LEARN MORE ABOUT
YOUR SKIN TYPE

LEARN MORE ABOUT
YOUR SKIN TYPE

AS UNIQUE AS YOURSELF.

Did you know that many people don't know their skin type? Most even think they have a completely different one. This doesn't come as a surprise because the types and conditions of our skin are as individual as each of us. To keep things simple, we've focused on the four main skin types to give you a better insight into your skin.

Would you like to know more about your skin type? Have a look at the information and graphics below, or take the test to help you determine your skin type!

AS UNIQUE AS YOURSELF.

Did you know that many people don't know their skin type? Most even think they have a completely different one. This doesn't come as a surprise because the types and conditions of our skin are as individual as each of us. To keep things simple, we've focused on the four main skin types to give you a better insight into your skin.

Would you like to know more about your skin type? Have a look at the information and graphics below, or take the test to help you determine your skin type!

DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE

DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE

NORMAL SKIN

Characteristics: balanced, firm, clear, insensitive

Skin texture & pores: even, fine, smooth

Teint: even, harmonious, fresh

More info on normal skin

OILY SKIN

Characteristics: shiny film on the entire face, prone to acne

Skin texture & pores: larger, clogged pores, prone to blackheads, pustules and pimples

Teint: shiny, uneven, reddened areas due to impurities

More info on oily skin

DRY SKIN

Characteristics: Sometimes cracked, flaky patches, sensitive, porcelain-like skin 

Skin texture & pores: fine pores, hardly any blackheads, rough, cracked, scaly

Teint: dull, sallow

More info on dry skin

COMBINATION SKIN

Characteristics: Shiny T-zone, side areas normal to dry

Skin texture & pores: larger pores, blackheads and occasional pimples, dry, sometimes flaky areas around cheeks and eyes

Teint: unbalanced, redness in the T-zone, sallow cheeks

More info on Combination skin

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR SKIN, YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR SKIN NEEDS.

In order to know exactly what your skin needs, it is important that you understand how your skin is built and what functions it performs. This way you know what is actually best for you and your skin – and also what is not good at all.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR SKIN, YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR SKIN NEEDS.

In order to know exactly what your skin needs, it is important that you understand how your skin is built and what functions it performs. This way you know what is actually best for you and your skin – and also what is not good at all.

HOW IS THE SKIN STRUCTURED?

1. EPIDERMIS

Epidermis: A protective, waterproof covering that takes care of your skin's renewal, protects you from UV rays and plays an important role in your immune defence. The epidermis is made up of pigments and proteins.

2. DERMIS

Consists of blood vessels, sebaceous glands, hair follicles and nerves. It contains supportive connective tissue made of the proteins collagen and elastin and provides flexibility and durability.

3. SUBKUTIS

Subcutis: Loose connective tissue layer also known as subcutaneous fat. This layer looks different depending on diet and exercise. The subcutis stores energy insulates against the cold and protects you from mechanical influences such as pressure or friction.

4. SEBACEOUS GLANDS AND SEBUM

Also called sebum: Sebum is made up of squalanes, triclycerides, waxes and fatty acids. It prevents our skin from drying out and keeps germs at bay. Most of us tend to either overproduce it (seborrhoea) or underproduce it (sebostasis).

5. SWEAT GLANDS AND SWEAT

Your body has about 2 million sweat glands. Sweat is 99% water and 1% a mix of ions, lactic, amino and fatty acids, ammonia, urea and a few other substances. It mainly takes care of regulating your body temperature.

6. HYDROLIPID FILM AND PROTECTIVE ACID MANTLE

A complicated mixture of sweat, sebum, secretions from the scent glands, fats from the epidermis and cleavage products from the cornification process. The hydrolipidic film makes your skin more resistant to chemicals and water and keeps it moisturised. Environment, age and lifestyle all play a role in the composition of the hydrolipidic film and therefore affect the health of your skin.

HOW DOES THE SKIN WORK?

WHAT AFFECTS YOUR SKIN?