i have inquired about this puzzling issue before. but i did not really receive the answer i was looking for. about a year ago, out of the blue, i started to have a severely oily face, around the eyes and nose. i dont exaggerate when i say "severely", it was so bad i had to drop out of college for awhile because the oil around my eyes was dripping into my eyes and causing severe vision problems!
now i got my hormone levels, thyroid and allergy testing done, all came back good
paleo and supplementing with zinc and pathenonic acid has helped considerably, i would say 85% better. but even with that it still lingers..
i have to know WHAT is causing this, im really afraid its a symptom of something serious because i have never heard of someones face so oily it seeps into their eyes and causes vision problems...im about to get a blood test to check for food allergies, but isnt that unlikely that a food allergy would make my sebeacous glands overactive to that degree?
21 year old male
asked byjake_13 (439)
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on October 22, 2012
at 02:34 AM
Go see a doctor.
If zinc is working, and you are using a natural oil-based soap, and you are only washing your face AT MOST once per day. Then you've done everything you can at this point. Time to get some professional advice.
on December 04, 2012
at 10:24 PM
I would recommend seeing a reputable Dermatologist.
Also, I wouldn't use anything with harsh chemicals. I always try to use more natural based products. The chemical based products can be tougher on your skin. Not too mention, you may have a sensitivity to a chemical.
Do not over wash your face. It can do more harm than good.
Have you tried using coconut oil to treat your skin?
If you happen to be in the vicinity of St. Louis, MO, (Missouri, Illinois) I would recommend seeing Dr. Kandula. She is intelligent, patient, blunt, and very amenable to your needs. She will not advise you to take or use medication unless it is absolutely necessary. She also supports using products without harsh chemicals, unnecessary perfumes and ingredients, etc.
on February 13, 2013
at 02:56 AM
I really don't have a clue as to why this is happening. What did you change doing one year ago when it started? Any change in diet/lifestyle/environment/skin or hair products etc.?
What is your skin care routine like? Do you wash your face with detergents/soaps and what do you use to moisturize your skin? What shampoo do you use?
I don't know if you have already tried this, but whenever more oil/sebum gets on your skin, take your clean fingers and spread it out on your face/cheeks so it doesn't drip into your eyes. If you don't want to do that, just take the extra sebum and moisturize your hands with it.
I wouldn't recommend washing your face with soap or cleansers if you do. Wash your face with cold water and then wipe it with a cotton cloth/soft towel. If you do use creams/lotions on your face, try stopping for a week to see how your skin reacts.You don't need to do this but you can use a few drops of olive oil or almond oil/coconut oil to replace the lotion/cream you were using.
I hope you figure out whats going on soon, because I did see your post the last time you asked about this, and I did sense the urgency.
on January 16, 2013
at 02:01 AM
I would see a doctor just to rule out anything medical going wrong. BUT....read through this. Keep an open mind. It sounds crazy, but my sister had oily skin almost like this and she started this and has the best skin ever now. I also do it, but at the ratio for normal skin.
Just don't read that name of it and discount the theory. Read all the way through. It really did work for her :)
on November 06, 2012
at 07:18 PM
You might want to eat a little less fat, at least until you can figure this one out. I notice MCT oil and ghee seem to make it to my skin pretty fast. It has not become a problem for me though.