Normal skin feels smooth and silky. It is well-balanced, not too oily, and not
Care: Caring for this type of skin is fairly easy: using
a moisturizer every day helps the skin create and maintain a healthy protective
If the skin lacks lipids and natural
moisturizing factors, it becomes dry and brittle. This can result in unpleasant
feelings of tightness. The skin is prone to small cracks, itchiness, and
Care: Intensive care with rich products is necessary to balance
dry skin’s lipid and moisture levels.
Properties: Oily skin produces too much sebum and as a result,
is more shiny than normal skin. It is prone to imperfections and enlarged
pores, particularly around the nose and forehead.
Care: Care should consist of light, non-greasy products
that regulate the flow of sebum.
Properties: Feelings of tightness, redness, and inflammations –
the path from sensitive skin to unhealthy skin is sometimes extremely short.
Sensitive skin reacts very easily to cosmetic products and environmental
stress, since the skin’s natural protective mechanism is disturbed. Although
sometimes hereditary, this can also be due to external stress factors or
Care: Sensitive skin
needs lots of protection and gentle care.
A combination of dry and oily zones.
The T-zone, which consists of the forehead, the nose, and the chin, has rather
large pores and tends to have imperfections. The skin on the cheeks, temples,
and throat is dry with small pores.
Care: A variety of balanced
products should be used to meet these needs.
Women's and Men's Skin
At first glance, women’s and men’s
skin appear to be very similar. But upon closer inspection, we see that they are fairly different, all the way down to the deeper layers. For example, men’s
skin is thicker and has more sebaceous glands. And hormones also create
differences – the level of the female sex hormone estrogen declines with age,
and with it, the skin’s thickness. In this process, the skin becomes less taut
and more dry. And after menopause, women’s skin ages significantly more quickly
than men’s. Elderly men complain less about wrinkles, but more about oily skin and
Care: Beiersdorf offers
different product ranges for women as well as for men (such as NIVEA MEN).