Find your optimal facial care routine
Do you want to get very specific with your facial care routine and don't know where to start? Here comes relief, because it is not as complicated as it seems. Knowing your skin type is an advantage, but not the most important thing. We'll show you four basic rules for your daily facial care. Let's get started right away.
This is how your facial care routine works
Consider the following points in your facial care routine and start with a base that will save you from many skin problems:
- Use mild cleansing in the evening; water is sufficient in the morning.
- (Almost) every skin needs moisture.
- Avoid over-cared skin.
- If you have skin problems, adjust your lifestyle.
Facial care routine: Essential tips for every skin type
Of course, it's ideal if you know your skin type, more on that below. However, what we were able to crystallize in countless skin consultations are a few basics that make up a good facial care routine. They can help the skin to stay in balance or - if it is already out of balance - to find its way back to it. They are universally applicable to every skin type and are crucial for a good skin care routine.
So don't let yourself go crazy if you're not sure about your skin type, but trust the four basic rules and use them to take your facial care routine to the next level. These are our top 4 tips:
1. Use a mild facial cleanser
Cleansing is the greatest way to calm skin that is out of balance. That's why it's the focus of our tips. However, by this we do not mean intensively cleansing the skin with x products. No, in the morning we recommend nothing other than lots of lukewarm water for all skin conditions.
Things look a little different in the evening, because make-up, sunscreen and everyday impurities should always be removed without exception. Your product is our FIVE make-up remover . Have you just lounged on the sofa all day without makeup? Then, as an exception, it is sufficient to wash your face with lukewarm water in the evening.
2. (Almost) every skin needs moisture
Usually only very young skin can survive without the external supply of moisturizing serums and gels. For everyone else, it is essential in the facial care routine. Moisture is provided to your skin by all products that have a mostly transparent and gel-like texture and a high proportion of water or plant water. The watery components are bound by hyaluronic acid and glycerin - a gel is created. The water-binding abilities of these substances mean that moisture is retained on your skin for a longer period of time. Our product for this is the FIVE facial serum .
Good to know: Oils or other waterless products are not moisturizing, but rather moisture-retaining. They seal the skin slightly and prevent water stored in your skin from evaporating too quickly to the outside.
3. Avoid over-cared skin
Our skin is an organ that is sometimes easy to forget. It has countless mechanisms that ensure optimal balance between inside and outside. If we intervene too strongly in this system, the skin falls out of balance, becomes sensitive, impure and - yes, unfortunately - ages faster. It is therefore important to find the balance between supportive but not overloading skin care.
Far too often, a well-intentioned facial care routine is the cause of skin problems. At FIVE , purist care has a system. Our products all contain a maximum of five ingredients. This will help you prevent the skin from being oversaturated by too many different substances. But using too much product or applying it too often per day can also lead to over-care.
4. Include nutrition, stress and lifestyle
Unfortunately, when skin problems get out of hand, simply changing your facial care routine is not enough. Our lifestyle – primarily a constantly high level of stress – can have an enormous influence on the skin. Recent studies also show that nutrition plays a much larger role in skin health than previously thought.
Changing eating habits or lifestyle are long-term projects. With our blog articles we would like to show you the connections between nutrition, stress and skin and offer you a few suggestions. The goal here is not to achieve fun-free perfection, the journey is the goal and small adjustments lead to big changes in the long term.
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Understand the difference between skin type and skin condition
You may never be completely clear about your skin type. This is often not so easy to differentiate and is influenced by temporary skin conditions such as impure skin or dehydrated skin over the course of life. But this is no reason to worry; after reading, you will certainly notice a trend and, with the right tips, you will be able to put together a facial care routine that suits you best.
As a first step , find out the general tendency of your skin. To do this, don't look at your current skin condition, but rather think about what your skin was like when you were 20 or - if you can't remember - over the last few years. To do this, imagine a pendulum. Is it more in the area of oily skin, is the pendulum in the middle for normal skin or does it tend towards the area of dry skin? Have you been able to identify a trend? If so, good. If not, that's good, your skin type seems to be somewhere in the middle, normal skin or combination skin.
The four genetically determined skin types are:
In the second step , we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the difference between skin type and skin condition: Skin type is genetically determined, you are born with it and it stays with you throughout your life. Nevertheless, skin type changes over time. The older you get, the drier and dehydrated your skin becomes. In the meantime, your skin type may undergo some hormone-related capers and therefore change during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. In addition to hormones, these temporary skin conditions can also be caused by stress and eating habits.
Skin conditions, temporary:
We note: There are four skin types that primarily depend on your disposition. There are also temporary skin conditions triggered by hormones or external circumstances. The only important thing is that you do not care for your temporary skin problems such as impure skin, dehydrated skin or mature skin in a way that is contrary to your actual skin type. To ensure that this doesn't happen, we'll start with articles on temporary skin conditions below. In each article we will first highlight your actual skin type and suggest the right facial care routine for you.
Would you currently describe your skin condition as balanced or not particularly noticeable? Perfect, then choose your facial care routine below based on your skin type.