So I’d like to pick your brains on something- I’ve figured out the underlying cause of my SUPER oily skin. I’m happy I finally have my acne portion under control- however I really need to cure my oil problem as it’s excessive and causes me a lot of stress and anxiety. I went for blood work last week and my doctor sent me for more because he believes I may have high insulin levels.
After researching like crazy I’ve realized this directly affects sebum production and androgens as well. He also prescribed me Diane 35 which is an anti-androgen birth control. I don’t want to have to take it- as I’ve been off birth control for 3 months now without issues, I’d love to keep it that way. In order for me to treat my insulin resistance and cure my oily skin- I know my diet has to continue being very good.
About 3 months ago I completely cut out all dairy, sugar, gluten, wheat and grains. I eat veggies, meat, eggs , nuts and nut butters and occasionally some rice cakes with coconut spread and cheese/butter for fat and fruit maybe a few times a week. I cook everything in extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil and make desserts with coconut or almond flour. Now- its been 3 months and like I said, my acne is gone- but the oil is not.
I’ve read millions of studies on simple carbohydrates causing insulin spikes and of course this is obvious. But after cutting those out for 3 months, I can’t understand why my oily skin is still there?
I’ve also recently read about cutting out all fruit/grains(even my beloved rices cakes) because that can cause insulin spikes.
And the whole reason I’m writing this is because today I came across a few articles saying that any animal protein- such as meat, eggs and butter- can cause HUGE insulin spikes- twice as much as white pasta.
This completely boggled my mind! Does anyone have any input on this? Has anyone cured insulin resistance and more specifically oily
skin from it? With what diet?!
If anyone would like sources- I’ll go back and find the articles.