Blemishes, pimples and blackheads are signs that your skin and also your body are out of balance. If you are affected, it is best not to react in panic, but to take a very close look at what your own skin needs now. Dry combination skin in particular reacts to changes in the weather.
How can I tell what skin type I have?
Oily blemished skin
Dry impure skin
- with large pores
- quickly oily
- rather thick skin
- low in fat/moisture
- skin tension and early formation of wrinkles
Both skin types, oily and dry skin, can also occur simultaneously, in which case it is impure mixed skin.
Which ingredients for impure skin?
For skin care, we generally recommend 100% natural ingredients. Clean beauty products are healing for your organism and nature. Those with blemished skin should go for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and moisturizing ingredients. Bamboo activated charcoal, lavender essential oil, chamomile oil, vitamin E or red ginseng are proven ingredients from nature. Active ingredients that strengthen the skin's barrier function, such as niacinamide (vitamin B3), contained in Sandawha Oil Mist, are highly recommended, especially for dry blemished skin.
Cleansing - the be-all and end-all
The basis in the fight against pimples and blemishes is daily cleansing of the skin. The removal of dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt is - especially in the evening - the prerequisite for a clear complexion. Antibacterial ingredients prevent the development of pimples. Due to its alkaline pH value, our BINU bar soap does not require any potentially skin-irritating preservatives; it is self-preserving. The slightly alkaline pH also trains the skin to rebalance itself. Glycerin, which is contained in the soap, preserves the skin from moisture loss even during cleansing. If you want to cleanse your skin particularly thoroughly, use the double-cleansing method with cleansing oil as a first step. Here we explain how this works.
We recommend the Bamboo Activated Charcoal Facial Soap with Bamboo Wood Vinegar for oily blemished skin. Bamboo activated charcoal has an antibacterial effect and contains more minerals, unlike other charcoals. How exactly bamboo activated charcoal works, we explain here. In addition, the charcoal particles in the soap lightly exfoliate the facial skin every time you cleanse it and ensure the removal of dead skin cells. Calendula (marigold) Facial Soap and Red Ginseng Facial Soap are ideal for cleansing dry blemished skin. Lavender essential oil has an antiseptic effect and the calendula parts it contains gently exfoliate the skin during cleansing. After cleansing, the skin is perfectly prepared for further care steps.
Change of diet for blemished skin
Not only the right nutrients are important, but also that the body absorbs the substances well. A healthy intestinal flora can absorb vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients. Naturally fermented foods, such as Korean kimchi, sauerkraut or kombucha can support the body with valuable probiotic cultures. Avoiding sugar, alcohol and hydrogenated fats will take the pressure off your liver. For blemished skin, dermatologists recommend a diet rich in omega-3 fats found in fish, nuts and legumes. Also, drink plenty of water and unsweetened herbal teas daily.
Care routine for impure skin
For oily, blemished skin, it is important to use products that do not add extra weight to the skin and keep it moisturized and nourished. A moisturizing mask, such as the Camellia Flower Antioxidant Mask provides intensive moisture. A very light cream without too much oil, such as the Sebum Treatment by Whamisa actively counteracts excessive sebum production. An effective measure for dry blemished skin is to cleanse the skin particularly thoroughly (but mildly). The set for dry blemished skin cleanses oil-containing dirt and make-up from the skin with Sandawha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil. BINU's Red Ginseng Facial Soap contains no fragrance and 17% shea butter. Above all, unclean skin also needs a lot of moisture. Therefore, it is recommended to use a facial care that is not too rich, but provides a lot of moisture. The Sandawha Liposome line is such a facial care line, whose products can bring moisture to deeper layers of the skin due to the liposomal formulation.
Because of the skin's natural cycle, you should give new products a month to work their magic and deliver results.
If you're still unsure which BINU soap is right for your skin, take our skin test.