oily skin because of whey protein shakes

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    Aug 01, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    i've been taking whey protein shakes twice a day for a short while now and i'm noticing my skin is getting really oily icon_sad.gif especially my face and my shoulders are really greasy at the end of the day. i wash my face 2 times a day with clearasil product.
    i got my acne back too, but by taking more vitamines and eating more fruit and drinking more water that is gone now again.
    but the oily skin is still there, how can i get rid of it?

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    Aug 01, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    gentgymdude saidi've been taking whey protein shakes twice a day for a short while now and i'm noticing my skin is getting really oily icon_sad.gif especially my face and my shoulders are really greasy at the end of the day. i wash my face 2 times a day with clearasil product.
    i got my acne back too, but by taking more vitamines and eating more fruit and drinking more water that is gone now again.
    but the oily skin is still there, how can i get rid of it?



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    Aug 01, 2013 11:50 PM GMT
    Are you sure the oily skin is being caused by the whey protein? I've personally never heard of this occurrence, but everyone's different.
    Have you tried stopping the whey protein altogether to see if your skin improves?

    If it does end up being caused by the protein, then you should check the label to make sure there isn't another type of additive in the ingredients that might be causing it.

    The other thing you mentioned was washing your face 2x's daily with Clearasil. That may be another cause. I used to use Clearasil daily, then all of a sudden my face started breaking out like a pizza maker. I stopped using it and used other products and I was finally able to control the break outs. This might be another cause for your increased oil production on your face.
  • BAHBAA

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    Aug 01, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    skin creates more oil when its too dry to compensate... sounds like you need to try a mild cleanser.
  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    I have never heard of whey causing that. But just put a bath towel over you pillow and see if that helps. Hair can become oily and get onto your pillow, then onto your face. By using a towel on your pillow, it absorbs the oil and keeps it off of your face. Try it...no chemicals needed. It also wont irritate your skin like many cleansers can. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    i thought it was because i was Italian .
  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 12:17 AM GMT
    ^

    If that is the case....add a little balsamic icon_wink.gif (j/k)
  • Montague

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    Aug 02, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    How much do you sweat? Are you in the sun a lot trying to get that tan action?
  • mybud

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    Aug 02, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    It may not be acne...It may be an allergic reaction to milk products...I experience this..You can try cutting back on the shakes and get your protein from other sources...beef jerky, grilled chicken, almonds or peanuts,beans or soybeans..Just a thought.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    yep, it might not be an allergy, but ive cut diary out for 2 weeks....and JEEPERS...thats a difference..
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    tnx for al the quick responses, this problem really sucks haha,

    i'm starting to think it's an allergic reaction too, it really only happens when i use the protein shakes, i've stopped 2 times for a week and then at the end of the week my skin was back to normal.

    but i would really like to keep using protein shakes because i eat a university campus every day and i don't have time to cook myself enough protein rich meals.
    are there maybe protein products that won't give me this reaction? maybe isolate is better?
  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
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    well, if you are allergic to whey, there are protein alternatives.

    Maybe pea protein, hemp protein, etc.
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:57 AM GMT
    I've never had that problem from drinking protein shakes. If you scrub your face too hard when you shower it can make it oily later.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    gentgymdude saidtnx for al the quick responses, this problem really sucks haha,

    i'm starting to think it's an allergic reaction too, it really only happens when i use the protein shakes, i've stopped 2 times for a week and then at the end of the week my skin was back to normal.

    but i would really like to keep using protein shakes because i eat a university campus every day and i don't have time to cook myself enough protein rich meals.
    are there maybe protein products that won't give me this reaction? maybe isolate is better?
    Isolate will basically be the same...Try Soy protein...it tastes better than most veggie proteins..I hated the taste of hemp powder...HATED IT...
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    Aug 04, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    Soy is not good for men, it raises estrogen levels. Try true nutrition , you can make your own blends.
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    Aug 12, 2013 1:17 PM GMT
    Seriously? The soy thing again?

    Soy is probably better avoided due to the pesticides they use on the crops than the amount of estrogens you're going to get from the soy protein.

    OP: Check out the other ingredients in your protein powder; theres a good chance the sugars / carbs and fats are likely to be the cause - an unflavored protein powder (or whey protein isolate by itself) may be worth a try...

    Foods Containing Natural Estrogens

    Alfalfa
    Animal flesh
    Anise seed
    Apples
    Baker's yeast
    Barley
    Beets
    Carrots
    Cherries
    Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
    Clover
    Cowpeas (black- eyed peas)
    Cucumbers
    Dairy Foods
    Dates
    Eggs
    Eggplant
    Fennel
    Flaxseeds
    Garlic
    Hops
    Licorice
    Oats
    Olive oil
    Olives
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Peas
    Peppers
    Plums
    Pomegranates
    Potatoes
    Pumpkin
    Red beans
    Red clover
    Rhubarb
    Rice (relatively high)
    Sage
    Sesame seeds
    Soybean sprouts
    Soybeans
    Split peas
    Sunflower seeds
    Tomatoes
    Wheat
    Yams


    Estrogen Inhibiting Foods

    If you are suffering from breast cancer, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other situations that estrogen might exacerbate, the following estrogen inhibiting foods might be of interest to you.

    Berries
    Broccoli
    Buckwheat
    Cabbage
    Citrus Foods
    Corn
    Figs
    Fruits (except apples, cherries, dates, pomegranates)
    Grapes
    Green beans
    Melons
    Millet
    Onions
    Pears
    Pineapples
    Squashes
    Tapioca
    White rice
    White flour

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    Aug 12, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    I've had the oily skin problem all my life.

    Gold Bond powder works great for me...just rub it all over my body after showering, then wipe it off with a damp cloth. It keeps my skin from looking greasy all day long, even if I sweat.
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    Aug 21, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    sc69 saidSeriously? The soy thing again?

    Soy is probably better avoided due to the pesticides they use on the crops than the amount of estrogens you're going to get from the soy protein.

    OP: Check out the other ingredients in your protein powder; theres a good chance the sugars / carbs and fats are likely to be the cause - an unflavored protein powder (or whey protein isolate by itself) may be worth a try...

    Foods Containing Natural Estrogens

    Alfalfa
    Animal flesh
    Anise seed
    Apples
    Baker's yeast
    Barley
    Beets
    Carrots
    Cherries
    Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
    Clover
    Cowpeas (black- eyed peas)
    Cucumbers
    Dairy Foods
    Dates
    Eggs
    Eggplant
    Fennel
    Flaxseeds
    Garlic
    Hops
    Licorice
    Oats
    Olive oil
    Olives
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Peas
    Peppers
    Plums
    Pomegranates
    Potatoes
    Pumpkin
    Red beans
    Red clover
    Rhubarb
    Rice (relatively high)
    Sage
    Sesame seeds
    Soybean sprouts
    Soybeans
    Split peas
    Sunflower seeds
    Tomatoes
    Wheat
    Yams


    Estrogen Inhibiting Foods

    If you are suffering from breast cancer, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other situations that estrogen might exacerbate, the following estrogen inhibiting foods might be of interest to you.

    Berries
    Broccoli
    Buckwheat
    Cabbage
    Citrus Foods
    Corn
    Figs
    Fruits (except apples, cherries, dates, pomegranates)
    Grapes
    Green beans
    Melons
    Millet
    Onions
    Pears
    Pineapples
    Squashes
    Tapioca
    White rice
    White flour



    Yeah soy doesnt increase estrogen levels in men. But milk products can affect your skin. I get melia when I have any sort of dairy.
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    Aug 22, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    Water is the best medicine for an oily face. Yet face has to be washed consistently in equal intervals in a day. This will let your face stay fresh.