Complexion Types

Complexion Types

Beauty Tips & Healthy Skin Care Hub

What Skin Type Are You?

Combination or dry skin? Normal, blemished or sensitive skin? Every skin type has different characteristics. You’ll find all the important information 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 optimally 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. Find out your skin type!

Complexion Type 1: Combination Skin

T Zone

Your T-zone needs extra attention

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

Tips for combination skin

Find out more about combination skin here

Complexion Type 2:
Dry Skin

skin moisture balance

Your skin’s moisture balance is extremely important

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 the right care routine, you can restore your skin’s moisture stores and strengthen its protective barrier.

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

  • You can help your skin from within by eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated. Aim to drink 2 litres of still water every day.
  • Gentle cleansing is still required.
  • Day creams with sun protection factor protect your skin from UV radiation.
  • Care products containing natural oils nourish your skin.

Find out more about dry skin here

Complexion Type 3:
Normal Skin

skin routine

Your skin likes routine

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.

This is what normal skin is like:

  • soft, fine-pored, unproblematic.
  • rosy complexion.
  • well circulated and elastic.

Tips for normal skin:

  • Regular day and night care keeps your skin fresh.
  • Gentle exfoliation removes impurities and dead skin cells.
  • By gently massaging in your face cream, you will also boost your circulation.
  • Eye care: beautiful eyes will make your whole face sparkle.

Complexion Type 4:
Oily Skin

oily skin

Mild care is beneficial for oily skin

Oily skin tends to produce more sebum than necessary. 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 oily skin is like:

  • large-pores
  • shiny
  • tends to develop impurities/imperfections

Tips for oily or blemish prone skin

  • It’s essential that you remove your make-up in the evening, as it can block your pores overnight.
  • Treat your skin to a gentle scrub and a face mask once a week. But continue to cleanse day and night. DO not over cleanse as this will activate your oil glands to produce more oil than before.
  • Hands off: do not squeeze blackheads or spots!
  • Always continue to moisturise after cleansing. A BB Cream will reduce shine on your face.

Find out more about oily skin here

Complexion Type 5:
Sensitive Skin

caring for sensitive skin

An important requirement for caring for sensitive skin is rest!

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 barrier at the same time, thus making it more resistant.

This is what sensitive skin is like:

  • sensitive to environmental influences.
  • tight and itchy.
  • often red.

Tips for sensitive skin

  • Choose a moisturiser that provides protection against harmful environmental influences.
  • Gently dab your face with a towel after cleansing it rather than rubbing it vigorously.
  • Choose fragrance-free products: fragrances can cause skin irritation.
  • Pay attention to your diet – some people find eating hot spicy food can also irritate their skin.

read more sensitive skin care tips here

Complexion Type 6:
Mature Skin

Mature skin needs your support!

As we grow older, changes occur in our skin, which affect not only its appearance, but its structure and the activities it performs. These changes include reduced cell activity, slower regeneration, lower collagen production and damage caused by UV radiation.
Mature skin tends to lack moisture and elasticity. But there are things you can do to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance for longer. With innovative care products, you can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pigment spots.

This is what mature skin is like:

  • less elastic.
  • lacks moisture.
  • lines, wrinkles or pigment spots are visible.

Tips for mature skin

Read more mature skin care tips here