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What is my skin type?

Use our skin type test to find out more about your skin
Combination skin or dry skin? Blemished or sensitive skin? Is there such a thing as a normal skin type? Every skin type has different characteristics. You’ll find all the answers to these questions to help you find your skin type here.

Skincare depends on your skin type!

It’s important to know your own skin type so that you can properly care for your skin. This isn’t always easy, as everyone’s skin is different and changes over time. However, skin can be categorised based on five types.Here's how to know your skin type.

Skin type 1: combination skin type

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.

Skin type 2: dry skin type

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.

Tips for dry skin

Tips for dry skin

  • Help your skin from within by having a healthy diet. Try and drink at least 2 litres of water every day to keep hydrated.
  • Day creams with a high sun protection factor will protect your skin from UV radiation and irritation.
  • Using a dry skin serum designed for your skin type is a perfect addition to your moisturising routine.
  • Try using face care products with natural oils relax and hydrate your 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 use of a day cream, and a cleansing routine at night will keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.
  • Gentle face exfoliation removes impurities and dead skin cells regularly.
  • Try taking the time to gently massage in your face cream, it will also help boost your circulation.
  • Eye care: taking care of your beautiful eyes will make your whole face sparkle.

Care? It’s all down to your skin type!

Different skin types have different needs. And some require more care and attention than others. This includes blemished and sensitive skin, for example.

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 as part of your cleansing routine in the evenings, as it can block your pores overnight.
  • Try treating your skin to a gentle scrub and a face mask once a week. 
  • Hands off: do not squeeze blackheads or spots! 
  • Using a day cream which has a matt finish will help reduce the shine on your face.

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!

Sensitive skin tips

  • Choose a face cream designed to protect sensitive skin against everyday irritants.
  • Try gently dabbing your face with a towel after your cleansing routine rather than rubbing it.
  • Choose perfume-free products or products designed for sensitive skin: some creams and lotions with fragrances can cause skin irritation.
  • Try paying more attention to your diet – hot spices are not good for your skin.

Choose the right care for all skin types

Retain your youthful appearance!

As you get older, your skin’s requirements change. Many external factors influence the ageing process, but the reduced activity of the skin cells also leaves its mark. With the right care, you can keep your youthful appearance for longer.

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 cream with a higher sun protection factor: too much UV radiation makes your skin age prematurely.
  • Use a special eye care cream regularly: expression lines around the eyes are the first to appear.
  • Nurture your skin by regularly using moisturising face masks with high-quality oils in.
  • Choose anti-aging / anti-wrinkle creams, lotions and serums which support cell regeneration in your skin.
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