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What skin type are you?

Everything you need to know about your personal facial care
Combination skin or dry skin? Normal, blemished or sensitive skin? Every skin type has different characteristics. You’ll find all the important information to allow you to find out your skin type here.

Combination Skin

Skin type 1: combination skin

Combination skin takes its name from the fact that it is a combination of two skin types: normal to dry skin and oily, blemished skin. Combination skin shines and tends to develop small blemishes – especially in the so-called T-zone between the forehead, nose and chin. By contrast, the cheek area is normal to dry. Choose a care product that is specifically tailored to your skin type, in order to promote the restoration of the skin’s own moisture balance.
This is what combination skin is like: 
  • oily shine 
  • tends to develop impurities in the T-zone 
  • the cheek area is more dry

Your T-zone needs extra attention

Tips for combination skin

  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly before applying facial care products.
  • Use lukewarm water instead of hot or ice-cold water.
  • Regularly use a moisturiser – a hazelnut-sized amount is enough!
  • Choose a product that is especially suited to combination skin.

Dry Skin

Skin type 2: dry skin

Does your skin look rough and flaky? Dry skin lacks moisture and lipids – i.e. fats. It is therefore less elastic, it is tight and, in many cases, tends to itch. It reacts to environmental influences in particular by becoming irritated. With special care creams, you can restore its moisture stores and strengthen your skin’s protective barriers.

This is what dry skin is like: 

  • tight and tends to itch 
  • rough and flaky appearance 
  • reacts quickly to external influences such as temperature

Your skin’s moisture balance is extremely important

Tips for dry skin

  • You can help your skin from within by having a healthy diet. Drink 2 litres of still water every day.
  • Day creams with sun protection factor protect your skin from UV radiation.
  • A serum is a perfect addition to your moisturising care.
  • Care products with natural oils relax your skin.

Normal Skin

Skin type 3: normal skin

Supple and soft, fine-pored and a rosy complexion: if that’s what you see when you look in the mirror, then you have normal skin. Even committing occasional beauty crimes won’t do it too much harm. But to keep its healthy appearance, even normal skin needs moisture and protection. Develop your personal care routine!

This is what normal skin is like:

  • soft, fine-pored, unproblematic
  • rosy complexion
  • well circulated and elastic

Your skin likes routine

Tips for normal skin

  • Regular day and night care keeps your skin fresh.
  • Gentle exfoliation removes impurities and dead skin cells.
  • By gently massaging in your face cream, you will also boost your circulation.
  • Eye care: beautiful eyes will make your whole face sparkle.

Blemished Skin

Skin type 4: blemished skin

Blemished skin tends to produce more sebum than necessary. A genetic predisposition, stress and hormonal fluctuations are responsible for this. The result: blackheads and spots appear. With special, antibacterial cleansing and care products, you can restore your skin’s natural balance. 

This is what blemished skin is like: 

  • large-pored
  • shiny 
  • tends to develop impurities

Wild times: mild care

Tips for blemished skin

  • It’s essential that you remove your make-up in the evening, as it can block your pores overnight.
  • Treat your skin to a gentle scrub and a face mask once a week. 
  • Hands off: do not squeeze blackheads or spots!
  • A matting day cream will reduce the unsightly shine on your face.

Sensitive Skin

Skin type 5: sensitive skin

Sensitive skin reacts more to external influences such as stress, dry air from heating systems or UV light. If the skin is thrown out of balance, it feels tight, itchy and dry and develops redness. Sensitive skin therefore requires extra special care to calm it and strengthen its barriers at the same time, thus making it more resistant. 

This is what sensitive skin is like: 

  • is sensitive to environmental influences 
  • is tight and itchy 
  • is often red

An important requirement for sensitive skin is rest!

Tips for sensitive skin

  • Choose a cream that provides protection against harmful environmental influences.
  • Gently dab your face with a towel after cleansing it rather than rubbing it vigorously.
  • Choose perfume-free products: fragrances can cause skin irritation.
  • Pay attention to your diet – hot spices are not good for your skin.

Mature Skin

Skin type 6: mature skin

As we grow older, lots of different processes take place in the skin that change its appearance, structure and the activities it performs. This includes reduced cell activity, slower regeneration, lower collagen production or damage caused by UV radiation. Mature skin lacks moisture and elasticity. But with innovative care products, you can reduce lines, wrinkles and pigment spots. 

This is what mature skin is like: 

  • less elastic
  • lacks moisture
  • lines, wrinkles or pigment spots are visible

Mature skin needs your support!

Tips for mature skin

  • Make sure you use enough sun protection: too much UV radiation makes your skin age prematurely.
  • Use a special eye care cream: expression lines around the eyes are the first to appear.
  • Moisturising masks with high-quality oils nurture your skin.
  • Choose creams which support cell regeneration in your skin.

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