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Get blemished skin under control with dry or oily skin types

Don't let impure skin ruin your day! You can also get this skin condition under control with appropriate skin care. What does it look like? That depends entirely on why the outbreak occurs. That's why you'll now find out that impure skin is not necessarily too oily and how you can optimally adapt your skin care to this skin condition.
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Dry skin can also become impure

We usually associate oily skin with impure skin. But dry skin can also suddenly become impure. It is obvious that different skin types require different care routines. The first thing you need to do is find out which category your skin falls into. So it's best to do a self-check right away.

Skin type Dry or oily? A self-check

Impure and dry skin

If you have impure and dry skin , several of the following signs sound familiar:

  • You have an increasing number of small pimples or blemishes, but the pores around them tend to be fine.
  • Your face feels tight or itchy.
  • You can see fine dryness wrinkles in places.
  • You have rough patches.

Do you recognize yourself here? Read on for dry and impure skin care routine !

Oily and impure skin

If you have oily and impure skin, however, you will know several of these symptoms:

  • Your skin shines.
  • The pores are large and clearly visible.
  • Inflammatory foci with a yellowish crust form.
  • Your skin is often pale or dull.
  • Your skin may feel dry or tight.

Does that sound like your skin? Scroll down and continue with the care routine for oily and impure skin .

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Why does dry skin become impure? Your skin has a natural protective shield that keeps out bacteria and locks in moisture. It consists of the outer skin cells and is connected by sebum (sebum). To illustrate this, imagine a brick wall that has been cemented with mortar. But this skin barrier can become holey . For example, if your skin produces too little sebum due to your skin type. Or by cleaning products that wash out this 'mortar'. Moisture now escapes more quickly through a perforated protective barrier. There are feelings of tension, irritation and visible marks.

And the impurities? When the protective shield weakens, your skin is vulnerable from two directions, inside and outside. From there, bacteria now have an easy time of it . They can pass through the barrier and nest beneath it. Since they feed on skin sebum, they deprive the skin barrier of the opportunity to regenerate. Your skin becomes even more vulnerable and impurities multiply.

This is how you properly care for dry and impure skin

When it comes to dry skin, impurities are primarily closely related to a lack of oil. Degreasing cleaning is taboo here. Secondarily, it usually lacks moisture because it escapes too quickly through the holey skin barrier. So give your skin a jump start to repair its protective layer. And remove additional dirt from them, but very gently. This is what your care routine looks like:

Dry and impure skin

Your morning routine

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cleaning

Wash your face and neck only with plenty of lukewarm water .

Even if it's difficult: avoid peelings and foaming cleansing gels, because they dry out a lot.

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Care

Your skin will be happy about the nourishing Facial Oil Regeneration , which provides it with lipids and antioxidants for regeneration and against cell damage. Combine it with the moisturizing facial serum to help your skin get its moisture balance under control.

Dry and impure skin

Your evening routine

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cleaning

You can remove make-up, sunscreen and everyday impurities gently and thoroughly with the make-up remover . It's best to use the make-up removal oil with the Oil Cleansing Method to clean your skin particularly deep into the pores.

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Care

Your skin regenerates itself overnight. So avoid using a heavy night cream. Instead, apply our oil-free and moisturizing facial serum .

Tip: Try the oil-free night care for a few days. It can work wonders, especially on over-cared for skin. If your skin still requires oil-based care after a few days, then combine the facial serum with a drop of facial oil.

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Additional care

Once a week you can treat your impure skin to a gentle clay mask. Use white (kaolin) or pink clay as it is particularly gentle. Clay is a source of minerals for your skin. It refines the complexion and makes you look fresh. Avoid your eyes and mouth and rinse with plenty of lukewarm water before the mask has dried completely. You can get pure clay at the pharmacy.

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If oily skin is prone to pimples, the cells can no longer keep up with removing the excess sebum . It combines with hardened skin cells, becomes tough and clogs the pores on the surface like a small, dark cork. This creates a congestion because the skin continues to produce sebum. Bacteria now find bulging pantries here and multiply. This can lead to reddish areas of inflammation or purulent pimples.

Since excessive sebum production is the root of the problem, many people resort to strongly degreasing washing gels , peelings and the like. However, the skin reacts to this by becoming even more greasy . Instead of solving the problem, the traffic jam gets worse. At the same time, the skin barrier becomes less stable. This causes the skin to lose too much moisture and the door is open for bacteria.

Good to know: Lack of moisture can feel like dry skin and can lead to confusion when finding the right skin care routine. If your skin is oily but feels dry at the same time, then you don't have "dry skin" in the classic sense, but rather dehydrated skin .

So how do you care for your skin? The best way is to support your skin's self-cleaning function. It needs help removing impurities and dead skin cells. The sebum must be made to flow again through a better supply of moisture. Ingredients with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects also support the healing of pimples.

Oily and impure skin

Your morning routine

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cleaning

Even if everyone tells you to cleanse your oily skin with care products, please ONLY wash your face with plenty of lukewarm water in the morning, even if your skin has produced a lot of sebum overnight.

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Care

Combine the moisturizing facial serum with the light facial oil Balance . The active ingredients play an important role here: jojoba oil and black cumin oil have a balancing effect, inhibit inflammation and have an antibacterial effect.

Tip: In summer you can use the facial serum on its own. And please don't forget the sunscreen.

Oily and impure skin

Your evening routine

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cleaning

You can remove make-up, sunscreen and everyday impurities from your pores particularly thoroughly with an oil-based cleanser. To do this, use our make-up remover and apply it with the Oil Cleansing Method . This allows you to clean your pores deeply without signaling to the skin that it should produce more sebum. This method also helps to reduce calluses.

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Care

The light, non-greasy facial serum with soothing rose water and hyaluronic acid compensates for a lack of moisture and is your ideal night care for impure skin.

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Special care

Treat yourself to a clarifying mask with green clay once or twice a week. Avoid eyes and mouth. Wash thoroughly with water before it dries completely! You can get pure clay in a health food store or pharmacy.

A facial steam bath unclogs the pores. A teaspoon of salt or a bag of chamomile tea provides a disinfectant effect. Do not use more than once a week!

Peelings are also permitted for oily and impure skin. BHA-based peels are best.

Everyday tips for impure skin

In addition to the right care for your skin type, there are also a few things you can do in your daily life to prevent impurities.

1. Hygiene is essential to break the cycle

Dirt on cell phone screens, contaminated make-up brushes or towels can lead to new impurities. That's why hygiene, which may seem a bit exaggerated at first glance, makes sense and is helpful for containing new impurities.

However, you should not disinfect large areas of your facial skin , as this would weaken the skin barrier and microbiome and thus provide a gateway for germs. The focus of regular cleaning is on the utensils and your hands that come into contact with your face:

  • Change towels and pillows regularly to prevent new impurities.
  • Disinfect your smartphone daily. Razors, tweezers or other objects that come into contact with your face should also be disinfected after each use.
  • Clean brushes, sponges and other make-up utensils weekly with a mild shampoo or shower gel and let them dry thoroughly while lying down.
  • Wash your hands and fingernails regularly and avoid touching your face.

2. Diet and lifestyle form the basis

Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts in skin care. The best facial care cannot undo the signs of an unhealthy diet or constant stress, although not all people with pimples have to react to them. Yes, it's nasty! While research was unable to prove a connection between diet and impure skin for a long time, some influencing factors have been found in recent years.

3. It is better to maintain consciously than to test it out randomly

Leaving the house with impure skin can take a lot of effort. With this skin condition, it is all the more important not to randomly try out remedies and measures out of sheer desperation. The motto “a lot helps a lot” is only very, very rarely true when it comes to skin care. Overcare can lead to the skin barrier being attacked and it being less able to perform its function as a protective shield against external influences. The consequences can be impurities or perioral dermatitis , which can be triggered by over-cared for skin.

Conclusion: Treat impure skin according to skin type

Impure skin is a sign that your skin is out of sync. The skin does not have to be oily; dry skin can also become impure. With supportive skin care that doesn't have a drying or degreasing effect, you can help your skin find its natural balance. Combine proper care with a touch of patience. This is how you give your skin back its balance.