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Prevent and Reduce Oily Skin on Face

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Can diet control sebaceous glands?


Yes, a better diet will help in the function of sebaceous glands. If you eat too much oil through your diet, your sebaceous glands get too clogged and that's when pimples begin and other skin problems. If you take in healthy food all the time, you can avoid this from happening.

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How can I stop my skin from producing too much oil?

My face in particular tend to get too oily. Please help me resolve this problem and get oil-free and pimple-free skin.


Make sure that your cleanser for your face is not harsh. We can make the mistake of using a bar soap because it takes away the oil but then within a few minutes our skin begins producing even more oil than before. Here are more VisiHow articles to help you clear up your acne and oily skin:

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These will help clear your skin and control the oil. Exfoliate your face twice a week because this will unclog your pores. The Lush mask DIY can keep your pores tightened and reduce pimples and oil.

How long does it take to reduce oil production?

I would like to know how long does it take to reduce oil production if I follow all the steps mentioned. I have tried: Cleanser, toner and moisturizer plus I drink 3 liters of water a day


It can take a few weeks but you can do things like the Aloe Vera face mask to help in the meantime. If you are using toners and they are not helping then consider switching either to a DIY green tea toner or using aloe vera as a face mattifier each morning.

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Do you have information about the Seborrheic gland diet?

I hear you can cure oily skin and slow down the oil production glands on your face by controlling your diet eating the right foods. Do you have any diet recommendations for controlling oily skin and acne?

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Focus on foods high in Vitamin C and Omega 3. A recent study showed that caloric restriction can help aid in controlling oil and acne. Lose Weight with the 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Diet is a VisiHow article that explains how to calorie restrict. Follow this diet and when you are not on the 2 fasting days still eat clean. This means that you will want to avoid processed and fast foods high in triglycerides. Small switches such as swapping out bread for a romaine lettuce leaf can benefit your oil production. Though it may be tempting to eat those fries, swapping to a side salad can make a difference in your face.

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Sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, and spinach are all allowed in the Paleo diet. These foods can stop the acne and oil production within a month of a dietary change. Overall, your entire body will feel better and you will notice that you have better energy as well.

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Prevent and Reduce Oily Skin on Face

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Too much oil production in my face and full of acne?

Hi, can you please give me an advice on how to reduce or even resolve in that issue I am experiencing for past 12 years and have not yet get any cure that changed my face to old man. I am using Aesop Soap to clean my face and my body as whole. I am Appreciating your Advance.

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Aesop Soap in gel form for the face is not bad for dry skin but may not help your oil production and acne. This soap is better for those with dry/combination skin. You will want to consider using Cetaphil for Oily Skin cleanser in the place of the Aesops. Also, use an oil free daily moisturizer and sunscreen. You will want to exfoliate your skin twice a week to remove dead skin cells. You can make one with green tea leaves that is posted in a link above on this page. The green tea leaves will exfoliate your skin but you should also use the actual liquid tea as a toner to use after washing your face and before applying a facial moisturizer. You will notice a difference immediately with the green tea toner.

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How to decrease oil production while also maintaining an acne free face?

I've had very oily skin for about three years now. It's been getting increasingly worse. Every morning I wake up with a seriously crazy amount of oil on my forehead and nose, I mean it when I say crazy, I have yet to meet somebody with oily skin as bad as mine. If I don't blot throughout the day I'll only get more and more oily, my face literally doesn't stop producing oil. I read up on it almost 3 days a week depending on how frustrated I get with it. I've tried a lot of what is recommended, such as not washing my face too much (resulted in even more oil and breakouts), I tried jojoba oil (still producing as much oil if not more), tried apple cider vinegar, all types of toners and cleansers and benzoyl peroxide formulas and moisturizers. I eat very healthy, only drink water and the occasional tea or coffee, but rarely, and I've been vegetarian for a year. I understand the main cause is hormones or genetics, but I do have an identical twin that has never produced as much oil as I do in a day. I exfoliate 2 times a week, I put on a facial mask once a week, wash my face only morning and night, and some days just night time if I feel afraid to wash my face in the mornings knowing It'll come back in an hour. I really have no idea how to deal with it anymore, it's gotten really out of hand.. I have tried: Jojoba oil after I wash my face or before I got to bed, apple cider vinegar to wash my face or I put it on as a toner before bed, clean&clear foaming cleanser in the mornings and evenings, 10% benzoyl peroxide pimple cream. Last summer I tried to not wash my face at all and give it a break from all the products I've been putting on it and that did not help. I used to have facials but they dried out my skin a lot and I fear acne scarring so I stopped. I've tried most things that are recommended on the internet.. I think it was caused by: About two years ago I'd religiously put on molekul's facial mask over my T-zone (most oily parts) and sleep in it and wash it off in the morning. Back then I would do anything to not wake up with oily skin and now I realize that was not a good idea. I didn't let my skin breath overnight and I'd block up the pores that produced the most amount of sebum. I've stopped since then and recently I've just been putting a 10% benzoyl peroxide pimple cream on spots and moisturizing with jojoba oil after cleansing with apple cider vinegar or a foaming cleanser. I think that maybe I dried out my skin so much that it's not constantly trying to keep itself moisturized. I only get oily on my T-zone, none on my cheeks and very little on my chin.

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