|Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous oil secreting glands
overproduce more oil than is needed for proper
lubrication of the body's skin. This excess oil can clog pores and
also cause skin blemishes. Oily skin is probably mainly a factor of heredity, but it
is known to be affected by factors such as diet, hormone levels, and
Humidity and hot weather can also stimulate the sebaceous glands into
producing more oil than normal. Because human skin tends to become dryer with
because of the hormonal changes of adolescence, oily skin is common in
teenagers, but it can occur at any age. At other times in people's
lives hormonal changes may occur that can be a problem like menopause.
Many people have skin that is
oily only in certain areas and dry or normal in others, a condition
known as "combination" skin. Normally, the chin, forehead, nose,
and the upper back tend to be oilier than other areas of the body. Oily skin
does has some positive aspects. It is slow to develop age spots and discoloration,
fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs
of aging. It doesn't
freckle or turn red in the sun on the contrary, it usually tans evenly and
very beautifully. On the negative side, oily skin is vulnerable to "breakouts"
well past adolescence and has a chronically shiny appearance, an oily
or greasy feeling, as well as enlarged pores.
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to lubricate the skin and are needed for skin health and the
proper functioning of the body's nervous system. Good sources of
essential fatty acids include omega from fish, flax seed, and borage seed.
& Mineral supplement
B vitamins, zinc, vitamins E, A, and D and other supplements
needed for good skin healthcare. The nutrients found in a
daily supplement are needed for good general health and well
for smooth skin and also helps prevent dryness. It is also
required for building new skin tissue.
vitamins are very important for both good circulation and healthy
skin. Deficiencies of vitamin B6 has been linked to many skin
problems including eczema. vitamin
B12 is needed for cell formation and cell longevity.
often people with skin problems are not getting
enough zinc. This mineral helps strengthen the immune system and
promotes healing. Often a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement can help.
skin from free radicals
healing and it works well with frankincense and aloe vera
helps with detoxifying the body and healing.
with the healing of body tissues including the skin
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else