Skin types: Oily skin

The optimal care for oily skin



Quality time for your skin! An oily complexion, enlarged pores, and imperfections are the natural consequences of oily skin. In order to prevent this and treat it effectively, a continuous care routine that adapts to the needs of your skin is necessary. With the right active ingredients and a little care know-how, you can get rid of the impurities and the unwanted shine on your skin. You will find out below which products will help you and what you should pay attention to in your daily care. You will also receive further tips to achieve the desired care results and regain a healthy complexion.



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Correctly caring for oily skin: The most important points in short

  • What is oily skin?
    An oily and shiny skin surface, enlarged pores, and a pale and sallow complexion - typical characteristics of oily skin. As if the unwanted abnormalities on your face were not bothersome enough, your skin is even more prone to blemishes. The reason for this is an overproduction of the sebum glands which produce too much skin oil. This leads to blockages in the sebum glands and result in undesirable impurities.
  • How do you care for oily skin?
    First - a thorough facial cleansing in the morning and evening. Dirt, sebum and makeup build up throughout the day and must therefore be carefully removed before going to bed so that they do not get into your pores overnight. Cleaning is also essential in the morning, as sweat, sebum and dirt accumulate on the surface of your skin overnight.
  • Which products are suitable for oily skin care?
    For the treatment of oily skin, you should always use gentle and mild products that have an anti-inflammatory and anti-phlogistic effect on your skin. Active ingredients, such as niacinamide and vitamin B3 (salicylic acid), are particularly effective in the treatment of oily skin. Care products containing vitamin B5 are also helpful as they can regulate sebum production and refine the size of your pores.

Oily skin: Characteristics & causes

An oily sheen on the skin and enlarged pores are a visible nuisance on the face and often do not make it easy for those affected. However, the appearance of oily skin can be effectively treated with the right products and a continuous care routine. These problems do not disappear overnight but with a little patience and the use of effective ingredients you can bring your skin permanently into balance. In order to adapt your care ideally to your needs, you should define your skin's characteristics and causes. Below is an overview of the characteristics and causes of oily skin.

Features of oily skin:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Oily and shiny skin surface
  • Pale or sallow
  • Thickened skin

Causes of oily skin:

  • Disposition / illness
  • Excess sebum production
  • Drug
  • Hormonal factors

The oily sheen can appear on the entire face or only on individual areas. Oily skin usually occurs in the so-called t-zone, i.e. the forehead, nose and chin area. Due to increased sebum production, it is often prone to impurities such as pimples and blackheads.

By the way: Oily skin, compared to normal skin, stays firm longer. It is also less sensitive to environmental influences.

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Thorough cleansing of oily skin is essential for a healthy complexion.

Products & tips for treating oily skin

You want a healthy complexion? With the right care and the use of selected products, nothing stands in the way of this goal. Effective ingredients can counteract the signs of oily skin in the long term and bring your skin back into a healthy state. You will find below which products and active ingredients really help.

Active ingredients and product formulation for optimal care

In order for the effective active ingredients to reach their full potential, they first have to get into your deeper skin layers in order to achieve the best possible care results. The products by Doctor Mi! medical skincare make this possible due to the unique TECMi!® Deep Technology. The revolutionary molecular encapsulation system transports individual active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin and releases them there.

These active ingredients help with oily skin

If you have oily skin then it is already in an irritated state. In order to avoid further irritation and inflammation, it is particularly important to pay attention to the active ingredients in your care products. You can alleviate the symptoms of oily skin and get rid of them in the long term by using care products that contain the following active ingredients:

  • Salicylic Acid / BHA
  • AHA fruit acids
  • Niacinamide / vitamin B3
  • Pantothenic acid / vitamin B5
  • Allantoin
  • TECMi!® Retinol / vitamin A1
  • Acetylglucosamine
  • Ectoin®
  • SyriCalm ™ CLR
  • ProRenew Complex CLR ™

Tip: The products by Doctor Mi! medical skincare only contain evidence-based active ingredients that help you achieve visible and satisfactory results.

TECMi!®-verkapseltes Retinol

TECMi!®-encapsulated Retinol

Herkömmliches Retinol

Conventional Retinol

Cleansing products for oily skin

Thorough cleansing is essential to deal with oily skin. The cleansing routine should be done in the morning and evening to avoid clogged pores.

The dirt and sebum that has accumulated over the day or night should be carefully removed so that the active ingredients of the care products used afterwards can achieve the best results. Opt for gentle and mild cleansing products with effective ingredients that help counteract oily skin. Avoid harsh products for optimal facial cleansing.


CLEAN is a gentle cleansing gel with an anti-inflammatory and pore-refining effect. The TECMi!® vitamin B5 in contains helps you to get rid of sebum and dirt, to regulate fatty acids and to reduce the sebum production of your skin. Thanks to the TECMi!® encapsulation technology, the active ingredient reaches the deeper layers of the skin and can accelerate wound healing on the skin surface.


TONE.S is a toner with salicylic acid that is ideal for cleaning oily skin in particular. TECMi!® BHA enables a thorough cleansing and has an anti-inflammatory and repairing effect on your skin. It also contains AHA fruit acids which remove dead skin cells and promote an even complexion.

Important: Make sure that TONE.S is fully absorbed as this is the only way for the salicylic acid and other active ingredients to release their full potential. Do not wash off after use.


PEEL is a cleansing and natural product. The peeling refines your skin, gently removes dead skin and reduces sebum formation. The peeling particles contained are 100% of natural origin as it consists of crushed cherry stone pits and have an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. The particles are ground so finely that they do not damage the skin. PEEL is such a gentle product that it is suitable for everyday use. Nothing stands in the way of a healthy and supple skin surface.

Care products for healthy skin, day after day

After thoroughly cleansing your skin in the morning and in the evening, highly effective care is required to regain your healthy complexion. The DAY and RED products are ideal for this. They contain superhero ingredients that improve the complexion of your skin in the long term. Say goodbye to the oily sheen on your skin!


DAY is an intensely nourishing day cream with Retinol and is effective on every type of skin. The evidence-based active ingredients enable your skin to strengthen itself from the inside and protect you from the external influences of everyday life. The unique thing about DAY is the contained TECMi!® Retinol. Thanks to the TECMi!® technology, the Retinol molecules are encapsulated twice and the active ingredient can be transported into your deeper skin layers in a highly concentrated manner in order to for its effects to unfold. Another helpful ingredient in DAY is Ectoin, an effective ingredient for treating oily skin as it has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect.

Tip: The super active ingredients contained in DAY prepare your skin for the day in the best way possible. Although it contains active ingredients that have a protective effect against UVA and UVB rays, you should also use a sun protection factor 50+ to protect your skin as best as possible.


RED is an evening care product and a real skin superhero. It contains the unique TECMi!® Retinol in a high dosage and is nevertheless compatible with different skin types - even with irritated or sensitive skin. The reason for this: the TECMi!® technology developed by Doctor Mi! medical skincare. Thanks to its innovative solution, the double-encapsulated Retinol molecules can reach the deeper layers of the skin without leaving any damage to the skin surface. Another effective active ingredient is the vitamin B5 it contains, which minimizes pore size and accelerates wound healing in oily skin. Info: The use of our Retinol face cream RED is actually only recommended from the age of 20, but earlier for oily skin.

The perfect care set for oily skin: The Doctor Mi! ACNE SET

In addition to a continuous care routine, a highly effective product formulation is important, the active ingredient complexes of which can be transported into the deeper layers of your skin to clarify oily skin effectively and in the long term. The products by Doctor Mi! medical skincare make this possible with the innovative TECMi!® Deep Technology.

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Tip: Convince yourself of the high effectiveness of the Doctor Mi! medical skincare products in our before and after area.

More care tips for oily skin

In addition to the daily use of care products that are adapted to your skin type and that nourish your skin with the right ingredients, you can counteract oily skin by taking simple measures in everyday life.


A balanced diet has a positive influence on healthy skin. Try to avoid foods high in sugar, salt, and fat as they promote sebum production. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide your skin with important nutrients that also promote general physical wellbeing. The following foods are particularly recommended as they are rich in vitamin A and zinc.

  • Walnuts
  • Linseed
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Paprika
  • Carrots
  • Grapefruit

Sun protection

Enlarged pores are often the result of too much sun exposure. To refine them, you should use a sun protection factor of 50+ every day. With adequate protection against the harmful UVA and UVB rays, you can prevent the risk of UV-related impurities and sun-related pimple marks. Applying a sun protection factor of 50+ is also essential in winter.

Tip: Although there is a sun protection factor in most beauty products, in most cases it is not strong enough to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Do not touch

Avoid squeezing existing blemishes on your own. In doing so, you endanger the affected pores, promote inflammation and the pores appear larger in the long run. As tempting as it may be at times - just let it be.


To refine your pores, the use of a mild facial scrub is recommended. The gentle rubbing loosens the old skin cells and removes excess sebum from your skin. With the regular use of a peeling, you ensure a more even and finer-pored skin.

Steam baths

Hot steam for healthy skin. In addition to a thorough cleansing, an occasional steam bath can work unexpected wonders. The hot steam opens the pores and supports the natural cleaning process. Warmth and moisture make your skin particularly supple. You can enrich your steam bath with essential oils to relieve inflammation and effectively prevent the formation of new impurities.

Frequently asked questions about oily skin & the right care

In the following you will find answers to the most common questions about oily skin and proper care.

  • What do I have to pay attention to when using beauty products?

  • Why is oily skin so prone to blemishes?

  • Is the ACNE SET also suitable for oily skin?

  • Which products contain Retinol and why are they so effective on oily skin?

  • How long should you use the ACNE SET?

An even and healthy complexion - with Doctor Mi! medical skincare

Get rid of the unwanted signs of oily skin with the effective products from our ACNE SET. The care series contains active ingredients that have been proven by studies to help you regain the healthy complexion of your skin in everyday life. With the right care, you can successfully alleviate the noticeable symptoms on your skin and bring about lasting, visible improvements. The product formulations are perfectly tailored to the needs of your skin.

Dr. Miriam Rehbein

About Dr. Miriam Rehbein

Dr. Miriam Rehbein is a licensed specialist in dermatology as well as the founder and product developer of Doctor Mi! medical skincare. As a recognized expert in skin care, she not only passes on her specialist knowledge to colleagues at congresses and training courses, but also treats patients in her Munich practice. Based on her many years of experience in dealing with patients, Miriam Rehbein has created a care line with DoctorMi! medical skincare that pursues one goal in particular: to help the skin to help itself.