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Please Hack my plan to stop extremely oily skin

Answered on August 08, 2013
Created February 09, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I have extremely oily skin since about 8 years, and seborrheic dermatitis because of it.

I highly suspect my skin and other health problems are due to a leaky gut and my plan has been elaborated with that in mind.

Here's my current plan :

  • Diet : Autoimmune Protocol since nearly a month, and no FODMAPS since 2 weeks, (Very low/ no carbs Paleo diet for 3 years before).

Macro ratios : 60% Fat, 25% Protein, 15% Carbs.

  • Supplements : Vit A, C, E, B complex, Magnesium, Omega 3s.

Vit D3 10,000 IU + Probiotics since 1 1/2 month.

Beef Gelatin + L-Glutamine To heal gut, since a week.

These days I'm experiencing with 50,000 IU natural Vit A per day, it seems to lower the inflammation and my skin looks better, but no change in sebum so far.

That's an awful amount of supplements but I look and feel worst without them at the moment, I will stop as soon as I'm better or healed.

I wash face with an aloe vera lotion 3 times/day and hair with a coconut oil liquid soap everyday with okay results, any better ideas?

Walking 1 hour everyday since two months has improved my overall health.

I'm planing to add :

  • Relaxation techniques like Autogenic Training, because I realized that stress might affects me very negatively.

  • Offal meats to my diet.

  • Weight lifting at least once or twice a week.

Could taking Gamma Linolenic Acid rich oils like evening primrose oil be helpful?

Is there anything else I can do specifically against oily skin?

Please tell me if I'm on the right track, and if there's something that I'm missing.

Thanks.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

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on March 25, 2013
at 07:42 PM

I used to have oily skin, but after using a jojoba/castor oil mix to wash it every third day or so, it actually runs dry if I don't watch it. Water rinses in between.

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

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on March 03, 2013
at 08:07 PM

Thanks RK for the clarification, what you are saying about your oily skin disappeared after 6 months paleo and reappeared after eating gluten is very informative.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 24, 2013
at 02:02 PM

I had a major breakout - maybe detox? It definitely took a few weeks before it started to clear. For general oiliness, it took much longer - about 6 months of paleo before I quit being oily. Funny, I went out with some friends this weekend, and I ate a crepe (first gluten I've had in many months). Within 2 hours my face was covered in an oily sheen! It shocked me, bc it has been gone for so long.

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:56 PM

The problem is that there is not much sun in Finland for half of an year. So that kills mood and skin. Also vitamin d levels.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Also cool room temperature and good humidity seems to be helping. And finnish sauna. Also not using warm water to shower and not washing too often. I have bad skin but it has been greatly improved. I also drink beef stock alot and eat beef tendons. I actually cook stocks for living, so i am always eating it ;)

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:39 PM

Yes sun makes my skin look better, I recently moved to the north of the country so I try to get as much as I can but it's harder. I started eating grassfed beef heart today, it tastes good and it must be healthy.

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:24 PM

You are right to say that the less we put on face the better it is. I forgot to mention that I make the lotion myself with just org aloe vera extract and water, and I keep it in the fridge.

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:19 PM

RK, what do you mean by the worst, did your symptoms worsened? I'm 100% dairy free, I dropped butter with the autoimmune protocol.

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:19 PM

Roth, I'm already very low on PUFAS, I only eat coconut oil, fat from beef, and a little olive oil sometimes. No I don't eat soy or starches.

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on February 10, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Roth : I'm already very low on PUFAS, I only eat coconut oil, fat from beef, and a little olive oil sometimes. No I don't eat soy or starches.

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

(75)

on February 10, 2013
at 08:17 PM

Roth : I'm already very low on PUFAS, I only eat coconut oil, fat from beef, and a little olive oil sometimes. No I don't eat soy or starches. RK : What do you mean by the worst, did your symptoms worsened? I'm 100% dairy free, I dropped butter with the autoimmune protocol.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 09, 2013
at 07:54 PM

I also cut out dairy

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 09, 2013
at 07:20 PM

When I went low FODMAPS the 2 week point was the worst. I noticed improvement around 3-4 weeks. Also, I have to be 100% no dairy, or skin is awful.

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on February 09, 2013
at 06:53 PM

Cut out PUFAs entirely. Are you consuming any soy or starches?

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on August 08, 2013
at 12:25 AM

I know these might sounds strange, but get some more coconut oil and hemps seeds in your. Works a treat for me. They way I see it is that if your body natural wants to have oily skin, give it the good oil. Everyone is different, and I find that having a diet high in good fats works a treat for me. And carrot juice, get some carrot juice in you- Better than any Vitamin A supplement.

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on June 10, 2013
at 10:30 AM

I would recommending adding some Zinc into your supplements as well! In fact, I would recommend you take a look at Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet supp's - Since being on his list of supp's my acne has reduced SIGNIFICANTLY!

Also, I would try dropping the Omega 3 supps and just getting some of green pastured FCLO and butter oil!

If you live near the ocean I would also recommend going for a swim every day in the water or just rinse your face with the ocean water. If you don't, maybe try washing your face with epsom salted water.

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on February 25, 2013
at 04:36 PM

Audit your supplements for hidden allergens.

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on February 25, 2013
at 09:26 AM

I don't agree with stopping lotion or scrubbing, your skin is delicate right now (i used to have acne, and I own a day spa, so I have some experience here!). Gentle glycolic action is good, Google it, likewise an incredibly nourishing moisturiser, nothing for oily skin, just go healing and nourishmentng. There is an excellent organic brand with wonderful mineral rich masks, begins with an e, from Hungary - I don't want to advertise but its amazing. Lymphatic drainage is excellent, get professional help with that. Eat good fats, especially omega 3 from a clean source, and take a good b supplement, deficiency in b5 b6 causes oily skin and hair. Most importantly get a food intolerance test, the beef gelatin could be adding to this! If you have food intolerances it will cause acne, a dairy intolerance is true for beef as well. Take a good probiotic, heal your gut. Breathe. Yes, my skin is now perfect btw :-)

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on February 25, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Give green tea scrub a try, it has topical DHT blocking properties.

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on February 25, 2013
at 01:34 AM

No more lotion! Also, you should wash your face no more than once a day, if possible. Try using a tea-tree oil cleanser, as tea-tree oil naturally slows down oil production in the skin for a few hours.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on February 10, 2013
at 07:26 AM

Sun works for me. I also eat alot of offal. From fish and ruminants.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on February 10, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Also cool room temperature and good humidity seems to be helping. And finnish sauna. Also not using warm water to shower and not washing too often. I have bad skin but it has been greatly improved. I also drink beef stock alot and eat beef tendons. I actually cook stocks for living, so i am always eating it ;)

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

(75)

on February 10, 2013
at 08:39 PM

Yes sun makes my skin look better, I recently moved to the north of the country so I try to get as much as I can but it's harder. I started eating grassfed beef heart today, it tastes good and it must be healthy.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on February 10, 2013
at 08:56 PM

The problem is that there is not much sun in Finland for half of an year. So that kills mood and skin. Also vitamin d levels.

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on February 10, 2013
at 06:23 AM

Hemp Soap. Has been a wonder sent for me.

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on February 09, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Quit the lotiony junk. Don't be surprised if it takes awhile to sort itself out.

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on February 09, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Same as Healthnut, my skin is not oily anymore after 5 months of no grains and very low sugar/sweet fruits. I wash my face twice per day with a very mild cleanser (Kirklands Borghese Daily Cleanser) during the cold season. During the summer, I use Desert Essence daily cleanser with tea tree oil, also twice per day.

I wash my hair once or twice per week with a 1% selenium sulfide (Selson Blue) for seborrhea. I rinse my hair well with water only everyday, especially after sweaty workouts. Good luck!

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on February 09, 2013
at 07:51 PM

My oily skin went away when I stopped eating high GI foods, and started eating more vegetables, low to medium GI fruit, protein, and healthy fat. I've actually had to drink more water and add more fatty foods because my skin has become dry from the lack of oil being produced! After making some adjustments to my diet, my skin has become more balanced.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 09, 2013
at 07:54 PM

I also cut out dairy

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on February 09, 2013
at 07:28 PM

I'd stop with the lotion, and add in cold rinses. In my experience the less stuff I put on my face the better, and cold (literally as cold as you can stand for as long as you can stand it) rinses to end my showers have helped my oily skin immensely.

Aa0c5318c678f4825e6a28d242d06dc5

(75)

on February 10, 2013
at 08:24 PM

You are right to say that the less we put on face the better it is. I forgot to mention that I make the lotion myself with just org aloe vera extract and water, and I keep it in the fridge.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on March 25, 2013
at 07:42 PM

I used to have oily skin, but after using a jojoba/castor oil mix to wash it every third day or so, it actually runs dry if I don't watch it. Water rinses in between.

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383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on February 09, 2013
at 07:07 PM

eliminate gluten, eat some carbs, and work out

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