Here is where Im at gents.
Ive tested three topicals. Ive smeared topical beta-sitosterol on warm, wet skin above one eyebrow. Ive put topical lavender/water above the other eyebrow. Ive put strongly-brewed green tea/alcohol on one cheek (about four times stronger than you’d drink).
This has went on for about 2 weeks now. Ive not missed much.
Lavender and water at this point seems to have reduced the sebum secretions a little more than the other things, but it isn’t much.
They all have had a “slight” depressing effect on sebum output, but there is no “wow” effect like peppermint had on hair growth.
This is what Ive decided to do. Ive added alcohol as a carrier with the lavender and have added some cedarwood oil to that mix. Im going to continue to put it on one side of my forehead for another week and retest.
I will probably buy a months supply of fluridil and test it and see what kind of reduction it has in secretions at some future point. I “may” buy some green tea extract and mix it with alcohol and water in a very strong mix at some point in the future. Ive got plenty of sebutape, and want to get the possible “home” topicals tested and get it over with. I dont think I’d ever be willing to permanently use spironolactone (too much of a pain-in-the______), but I may test it at some point.
Testing one side of your forehead against the other is the best and easiest test to do. In about 7 days you should certainly have “some” result there.
I should be reporting back in about one more week with the lavender/alcohol/cedarwood results vs. the other side of the forehead.