Questions About Face Care?

Find the answers to your frequently asked questions here.

1. Why is moisture so important for the facial skin?

Water plays a prominent role for a healthy looking skin. The horny layer contains about 10 to 30% of water, the deeper layers even more. Skin with optimal moisture balance is supple and smooth and has an intact barrier function. Insufficient moisture can result in rough and wan skin. Dry skin can also lose its elasticity and small micro-crackles can occur which can lead to impaired barrier function. Due to this, moisture is very important for a healthy looking, well balanced skin. Use gentle products that do not strip your skin of its natural moisture. Choose from our line of NIVEA MicellAIR Cleansers that has 0% alcohol to effectively cleanse without drying out the skin.


2. What is an effective care for dry facial skin?

The best way to care for dry skin is a good balance of mild cleansing and a moisturizing and nourishing care. NIVEA products for dry skin are specially developed to meet those needs. You can find the skin type recommendation on the product. NIVEA Cleansing products for dry skin gently and thoroughly remove make-up and impurities. At the same time they are mild respecting skin’s moisture balance. NIVEA Care products provide the skin with intensive moisture and lipids. They support the skin’s own protective barrier and help preventing waterloss. Furthermore they nourish the skin for a smooth and healthy looking complexion. NIVEA offers special products for dry skin e.g. NIVEA Nourishing Day Care, NIVEA Indulging Cleansing Milk or NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Cream.


3. What factors could cause dry facial skin?

The skin´s horny layer (Stratum Corneum) is covered by a hydro-lipid film.  Together they form a protective barrier which is responsible for the protection from bacterial infections as well as the maintenance of your skin´s  moisture balance. Damages in this barrier can cause skin dehydration . Both, external and internal factors, can be responsible for dry skin. External factors are climatic influences, such as wind, centrally heated air, low air humidity, high and low temperatures, and UV radiation. Furthermore, your personal habits also play a relevant role, e.g. the excessive use of aggressive cleansing products as well as some medications, stress, insufficient intake of fluids and certain dietary habits. In addition, internal factors such as hormonal influences, diseases or skin aging can be reasons for  dry skin.


4. Why do I need to use special facial cleansing products?

Cleansing is the first step in maintaining the natural beauty and healthy look of your skin. NIVEA facial cleansing products free the skin gently but thoroughly of make-up, sebum and impurities without drying it out or attacking the acid protective layer. They also respect the specific characteristics of the different skin types. The skin is optimally prepared for the follow-up care steps.


5. What can be done about large pores in the skin?

The first step would be daily cleansing to remove the excess sebum from the skin with rinse off wash products followed by the use of a facial toner according to your skin type. In addition, a deep cleansing face mask or facial scrub 1-2 times a week could be used. Regarding NIVEA Face Care products, light moisturising products are recommended.


6. What is the benefit of using micellar water after washing my face with a facial wash?

Micellar water is a kind and gentle way to cleanse the skin and remove make-up. Furthermore it is caring and also mild enough to use on the delicate eye area.

The formula effectively targets dirt and grime without smudging or requiring rubbing or rinsing.


7. What is the benefit of using a Mattifying toner in addition to my face cleansing?

Cleansing products free the skin gently but thoroughly of make-up, sebum and impurities. The new Micellar water helps, in addition, to gently remove water-soluble mascara. A toner particularly helps to purify your facial skin. It removes remaining residues, refreshes your skin and moisturizes. NIVEA Toner for dry or sensitive skin has soothing properties  whereas NIVEA Aqua Effect Toner for combination skin provides a mattifying effect. Overall, it gives your skin a deeply cleansed and sensational fresh skin feeling.


8. What causes my skin to age prematurely?

There are various reasons that influence premature ageing. The most important factor is UV radiation in sunlight but also other external influences as an unhealthy lifestyle or psychological stress can have an effect on premature aging. These factors provoke the increased formation of free radicals in the skin which are the major cause of premature skin ageing. Use NIVEA Sun Anti Age Pigments SPF50 daily. The formula with Q10 prevents and fights the appearance of sun-induced fine lines, wrinkles and pigment spots.


9. What does 'non-comedogenic' mean?

Products are called “non-comedogenic” when they are proven not to block pores that could develop into comedones. Numerous factors can play a role in the formation of blackheads. A potential factor is excess sebum which leads to a clogging of the sebaceous glands and thus stimulate the skin to form blackheads. Non-comedogenic cleansing and skincare products are specifically for blemished prone skin (mainly oily and combination skin).


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