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Your SkinGuide for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin with impurities

Skincode: D-I-D-S

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Things to know about your skin:

From a dermatological point of view,dry skin mainly lacks lipids. These keep the skin supple and ensure that the skin barrier remains intact. In dry skin, this skin barrier, also called the acid mantle, has many small holes. Moisture can escape on the one hand and bacteria and germs can penetrate on the other. Dry skin therefore does not simply need oil, but a balanced care that gradually rebuilds the disturbed skin barrier.

Since your dry skin has impurities, acne bacteria could penetrate through the holey skin barrier. However, the classic anti-acne active ingredients often cause additional damage here, as they further throttle sebum production and dry out the skin. Instead, look for anti-inflammatory and soothing active ingredients (e.g. panthenol and frankincense).

Your skin is also dehydrated, i.e. lacking moisture. This means that the skin's own moisture cannot be retained well. For this reason, moisturising from the outside is especially important. We have taken this into account in our product recommendations below. 

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.

Care recommendations and tips:

For dry skin, it is sufficient to cleanse it with lukewarm water in the morning; in the evening, it is best to use mild cleansing cream, milk or an oil-based cleanser. Since dry skin needs both moisture and lipids, use moisturisers that moisturise and bind. In addition, you can apply a moisturising toner after cleansing - it makes the skin more receptive to follow-up products.

High-quality vegetable oils and ceramides are also important because they strengthen the skin barrier. A rich, non-greasy cream and UV protection during the day are a good combination. In the evening, you can enrich your care with a few drops of oil.

EXTRA TIP: IMPURITIES

Hair and hands have nothing to do with blemishes on the face, because they spread the acne bacteria. This is also called smear infection.

Towels (and pillowcases) are also true "superspreaders"; they should be changed accordingly frequently and regularly and washed at at least 60°.

Even pressing on pimples and blackheads is taboo - if you absolutely can't stop, the rule is: try twice at the most and cover your fingertips with tissues.

EXTRA TIP: MOISTURE

Unfortunately, there is no one miracle cure for dehydrated skin - it is rather a mix of several measures that moisturise your skin.

Besides skin care, these two are the most important: Drink a lot of water (yes, this also gets into the skin) and if the air in your room is dry (due to the heating in winter or the air conditioning in summer), make sure the air is well humidified, by using room humidifiers or simply a bowl of water on the radiator.

EXTRA TIP: SENSITIVITY

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.

These HighDroxy products fit the bill:

1. face cleansing

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.

Particularly mild cleanser that thoroughly cleanses the skin without drying it out.

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2. preparation

An often underestimated skin care step: toners or sprays moisturise the skin and make it more receptive to subsequent care products.

Balancing care spray for intensive moisture and skin soothing.

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3. targeted active substances

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.

Mild peeling gel for sensitive skin. With extra-gentle active ingredient complex.

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Retinol serum in two strengths. Improves the appearance of wrinkles, pores and acne.

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Care gel with 5 types of hyaluron, panthenol and niacinamide. Use as a booster or serum.

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Regenerating "slow aging" serum with smoothing immediate effect. For all skin types.

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4.1 Day care, UV protection

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.

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Strongly nourishing and regenerating care cream for lipid-deficient or mature skin.

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Comprehensive nourishing day fluid with SPF30, antioxidants and vitamin D booster.

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Regenerating care with smoothing, collagen-building effect. Suitable for all skin types.

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Liquid UV protection with SPF50 and silky light oils. Rich in antioxidants and ceramides.

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4.2 Night care

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.

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Strongly nourishing and regenerating care cream for lipid-deficient or mature skin.

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Regenerating care with smoothing, collagen-building effect. Suitable for all skin types.

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Luxurious blend of 15 different nourishing oils, intensively repairing.

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5. special care

No obligation without freestyle: Here you will find products from our range for that extra portion of care or special needs.

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Massage pen with light and micro-vibration. For targeted treatment of the skin.

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Microfine care emulsion with jojoba oil. For universal use - face, hair, body.

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Transparent powder with soft-focus effect and antibacterial action.

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Rich, soothing cream mask for intensive care of the eye area.

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