09-08-2005, 04:32 PM
Senior Veteran (male)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Re: Cure For Oily Skin???
Hi, tata77! As littledaga says, eating less carbohydrate tends to reduce sebum production. This is because an increase in sugar in the bloodstream raises insulin production which, in turn, promotes oil production. However, it doesn't have to be too difficult to alleviate the problem. The carbohydrates you need to cut down on are the simple, refined ones. You can afford to eat the slow-burning, complex ones.
Refined carbohydrates are identified by their white or generally lighter appearance than complex carbohydrates e.g. brown (wholemeal) bread is less likely to promote sebum production that white bread, and (pound for pound) brown rice causes less of a sugar spike than white rice.
What I found, as you've been reading, is that by cleansing my digestive system, I have become less sensitive to the surge in insulin production brought about by sugar intake. I hope you experience the same thing. In the mean time, however, it will certainly help you to reign in your consumption of refined carbohydrates. Good luck
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