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PostSubject: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:01 pm

Recently I decided to do a search for, "How to deal with oily skin" or "How to care for Oily Skin" in the google search engine. After researching the topic rather thoroughly I learned that "Oily Skin" is not a dietary related problem (not wholey). It is in fact genetic (in some cases). While you might be saying, "OH DEAR GOD! I'm always going to be this way?!" Fear not! Please read on my fellow oily skinned brethren.

History Lesson: Waaaay back when our ancestorys most likely came from a climate where having oily skin would have been really awesome, like excessively dry, extremely cold, etc, etc. In these types of conditions our skin thrives! But for some of us it is at the cost of beautiful pimple free skin. If you're living in a region of America or anywhere else that oily skin isn't especially needed, it can get annoying.
Most likely the groups that will possibly have oilly skin genetics could be those decended from the Norse (Vikings, etc), possibly the Celts, perhaps Greek, Roman, or Italian, and possibly some others.

But knowledge is power and I'm here to restore that power to you over your body. While some places will argue that diet is part of the problem, for people who have glands that naturally overproduce oil, it has less to do with diet, but you should be looking after yourself nonetheless in all ways.

Pros of Oily Skin: Unlike people who have what is considered, "Normal" skin. They will age just as normally as everyone else. For people like us however we will age slowly and stay younger looking longer. It is because of the oils in our skin. The oil helps to hydrate our skin so that the skin does not of course dry out. Thus allowing us to have this seemingly strange power of slow age progression.

Cons: I'm sure we've all already experienced them, blemishes, pimples, etc. Need I say more? Not to mention the shine! Yikes!

So what can you do to help yourself? Simple, if you're strapped for cash use a mild soap to wash your face, a low percentage rubbing alcohol and a simple oil free moisturizer like Aloa Vera. If you can afford to be a bit spendy you'll want a basic facial scrub/wash, an astringent of 1% to 2% of something remotely sounding like abensontyl or bensontyl something like that (I tried to find the links I had from before but no luck and I even tried to look it up with no avail). They then recommend using a lotion or moisturizer on your face that is oil free. I prefer natural methods myself and they recommend Aloe Vera as one type of moisturizer you would not have to wash off your face, because it has many medicinal qualities and rehydrates the skin (NOT JUST great for sunburns anymore folks).
It's recommended you wash your face at least 2 times, but some dermatologist suggest washing three times a day but this can cause overdrying. As I said, it all depends on how you care for your skin after you wash it (the astringent you use and moisturizer after).
For taking care of excess oil throughout the day they suggest using Clean & Clear: Oil-Absorbing Sheets Cleansers.
But to show I'm not blowing smoke out my ass here are some links to other sites for natural to chemical facial solutions for taking care of your Oily skin:
Skincarenet.org
1st Holistic.com
Ehow - How to make your own astringent
Ehow - Methods of Coping with Oily Skin
EZ Articles.com - Got Oily Skin?
Wisegeek - How Can I deal With Oily skin?

Well have fun folks! I certainly hope that helps! I feel very empowered now that I know how to take care of my skin and very motivated to take the steps necessary to make changes in my life so my skin is beautiful and blemish free.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:47 am

.________. ;-; this sucks...
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:27 pm

I got the same problem to ya know. ;P Doctors still insist it is affected by diet. The key is to eat more fruit then overly fatty foods in that case.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:11 am

i already eat like that, still have relentless hoardes of evil pimples all ovr my face, chest and back, and even creeping ever southwards... and at the same time my skin freaking GLOWS in the sunlight! T-T flash from a camera and i look like a lightbulb! i've next to givn up! ;-;
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:55 pm

Well keeping your hands off your face helps. Not picking at blemishes helps as well. If you washed your face and used Aloe as your astringent/moisturizer (because it does both jobs), the Aloe will also heal old cuts or wounds as well as do the other nifty stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:04 am

huh.... i should do that... i think we hve an aloe plan growing at our house.
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:56 pm

I think you'll just need one medium sized leaf, not sure if a small one would do the job.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:56 am

*shrugs.* thanks for the tip. ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:34 pm

I just am not sure. My Step-Mother owns an aloe plant and she would use it on her scalp. Aloe is a multi-medicinal plant so it has many good uses.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:14 am

well, i do have these little pads that are like dampened with alchahol... they work realy well. i had stopped using them for like half a year, cause i wasn't shaving, but i shaved back to my goatie this afternoon and used a pad.
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:59 pm

Well then you need a moisturizer to go with that so your skin doesn't dry out, because if it does it will overproduce oil to compensate.

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:46 pm

shit. XP heheh. alright, thank you for the warning. ^_^ i'll try to find a good moisterizer that won't burn a hole in my pocket. geek
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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:04 am

lol Indeed and avoid ones that use oil in them, that won't help you either. XP

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PostSubject: Re: Have Oily Skin? Read On!   Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:47 am

okies. o.o
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