There are various causes for impure skin. However, mostly, impure skin is caused by the skin losing its balance (e.g., due to hormonal changes), causing the glands in the subcutis to produce more sebum than necessary. At the same time, there is increased keratinization at the common excretory duct of hair and sebaceous gland, which clogs the sebaceous glands.
Excessive sebum production can be congenital, but it can also be caused by psychological problems, a low-vitamin diet, anemia, or bad digestion. Therefore, you should pay more attention to your diet when dealing with this skin type. In summer and when the weather is hot, sebum production increases; in winter, it decreases.
Causes of impure skin
- Unsuitable and aggressive skin care products and make-up (pay special attention to the so-called comedogenicity)
- Changes in hormone balance: If the body produces too many hormones, the sebaceous glands work at full capacity and produce too much sebum.
- Mental and physical stress
- An unbalanced diet with a high amount of carbohydrates
- Excessive consumption of cow’s milk and its derivatives
- Smoking, alcohol, genetic predisposition, medication, climate change, pregnancy, menopause
Reconsider your skincare and cleansing habits. Products that are not suitable for your skin type can promote the appearance of blackheads, pimples, and pustules.
What helps with impure skin?
Impure skin requires consistent care to achieve a lasting improvement of the skin appearance. Use products specifically suited to your skin type to achieve a harmonious balance of moisture and sebum production. Avoid squeezing around pimples; this usually increases the inflammation.
For both oily and impure skin, we recommend care products that allow the skin’s own sebum to gently drain off without clogging the pores, harmonizing the skin’s appearance naturally. Degreasing and dehydrating agents usually stimulate the sebaceous glands to even more activity. The more one tries to dehydrate the skin, the more intense its counter-reaction is – the irritated skin produces even more sebum and tends to inflame more easily.
7 steps for an even skin appearance
In the case of impure skin, cleansing is the most essential part of skincare. A gentle, pH-neutral cleansing gel cleanses the sebaceous glands and rinses away dead skin cells. At the same time, it prevents acne bacteria from settling in the pores and causing inflammation.
Do not combat the impurities with aggressive products. This usually only makes things worse. We recommend using gentle care products free of chemical substances, which respect the skin’s pH value.
CLEANSING IN THE MORNING:
Oily skin should be cleaned every morning to remove the sebum produced overnight and the waste products generated during sleep. Great importance should be placed on cleansing the face in the morning, to achieve a lasting improvement of the impure skin. The Purifying Cleansing Gel is a clarifying and refreshing cleansing gel with soothing and moisturizing functional ingredients and ensures pure and deeply cleansed skin. It is perfect for impure skin as it promotes rapid healing and regeneration of the skin.
CLEANSING IN THE EVENING:
Dust and dirt particles settle on the skin in combination with the skin’s own sebum and can cause skin impurities such as blackheads and pimples. Therefore, also cleansing in the evening has a top priority. Make-up residues are removed before every cleansing and care with the Gentle Make Up Remover, which is applied on a cotton wool pad (possibly moistened with water) to optimally pre-clean the relevant skin areas. Afterward, the use of the Purifying Cleansing Gel ensures deeply cleansed skin.
Be careful when peeling impure skin. People with impure skin tend to have additional accumulations of dead skin cells and a thickened pore lining. Therefore, regular peelings are a fundamental part of skincare for this skin type. Peelings can minimize these accumulations, reduce clogged pores and make the skin feel smooth and supple.
Once a week, after cleansing and before the mask, a gentle enzymatic peeling or fruit acid peeling should be applied. The gentle enzymes of papaya or pineapple have a deep cleansing effect and are ideal for sensitive skin and skin prone to acne. Dead skin cells are particularly gently removed by a keratolytic process; the skin is freed from clogged pores and impurities can be prevented.
This type of peeling is particularly recommended for impure skin, as it does not induce widespread infections, which are often responsible for further impurities. Mechanical peelings with peeling particles are not suitable for impure skin.
3 Final cleansing + calming
After cleansing and peeling the face, apply a few drops of the toner onto your hand and massage it gently into the face and neck with circular movements. A cotton wool pad isn’t necessary. When the toner is completely absorbed by the skin, you can continue with your essence, serum, or cream.
A specific toner adapted to the skin type can work real miracles. It is essential to use an alcohol-free toner that is rich in antioxidants and soothing agents. Our Deep Purifying Toner contains various botanicals, such as mallow and bearded lichen, which have a soothing, clarifying, and pore-refining effect on problematic skin. Fig and apple extracts provide additional moisture. The toner helps you to remove the remaining dead skin cells and make-up residues, preventing clogged pores. Besides, a toner ideally prepares the skin for further care steps, so that the skin better absorbs subsequent functional ingredients.
4 Functional ingredient miracle
After toning the skin, you should continue with a calming and purifying serum. Thanks to their light texture, serums deeply enter the skin, where they develop their highly concentrated action. The highly effective Deep Purifying Serum supports the natural skin cleansing and clarifies deep down. Rich in bearded lichen, comfrey, and glycolic acid, it refines pores and calms the skin’s overactive sebum production.
In the evening and summer, we recommend not to use a skin care cream. Here a serum is completely sufficient to supply the skin with all-important nutrients. Besides, the light texture of a serum is excellently suited to optimally support the skin’s elimination function during the night.
5 Moisture, care, and protection
After the serum, you can continue in the morning with a skin type-specific daycare. Make sure to choose a facial care product that contains deep-pore cleansing ingredients, has an astringent effect, and a high proportion of moisture-binding ingredients. Our Daily Purifying Facial Cream combines plant-based functional ingredients with a purifying and clarifying effect, protects the skin from free radicals, and provides additional moisture. Soothing ingredients prevent the formation of impurities and help existing ones to heal faster.
6 Wellness for stressed skin
If possible, a soothing face mask should be used once or twice a week. The mask offers the skin a break for regeneration, effectively combats impurities, and ensures a bright and fresh complexion. Our Deep Purifying Mask is an intensely purifying cream mask with calming and soothing functional ingredients. It is applied thinly on the pre-cleaned face, neck, and décolleté and washed off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. The face should then be finally cleansed with Deep Purifying Toner.
As an alternative, our Deep Purifying Cellulose Face Mask is also excellently suited – a purifying and refreshing cloth mask with deeply effective functional ingredients. It is placed on the cleansed face and should act for about 5-8 minutes. The remaining product residues can be gently tapped in or removed with lukewarm water. Both masks support the natural skin cleansing process and clarify deep down. They can prevent the formation of impurities and allow existing impurities to subside faster. Rich in moisturizing, healing, and pore-refining functional ingredients, they ensure an even and clear complexion.
7 Beauty from within
Fresh food, rich in vital substances and fibers, lovingly prepared and consumed in a pleasant atmosphere, minimizes oxidative stress in cells and skin tissues. If possible, avoid sugar, sweetened drinks and convenience products. Complement your diet with low-fat foods such as fish, vegetables, raw vegetables and wholegrain bread.
Outdoor activities and enjoyable experiences in nature strengthen tissues, keep the cardiovascular system going, promote mental fitness and ensure a rested and clear complexion. Share these moments with friends. Social contacts are as indispensable as the salt in the soup.
- Let pimples heal in peace. If you squeeze them roughly, there is a risk of inflammation and even scarring.
- Before going to bed, always carefully remove your make-up. It allows the skin to breathe freely and waste products to be carried out.
- When changing to our Purifying product line, in some cases, after 7-14 days, there may occur underlays. These are caused by a deep purification of the skin and are a sign that the skin reacts optimally to the products. It is important to consistently continue the care with the products to look forward to a new skin appearance within a few weeks.
- You receive your individual skin analysis from your professional cosmetician directly in the institute.
CLARIFYING AND PURIFYING NATURAL INGREDIENTS
The mallow is also popularly called cheese poplar because the seeds have the shape of a cheese loaf. The plant is highly valued in folk medicine for treating infections and inflammations.
The mucilages contained in the plant ensure a well-moisturized skin, tanning agents have an astringent effect. The mallow extract has a soothing and caring effect on the skin.
Beard lichen is a symbiotic organism consisting of a fungus and green algae or cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The alga provides the community with sugar produced by photosynthesis, while the fungus provides protection and moisture. Together they develop unique ingredients that they could not produce individually. A perfect example of synergistic systems where the result is more than the sum of its parts.
Beard lichen contains, among other things, usnic acids that have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. The extract of the bearded lichen can promote the healing of wounds.
In folk medicine, comfrey is used for sprains and broken bones; this is also reflected in its name and indicates its regenerating and wound healing properties.
The root is the most commonly used part of comfrey. This medicinal plant, which contains allantoin and rosemary acid, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The mucilages contained in the plant moisturize and care for the skin.
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