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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

Changing my diet and taking vitamin C supplements has drastically reduced the oilyness of my skin, but it is still more oily than I'd like. Are there any more improvements I can make to my diet?

 

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ strawberries and a green smoothie (spinach, banana, frozen strawberries)

 

Lunch: Corn, potato, chicken

 

Dinner: Chicken, broccoli, potato, sometimes rice. Sometimes I also make stir fry (chicken, onion, garlic, coconut aminos, spinach, snow peas, asparagus, broccoli)

 

Late night snack: Another bowl of oatmeal with strawberries

 

Snacks throughout the day: Fruit and vegetables (carrots, grapes, apples, sometimes another banana).

 

 



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Vitamin B5 


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

Vitamin B5 

 

I don't want to take excessive amounts of vitamin B5



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

Just an update. I've discovered that soy and coconut aminos make my skin more oily. I've been avoiding them for about 2 weeks now and my nose, which is my most oily spot, is a lot better already.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

Do you do anything topically?



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:14 AM

I find that if I drink the juice of half a lemon in warm water every day, my skin is less oily. I still break out if I eat junk food or slack on my routine but it's almost always papules instead of the pustules and cysts that I used to have.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:45 AM

Do you do anything topically?

 

No, I have found that most things I put on my skin clog me. Lately I have only been using cleanser, and my non inflamed acne has reduced by a lot.

I find that if I drink the juice of half a lemon in warm water every day, my skin is less oily. I still break out if I eat junk food or slack on my routine but it's almost always papules instead of the pustules and cysts that I used to have.

 

Thanks. Do you know if drinking lemon water is bad for teeth? Maybe I'll try adding some lemon to my smoothie in the morning. Almost all my oil is gone so it seems like getting rid of this last little bit is the hardest. Sort of like when people say losing the last few pounds to reach their weight loss goal is the most difficult.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Bumping this up. Still looking for advice.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

Bumping again.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

The thing that made a huge difference for me was avoiding all oils in foods (margarine, butter, added oil, salad dressing, etc.) except for a very tiny amount of EVOO in cooking.  Excessively oily skin can be due to food allergies...so it can help to have that checked out.  Allergies create inflammation which in turn causes skin to ramp up oil.  Your diet looks very good otherwise.

 

I too am exceptionally sensitive to all topical oils and get really oily skin in response.  Sunscreens are the worst for me and cause so much inflammation you could see the oil seeping out.  The only moisturizer that works for me is the one recommended by my derm --- DML Lotion.  It was developed especially for sensitive acne prone skin...goes on light and dries quickly.  For years I hesitated using any moisturizer but my derm insisted and wierdly it worked to soothe inflammation and reduce oiliness (...along with the diet changes...).  DML is totally unnatural but it works for me.  I would never normally put something like it on my face...but oh well, it works...and far better than any of the natural organic moisturizers that cause my skin to redden and get oily!


Status - 99.9% clear

Morning - Panoxyl 4 Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 100 mg

Night - Cetaphil Antibacterial Bar, DML Lotion

Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion

Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods.  Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, and fermented foods.

Supplements - Opti l-zinc, citrical + D3

Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection 

 

 


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:16 AM

My skin is completely clear and less oily than when I had acne, but still quite oily/dewy. I'm over it. I think oiliness is just a genetic thing you're stuck with. My face is not an oil slick or anything. It just has a bit of a sheen all the time. I have noticed that the sheen does not get worse throughout the day like it used to when my skin was bad. My oil production has normalized, so it remains at sort of a homeostasis now. If your oil production is out of control crazy, drink carrot/beet juice every day. The vitamin A helps to normalize oil production. It does not dry you up, but it will keep you from producing oil nonstop.

 


Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).

 

Magic Juice

 

In a juicer, combine:

 

5-6 carrots

1 medium beet

2-3 stalks of celery

1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)

1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)

 

This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.

Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.

Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:14 PM

The thing that made a huge difference for me was avoiding all oils in foods (margarine, butter, added oil, salad dressing, etc.) except for a very tiny amount of EVOO in cooking.  Excessively oily skin can be due to food allergies...so it can help to have that checked out.  Allergies create inflammation which in turn causes skin to ramp up oil.  Your diet looks very good otherwise.

 

I too am exceptionally sensitive to all topical oils and get really oily skin in response.  Sunscreens are the worst for me and cause so much inflammation you could see the oil seeping out.  The only moisturizer that works for me is the one recommended by my derm --- DML Lotion.  It was developed especially for sensitive acne prone skin...goes on light and dries quickly.  For years I hesitated using any moisturizer but my derm insisted and wierdly it worked to soothe inflammation and reduce oiliness (...along with the diet changes...).  DML is totally unnatural but it works for me.  I would never normally put something like it on my face...but oh well, it works...and far better than any of the natural organic moisturizers that cause my skin to redden and get oily!

 

I already avoid all oils in my diet so that can't be the issue. How would you suggest looking into food allergies?

 

My skin is completely clear and less oily than when I had acne, but still quite oily/dewy. I'm over it. I think oiliness is just a genetic thing you're stuck with. My face is not an oil slick or anything. It just has a bit of a sheen all the time. I have noticed that the sheen does not get worse throughout the day like it used to when my skin was bad. My oil production has normalized, so it remains at sort of a homeostasis now. If your oil production is out of control crazy, drink carrot/beet juice every day. The vitamin A helps to normalize oil production. It does not dry you up, but it will keep you from producing oil nonstop.

 

 

My mom has oily skin too, but I am determined to overcome my genetics! lol.. My skin used to get oily within an hour of washing it, but now I can go around 8 hours. My nose is still a problem though, and it pumps out oil a lot more than other parts of my face. It's still nothing like it used to be though. I've been thinking about juicing for a while, but I don't think I can afford all the vegetable to make juice everyday. I'm hoping when I'm done with college I'll be able to do that.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

The thing that made a huge difference for me was avoiding all oils in foods (margarine, butter, added oil, salad dressing, etc.) except for a very tiny amount of EVOO in cooking.  Excessively oily skin can be due to food allergies...so it can help to have that checked out.  Allergies create inflammation which in turn causes skin to ramp up oil.  Your diet looks very good otherwise.

 

I too am exceptionally sensitive to all topical oils and get really oily skin in response.  Sunscreens are the worst for me and cause so much inflammation you could see the oil seeping out.  The only moisturizer that works for me is the one recommended by my derm --- DML Lotion.  It was developed especially for sensitive acne prone skin...goes on light and dries quickly.  For years I hesitated using any moisturizer but my derm insisted and wierdly it worked to soothe inflammation and reduce oiliness (...along with the diet changes...).  DML is totally unnatural but it works for me.  I would never normally put something like it on my face...but oh well, it works...and far better than any of the natural organic moisturizers that cause my skin to redden and get oily!

 

I already avoid all oils in my diet so that can't be the issue. How would you suggest looking into food allergies?

 

>>My skin is completely clear and less oily than when I had acne, but still quite oily/dewy. I'm over it. I think oiliness is just a genetic thing you're stuck with. My face is not an oil slick or anything. It just has a bit of a sheen all the time. I have noticed that the sheen does not get worse throughout the day like it used to when my skin was bad. My oil production has normalized, so it remains at sort of a homeostasis now. If your oil production is out of control crazy, drink carrot/beet juice every day. The vitamin A helps to normalize oil production. It does not dry you up, but it will keep you from producing oil nonstop.

 

 

My mom has oily skin too, but I am determined to overcome my genetics! lol.. My skin used to get oily within an hour of washing it, but now I can go around 8 hours. My nose is still a problem though, and it pumps out oil a lot more than other parts of my face. It's still nothing like it used to be though. I've been thinking about juicing for a while, but I don't think I can afford all the vegetable to make juice everyday. I'm hoping when I'm done with college I'll be able to do that.

 

 

I am also relatively broke, but spend all my disposable income on food. I juice relatively inexpensive vegetables and fruits like celery, beets, apples, and carrots. It doesn't make much sense to juice expensive vegetables, and carrots and beets are highly nutritious. Cal-Organic sells 15lb bags of GIGANTIC juicing carrots for $16. I get that and 7-8 beets, some celery and a few apples, and I'm set for a week or so. And that's if I'm drinking 2 pints a day. I guarantee if you really look at finances, you can find the money to put towards food. You'll just have to give up other things. In college, that meant I went out a lot less, and spent less on entertainment. I'm no longer in school, but I and my fiance are living on his teacher's salary, so money is still pretty tight. He's even better at budgeting than I am.

 

I don't eat breakfast or lunch, and instead drink juice throughout the day. I eat a nutritious dinner with my fiance in the evening. I guess it could get expensive if I was also eating food for breakfast and lunch. LOL I feel terrible telling you to eat less. I'm going to shut up now tongue.png

SIDENOTE: both my parents have oily skin and they look amazing and are in their 50s. It's not all bad :)


Edited by dscully, 19 February 2014 - 12:49 PM.

Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).

 

Magic Juice

 

In a juicer, combine:

 

5-6 carrots

1 medium beet

2-3 stalks of celery

1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)

1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)

 

This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.

Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.

Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!

10253792_10152330899888950_7455033623381
 


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

@paigems, i don't agree with your diet.

i would exchange chicken with beef (at least i get breakouts from these hormone injected chicken). potatoes-corn-rice (are you serious?) with buckwheat, and lentils/chickpeas/beans/peas/you name it, but buckwheat is the real medicine here (mostly for d-chiro-inositol). also add cabbage or make sure you get enough cruciferous everyday (again medicine - DIM). ocasional grapes for AHA, of course diversify with mackarel, etc but no sweet water hormonal altered farmed fish (again huge breakouts). and no fruits after 5pm, no food after 8pm (medicine foods like buckwheat should be your last meal), no major activity later in the evening and sleeping early and regulary.

indeed i'm not impressed by the power of nature - diet, but something went right these later 3-4months because i'm not oily anymore. (may also have been partly due to saw palmetto, but i doubt it had more than 50% contribution).

i would also recommend avoiding drying *topicals* like hot water, salty water, to much sun exposure. and get back to a more 5-ish ph. (indeed try putting a bit of apple cider vinegar in water for an ocasional topical)

good luck girls


Edited by DanTheNewWorld, 19 February 2014 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

They don't give hormones to chickens in the U.S.  There's no point. They grow fast enough.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Having trouble quoting again....

 

Dscully-

Thanks for all the info! I do eat breakfast and lunch; I have to or else I'd lose a ton of weight. Unfortunately, my parents are paying for all of my stuff since I'm a full time student without a job. Because of this, they sort of have a say about what I buy, and they told me they don't want to pay for me to juice :( They also have a bit of a problem with all the fresh and frozen veggies I've been buying lately, but so far they've been willing to pay for it. Thank goodness!

 

My mom also has oily skin and she looks great too. My dad has bone dry skin, though, and not a single wrinkle. I wish I got his skin genes!

 

Dan-

Thanks for critiquing my diet! I can try to replace my corns, potatoes, and rice with the things you mentioned. The reason I was eating those things was because they're high in calories and I lose weight very easily. Do you think you could possibly write out what you would eat on a typical day?
 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:00 AM

i generally have at least 2 different cooked foods to switch between throughout the day. that could be: lentils&buckwheat,peas&beans, whole rice+muchrooms&chickpeas, any combination like this, usually one more on protein than the other. these are separate from coocked meats food, like beef soup, bone broth, mackerel, etc.

 

the combinations depend on how much effort i did (more protein), generally carbs should be in the first part of the day. 15-30min before each meal i drink some herb tea, or herb capsule that i'm trying (now i'm on the liver specifics), or some sort of medicine food. water only 1hr after the meal(same for fruits). also the water should be "chewed". water first thing in the morning (with few drops of lemon). also in the morning(before the actual meal), stretches - exercises (get's the blood to the extremities -skin). there are so many details.. i avoid cooking in oil, which never sees sunlight (no food does). i add fresh parsley/dill to any meal. any meal should have enzymes that means > some garnish > salad of cabbage/carrots/beet/etc (i don't believe in juicing.. that fiber is very important). there are so many details.. lots of water between meals

 

 

so in the morning (15min after the "medicine herbs"/polen) i could eat for example lentils and bone broth, although i noticed some effects of the dissociated food eating, so i'm aware of it. with a lot of cabbage.

(fruits in between, usually an apple)

4hr later, chickpeas with carrots&beet salad, and some wallnuts.

(fruits in between)

4hr later beef soup + lentils (seems i've chose lentils&chickpeas for the day)

(pumpkin seeds in between)

4hr later (but not past 8pm) buckwheat or mackerel or bone broth, but the real aim is buckwheat, again with salad (again cruciferous, but these foods are also dependent on the season, for in the late summer it's melon euphoria lol, or salads in the spring, etc. but no eggplant).

and that's it, for later, acne/liver specific herb teas.

 

i hope i remembered the exact diet from that period in which i started getting rid of oilly skin, also i forgot to mention no dairy (this also includes butter) and during that period i haven't touched honey, i'm not sure about bread during that time, but if ate it it was definitely homemade whole bread. i also remember i had 2 stools a day. (occasionally even 3). after one month and a half i noticed oilly skin was gone. also topically i used a bit of homemade vineger+water (and salt which i think it may be a bad idea). again saw palmetto also contributed.

that's it, good luck.


Edited by DanTheNewWorld, 20 February 2014 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

Paige: replace those things with sweet potatoes & squashes. Coconut. avocados. And for the grains, buckwheat, oats, quinoa. And of coarse lentils & other beans. I eat buckwheat with spices, coconut, chopped apple, etc for breakfast. I add coconut oil too. I used to love sweet potatoes for breakfast, but I often have them for lunch. They are my go to if I need to bring a lunch somewhere. I sprinkle them with my mix of cinnamon, cayenne & sea salt, olive oil & greens. Kep bags of frozen chopped greens on hand & add them to everything.

You can make the oat and banana cookies for snacks. The basic recipe is a couple overripe bananas mashed with a cup of rolled oats. But I left that recipe behind ages ago. First of all, in needs a little salt. @ 1/4 tsp. And I make them with squash or sweet potatoes instead of bananas, add spices, dark chocolate, cocoa, nut butter, add some of my buckwheat breakfast 'cereal' etc. but the banana/oat combo is especially beneficial in the evening to aid sleep for the tryptophan & seratonin. But only have a little bit. don't eat much in the evening. Try to leave a 12 - 14 hour fast before breakfast. But fasting doesn't have to mean zero calories. It means very few.

I'm going to bump the intermediate fasting thread for you to read about the many benefits especially those that affect acne, the studies and the various methods.

Edited by alternativista, 20 February 2014 - 07:36 AM.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:55 AM

Yesterday was a pretty normal day for me. I ate/drank:

 

2 pints vegetable juice before noon.

 

Around 1:45 I had some salmon and broccoli. Salmon was cooked over low heat in a couple tbsp butter. Broccoli was steamed and eaten with some butter. Both were lightly seasoned. I don't use lots of salt, but I use a little. I also put some curry seasoning on the fish because I like the taste.

 

For dinner I had two big bowls of homemade chicken soup with bone broth (from chicken bones), added gelatin, radishes, peas, carrots, and celery. I had one slice of homemade sourdough bread with butter with my soup. I don't eat lots of bread. It's technically one of my off-limits foods, but I tolerate sourdough well provided I don't eat a lot of it and it's homemade.


Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).

 

Magic Juice

 

In a juicer, combine:

 

5-6 carrots

1 medium beet

2-3 stalks of celery

1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)

1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)

 

This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.

Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.

Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!

10253792_10152330899888950_7455033623381
 


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Thank you so much everyone. I really appreciate all your responses :) I'm going to try to incorporate the things you guys mentioned into my diet and see how it goes.






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