Just to follow up on Fawnie's suggestion, take a look at this, bottom pg 106 -is where it gets interesting.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00039-0009.pdf
Most of have got it to some degree/ variation...it's the degree to which it is expressed that is the problem.
And here The genus Malassezia and human disease Inamadar AC, Palit A - Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol
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The current view about the pathogenicity of Malassezia is that the organism may produce a lipid soluble, low molecular weight
(< 1-2 kDa) substance under certain growth conditions, which acts as a chemotactic agent for leukocytes and thus induces inflammation. In a study by Faergemann et al, there was an increase in NK1+ and CD16+ cells along with complement activation in patients with seborrheic dermatitis and Malassezia folliculitis, indicating an irritant, non-immunogenic stimulation of the immune system. The cause of this irritant response is likely to be products released by Malassezia.
Basically...it poops...and your body reacts to it. = SD.
Perhaps this...The Oil Cleansing Method - A simple, cleansing facial massage for clear skin!
To get the oil production under control. Totally counter intuitive given the mass media...but is very effective. Takes a bit of time though. Everyone is different.
....see your dermatologist first. Get him;/ her to do a scraping to see what it is you are dealing with.
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I started using Neutrogena oil-free sensitive skin, but I notice my eyes feels heavy and have little rough patches on my face so not sure to continue it or not. It does wonders for my oily skin though.
Same problem with the same stuff a couple years ago. I don't have SD though...my dogs get it. Several strains of the organism flourish quite happily on either human or canine host. It can be rather nasty.
And....while I am off on a tangent, many fungi and bacteria have not developed resistance to many of nature's own pharmaceuticals. Several Essential oils are very effective against these bugs.
Just a thought, may be something that you might want to look into.