Me and my skin

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Black and white bark of European white birch or Betula pendula

With an area of around 1.8 m² in adults, the skin is not only the largest but also the heaviest organ in the human body. It has a so-called acidic mantle with a pH value of around 5.5 in men`s skin.

Its functions are many. It protects us from heat, light, injuries and infections. The body temperature is regulated by sweating. It also stores water and fat and forms precursors of vitamin D under the influence of UV light.

It consists of 3 layers.

  • the epidermis
  • the dermis
  • the subcutaneous layer (subcutis)

Epidermis and dermis (coloured elastin and collagen)

The bloodless epidermis (the outmost pink layer) consists of four layers of cells stacked on top of each other: the stratum basale, the stratum spinosum, the stratum granulosum and the stratum corneum. The epidermis consists of 90 % skin cells, the so-called keratinocytes. The epidermis also contains pigment-producing cells, the melanocytes, immune cells, the so-called Langerhans cells and cells of the peripheral nervous system, the so-called Merkel-cells. The epidermis represents the external boundary to our environment.

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The dermis (the inner pink-blue layer) consists of the so-called fibroblasts, collagen and elastic fibres and intercellular substance. The fibres form the supporting structure of our skin. The dermis also contains hair roots, blood and lymph vessels, sebaceous and sweat glands, mobile cells of our immune system and numerous nerve endings for the perception of touch, temperature and pain. The dermis is particularly affected by the ageing process.

The subcutis consists of loose connective and fatty tissue. It protects us from the cold, stores energy and acts as a layer between the actual skin and the sheaths of our muscles.

The four cosmetic skin types


Normal skin shows a good balance between moisture and oil production. Pores are barely visible. The skin feels balanced and healthy overall.


Dry skin tends to retain less moisture and can therefore often feel flaky, rough and tight. It can also tend to be more sensitive and irritate more easily.


Oily skin produces excess oil, which can cause it to become shiny and clog pores. People with oily skin are prone to acne and blemishes.

Combination skin

Combination skin is a combination of different skin types. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) is oily, while the cheeks tend to be normal or dry.

Hormonal factors, environment and age cause skin types to vary.

Young and old skin in comparison

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Skin ageing in and of itself is a completely natural process. Men’s skin ages later than women’s skin. The first changes and wrinkles usually appear from the mid-30s onwards and are generally more pronounced and deeper than those of women.

Time, genetic (endogenous) and external (exogenous) factors all play a role.

By these we mean

  • UVA radiation from the sun
  • Lack of or insufficient care
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Air pollution
  • Smoking

Our skin lives and changes constantly. With increasing age, the supporting structure of our skin only regenerates to a lesser extent. Collagen and elastic fibres become fragile and unstable and increasingly lose their ability to store water.

The fat pad belonging to the skin also decreases. Our skin becomes thinner, more vulnerable and increasingly loses its ability to retain moisture. Blood circulation decreases, which means that it is less able to be supplied with nutrients and oxygen.

To sum it up:

  • Wrinkles and lines on the face, around the eyes and the lips appear
  • Discoloration and pigmentation disorders might show up
  • the skin tends to frequent irritation or allergic reactions
  • the skin becomes rough
  • the skin becomes dry
  • the skin feels tight

The ageing process cannot be completely avoided.

Nevertheless, there are things you can do to delay it in order to maintain youthful and healthy-looking skin.

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