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Hello guys,

I've been on an oily skin cure journey ever since covid began. I figured it was the perfect time to finally do something about my oilyness. I've had oily skin since I hit puberty which is over 15 years ago and it has really affected my self confidence, especially as it's gotten worse throughout the years, ie I've been prone to pimples, gotten cysts, scars, large pores, discoloration, textured skin, etc. The consensus was that there was no cure and going to the dermatologist proved no help, as he agreed there was no cure and just said to use differin and a clay mask to help with the blackheads.

Anyways, I became obsessed with finding a cure and put on my scholar/researcher hat and browsed the internet for anything relating to oily skin. I lurked on here, on reddit and read a lot of ncbi/science direct articles. Fiiiiiiinally, after months, I found something that calmed my oilyness to like 90 percent. It was a combination of things but I'll break it down for you guys.

The first thing that I noticed worked was fish oil/ omega 3s. I read on someone's reddit post that fish oil cured their oily skin. I was skeptical but upon further research found some articles explaining that our modern diet has too many omega 6s, which puts our omega 3 to omega 6 ratios out of wack. More research led me to articles explaining that too many omega 6s lead to creating inflammatory cells called leukotrienes. Specific ones called leukotrienes b4 produce sebum when dht is present in the skin, and an abundance of them leads to oily skin. And if I recall correctly the pathways to create leukotrienes are done so in fat/adipose tissue. There was also an article showing how zileuton, an ltb4 (leukotriene b4) inhibitor, reduced oily skin for a woman.

So due to that reddit post and those articles I basically cut off any processed oils from my diet. I also started taking 3 grams of high quality, super low oxidized omega 3s. The articles I read said that you need a high dose of omega 3s to see/feel any benefits since our ratios are so off. Also low quality/rancid fish oils will not work and may actually be bad for your health. Good quality fish oil should have the oxidation level printed on the package and it's date of production. I don't know how true any of that is but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Some people have claimed that omega 3s didn't help but it could be due to low quality fish oils, low dosages, and the fact that they kept consuming processed vegetable oils. The ratio of ancient man was about 1:4 of omega 3s to omega 6s and today's western diets may be up to 1:20 or higher. You may not need fish oil, as ocean algae are the ones that create omega 3s, so omega 3 supps derived from algae may work too. I opted for the fish oil due to the fact that they were prepackaged in 3 gram vials and it was more convenient to consume them that way rather than swallowing 8-9 capsules. They also have 1,300 ius of vitamin d but I know that wasn't a factor as I've been taking 4000 ius of vitamin d for months and that hasn't helped my situation (unless they have a synergetic effect). 

Long story short I didn't notice anything until about 2 weeks in. My overnight oil production dropped drastically. A caveat here, I was getting anxious since I wasn't seeing quick results and added a 90 percent akba extract supplement at about day 12 or day 13. Akba is also an ltb4 inhibitor (it has a really long scientific name but that's the abbreviation). Apparently omega 3 supplementation takes weeks to months for you to see results, but I think the combo of both really supercharged it. I ran out of the akba but for the most part my overnight oil production dropped to like 70-90 percent. I've been on omega 3 supps for almost 2 months and the akba supp lasted me about a month. The oilyness reduction is still maintaining even though I ran out/stopped taking akba. I read an article that said you needed a minimum of 150 mg of akba for it to be effective. So overall it worked for overnight oil production but not for my day production although there was some daytime reduction. I don't know the science to that, but hey thats a W for me .

The second thing that worked was a full spectrum cbd facial oil. The one I bought is just full spectrum, cbd, cannabis sativa seed oil, and a coconut derived medium-chain trygliceride oil. I've been using it for a few days and wow it basically cut my day time production by 90 percent. There's an article/study saying cbd may be as potent as accutane/vitamin a in reducing sebum production. The study was done on sebocyte cells on a petri dish, so there's no proof it'll work on humans, but it worked for me.

Lastly, I also used and continue to use a moisturizer with avocuta which is a dht inhibitor. I've been using it for months and I only saw a minor improvement but I stuck with it. I want to say I saw maybe a 20 percent improvement with that, but hey anything helps. 

In conclusion, cutting out processed vegetable oils, adding high quality/high dosage omega 3s, and cbd facial oil has helped me. I told myself I would share the "cure" with the world once I found it and I think this is as close as I'm going to get. It worked for me and I hope it works for you. I wish I would've discovered this earlier as it would've improved my social/dating life, but you don't know what you don't know.

All I gotta say is do your research and never give up or lose hope. Obviously some things can't be changed, but I believe a lot of our modern ailments are due to our diet and environmental factors. I read an article about a guy who was bed ridden and Drs gave up on him, so he took it upon himself to find a cure. It took him years of research but he had a theory on what was causing his illness, so he reached out to Drs to see if they would take him up on his theory, but they all brushed him off. Finally one Dr was open minded enough to help him, and he turned out to be right. I can't remember if he ended up taking medication or if he had a medical procedure done, but he basically got better, was able to walk again, and is now teaching Drs at health conferences about his illness. Basically no one cares about your health more than you, so care for yourself.

Don't quote me on everything I mentioned as I'm writing this from memory. Google it and you will find what I'm talking about.  I would post links to the articles but I basically did all the legwork so you guys can take it from here. Lastly, everyone is different so this may or may not work for you. Some people are more negatively affected by our modern diets/ environmental factors and it might show on their skin. Others may have oily skin for other reasons as well.

I forgot to mention I'm a 29 year old Hispanic male and I only have oily skin on my t-zone. So I get oily on my forehead, eyelids, and nose. The forehead oilyness went away with just the fish oil, my nose is the most oily so that's where I apply the cbd oil, and my eyelids are still oily but I haven't been putting the cbd on there. I'll start applying cbd oil on them and we'll see what happens. Also I cut off dairy just as a precaution since I read it might cause inflammation for those who are lactose intolerant, which is everyone who isn't descended from herder people. If I'm not mistaken it also creates leukotrienes. I'm part Spanish, but last I checked Spain is 30 percent lactose intolerant, so I'm most likely intolerant as well. I've also started eating healthier, started walking daily, and I've lost about 15 pounds since March. I know losing the weight/the healthy diet isn't a main factor as I used to work out and eat healthy back in the day, but I was still oily. Perhaps the diet and walking sped up the effects of the fish oil and maybe reduced leukotriene production, but I'm not sure. I used to blot every few hours and the sheets would be filled with oil. Now I blot every few hours just to get little specs of oil. I haven't been out much due to covid but next time I'm out I'll either use OC8 to absorb the small remaining amount of oil I produce. Or maybe I'll use high zinc sunblock as I noticed that aborbs or possibly decreases oil production for a few hours as well.

Like almost everyone on here, I haven't read the member agreement, so I'm not sure if I can post the products I use. I don't think specific brands matter, but quality does. 

Hopefully people suffering from oily skin try this out and it works, and hopefully it's not just a fluke. Sorry to hijack this post lol, but I found this to be the most comprehensive one in regards to oily skin so I figured it would be most beneficial to post my findings here. I'll check back every once in a while in case I forgot to mention something, or if you guys have questions, but honestly I just wanna post this and be done with it. I will also not look for or post the links to the articles as you guys can do that yourselves. 

I wish my oily skinned brethren good luck! I don't ask for anything in return if it works for you except for you to spread the word and for you to do something nice for someone else. Peace and love! 

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dude, that's a huge gift you give to us. I'm low dosing accutane for 5 years now, it works but i want to be out of this, so i will definitly give it a try. What brand of fish oil do you use, and what is your cbd cream ? Thx a lot dude.

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I would also love to know which specific fish oil supplement you took, if you dont feel comfortable posting it here then a pm would be great. And thanks for sharing your success. CBD oil didnt help me but maybe thats because i used CBD isolate instead of full spectrum.

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Years of discussions......and here we are again!!
fish oil does nothing for oil skin.

don’t waste your money in useless supplements (eat the “real” fish instead).

best regards  

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On 1/27/2021 at 5:45 AM, Penthotal11111 said:

Years of discussions......and here we are again!!
fish oil does nothing for oil skin.

don’t waste your money in useless supplements (eat the “real” fish instead).

best regards  

If you read the post youd see he said a lot more than just fish oil

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On 1/23/2021 at 5:26 PM, WarrantedAide said:

dude, that's a huge gift you give to us. I'm low dosing accutane for 5 years now, it works but i want to be out of this, so i will definitly give it a try. What brand of fish oil do you use, and what is your cbd cream ? Thx a lot dude.

Hey friend. I relate, I'm on accutane (10mg daily) for 8 years now. Surprisingly enough, accutane stopped working and my skin is back to producing oil so I'm at loss. Let me know how it's going for you and what experience are you having.

What dosage are you on? Did it completely eliminate your oil or do you still shine? 

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Hey guys, 

Just giving an update. Search full spectrum fish oil on google. They should be one of the first options that pull up. They offer 3000 milligram vials, kinda hard to miss them. Their brandname has "innovative" in the title. Also, for the cbd oil search age adapting cbd. It's kinda pricey but I got their 15 dollar bottle sample to try out. 

Also my nose is oily again but I think I know why. After a few days of using the cbd oil I thought I was in the clear, so I decided to use a blackhead mask on it. Later that day I was back to being oily :/ . Then a day later I used .1 tazarotene for those blackheads. Since then my nose is back to being oily. I was disappointed and thought maybe it was a coincidence that I wasn't oily while I used the cbd oil.

I think the blackhead mask made my skin sensitive. Also, thru research I found people have commented on how retinoids make them oily and it has to do with how it messes with your moisture barrier. However, other people stated retinoids made them less oily. I'm in the retinoids make me oilier camp, so Im following a moisture barrier repair routine and we'll see if the cbd keeps working. I really hope it wasn't a coincidence...

Also I stopped buying the fish oil supplements as I think it's not necessary after a certain point. But I do have to be conscious of eating more seafood and limiting my vegetable oil consumption. Pretty much all the processed food we eat has vegetable oil in it and we weren't designed to eat that much of it. Anyways I hope I just need to repair my moisture barrier for the cbd oil to work. I'll stop using blackhead masks and tazarotene for a while and well see how everything goes. Wish me luck!

 

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On 4/11/2021 at 6:11 AM, Spreadlove said:

Hey guys, 

Just giving an update. Search full spectrum fish oil on google. They should be one of the first options that pull up. They offer 3000 milligram vials, kinda hard to miss them. Their brandname has "innovative" in the title. Also, for the cbd oil search age adapting cbd. It's kinda pricey but I got their 15 dollar bottle sample to try out. 

Also my nose is oily again but I think I know why. After a few days of using the cbd oil I thought I was in the clear, so I decided to use a blackhead mask on it. Later that day I was back to being oily :/ . Then a day later I used .1 tazarotene for those blackheads. Since then my nose is back to being oily. I was disappointed and thought maybe it was a coincidence that I wasn't oily while I used the cbd oil.

I think the blackhead mask made my skin sensitive. Also, thru research I found people have commented on how retinoids make them oily and it has to do with how it messes with your moisture barrier. However, other people stated retinoids made them less oily. I'm in the retinoids make me oilier camp, so Im following a moisture barrier repair routine and we'll see if the cbd keeps working. I really hope it wasn't a coincidence...

Also I stopped buying the fish oil supplements as I think it's not necessary after a certain point. But I do have to be conscious of eating more seafood and limiting my vegetable oil consumption. Pretty much all the processed food we eat has vegetable oil in it and we weren't designed to eat that much of it. Anyways I hope I just need to repair my moisture barrier for the cbd oil to work. I'll stop using blackhead masks and tazarotene for a while and well see how everything goes. Wish me luck!

 

Hoping to see your progress soon. Good luck and keep us posted. 

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