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What Should I Do To Control My Oily Skin?

Oily skin is a common condition that can lead to clogged pores, a shiny look on the skin’s surface, and acne. If you find yourself blotting your face several times throughout the day or struggling to manage frequent breakouts, Twin Ports Dermatology can provide the products and treatments you need to achieve clear and mattified skin.

How Do I Know if I Have Oily Skin?

The common characteristics of oily skin include a shiny-looking appearance to the skin, prominent or visible pores, and frequent breakouts. To determine if you have oily skin, simply monitor how your skin looks and feels throughout the day. 

You can also wash your face with a mild cleanser, wait 30 minutes before putting on any makeup or products, and assess your skin afterward. If you are still unsure if your skin is oily, you can book a consultation with us at Twin Ports Dermatology to determine your skin type. 

*individual results may vary.

What Causes Oily Skin?

Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, a waxy substance responsible for keeping your skin hydrated. Factors that can lead to oily skin include genetics, age, where you live, the season, enlarged pores, and using the wrong skin products for your skin type. 

Request a Consultation Today!

Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Should I Do To Control My Oily Skin?

You can incorporate several habits, products, and treatments into your routine to manage oily skin. At Twin Ports Dermatology, we provide a variety of medical-grade products and treatments to help you control your oily skin. 

The Right Skincare Products and Routine

Proper skincare and high-quality products are essential to managing oily skin and acne. No matter your skin type, cleansing regularly is a must, but when it comes to oily skin, you will need to ensure the products you use are free of oils and are non-comedogenic so they won’t clog your pores.

Products containing retinoids or salicylic acid can be very beneficial for managing oily skin and breakouts. Our Advanced Smoothing Cream and Advanced Smoothing Pads are excellent products that can improve the appearance of oily and blemish-prone skin.


DiamondGlow® is a resurfacing treatment that exfoliates your skin to give you a glowing complexion. As one of our experienced technicians moves the DiamondGlow® diamond-tipped wand over your skin, it will exfoliate your skin and cleanse your pores, ridding it of any excess oil. 

After the exfoliating process, the wand will treat your skin with SkinMedica®, a dermatologist-designed serum that clarifies and brightens skin. This luxury treatment allows you to enjoy hydrated and glowing skin for weeks!


Though you may recognize Botox® as a popular treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, Botox® can also be used to manage oily skin. Botox® can temporarily reduce the contraction of the muscles around the sebaceous glands, which decreases their oil production. 


*individual results may vary


Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary