As you probably know, the skin is our largest organ. And since she is our poster child for first impressions, we should protect this organ as much as possible. You have already learned in our blog post about vitamins how you can support and care for your skin from the inside, i.e. through a balanced diet and sufficient nutrient intake. In this blog post, we will explain how you can now take care of your facial skin from the outside.
Fun facts about our skin
- On average, every person wears up to 2 m² of skin on their body
- On average, we lose 2 g of skin per day in the form of skin cells
- Our skin renews itself about 800 times in our lifetime
Appropriate cleansing and care as well as sufficient sun protection at any time of the year are essential for healthy and radiant skin. With our peel-off face masks, you can bring your personal pampering moment into your own home.
But have you ever heard of 'multimasking'? If you know what it is, it makes perfect sense and you'll want to try it for yourself right away. bets?
What is multimasking?
When it comes to facial care, there is no single solution to every problem. Because different areas of the face can have different skin conditions and different needs. Conversely, this means that a mask is usually not suitable for the whole face.
For example, if you tend to have combination skin and struggle with impurities in the T-zone, you should use our mask with spirulina . However, people with combination skin can also tend to have drier skin on their cheeks. A moisturizing mask, such as our Hyaluron Mask , would be more suitable here.
Multimasking means that you apply an appropriate mask depending on the area and need. The only question left is which mask is best suited for what...
You can only care for it properly if you know your skin type. It is important to know that you cannot have just one skin type and that it will remain so for the rest of your life. No. Your skin can change due to various influencing factors.
Examples for this are:
- hormone levels
You can read here how to find out your skin type.
In dermatology, it is considered normal when the complexion is balanced. Normal skin is considered healthy skin. The moisture balance and sebum production are balanced. You tend neither to excessive sebum production nor to dry patches and dry skin cells. Your pores are rather small and environmental influences cannot harm your delicate skin. You have an even complexion that appears fresh and rosy. You can count yourself lucky: you have flawless skin, so to speak.
Skin care for normal skin is quite uncomplicated. A mild cleansing and light moisturizer should do the trick. But a beautiful complexion needs to be protected. Therefore, you should still protect yourself against the biggest risk factors:
- UV radiation
- Nicotine and alcohol consumption
- Unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle
Of course, all other skin types should also protect themselves from these factors.
You can recognize dry skin by the fact that it is tight, cracked or scaly. It is often rough and causes itching. In most cases, the skin's natural protective acid mantle is no longer intact. The skin often appears pale, inelastic and dull. This happens, for example, through products that are too irritating and wrong care. But environmental influences such as a cold season, heating air or UV rays can also be to blame for dry spots. In the case of hereditary dry skin, the sebum production is not sufficient. Your skin has a reduced ability to bind moisture and can no longer compensate for the loss of lipids after cleansing.
People with dry skin tend to wrinkle more quickly because the skin lacks elasticity. On the other hand, dry skin types are less prone to pimple formation because the skin has finer pores.
The be-all and end-all for dry skin is: moisture! Do without anything that irritates the skin and draws even more moisture from it and instead use moisturizing cleansing oils and moisturizing and alcohol-free creams and lotions.
Our 'Anti-Aging: Hyaluron' peel-off mask is perfect for giving your skin the optimum moisture kick. After use, your skin will look fresh and hydrated again. The mask also has a cooling effect and makes tired skin look lively again.
If your skin is producing oil, that's great. That's exactly what she should be! Because the sebum protects your skin from environmental influences and at the same time helps it to retain moisture. If there is too much sebum in the glands, then the skin is constantly shiny. Widened pores and pimples + blackheads are also a sign of oily skin.
Greasy or oily skin can be hormonal, caused by alcohol and psychological stress, or a side effect of a medical condition. The whole thing has one good thing: oily skin forms wrinkles more slowly.
Where many with oily skin go wrong is in the maintenance. They think the skin produces so much oil that it needs to be drained of it and use products that are drying, irritating and mattifying. But oily skin also needs moisture.
However, care products should be low in fat so that no acne is provoked. A UV protection gel, for example, is suitable as UV protection. In addition, herbal active ingredients can help to soothe your skin and have an antibacterial effect.
If you feel that your skin is not just prone to pimples but prone to acne, then you should seek medical advice.
Our peel-off mask 'Anti-impurities: Spirulina' cools your skin and protects your skin from impurities such as annoying pimples and blackheads.
As the name suggests, this skin type combines the characteristics of oily and dry skin. As a rule, people with combination skin have an oily T-zone (chin, nose, forehead) and rather dry skin on the cheeks, for example. The usual symptoms such as widened pores, impurities or scaly patches of skin can also occur.
Dermatologists suspect that combination skin is mainly due to genes. However, it can also develop independently, for example due to the wrong care products. Skin-irritating ingredients such as perfume or too many essential oils and alcohol can irritate the skin.
A particularly mild care is important so that the skin does not fight skin irritations and produces even more sebum. The dry areas also need gentle and moisturizing care.
What is the difference between skin type and skin condition?
We understand it as follows: each and every one of us belongs to one of the four skin types. This skin type is more or less determined by our individual genetics and forms the basis. Due to the various influences such as weather, cold, heat, dryness, nicotine, food or even intolerance, our skin reacts accordingly. These influences have an influence on our "initial skin".
For this reason, in addition to skin types, there are also skin conditions:
- Blemished skin
- mature skin
- dehydrated skin
- Sensitive skin
Your skin type accompanies you throughout your life, but your skin condition changes depending on the situation and influence.
The reason for dehydrated skin is often a perforated skin barrier that cannot hold the water in the skin. In contrast to dry skin, there is a lack of water here and no lipids.
For internal use: drink a lot!
For external use: Our Hydro-Bomb, the peel-off mask 'Anti-Aging: Hyaluron' .
Sensitive skin is often rather dry and low in fat, externally delicate and fine-pored. It reacts sensitively to stimuli (cleaning, weather, light UV rays, fragrances). It often reacts with redness, a feeling of tension, dandruff and itching. Sensitive skin can also be genetic or triggered by excessive skin care habits.
Here you have to try it. It is best to test new products on a small, inconspicuous area first and then all over your face.
Impure skin often goes hand in hand with oily skin. Your skin is prone to pimples and blackheads. Impure skin occurs most frequently in adolescent teenagers: Inside. But as with all skin types and skin conditions, genes, hormones and lifestyle play a big part.
Now comes the good news: With patience and the right care, blemished skin can disappear again. Our peel-off mask 'Anti-impurities: Spirulina' is ideal for this. It lets your skin shine and creates a more even complexion.
Over the years, cell production decreases and the skin lacks fullness. The resilience and elasticity disappear. According to studies, the skin aging process begins between the ages of 20 and 30. Grooming, genetics, and lifestyle all play a major role in when the process kicks in. Mature skin often tends to be dry. The key word here is “moisture”.
As the name already suggests, the 'Anti-Aging: Hyaluron' peel-off mask is ideal for counteracting the skin's aging process and giving more moisture to pale, wrinkled skin.
As you can see, facial care can be complex in some cases, but it can also be fun. The effort to take a closer look at your skin type and skin condition is worth it! After all, your largest organ protects you from so many environmental influences, so you're sure to be happy to give something back. :-)
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