Skincare guide

When it comes to skincare, consistency is key. Make sure you have a skincare routine that you can consistently follow daily to get the best results. Although a good skincare routine can create positive results, taking proper care of your skin is just as important. Alcohol, sugar and unhealthy diets contribute to the ageing of your skin. You can strengthen your skin from the inside with water and foods that stimulate the skin’s inherent defences, enabling your skin and organs to flush out toxins. Your body and skin need various minerals, vitamins and healthy oils that you get through a healthy and varied diet. In addition to this, you should also protect your skin from external factors such as the sun. Sunscreen is vital for both summer and winter, but use a sunscreen that isn’t greasy and won’t clog your pores.

THE CORRECT ORDER FOR YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
Applying your skincare products in the right order ensures that your skin gets the full benefit of each product. A good rule of thumb is to use the products in order of texture – from thinnest to thickest. If you use multiple products, it’s a good idea to wait a few minutes between each application so that your skin has time to absorb the ingredients from each product. Once you have selected the products you want to use, it’s time to put them together and customise your morning and evening skincare routine.

The focus of your morning skincare routine should be on pollution and sun protection. At night, your skin repairs itself naturally, so your evening routine should focus on giving your skin the extra boost it needs with nourishing and rebuilding ingredients.

DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES
The truth is that a skincare routine does not have to be complicated to be effective. One of the first steps on the path to building a skincare routine is to identify your skin type. Different skin types have different needs, and your skincare products should be based on meeting those needs. This guide is designed for those seeking inspiration to create the best skincare routine based on their skin type.

NORMAL SKIN
Skin is classified as “normal” when it responds positively to most products. Your skin may experience T-zone challenges at times, but on the whole, your skin does not have any major issues. We should point out that the term “normal skin” is not the norm, but simply a term used to refer to the skin reacting less negatively to internal and external influences.

“Normal skin” needs care, moisture, protection and nourishment. Every good skincare routine always begins with a cleanser. So start by using one of our cleansing products plus a scrub 2–4 times a month. A toner is a good choice, as it removes hard water residue and improves skin elasticity. Our toner helps to minimise pores, regulate sebum production, retain moisture in the skin and protect against free radicals. This also helps to counteract blemishes and other skin issues. Each of our serums contains a potent blend of targeted active ingredients formulated to relieve specific skin problems. By combining our serums, you can customise your skincare routine to perfectly match your skin’s needs. Your eye area also needs extra moisture, for which we recommend using an eye serum or cream. You may also want to use one of our eye masks on a regular basis. We recommend that you complete your skincare routine with one of our moisturisers to protect and care for your skin. If you want to be especially good to yourself, our face masks are ideal for giving “normal skin” an additional boost of moisture. To refresh your skin during the day, we recommend our face mists, which are easy to pop into your handbag and provide a cooling boost.

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DELICATE, SENSITIVE, AND REACTIVE SKIN
If your skin reacts with redness and you often experience challenges when trying new skincare products, then you probably have skin that is delicate, sensitive, and reactive. Your skin may feel dry, oily or normal, and you may have a tendency to develop rashes and allergies. Your skin does not need to be challenged, but you should base your skincare on the challenges that you experience.

For delicate, sensitive and reactive skin, we always recommend proper cleansing with a good cleanser. A good choice here is our cleansing foam or crystal enzyme cleansing gel. Toners are also helpful in sensitive skincare routines. Our toner helps to minimise pores, regulate sebum production, retain moisture in the skin and protect against free radicals. Sensitive skin can also reap benefits from using our serums. Each of our serums contains a potent blend of targeted active ingredients formulated to relieve specific skin problems. By combining our serums, you can customise your skincare routine to perfectly match your skin’s needs. We also recommend a light peel 1–2 times a week with our 2% BHA Serum.

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DRY SKIN
Dry skin needs extra moisture and care. Cold weather, heat, humidity, wind, and central heating all have an impact on our skin, and dry skin in particular requires additional moisture. Dry skin tends to become dehydrated, and this can lead to rough skin that quickly appears scaly, cracked or red. Dry skin will show signs of ageing faster, so you should make sure to maintain the elasticity of your skin, as dry skin tends to appear dull and ashy, making wrinkles become more visible. An extra-nourishing serum and cream will prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated. Layer your products and add in more serums, oil-based products, creams and mist, but be careful not to use products that dry out your skin further.

Cleanse your skin thoroughly and opt for our exfoliating crystal scrub or facial exfoliating AHA gel mask, which help make the skin more supple and increase its ability to absorb moisture and nutrients. Use our toner, which helps to minimise pores, regulate sebum production, retain moisture in the skin and protect against free radicals. For optimum care of your dry skin, we suggest using one or more of our serums. Each of our serums contains a potent blend of targeted active ingredients formulated to relieve specific skin problems. By combining our serums, you can customise your skincare routine to perfectly match your skin’s needs. If your eye area needs extra moisture, we recommend our eye serum and our eye masks. And our hydrogel face masks are ideal for dry skin, as they contain and use more moisture than a regular face mask. Complete your skincare routine with one of our moisturisers to provide your skin with the extra care and protection it needs. For a cooling moisture boost during the day, we definitely recommend our face mists, which are easy to carry in your handbag.

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THE T-ZONE & OILY SKIN
Oily skin, unlike blemished skin, appears shiny but without the same amount of pimples and blackheads. Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands of the skin produce too much sebum. Oily skin can be caused by hormonal imbalances, unhealthy lifestyles or other external factors. Oily skin often has enlarged pores. Excessive cleansing can make the problem worse, as the skin becomes irritated and produces more sebum. The T-zone is a T-shaped area above the eyes, across the forehead and down over the bridge of the nose where the skin is generally oily.

Use gentler cleansing products in your daily routine, and make sure not to over-cleanse your skin. We recommend our cleansing foam or crystal enzyme cleansing gel, both of which are gentle on your skin. Apply a scrub or peeling mask 1–2 times a month. After applying a cleansing product, your pores are open and susceptible to becoming blocked, so you should use our toner to help cleanse your pores and close them. The T-zone and oily skin can benefit greatly from our serums. Each of our serums contains a potent blend of targeted active ingredients formulated to relieve specific skin problems. By combining our serums, you can customise your skincare routine to perfectly match your skin’s needs. Peptides have a positive effect on oily and blemished skin, so it’s a good idea to add our EGF peptide serum to your skincare routine. As blemished skin is often the result of clogged pores, we recommend that you combine the serum 2–4 times a week with an exfoliating serum (2% BHA Serum & 4% AHA Serum) that helps loosen the top layer of skin, which inhibits your skin’s ability to breathe and sweat. We recommend that you complete your skincare routine with one of our moisturisers to protect and care for your skin.

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POST-ACNE
Have you had medical treatment for acne? Is your skin marked by acne with scarring and reddish areas? Post-acne skin needs rebuilding, but you must be careful not to provoke your skin and cause your problems to return. You need to ensure that you give your skin the best conditions to rejuvenate and restore itself.

If your skin is very dry as a result of medical treatment for acne, you need to make sure that your skin gets plenty of the right kind of moisture. If, on the other hand, your skin is oilier and has scarring, you should not use rich or oily products. Cleanse your skin thoroughly with mild products such as our cleansing foam and crystal enzyme cleansing gel. Follow this with our toner, which removes residue from hard tap water, improves skin elasticity and prevents blemished skin. Post-acne skin can also reap benefits from our serums. Each of our serums contains a potent blend of targeted active ingredients formulated to relieve specific skin problems. By combining our serums, you can customise your skincare routine to perfectly match your skin’s needs. We also recommend a light peel 1–2 times a week with our 2% BHA Serum. If you have frequent small breakouts, we recommend using our anti-pimple patches. Complete your skincare routine with one of our moisturisers to provide your skin with the extra care and protection it needs. For a cooling moisture boost during the day, we definitely recommend our face mists, which are easy to carry in your handbag.

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BLEMISHED SKIN
Blemished skin can be remedied by caring for the skin with the right moisturising and cleansing products. Blemished skin is often seen in the form of pimples, blackheads, enlarged pores and in the worst case, acne. It is often associated with the hormonal fluctuations of puberty, while stress, poor diet and other external factors can also play a major role. It can be very tempting to try to squeeze blackheads or pimples, but this can aggravate the problem and should only be done if care is taken to keep instruments and hands sterile. If the problem worsens, it could be a good idea to visit a facial specialist and get a deep pore cleansing facial. Remember to always keep your pillow clean. If you use hair wax, gel or other hair products and do not cleanse your skin, your face and neck will be covered with everything that’s on your pillowcase. We therefore recommend that you change your pillowcase at least once a week. Another good piece of advice is not to over-cleanse your skin. Hard scrubs and clay masks are not good choices for oily skin, as your skin will have the opposite reaction and produce more sebum and oil, which will aggravate the problems. If you want to use a scrub, use it a maximum of 1–2 times a month.

To get rid of your blemishes, you should always make sure to cleanse your face. Use a mild cleanser such as our cleansing foam or crystal enzyme cleansing gel. After using a cleansing product, your pores are open and therefore more susceptible to blemishes. For additional cleansing, choose our blackhead mask and clear-up strips, which are designed to remove visible skin impurities. It’s a good idea to steam your skin before application so that your pores are open and the products can get a good grip on the impurities.

Follow this up by applying our toner, which helps to cleanse and close your pores. Complete your skincare routine with a serum that cleanses and provides your skin with the right oils. Our tea tree oil serum and witch hazel serum are both aimed at blemished skin. Peptides and retinol have also been shown to have a positive effect on oily and blemished skin, which is why we also recommend using these serums. We also recommend using one of our exfoliating serums (2% BHA Serum and 4% AHA Serum) 2–4 times a week to help loosen the top layer of skin, which inhibits your skin’s ability to breathe and sweat. If your skin feels dry and tight, we recommend using one of our moisturisers, but be careful not to give your skin more moisture than it needs. Especially after a scrub, your skin will start to produce more sebum, and it is therefore important that you add the right amount of moisture and give the right care to your skin so that it can calm down.

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