How is the skin structured?
Construction of the skin
Our skin consists of many layers, which can be divided into three "main layers". They are called the epidermis, dermis and subcutis.
Upper skin (epidermis)
Your skincare products are absorbed through the epidermis. Part of this layer is the horny layer, which takes about 30 days to regenerate new cells. Thus, you should test a new face cream for exactly that long before you change it up. By the way, the process of cell renewal is also responsible for the tanning of your skin.
The dermis itself is mainly made up of connective tissue or relatively mobile fibres, lies directly under the epidermis and provides it with moisture and nutrients. Within it are the sebaceous glands which ensure the elasticity of your skin. Moreover, healthy skin has a moisture content of approximately 10 to 20%
The hypodermis (subcutis)
The subcutis is connected to the dermis and is also made up mostly of connective tissue. It provides oxygen and nourishment to your skin. However, its primary function is to form a shifting layer between the overlying skin layers and the fascia underneath.
Normal skin is absolutely healthy and balanced. Therefore, the main point of care is to maintain this condition in the long term. This starts first and foremost with care from the inside. A healthy diet ensures healthy skin in the long run. Environmental influences, such as the sun's rays, generally damage your skin - regardless of skin type. That's why it's important to use active ingredients in facial care for normal skin that maintains your skin's natural protective barrier. Moisture is also always crucial for your skin. A day cream that moisturizes your skin and at the same time has active ingredients that protect it from environmental influences is ideal. At night, a moisturizer is also vital for your skin to keep it permanently beautiful.
Normal skin can withstand a lot and is yielding to uncontrolled treatment. But even this skin type does not forgive everything. Therefore, at some point, it is actually possible that you will over-care your skin. Normal skin actually needs very little care. It functions as it is supposed to function. It can moisturize itself and does not overproduce sebum. Moreover, its protective barrier is intact. But if you do a lot of exfoliating, creaming, and constantly trying something new, your skin can get out of balance. This is how normal skin quickly becomes sensitive skin. So make sure you don't overdo it, don't keep changing your creams, and use natural cosmetics. Natural, i.e. predominantly plant-based active ingredients, care for your skin very gently. Above all, they support the biological function of the skin. Conventional products often contain active ingredients that dry out your skin. This gives you the feeling that you have to constantly care for it. With natural cosmetics, such an effect is excluded. Because once the protective barrier is disturbed, you have to laboriously rebuild it. If that happens, you should give your skin a break and slowly bring it back to work by itself. Because of all the care used, it has become accustomed to no longer working on its own. Then the protective barrier can not form its natural oil film. First, in such a case, try to go entirely without care products and then switch to natural cosmetics.