I too have blackheads really only on my nose. I agree with your assessment and relationship here, and I too have made this connection. For those with MGD, the quality of the meibum (oil secreted by the meibomian glands) is inferior, and the melting point is higher than the temperature of your own body heat (especially that of your eyelids), so it hardens and clogs the gland. This is why warm compresses are vital for MGD.
Originally Posted by jellybean
I also believe diet is very important when trying to address the level of inflammation in your system (specifically at the site of your sebaceous (facial) and meibomian glands (eyelids)) and aiding in the creation of better quality oils. Remove the inflammation and the production of inferior oils and the oils will function properly. The key is to eliminate or greatly reduce the level of inflammation. Our bodies are like cars; If you try to feed it diesel fuel when it runs on unleaded, it may run for a little while, but soon it will begin to break down.
Excellent observation, Jellybean.
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