KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE
- Combination Skin is shiny and prone to blemishes in the T-zone. The area around the cheeks ranges from normal to dry. Find out all about combination skin here.
- Dry Skin is less elastic, is prone to itching and is easily irritated. You will find information about dry skin here.
- Normal Skin has good circulation, is elastic and unproblematic.Find out more about tips on looking after normal skin here.
- Impure Skin is often due to hormonal imbalances and tends to be oilier and easily irritated. You will find tips and info on how to care for impure skin here.
- Sensitive Skin is dry, often reddened and tight. It reacts sensitively to UV light, temperature fluctuations, dry air and stress. Find out all about sensitive skin here.
WHAT IS SKIN PIGMENTATION?
Discolouration of the skin occurs because of that melanin that’s produced by the body to protect us against harmful UV rays. You can prevent pigmentation marks by including a daily sunscreen or high SPF day cream in your face care regime. Try NIVEA Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 30.
The reason for freckles can be found in your genes. People with freckles produce more dark skin pigment, which doesn’t spread evenly through your skin cells. Light-skinned people, generally with blonde or ginger hair, are most prone to freckles.
FACE CARE: WHAT DOES THE SKIN NEED?
What actually causes skin impurities?
Skin impurities are mainly due to hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty. Yet many adults also suffer from impure skin. Apart from fluctuations in hormone levels, blemishes are also caused by emotional stress.
How does the skin retain its natural moisture?
Water is stored in the deep layers of the skin and is transported to and from the cells via microscopic ducts. The stronger the structure of this network, the more moisture that can migrate into the skin and be distributed there.
How does the skin absorb vitamins and nutrients?
Vitamins play an essential role in the skin’s metabolism. However, our body is unable to produce them in sufficient quantity. It’s therefore important to include vitamin rich foods in our diet. Many vitamins, like Vitamin E, can also be absorbed directly through the skin.
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