I react very poorly to oils, especially potentially rancid oils. Fresh sashimi never causes me to break out; I relish in its taste and the way it makes me feel: positive, upbeat, and light! But olive oil, fish oil capsules, walnuts, cod liver oil--wow, my skin becomes oily within minutes. Initially, my skin feels soft, and I sense improvement. But the oily skin eventually causes cysts and noninflamed acne. The acne cycle ensues. Coffee, Chocolate, and Green tea also cause my sebaceous glands to go on overdrive. One can imagine the awkwardness during family meals, when everyone is slurping down cups of tea, and I sit quietly.
These intolerances happen in spite of not over eating. I used to overeat to an extent, but I haven't for almost 2 years, now. I can't stand a low fat diet, asit does not only make social eating impossible. It makes me feel like a monk. Never satiated, always hungry.
It's interesting that many nutritional experts still insist that oils--even olive oil--is not a health food. I suggest you read articles by Jeff Novick, though he may appear to have a vegan agenda that arises. But his writings make me think twice about using oils in salads. Perhaps oil is not necessary. Perhaps the Mediterranean Diet is healthy in spite of the oil, not because of the oil.
Nevertheless, I still drizzle the olive oil. Perhaps this is is my indirect way of saying that my body is wrong. But alas, oil tastes so good!
I realized that the diets which effectively clear acne are not always healthy; and vice versa, that healthy diets do not necessarily clear acne. For example, this nice doctor suggests acne sufferers to ingest fish oil, green tea, whole grains, and nuts. These foods cause me and many people on this board to break out instantly. But most experts with a few exceptions consider them healthful foods.
If they cause you to break out instantly, then you most likely have a ffood intolerance to them, especially the fish, grains and nuts. It's never healthy to consume foods you have an intolerance for. You do have to consider your own individuality. There's also a matter of amounts and what else you eat. Did you have excessive amounts of these?