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Oily skin

Sebum is essential for maintaining the skin's moisture and protecting it from environmental factors. Excessive sebum production, characterized by an overproduction of the skin's natural oil, is typical for oily skin. Excess sebum production is one of the most detrimental factors to skin health and can lead to enlarged pores, acne, rosacea flare-ups, worsening hyperpigmentation, and constantly shiny skin. If you struggle with oily skin, you're not alone, as it's a common skin type. With the right skincare routine, you can keep oiliness to a minimum and achieve healthy, balanced skin.

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Symptoms of oily skin can vary individually, but typically, this skin type is associated with the following features:

Enlarged pores:

Sebum can accumulate and clog pores, leading to their enlargement.

Acne and impurities:

The skin may feel impure and rough, especially if pores are clogged with sebum. Oily skin is more prone to acne development. Excessive sebum production clogs pores and follicles, causing inflammation, swelling, and redness, resulting in blackheads (comedones) and pimples (papules and pustules).

Shiny skin: The skin's surface often appears shiny, especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin).

Challenges with makeup longevity:

Oily skin can cause makeup to slide off and reduce its longevity.

Irritation and redness:

Accumulation of sebum can cause irritation, sensitivity, and redness in the skin.

Pigment changes:

Excessive sebum production increases susceptibility to the formation of hyperpigmentation and may also slow down the treatment results of pigment changes.

Common Causes of Oily Skin:


Oily skin type can be hereditary.

Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations, especially during puberty, pregnancy, or menstruation, can increase sebum production and make the skin oily.


Consuming a diet rich in fatty or fried foods can exacerbate skin oiliness.

Skincare products:

The use of incorrect skincare products or harsh cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to increased oiliness.

Moisture and weather:

Hot and humid weather can stimulate sebaceous glands, increasing oil production.


In the treatment of oily skin, it is important to have a regular skincare routine with products optimized for your skin type. In addition to skincare routine, maintaining a balanced diet and adequate hydration are important aspects of managing oily skin.


Klinik Linnea recommends

In the treatment of oily skin, it is important to have a homecare plan optimized for the skin type and regular clinic treatments. Klinik Linnea recommends clinic treatments such as ZO Skin Health Stimulator Peel, pHformula AC coating treatments, AlumierMD chemical peels, HydraPeel treatment, and Hollywood Spectra AcnePeel laser treatments.

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