Most likely placebo like the reports of other people here. Also, don't encourage people to potentially starve themselves or embarass themselves socially by suggesting they should "go vegan". Acne and oily skin are already hard enough to manage by themselves.
So to summarize, all the statements that are quoted here are just plain lies. If you want to help people with oily skin, you should at least suggest solutions that have some science behind them, like I did in this thread: http://www.acne.org/...-for-oily-skin/ Anything else is just useless and can potentially harm the well-being of oily skin sufferers.
Bottom line: oily skin is determined by the sensitivity your sebaceous glands to male hormones.
Eating a vegan diet also helps my oily skin a ton. It is most definitely NOT a placebo affect. I used to have horribly oily skin. Within minutes of washing my face I could see oil coming out of my pores. Now I can last a lot longer (8-12 hours) before I feel like absolutely need to wash my face because of the oil.
It's only your imagination. Diet and sebum production are absolutely not related. If you're so sure, just post a study that proves the link.
>Just avoid Fatty Meats and eat more Fiber Foods. Wash your face twice a day to remove excess oil so it does not clog your pores.
Eating fatty foods or fiber will not influence your oil production. Removing excess (whateved tha means) oil is useles too because your skin will continue to produce oil at a constant rate and will become oily again, for some people (like me before taking high doses of vitamin A) in a matter of hours.
Really? How would you explain THAT?? Does your car get dirtier, the more you wash it? Does your house or apartment get dirtier, the more you wash it? I personally did an experiment with Sebutape Skin Indicators which I used as the way to measure sebum on my skin; as expected, I got the results that any reasonable person would expect: the more I washed my skin, the drier it got. I think you're just fooling yourself when you think that your skin supposedly got OILY when you washed it more often.
For me, washing my face in less than ten seconds. It seems that the more I wash my skin the oilier it gets...
Ok i guess you dont know much about sebacuos glands. Skin is not steel. The more you wash and rub it, the more you stimulate the sebacuos glands and eventually your skin becomes oilier.
There is a cream in clinique, pore refining serum it is called. No color or perfume. It really absorbs oil for at least 8 hours. I am not that oily but i use it on special occasions before my make up, and i keep my make up fresh all night!
Bryan (may he rest in peace) is right. Washing your skin doesn't make it produce more oil, your skin is not conscious, it doesn't know what you're doing on the outside and is just producing sebum at a constant rate, this rate is determined by your sensitivity to male hormones like DHT. So you skin oil production is basically determined by your genetics.
The cream you're talking about has most likely milk of magnesia as active ingredient, and yes, it works well to make your skin look like it's not oily. But it's just a trick really, your skin is still producing as much oil as usual.
I guess now that Bryan is dead, I'll have to be the annoying guy who has to teach unpleasant truths about skin to ignorant people.
Arguing with so called "Know it alls" on the internet is not worth anyone's time and energy at all. This is my success story, and it is the truth. There are also many factors other than hormones that contributes to oil production like diet, exercise, stress level and age. The reason why Brian (RIP) doesn't have oily skin is due to his age. As you grow older your sebum production obviously declines as your hormone levels decline with age. Foods that stimulate testosterone like extremely high protein diet will increase sebum. There are many factors that affect hormones which will also affect the levels of sebum production. Please refrain from arguing because it is useless and pointless and will NEVER win anything especially on the internet.
The point of this site is to take the success stories of others and take it to consideration whether you apply it to your life or not. Good bye and have a nice day yall.