Got oily skin? Want a solution that actually works?
You’ve already heard the standard advice. And you’ve tried it all…with little to no success, right?
They told you that your oily skin was because of inadequate washing. So you washed more. And you’re skin got oilier.
Then you washed less. And somehow it got oilier still.
Then they told you that oily skin was hereditary. Gee…big help right? No solution there.
Then they told you to buy more skin care products. Now you have a cabinet full of crap and you still have oily skin.
It appears that someone lied. And here’s what they weren’t telling you:
Real Causes of Oily Skin
Here’s the real truth: The causes of oily skin are hormones, and stress.
Your hormones control how much oil your skin produces. When your hormones are messed up, your skin is usually messed up too.
Need proof? Take a look at the following 3 groups of people:
- Women with PMS
- Women who are pregnant
It’s common knowledge that these 3 groups of people typically suffer from wild hormonal swings. But have you ever noticed that they’re all extrememly likely to suffer from skin problems as well?
Think that’s a coincidence? Nope, me neither.
On to the next point…
The other cause of oily skin is stress. Reduce your stress levels and your skin is likely to show improvement as well.
I know…stress reduction is tricky. And with oily skin, it seems impossible.
Why? Because oily skin CAUSES stress! And stress causes more oily skin. It’s a vicious cycle.
You need a way to break this vicious cycle. And in a second, I’ll show you how you can. But before I do, let’s first look at one and only trick you can use today that can will give you immediate results.
The Instant Cure for Oily Skin
If you’ve got oily skin, you don’t want a solution that starts working 6 months from now. You want one that starts working NOW.
So here it is: Blotting paper. It’s that simple.
Keep a pack of blotting paper in your pocket and carry it around with you. Just dab one on your face at any time during the day when your skin is feeling oily.
That’s it. No more embarrassing oily skin when you’re out in public.
It’s not a permanent solution…but for now, it’s a start.
And now that we’ve eliminated the symptoms of oily skin, we can start working on eliminating the causes.
The One Week Cure for Oily Skin
1. Soak up some sun
Sun has a miraculous way of drying up oily skin, and clearing up your blemishes.
So start by getting a little bit of sun each day. You don’t need a lot. 20 to 30 minutes a day is perfect.
Go swimming at the pool, go running in the park, do it however you want. Just make sure you do it EVERY DAY, and make sure you never stay out for more than an hour.
If you happen to live in an area of the world that doesn’t get much sunlight, a vitamin D supplement is your next best option.
2. Nourish Your Skin
No I’m not talking about commercial skin products. Don’t buy them. They’re ALL garbage. ALL OF THEM!
Pick up a bottle of any skin care product and read the ingredients. What you’ll find is an endless list of unpronounceable and unheard of chemicals.
Think about it. Why would your skin require any of that junk to stay healthy?
Humans have gotten by just find for hundreds of thousands of years without any of that crap. Why would we need it now?
Here’s an extremely effective natural alternative: Coconut oil. Humans have been using it on their skin for generations.
It may sound strange applying oil to your skin to reduce oiliness, but it works. As an added bonus for those who also suffer from acne, the natural antibacterial properties of coconut oil can help with that as well.
Seriously. Try it and you’ll be amazed.
3. Add Supplements
Remember earlier when you learned that stress can aggravate your skin problems?
Well I promised you a solution for that, and here it is: A supplement known as rhodiola. It’s a natural herb that has been well established to significantly reduce levels the stress hormone cortisol. Less cortisol means less stress, and hopefully less oily skin as well.
The Lifetime Cure for Oily Skin
Forget about cosmetics. Forget about face washes. And forget about all those miracle magic potions.
They all suck.
They suck because they only focus on curing the symptom. If you want a true lasting solution to your oily skin, you need to get to the underlying cause of the problem.
So what is the underlying cause? Earlier I said that hormones were the cause. But what causes hormonal imbalances? Well it’s mainly your diet.
Adopting a healthier diet can result in miraculous changes…really. Not only will it improve your skin, it will take care of virtually all your other chronic health problems as well.
The reason why so many people give up on healthy eating is that they are basing their dietary choices on bad information.
Here’s the truth. All the diets out there are complete bullshit…except for one.
The Paleo Diet. If you want to learn more about it, click here.
For now, here’s the super short version:
EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT OF:
- Berries and Nuts
- Healthy Fats such as coconut oil and olive oil
- Corn, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Excessive Sugar in any form
- Any type of vegetable oil
- Any foods containing any of these these ingredients
Of course, there’s much more to it than that, but this simple to follow list will get you 90 percent of the way there. Try it for 2 weeks and you will be amazed…not only by the improvements in your skin, but by the improvements in virtually every other health problem you may have as well.
A Quick Summary of What We’ve Learned So Far
So what have we learned? Here’s a list of the most important points to take away from this article
- Oily skin is caused by hormones and stress.
- Blotting paper is the only instant remedy for oily skin.
- Sunlight, vitamins, and coconut oil are vastly superior to over-the-counter skin care products.
- Adopting a Paleo Diet lifestyle is the only permanent solution to your oily skin problem
So now that you know, what are you waiting for? Go take care of it and move on with your life. And good luck. 🙂