air dry and massage in a drop of the oil.

What I’m Doing for My Scalp

  • For the past few years, I’ve been using a shampoo called Andalou Natural Moisture Rich Shampoo, which kept my scalp issues at bay.
  • The makers of this shampoo have recently (summer 2017) changed the formulation and the new one is no longer as effective (significantly more drying).
  • Using the same oil (as for my facial skin) has helped to offset most of the dryness scalp.
  • The future plan is to either develop a custom shampoo formulation or find a suitable Andalou replacement (ideas/suggestions welcomed).

How the Oil Developed

  • While operating this website and writing the eBook I became obsessed with truly understanding seborrheic dermatitis.
  • My new found knowledge allowed begin finally understand the patents/principles of existing treatments.
  • Through the research, I began making attempts at my own custom formulations.
  • The sub-set of formulations which utilized triglycerides (oils) demonstrated superior results and this is naturally where my focus shifted.
  • After gradual improvement, a specific formulation was isolated and this formulation is the main component of my current regimen.

The Skin Conditioning Oil

  • The oil that I use is a simple blend of specific triglycerides extracted from palm and coconut oil, sea buckthorn seed oil and vitamin E.
  • The main function of the oil is to help supplement healthy skin barrier function, while also modulating the skin’s microbial community.
  • Based on the success I’ve had with this specific oil blend, it was first made available directly to community members of SkinDrone and then under a separate brand name called BIOM8.
  • You can find out more about this formulation on it’s dedicated page over on the BIOM8 website.
  • This formulation is applicable for all areas skin (including the scalp), but my primary usage is for the facial area, ears, and hairline.

Other Important Factors of My Regimen

  • My diet is fairly relaxed, but there are certain things which I try to include daily: apples, carrots, cruciferous vegetables, enough water, and celery.
  • Another important factor in my diet is my omega 6 to 3 ratio has drastically shifted. This is without supplements, but primarily through the consumption of fresh fatty fish.
  • Eating in moderation and making sure to not overeat has been very helpful and I believe many of us may fall victim to larger portions than our bodies really need.
  • I’ve made it a habit to never inspect the skin close up and never pick any pimples or blackheads that arise.
  • I strongly believe that stress is a huge factor and do notice that my dandruff tends to act up during times of high stress.

Additional Resources

Hopefully, this may prove useful for you.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the above.

Update 2017: This regimen has been utilized by individuals all over the world and in the majority of cases, their outcome has paralleled my experience. However, everyone’s skin is unique and I believe knowledge is still our most valuable asset moving forward thus my work with this website continues.

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After being affected by seborrheic dermatitis, I have made it my goal to gather and organize all the information that has helped me in my journey.

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  1. lukas says:

    Hi Michael,
    Your job here is extremely appreciated. I’ve been fighting SB for about 4 years and the best method so far was the ACV, but somehow it really dried my skin on the affected parts. Tried some lotions after but they didn’t seem to bite.

    I have now ordered Biom8 and really excited to try it out.
    How do you do after you shower? Do you put some Biom8 on then as well or do you only apply it after you have rinsed your face?

    Thanks for this awesome website!
    Kind regards

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  2. Hi Lukas,

    Personally, the ACV didn’t seem like a very good solution. I think it works as a mild anti-fungal, but I believe most of it’s potential comes from the fact that it acts as an astringent, minimizing pores and reducing sebum production. This seems to starve the malassezia. But in the end the skin tends to look quite raw as the pH shift is quite drastic.

    Thanks for giving it a shot. Hopefully it works as well for you!

    After the shower is actually the best/easiest time to apply it for me. Basically I just rinse my face with mildly cold water while showering, then by the time I’m out of the shower and in-front of the mirror it’s the perfect moisture level to apply the Biom8. Without the shower, I typically have to wait a few minutes after rinsing my face to let it air dry a bit.

    Thanks for the kind words.
    Best of luck and hope it works out.
    PS. I’m shipping it out tomorrow morning, US delivery should take about 6-8 business days (I’m in Vancouver, Canada).

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  3. mike says:

    Hey! so i’ve had issues with Seborrheic dermatitis on both the face and scalp for some time now. I generally use a generic head and shoulders for the scalp and i haven’t had any issues with dandruff for a few years. Unfortunately nothing seems to help my face in the long term, except dry weather. I moved to California for a few months and my skin cleared up immediately it was generally around 20-30% humidity but, as soon as i moved to a more humid area my skin started getting red and flaky around my nose. This is not the first time ive made a transition from humid to dry and seen really significant effects on my skin. Any ideas or insight? thanks.

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  4. Hi Mike,

    Sorry for the long delay in response.

    So far from my own understanding, humidity could provide a better environment of the yeast to proliferate and may also increase sebum production. Additionally, the humidity may cause sebaceous glands to open up and allow the malassezia to better penetrate the hair follicles. However, these are just assumptions and I haven't seen any research regarding any of these.

    However, I've been working on a book and the seborrheic dermatitis chapter is almost ready. It goes deep into explaining what seborrheic dermatitis is and how it's believed to operate. Basically, though from everything I have been reading I'm convinced that it is a result of fatty acid metabolism and synthesis issues. Will update with a link to the draft copy once it's ready. Bug me if I forget, as there are a lot of parallel conversions going on at the site.

    If you want to keep up to date check out the community. A forum has been setup for the discussion of the book and all the chapters it contains.

    All the best.

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  5. mike says:

    I would agree with almost 100% certainty that humidity is a huge factor for me. I travel a lot for periods of time up to two months and i always notice that very dry climates (under 40% relative humidity) seem to push my SD down to a dormant state. I believe whatever causes SD be it malassezia or something else struggles to survive in low humidity. I would be very interested to hear more about your findings and I hope you can figure out something definitive.

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  6. I looked up the dandruff shampoo you mentioned. I was surprised to find that it has Argan oil in it. I was told by a hairstylist (who recognized the seb derm) that I should avoid Argan oil/ Moroccan oil because it would irritate my skin and cause a rash.

    After she said that, I’ve been avoiding all products that had it.

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  7. Hello Michael,

    Thank you so much for creating this website! It’s been a great source of information, having just discovered that I have SD. I’ve been using Apple Cider Vinegar as a treatment and have noticed a slight difference.

    I want to try the Biom8 and have gone to purchase it, however, it is telling me that the “skindrone” coupon has expired. I wanted to confirm if it is not longer available prior to making the purchase?

    Thank you!

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  8. Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Hopefully you can find something on here that resolves things completely.
    Unfortunately this coupon is no longer available as I had to cover the expenses out of pocket, which really started to add up.

    Sorry about this.
    There will be a new coupon available in the upcoming weeks for the oil free formula though.

    All the best.

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  9. donna says:

    Day 18 of using the BIOM8 and still irritation free! Just as a side comment, I have been using it on 2 (3 month old laprascopic surgery) scars and have seen quite an improvement. Redness leaving and fading. Just wish I had taken before and after pics of both my face and my surgery scars. Great stuff Michael, I am truly grateful.

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  10. minh says:

    Hi Michael,

    I have seborrheic dermatitis on my eyebrows. If I were to apply Biom8, will there be a risk where I will lose hair? I already have very thin eyebrows because of SD and I am very scared that what I have left will be gone as a side effect (clogging of hair follicles).
    Also, another silly question, is this Biom8 intended to be a daily routine to keep SD away as long as I continue to use it or is it suppose to be short term until “cured” kinda thing? Thank you!

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  11. saima says:

    hi michael,

    Is this good for tinea veriscolor as well? I also have sebborric dermatitis mildly on my face and scalp. What do you think is causing it? I used to eat horribly and I drank lots of caffeinated beverages. I am trying to find a solution and right now my skin is feeling so dry after I applied Braggs apple cider vinegar. Please help!

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  12. max says:


    First of all, I’d like to thank you for putting this site together, it is awesome and the way you go through all the different treatments, etc, is very informing.

    I would like to ask what has been the best method for you to reduce the redness on the face?

    I went to see a doctor about my skin about a year ago for the first time, and was given tetracycline, it worked really well at first and cleared my skin completely. However, towards the end of this summer the redness started coming back on the same spots and flakes quickly followed. I went to see an actual dermatologist this time, he told me I had seborhheic dermatitis and gave me a prescription of low-dosage isotretinoin and a cream where the active ingredient is metronidazol.

    I think it is the isotretinoin that has worked extremely well, and I don’t get any flaking anymore and my skin is not itchy at all. The only problem I have these days is purely cosmetical, and it is that the redness has managed to stay.

    Any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance!

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  13. Hey Michael, I wanted to order the 100ml bottle of biom8 today but the site said it was on backorder. Im just wondering if you have any idea for how long it will be until it is back in stock or if I burly it now, how long the entire shipping process would take with the product being on backorder, thanks.

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  14. I had severe seboris dermatitis for some time now . After seeing this site i would like to try ur biom8 oil :slight_smile: but how do i order or buy it ? I am stsying in malaysia And been looking around all pharmacy but no luck. Please… how do i get one of it ?

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  15. eze says:

    Hey Michael,

    I’ve heard really good things about your product from another person online. We’re both suffering from Seb Derm and are talking about solutions.

    Would you happen to ship to South Korea? I really want to try your product as I’ve heard really good things so far.

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  16. tom says:

    Hi Michael,

    I’ve just ordered the skin conditioning oil. Do you know roughly how long to get to the UK?

    kind regards,

    Tom Worrall

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  17. eze says:

    I heard about it from someone on Reddit. I accidentally stumbled upon him mentioning Seb Derm and we’ve kept in contact over the past few months. We’ve been sharing ideas on how to stop the seb derm. we both have the issue of losing weight as we know sugar and even basic carbs seems to flare it up. He mentioned your product and said it was the best thing he’s tried so far.

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  18. jamie says:

    Hi Michael,

    Is the oil free formula ready for purchase?

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  19. nisha says:

    Hi Michael, I m sffering with dandruff last from 8 year after my first delivery. But during my second time pregnancy in 2013 I diagnosed with Seb derm. I used steroids.That time was horrible for me because I could find that flacky itchy red greedy skin every where means around my nose, ear, eye brows etc. But after little bit study I tried tea tree oil drops diluted with water. That didn’t work for me but I got some relaxation from inflammation in my scalp. Then I massage my head directly with tea tree oil. I continued this practice for two months mean twice a week I did massage on my head. I got very good results Now i was free with scalp problem.i put that oil directly on my face I got better results but problem is this when I changed my shampoo and used conditioner it came up again. I used Vichy shampoo it is great for Seb derm. So if I don’t use tea tree oil or I changed my shampoo it come in very bad condition. Now suggest me what I do?

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  20. Hi Jamie,

    It’s ready, but I’m waiting for the first batch of inventory to arrive.
    However, I haven’t really been able to test it since my seborrheic dermatitis has gone away from using the original Biom8.

    For initial orders I will likely either offer a large discount or simply add it to order of original formula as a sample.

    Will update as soon as it’s ready to be shipped.

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  21. hakan says:

    Hi all,

    I just found the most important article on treating the cause of skin problems, that I have come across in 10 years.

    Clinical and investigative studies confirm that supplementation with a combination of flaxseed, borage and fish oils at the correct dosages during ca two months, is an important step to improving skin texture, skin complexion and the treatment of certain skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis and some cases of acne), due to their effects on promoting the production of prostaglandins PG-1 and PG-3 in the skin.

    Processed foods like sugar and alcohol and so on promotes the procuction of PG-2 which makes the skin red, dra, scaly and infected.

    I will try to find the correct dosage for this and go for it a few months. Will get back with results.

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  22. kay says:


    I really like the Biom8 so far! Just wondering, how does one apply it with makeup? I’m a little nervous about it because I know oil-based makeup makes seborrheic dermatitis worse.


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  23. donna says:

    Hi Kay,
    I wear makeup to work everyday and have not had any problem using the BIOM8 with it.
    What I do is I wash my face with cool water in the morning and apply a tiny bit of BIOM8 as per Michaels instructions while my face is still slightly damp, massaging it in well (my problem skin is around my nose and chin so thats where I put the most BIOM8. I only give my forehead a quick swipe because I find my makeup can get a little shiny in that area if I put too much there). I wait a short while for it to absorb then apply my makeup. I bought the large bottle of BIOM8 (250mls) so use that to remove my makeup as well. Also use it as a moisturiser over my whole body straight after a shower again whilst skin is still slightly damp. I too was told not to use oils on Seb. Derm but find BIOM8 is an exception, my skin is clear after a very long time and has been for approx. 2 months. Good luck :slight_smile: PS. I use an oil free makeup made especially for sensitive skin.

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  24. I’m curious, what brand of make-up do you use?
    I’m wondering if my make-up/sunscreen ingredients are making mine worse…


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  25. donna says:

    I use Clinique Redness Solutions- it’s quite expensive ie AUD $50, but lasts for ages. When I am makeup free I use Cetaphil Suntivity SPF 30 (Face) which also comes in SPF 50. It’s non greasy and paraben free around AUD $15. I’ve tried the other Clinique foundations but have found the a Redness solutions is the only one I don’t react to.

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  26. I’m curious if there is a difference in plant based omega 3s and fish based omega 3s.

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  27. Hi Ian,

    The Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil was included because I believe it has good potential to improve rate of skin healing.

    An ingredient of the oil, palmitoleic acid, is a component of skin. It is considered a valuable topical agent in treating burns and healing wounds. This fatty acid can also nourish the skin when taken orally if adequate quantities of sea buckthorn or its oil are consumed; this is a useful method for treating systemic skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis (14). The only other major plant source of palmitoleic acid is macadamia nuts; the oil is used to nourish the skin. Sea buckthorn oil is already widely used alone or in various preparations topically applied for burns, scalds, ulcerations, and infections.

    In Russia it use commonly used in skin care and is one of the more famous oils for this purpose.

    When combined in a specific ratio with the medium chain triglycerides it allows the skin to obtain the benefits of the Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, while also protecting the oil from the malassezia.

    A good analogy would be the preservation of food with salt. Without an adequate concentration of salt the food would susceptible to microbial colonization. But when the amount of sodium is adequate microbial colonization is prevented and the food remains safe for consumption.

    Base on this I strongly believe that as long as malassezia is controlled, the skin is able to benefit from the Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil. This should then improve skin barrier function and help secure long term progress.

    If you not seeing any results with over 3 weeks of usage, my theory would be that either:

    • You are experiencing SD due to specific strain of malassezia which is immune to the anti-fungal fatty acids
    • Your seborrheic dermatitis may not be caused by malassezia at all (would be interesting to hear your results with the Demodex treatment)
    • Another user reported no results from the Skin Condition Oil in her fight against Folliculitis (also believed to be caused by malassezia), but has had much better success with the Probiotic Repair Spray

    Additionally, one thing to really consider is the amount of stress you may be introducing into your daily life by following such an extensive skin care regimen. I believe that sometimes just letting go and reducing things to a bare minimal can have a drastic results. This is obviously not the case for everyone, but one user has reported complete clearance of seborrheic dermatitis after being put on anti-depressants. Starting anti-depressants isn't really the best solution, but it's an example of how powerful the mental factor may be in the progression of skin conditions. A large section of the SkinDrone book is dedicated to discussing this.

    Here is a snippet from a fairly large study:

    Depression was two to three times more prevalent in acne patients than in the general population, with a reported 8.8% of acne patients having clinical depression. The majority of cases of depression and antidepressant therapy utilization were observed in acne patients aged 18 and over with the highest percentage in the 36–64 age group. Approximately 65.2% of the acne patient population was female, with twice as many reported to have depression as males (10.6% females vs. 5.3% males).

    Let me know what you think. Best of luck and hope you finally manage to see some results.

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  28. Hi Michael,

    Been a while since i have been here, but wow! Great work!!

    Will definitley try your new product, but was wondering firstly. Do you have any experience with the drug Roaccutane / Accutane on the SD?

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  29. eze says:

    SEB DERM Brothers/Sisters.

    I have found a cure for those who suffer food related Seb Derm!


    My triggers are foods, Sugars, Histamines, and Hot liquids. I have been taking MSM megadoses about 4.5g a day and I have not broken out. My skin and existing redness has virtually disappeared. The deep redness is gone and I have been able to eat all foods without reactions. In addition some of the inflammation in the rest of my body has been released. I feel amazing and I HAVE to share this cure with everyone.

    Please Please Please. I beg you my fellow sufferers try this. It has also been shown to have significant benefits for Rosacea sufferers too. There’s also no known toxicity level for MSM, and Sulfur is the 3rd most common element in the body. It’s involved in many active mechanisms in the body including carb metabolism which is the main reason I started taking it.

    Why this helps? There are multiple theories including Methylation, Carb metabolism, candida elimination and liver improvement. I don’t know and frankly am not qualified to hypothesize the real reason it works. I took it because I had deuodneum ulcers and thought I might have H pylori. So I took about 3mg and on a fluke I ate a heavy carb dinner. This would DEFINITELY break me out the next day but nothing happened. I have been testing a week now and I am completely cure and I have been abusing my body with all my seb derm triggers.

    PLEASE give it a try and DEFINITELY respond if it works or doesn’t work!!!

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  30. Hi Eze,

    Thank you for sharing you experience.

    My experience with MSM was quite different. When I tried it I got really stuffed up (nose got clogged up and face felt kind of puffy). Took it for about two weeks in total, didn’t see much change in SD and all stuffiness went away once I stopped taking it.

    The brand I used is the same one you mentioned in the your next comment (Doctors Best).

    Also, there is a previous comment here a bit earlier regarding MSM. Their experience is the complete opposite and MSM is actually blamed for causing SD in the first place. So that is something to consider as well. Here is a direct link to that comment: Another Readers Experience With MSM.

    Additionally, as noted in my response to that readers comment, the MSM sold in jars is synthesized in a lab. It is not extracted from anything nor is it made using any fermentation process. So this is also something to keep in mind.

    Hope your results continue.
    All the best and thanks again for sharing.

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  31. nic says:

    I decided to try MSM only yesterday and I’ve noticed a big improvement in my skin! Normally I’d notice that the skin on my eyebrows would produce faster than usual (which somehow led to a bit of hair loss whenever I washed them). Unfortunately biom8 didn’t work for my skin very much and no other topical treatments have worked for me either. I’ve only been taking MSM tablets for 2 days now but I’m quite sure it’s made an improvement to my skin. The skin on my forehead is smoother and I don’t see as much hair loss. I definitely have to give it more time and I’ll update on any progress. I only realize now that my problem has something to do with what I’m eating, or what I’m not eating, I’m really not too sure. But anyway, best of luck to everyone! I’ll update again after a while.

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  32. Well i am half way into the 6 month worth of pills. The sebum production has dramatically decreased and I’m basically drying up from he inside to the outside. The effect on my SD is still unknown as a side effect of these pills are extremely dry lips, eyes and skin. So i am flaking a lot due to the dry skin, hence difficult to see the effect on my SD.

    Think i will try your BIOM8 for the first time. Try it on a small area of my face now while im on the Roaccutane cure and try in full once im done with the pills and my skin is back to my normal SD skin so to say:)

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  33. hakan says:

    Hi Eze

    How are thing going with the milk thistle?

    Interesting to read your info on gut, liver, allergi and sinus. Are you having sinus issues?

    I have a chronic sinus issue. I think it started as a child when I was jumping and playing in hay at my grand mothers Hi Eze

    How are thing going with the milk thistle?

    Interesting to read your info on gut, liver, allergi and sinus. Are you having sinus issues?

    I have a chronic sinus issue. I think it started as a child when I was jumping and playing in hay all summers.

    I keep my SD in control by avoiding sugar, alcohol, gluten and processed foods. Outdoor activities works great to. I only use water based topical probiotics on face and wash it with water only.

    I’m starting the John Vale skin clear programme 25th of January. Will come back with updates.

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  34. chris says:

    Hi again Michael,

    I’m glad you may have found a long term solution with the Biom8.

    I just wanted to let you know of my own progress. I have SD around my nose (the butterfly) and below it too. It is closely correlated with eating trigger foods such as red meat, soy sauce, vinegar, and spicy foods. I have mostly controlled it by avoiding those foods.

    I am currently travelling in Thailand and therefore I am using a lot of sunblock on my face to avoid burning. Well, what do you know? – I don’t have any SD. I think it matters what kind of sunblock I’m using: a natural zinc-based sunblock and not the oxybenzone, etc type that are more common in mainstream brands. My sunblock was bought in a health food store. I know you mentioned another zinc-based cream was helpful for SD so I wonder if zinc is key. My sunblock has 8% zinc oxide and 8% titanium oxide in it. I only use a tiny amount on my face so I’m not white at all. Maybe slightly shiny from the natural oils in the cream.

    I’m eating a lot of spicy food here in Thailand as you can imagine and so far, my skin has been completely clear. I’m not sure if it could be something else but I can’t think of anything else that I’m doing differently.

    Anyway, I thought I would share that.

    All the best,

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  35. alexey says:

    Hi, Michael.

    I live in Russia, I’m 28 and I have SD.

    Maybe I don’t know English well but I’ll try to speak because I need it.

    I have SD for a year. It’s on my forehead (the biggest part of SD), my right cheek and maybe its little parts everywhere on my face and right below my ears but they are not visible most of the time.
    My SD is followed by a acne everywhere as mentioned above. I haven’t dandruff or same with my scalp except couple of pimples here and there. My SD isn’t dry but very oily. There is nothing about dryness at all, by the way.
    I have a hair loss on a forehead and nowhere else (I hope so).
    Also, I do not shave the face so the beard and mustache can hide the appearance of the disease. I also have a forelock on my forehead to hide the redness and pimples on it, but with hair loss the situation can get worse and I’ll have to wear a hat always and everywhere in public.

    All of the dermatologists prescribes steroid creams for two weeks and then some unsuccessful treatment such as zinc pyrithione and other doubtful meds.

    For now I’m using that steroid cream and some of those prescriptions (don’t know why) for about 6-7 months almost without interruption. Every time the first reaction on revocation of steroid cream is rapid redness and progressive acne (sorry, don’t know how to say it).

    I hate that acne more than redness and I want to get rid of it before it ruin my marriage, my life, my career and my assurance.

    I have just couple of questions to you.

    How to cancel use steroid creams right now but before I can get your BIOM8 if it’s possible?

    It’s shipping of BIOM8 to Russia is possible?

    I want to cancel all of my current “therapy” and start treatment from the beginning but with brand new therapy.

    What to use with BIOM8 and how necessary it is?

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  36. hakan says:


    It’s hard to find any scientific proof for what Eze is saying.

    Not having sex is not the cure for SD.

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  37. eze says:

    Lol there’s no scientific proof for anything. I wouldn’t have to theorize and test on myself if any of us could go to a doctor with “scientific proof”.

    Sorry but I’m not waiting for “scientific proof” of anything before I start curing my Seb Derm. If I’m going to wait for a double blind clinical trial for our problems we might be dead before that time.

    Look, I’m not saying don’t have children because you’re afraid of wasting your seed. All I’m saying as a chronic masturbator my seb derm got worse. I’ve stopped for about 2 weeks now and I’ve noticed improvements. The MSM, Milk thistle, and nofap has been a miracle so far. I haven’t had a flare up in the last two weeks AND I ate a whole bunch of trigger foods including histamines (mushrooms) and spicy foods with high carbs. No flare up.

    Just experiment on yourself. I don’t know what works for everybody so I’m trying to be helpful and share my findings.

    But by no means is what I’m doing scientific. But I wouldn’t be a fool either and wait around for a scientific journal or a doctor to help you. Because 1) Theres not that much money in seb derm so you aren’t going to get funded research anytime soon and 2) The research they have done has still been inconclusive.

    BTW. The MSM and Milk thistle HAVE actually been documented to help Rosacea, which is pretty much exactly the same for many seb derm sufferers.

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  38. janis says:


    I developed SD on my scalp and ears for the first time in my life in December of 2015 and have been struggling to find good information. There are a lot of contradictions out there and my dermatologist prescribed steroids which made my ears bleed. I am very frustrated as this has been going on for months. I see that you say you use the Biom8 on your ears, but I don’t see posts from any other people who have used it in that area. Do you have any feedback from people who use it on the ears?

    Thank you for this website.

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  39. Hi Michael, Thanks for your response to my questions. My daughter developed SD on her scalp and ear right after taking antibiotics for 24 days. When I went to him for her scalp, he prescribed antibiotics again and her scalp has since spiraled out of control and I can’t seem to control it. In your opinion is her condition somehow related to the antibiotics? I only ask because you mentioned her intestinal microflora. When I asked my doctor if the SD could have been induced by the antibiotics, he said he had never heard of that before. I am patiently waiting to see a dermatologist and have her on very good probiotics in the meantime. I read that she was too young to have it caused by Malassezia so I’m hoping for some answers…ugh!

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  40. hakan says:

    Hi Michael

    Except from a healthy lifestyle I use your probiotic spray after showering. It still works great for me!

    I highly recommend the spray to those that have issues with topical oils like myself. Any oil makes my condition to get worse.

    I’m still trying to find the ‘early research’ again that stated that there are different types of SD. This is probably similar to the different fungis/bacterias/microbes etc. that your are writing about in your posts Michael.

    Thanks again Michael for all the help you’re providing us with.


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  41. mark says:

    Hi guys, new to the website, but what a great website it is. Loads of concise info and advice.

    I have had SD for a couple of years, currently only around my nose. I know that it appears there are definitely different triggers of SD and probably different compositions of it which is why some people have success with some treatments and not others.

    I seem to really suffer in the winter, in the last 3 winters I have had IBS, ( I am in the UK so it gets cold !!) Then 2 years ago, I got the rash on the face.
    I have a stressful job which sees me sat at a computer for hours on end so when I read this website, I literally was a walking time bomb for this condition, stressful job, no sunlight, issues with digestion.

    I have decided to see this is a positive turning point in my life, improve my diet, reduce my stress, get more time outdoors which will ultimately hopefully lead to get rid of my SD. I think Michael you are definitely right about a lot of it being to do with your thoughts, if I spend a lot of time worrying about the rash or even staring in the mirror looking at it, I can physically make it’s appearance worse just by doing this.

    I have a question, I went on holiday last week to a much warmer climate. I got there about 5pm, had one meal, a quick dip on the pool. By the middle of the next morning so I had been there for less than 24 hours, my SD had 95% cleared up !! I know there are a lot of theories about different water, or food, or the sun helping with SD but I don’t think I was there long enough for this to kick in so quickly. So my theory is the stress reduction. Anyone have any thoughts on this ? Also does anyone else have IBS, I wonder if this is common in people with SD, thanks for listening,

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  42. hi there, i’m glad that Biom8 works for you!!! I am using it too, cannot tell if it works for me but at least it’s the mildest moisturizer that my sensitive skin can tolerate… everything else irritates it.

    I have a question, I really wonder how people with seb derm remove the scaly buildup? I refuse to use any steroid/antifungal topical, but the flaky/scaly skin is still there and I really don’t know what to do with it. And when the scales become thickening I feel Biom8 cannot penetrate through it to moisturize my skin anymore… Please help?

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  43. A number of people who have determined that they are mercury toxic have this condition. I am wondering if there are many with the condition who don’t yet know they are mercury toxic and who therefore don’t realise that if and when they get rid of the mercury in their bodies the condition may improve or completely resolve?

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  44. brenda says:

    You have no idea what this means . I’ve been suffering with seborhic dermatitis for about 5 1/2 years. It’s literally eating away at my eyebrow skin so aggressively that they’ve thinned by at least 50% . The eyebrow hairs are so frail if I touch them they fall out and the condition seems to suffocate them at the root leaving hard balls of it attached to the root. Nothing has worked. No dermatologist seems to understand me. They say the same thing and it doesn’t look to bad but they’re not the one picking endless skin out 2-3 hours a night . Please tell me any suggestions you have for the hair regrowth as well as the way to get them healthy again!!! I’m so desperate and tired of this. I’m a 32 year old female and my eyebrows once made my face and now they are always pointed out and a huge embarrassment . Please help.

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  45. Have SD very bad case on head. Hurts so much that i can hardly wash the oils away. Wish i could send picture? On Cephalexin, tea tree oil,clotriaaxole and betamethasone. Was at emergency room could not take flare up. Felt like i was burned on my head. See doctor tomorrow. Were do order the BIM8 Please?

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  46. Hello, I’ve had seborrhea most of my life (40+ years). A little over five years ago, I decided to give up on doctors and over the counter fixes … to really pay attention to my flare-up triggers.

    My findings were enlightening. I already knew that sd-type alcohols, some emulsifiers/preservatives, hormones, stress and the change of weather affects my flare ups.

    What I was also surprised to find it that my extremely sensitive skin reacts badly to nut oils and dietary consumption … I have since limited my intake of meat, sugars, starches and processed foods.

    I make 95% of my skin/hair products. It’s just easier since I have so many flare-up triggers. I focus on a combo of humectants, water and oils that vary in concentration based on the product …

    I make a 1) facial cleanser & 2) serum, 3) gentle hair cleanser, 4) two conditioners, 5) two styling products (cream & glaze), and 7) a custom body lotion scented with cold-pressed essential oils (to avoid any possible traces of the alcohol that is often used to produce steam processed essential oils).

    I joke that I’m high maintenance, but I feel difference of making healthier choices and I’m still wrinkle-free in my early 50’s. I also find that yoga helps me manage my flexibility and stress level.

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  47. Greetings!
    I had flareups once every 3-4 days in the mustache,beard nasal area, under the eyes next to my cheeks, GOD it was so frustrating.
    i didn’t understood what was happening, i even had a food diet in the past half an year, lost almost 15 kg, everyone was concerned about me. I refused to go out with my friends, tensions have arisen between me and my girlfriend, because i was upset all the time.
    After a lot of research, topics and so on, i found on youtube some persons that recomanded biom8.I bought it.
    On 4th july 2019 arrived, on 5th i start using it. For now my flareups are gone, some small flakes that i brush in the morning, its a relief. i can smile, i can go out. i wish all the best for you !.we keep in touch!

    This formula should be passed for future generations! its a legacy! :slight_smile:

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