Oily skin is also called greasy skin because the sebaceous glands are very active and diligently produce skin fat (sebum). The most obvious feature of oily skin is its greasy sheen. Shortly after cleansing the face, oily skin shines again. Overall, the skin is thicker and less transparent than normal skin, so that blood vessels do not shine through. As a result, it often appears paler than normal skin, for example. The pores of oily skin are larger and clearly visible.
Pigment spots (also called hyperpigmentation) occur on the skin when pigment cells accumulate in one place. This increased pigmentation then leads to spots. The most common trigger is excessive UV radiation, as the pigment cells are produced as a protective reaction against sun stress. However, other skin stresses can also lead to pigmentation spots, for example hormonal fluctuations or acne.
As your skin is also sensitive, you should avoid irritating ingredients or treatments. We therefore avoid certain active ingredients in our product recommendations and also advise you against mechanical peels.
Oily skin should never be cleaned too aggressively. You will damage your skin barrier with consequences of sensitivity, dehydration, impurities and even more lipid production. Therefore, cleanse your oily skin with a mild cleanser in the morning and in the evening. Moisturising and moisturising skin care products are also important.
Oily skin needs more moisture than lipids, but you should not completely forgo lipid care. A light balm, fluid or cream-gel with plant oils and ceramides will strengthen your skin barrier after moisturising. Ingredients that regulate the skin's own lipid production and care with UV protection are indispensable.
To diminish pigmentation spots, one thing above all helps: boosting the skin's own renewal - because the faster it renews itself, the less opportunity the pigments have to gather. You should therefore incorporate gentle but regular exfoliation with fruit acids or enzymes, for example with our HYDROPEEL, into your skin care routine. Vitamin C and liquorice extract also help to dissolve the pigment accumulations.
Very important: Do not neglect UV protection during the day. This is because UV radiation boosts melanin production - including the uneven production that shows up in the form of pigment spots.
Sensitive skin should be treated like a raw egg. By this we mean: After washing, do not rub dry with hard terry cloth, but pat dry with a soft towel.
And also cream should not be massaged in too much, but better to first distribute in the hands and then gently pat into the skin with the palms.
Here, less is often more. Too much or frequent cleansing unnecessarily stresses the skin barrier and can worsen your skin's appearance in the long run. If we recommend several products at this point, you do not have to use them all together. You can find out more about the special features and the right combination on the product pages.
An often underestimated skin care step: toners or sprays moisturise the skin and make it more receptive to subsequent care products.
Regardless of the number of products suggested here, regularity is more important than frequency. If you want to combine several serums or boosters that are rich in active ingredients, you can, for example, alternate between daily and evening use.
Do not underestimate the importance of daily UV protection: UVA rays, which are primarily responsible for skin ageing, also penetrate through clouds and window panes and are present even in winter.
After the addition of active ingredients from care step 3, an appropriately rich night care is the perfect conclusion to your care routine.
By the way: If several products are listed here, these are alternative recommendations, depending on preference.