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I've heard and read that fish oil can cause oily skin. If so, why are so many people raving about it? I have oily skin naturally.... so I def. do not want to be taking something that is going to increase oily production. I've been taking fish oil for 8 years.... any suggestions?

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It seems to vary really, for myself it caused my skin to get much more oily and caused breakouts. For others it has helped there skin, i guess you dont know how it will effect your skin until you give it ago.

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Yes, the effects of fish oil seem to vary greatly from person to person. For me, it helped to REDUCE the oiliness of my skin a lot. It also seemed to improve the health of my hair and scalp. But, it made me break out in cystic acne (something I usually don't get too often).

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Fish oils have helped me SOOOOOOOOOO much with no bad side effects. Im talkng taking them orally of course. But i dont just take them directly, there in my RxOmega-3 Factors pill along with a bunch of other omega 3 stuff =P

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I say it helps a tremendous amount.

It doesn't matter if it's "OILY". Of course it's oil, it's a type of fatty acid.

But, it's an Omega 3 fatty acid.

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential in the diet for many things... brain development (about 50% of the cell membrane in brain tissue is composed of docohexanoic acid... DHA)

But also the anti-inflammatory response... So it will decrease the amount of reddness and inflammation, swelling... etc.

Omega 6 is like the opposite to omega 3. It will cause the inflammation response and is not good for your acne... but at the same time your body does need some omega 6 as well... and some inflammation is actually necessary for certain functions of the body.

The best ratio is a 1 to 1 ratio of omega 3 fatty acid intake to omega 6 fatty acid intake.

A typical North American will have an intake of about 1 to 30... as high as 1 to 100 even.

Think about all the cooking oils you use to make foods... vegetable oils, etc... All omega 6.

Excessive amounts of omega 6 in ratios like this can lead to a wide range of inflammatory disease. It will make your acne even worse in high ratios... leading to excessive redness and swelling.

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