July 12, 2017
Mr Acne: I have a lot of pimples so I decided to use an oil-control face wash, but it seems like I have even more pimples?
CheckCheckCin: The construction of skin is very amazing and when it feels dryness on the surface, it will automatically excrete more oils to moisten the skin. A lot of people with acne problem naturally have stronger oil excretion and to solve acne and oily face issues, they will choose to use facial products with oil controlling functions. But since these only address surface oil, the base surface continues to excrete more oil which makes the problem worse. If you have a lot of facial oil and acne issues, it is likely due to damp-heat so you can try eating foods that clear heat and dispel dampness. Those with weak stomach and spleen can try rice water made with red rice, water rice and coix seeds.
Foods that clear heat and dispel dampness:
Winter melon, mung beans, rice beans, old cucumber, corn silk