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Foods That Cause Oily Skin
Consider this: Diet can aggravate acne, but it doesn't cause oily skin [source: webmd]. Oily skin is hereditary -- you can change your diet or change your lifestyle, but if your mom or dad has oily skin, chances are you will, too. However, if your oily skin comes and goes, it may have less to do with genes and more to do with hormonal shifts in your body. ...Read more
Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks
Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want to attempt changing that. A salicylic gel or base is probably the most helpful but apply sparingly at night, starting with a couple of times per week, increasing nightly. Use a very gentle cleanser specifically for the face (not for oily skin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir what foods to eat to have a good skin?Sir please give me a list of foods which are good for skin.I have a oily skin.
What's best food for combo/oily skin? What should I avoid or take less? What should I consume more? What to do when I have a break out? 3 Blemishes:(
Be kind to your skin: Treating adult acne can be a challenge. The first step is to be kind to your skin and clean it with a gentle cleanser. Harsh scrubbing and strong soaps can make acne worse. The second step is to try the over the counter treatments available. Consult with your doctor to see which ones are right for you. The last step is to avoid picking at your acne as this can lead to scarring and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No easy answer: Exactly why one person gets acne and the next person doesn't is unanswerable at this time. What I do know is that washing oil off your skin won't touch your acne. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle. You can manage your acne; if topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin . 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one i like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more
Can taking a probiotic cause one to get oily skin? I think that happened after I took probiotics I'm drink and pill form.
Coincidence?: Probiotics won't do anything like this. It's probably just a coincidence. Check with your doctor if you remain concerned about it. ...Read more
How can I sooty dry skin on face? Had overactive throid and oily skin not have really dry skin and can't put makeup cause its so dry.. Help!
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
Is it true that oil-free moisturizer causes the skin to produce more oil for someone with combination and oily skin (or anyone for that matter)?
Not likely: The moisturizer mostly stays on the skin surface and its major function is to slow down the evaporation of water from your skin. Usually the body oil serves this function but the oil is washed off by bathing. If you have an oily skin, you should avoid using oil on the skin but oil-free moisturizer would not cause you to produce more oil. ...Read more
Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
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