Skin Renewal - Renewed Softness

Our care guide will give you your soft skin back again.

4 weeks to great feeling skin

Say goodbye to dry skin

Give your skin a new lease of life. With the right care, using everyday tips and a tailored care routine, you will enjoy renewed energy and will get your natural radiance back. Take a bit of time to lose yourself and pamper your skin. Follow a few simple nutrition and exercise tips that will bring your skin back on form. Look forward to smoother, rosier, softer skin with less stress at the end of these four weeks. And stress-free skin ensures a relaxed mind. Let’s go!

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Softer skin in just 4 weeks

  1. Ensure you have a cleansing routine that meets your skin’s needs
  2. Nutrition is important. Your skin also enjoys healthy food and drink
  3. Relax. When your soul is stressed, you skin cannot rest
  4. Jogging or walking – exercise is a workout for the skin

Week 1 – What your skin needs now

Dryness is often your skin trying to tell you that something is missing. During this week, we will create the ideal conditions to ensure your skin is not lacking anything.

Gentle cleansing for the skin

Dry skin wants to be cared for gently, even when cleansing. Use a sponge and lukewarm water. This will stimulate the circulation of blood and is a gentle way of removing dead skin cells. Pay attention to the water temperature: the warmer the water, the more moisture your skin will lose. Using a scrub with gentle abrasion once a week will help. It helps to loosen dead skin cells and makes your skin velvety soft. 

Find out more about caring for dry skin.

Dive in

There is nothing nicer than a hot bath, especially when it is cold outside. Incidentally, did you know that women’s skin is three degrees colder than men’s skin when the temperature falls below zero? Your circulation slows down, your cells lack oxygen and your skin is less smooth. You can warm yourself up again in the bathtub: simply relax, drift away and recharge your batteries. Dry skin particularly benefits from oils added to the bath water, such as a tablespoon of olive oil or a soothing oil bath. After enjoying such a bath it is not usually necessary to apply moisturiser.

Herbs: the skin-friendly alternative

Our nutrition also plays a part in how our skin feels. Dry skin, for example, does not like spices. It often reacts to pepper, chilli and ginger by developing red patches, as well as feelings of tension and heat on its surface. In the case of salt, too, less is also more, because it draws moisture out of the skin. Seasoning your food with fresh herbs is right on trend. They are also very good sources of vitamins and minerals. Saffron, sage and black cumin are some seasoning herbs that are excellent for the skin. They boost the immune system and contain anti-inflammatory substances that soothe the skin. Rosemary has many detoxifying, circulation-boosting and tautening ingredients. Chervil is not just a classic herb in French cuisine. It is also full of substances that keep our skin young-looking. But the biggest secret in the world of herbs is dandelion. With its high proportion of vitamins A, B and C and trace elements of copper and zinc, it is anything but a weed. And its bitter elements aid the detoxification of the liver, which also helps to create a fresh-looking complexion. Bon appetit!

Week 2 – What your skin likes – and what it doesn’t

Our skin is like us: it has its own daily routine, preferences and sometimes it even does not like certain things. This week we are going to learn about its characteristics.

1. Knowing the right time – applying cream at the appropriate time

Apply a rich lotion or cream after showering, whilst your skin is still damp. It will then be able to absorb as much nurturing care as possible.

2. Less washing powder – more comfort

Only use minimal amounts of washing powder, and avoid using fabric softener. Residues in the clothing can irritate your skin.

3. Water – your favourite source of natural energy

By drinking plenty of water, you also treat your skin to plenty of refreshment! Recommendation: at least two litres of water a day.

Week 3 – What touches your skin

Your skin is sensitive. So be gentle with it and devote some time to it every day. This week, you may also ask your partner to get involved.

Give special areas of your skin an extra dose of care

Some areas of skin are easy to forget in your daily care routine, including shins, elbows, calves and shoulders. And it is precisely these areas that are often particularly dry. This is why they need a bit of extra care now and then.

  • Apply a rich body cream such as NIVEA Care to these particularly dry areas once a week.
  • Wrap cling film tightly around the moisturised areas – leave for approx. 15 minutes for the cream to absorb.
  • Use this time to relax away from everyday stresses – why not try meditating?
  • Then remove the cling film. If you can see cream remaining on your skin, massage it in thoroughly. Done!

Your skin likes to be treated gently

Rubbing down with a rough towel after showering sounds healthy, but in reality it damages the skin’s natural protective barriers. It is better to pat it dry and to moisturise your skin immediately while it is still slightly damp.

Face, feet, neck – massages are good for body and soul

Reduce stress with a stimulating face massage

Spread your index finger and middle finger upwards from the bridge of the nose. On the way up, spread the fingers apart until they reach the hairline.

Face, feet, neck – massages are good for body and soul

This foot massage will help you regenerate

Hold your foot in both hands. Lightly exert pressure on the arch of the food and slowly move forwards and outwards.

Face, feet, neck – massages are good for body and soul

A gentle neck massage will release tension

Spread your right and left middle finger and index finger outwards on your cervical spine. Gradually move lower until you reach the shoulders.

Week 4 – Getting your skin on top form

Having healthy skin is also a question of training. This week, we want to go through a few exercises
with our skin to make it fit, relaxed and happy.

Exercise revives you

After just ten minutes’ activity we have rosy, well circulated skin throughout our bodies. Exercise can improve the nutrient supply to the skin considerably.

Meditation refills your energy levels

Short, relaxing breaks in your everyday routine also improve the appearance of your skin. So take time to relax when things start to get a bit hectic.

Making your skin sweat

The hottest tip for dry skin is a session in the sauna. The pores are opened by the heat and the skin’s metabolism works twice as fast as usual. If you apply a thick cream, a soft milk such as the Q10 Firming Body Milk or a soufflé like NIVEA’s Smooth Sensation Soft Soufflé after your sauna, the active ingredients will be absorbed particularly effectively. A study in a skin clinic in Jena has even shown that sweating “trains” the skin. It loses moisture less quickly and is better circulated. And with the right infusion, you will redress your inner balance.