How Your Skin Works

I have built an ongoing strategy over the next couple of months. We will start with the skin, then go on with nutrition, lifestyle and skin care, and then start with makeup. We will talk about basics such as foundation, concealer, blush, eyes and eventually lips. In between, we will of course also share some other creative and inspiring ideas…

Skin structure
Your skin can tell a whole story about you – it‘s the mirror of your soul and reflects your lifestyle and your emotional state. The good thing about it is that it‘s a condition. And you can change it!

Our skin consists of three layers:
– Epidermis: makes the state of your skin visible
– Dermis: this is where your skin reacts and where the aging process takes place
– Hypodermis: consists of fat layers, nerve cells and blood vessels

Our skin cells shift from the inside to the outside in about a month‘s time. Elastin and Collagen are proteins that our body produces. You can find them mainly in the dermis, and they make your skin structured, strong and elastic. The older we grow, the less our body produces these proteins, and that‘s why our skin becomes flabby and wrinkly.

Our skin produces sebum, which creates kind of a protection layer on our face to protect it from dehydration and from environmental impacts such as pollution and sun. The more sebum we produce, the greasier our skin looks. If we use aggressive and perfumed cleansing products, if we don‘t eat healthy or are extremely exposed to environmental impacts, this protection layer gets out of balance. This leads to dry skin areas or allergic reactions and irritations. But don‘t worry! Good hydrating creams, face masks and serums can help you out.

Skin condition

Find out in what condition your skin currently is!

  • Normal skin: good balance of hydration and grease, soft, comfortable, small pores
  • Dry skin: taut, small pores, often dry, flaky, wrinkly
  • Combination skin: rather greasy, impurities in the T zone (front, nose, chin), dry cheeks, big pores
  • Greasy skin: big pores, often shiny, impure, greasy in the T zone, almost no wrinkles
  • Sensitive skin: itching, easily irritated, taut, sometimes dry, sometimes greasy

Ideally, we would get back to the normal skin condition as it was when we were born. This takes time and perseverance as well as good products that go deep into your skin and hydrate really well, especially the lower layers of your skin. Soon, we will talk about how to correctly cleanse and nourish your skin. Until then, feel free to send me an email to if you have any personal questions regarding your skin condition.You can find some amazing beauty products here.

Now it‘s your turn!
This week, try to find out in what condition your skin is, and take some notes about your lifestyle.

  • What do you normally eat?
  • How much water do you drink?
  • How much water do you drink?
  • What is it that stresses you? How can you relax best?
  • Which products do you use and what ingredients do they have?
  • Are these products maybe tested on animals?
  • How happy are you with the products you are using?

Share your experiences with us in your comment!

Stay beautiful

<3 Martina