Customers ask – 48grams answers!

Kundinnen fragen – 48grams antwortet!

Today it's that time again, dear fans and followers of the 48grams blog. You have asked us many questions in the past weeks, by mail or on the phone. Your thirst for knowledge has surprised us - but also inspired us. You take an interest in the 48grams brand and our fantastic products (sorry, sometimes self-praise just has to be). So we have dealt intensively with your specific questions - and have compiled the top 7 here. Why these questions in particular? Well, we believe that these topics are exciting for the mass of customers and bring real added value.


Willa R. from Berlin:

What role does sun protection play in my skin care?

48grams: Sun protection plays a crucial role in your daily skin care routine! There are several important reasons for this. First, sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays: Premature aging, pigmentation spots and even skin cancer are a risk. Second, sunscreen helps keep the skin's protective barrier intact. It is important to use a broad-spectrum emulsion with an SPF of at least 30. In the form of milk, cream or spray, it needs to be applied every day, regardless of the weather or season. We members of the 48grams blog have included sunscreen as an important step in our morning routine - after moisturizing and before makeup. This ensures that skin is optimally protected.


Helga M. from Villingen-Schwenningen:

Which facial care is especially suitable for the sensitive skin around the eyes?

48grams: We are happy to answer this question - especially since we have a direct product tip from the 48grams range for you! Gentle and specially formulated care is essential for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Eye creams need to be free of irritating ingredients like perfume or alcohol. Instead, they should contain plenty of hyaluronic acid or glycerin - these are intense sources of moisture. In the best case, eye creams also contain soothing extracts such as aloe vera to relieve irritation. As a general rule, products with as few ingredients as possible are often best tolerated by sensitive skin. A light application and gentle patting of the eye cream are also important to avoid putting additional strain on the skin. Just take a look at our 48grams cream.


Michael W. from Rohrbach a.d. Ilm:

Which products can help with acne or skin impurities without drying out the skin?

48grams: Dear Michael, this is one of the most frequently asked questions. In short, gentle, moisturizing skin care is crucial when fighting acne and skin blemishes. Gentle cleansers with ingredients containing salicylic acid help clear pores without drying out the skin. Light, oil-free moisturizers with soothing ingredients like aloe vera or hyaluronic acid are ideal for hydrating without weighing the skin down. Products with tea tree oil are also very effective in treating acne. They have excellent antibacterial properties. It is also advisable to exfoliate the skin regularly. This gently removes dead skin cells and prevents pores from becoming more clogged. If in doubt, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Because we at the 48grams blog have a lot of knowledge and experience - but we cannot and must not replace a medical doctor.



Simone K. from Görlitz:

How can I effectively treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots?

48grams: First of all: Hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) are only in the rarest cases harbingers of skin cancer. Of course, a dermatologist should give a final diagnosis here - but there is normally no reason to worry. Above all, it is an optical burden, which, however, can fortunately be combated. Ingredients such as vitamin C and niacinamide lighten the skin and reduce pigmentation. Acids (such as glycolic acid and mandelic acid) also promote cell renewal and help fade dark spots. Those who want to restore a brighter complexion to their skin with the help of a professional should undergo chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser therapies. Patience, however, is always crucial! Hyperpigmentation treatment often takes several weeks or even months. Only then do results become visible. Basically, though, it is worth mentioning: as of now, broad-spectrum sun protection is crucial to avoid further damage. Please only leave the house with a layer of UV protection.


Silvia G. from Munich:

What role does diet play in my skin health and which foods are particularly beneficial?

48grams: Nutrition plays an often underestimated role in skin health. We receive repeated inquiries from female customers who believe they are eating healthy, but find that sugar and bad fats are everywhere. Unfortunately, a healthy diet in today's society is often time consuming. But it is worth the effort. Our food provides nutrients needed for cell regeneration and collagen production. Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables (especially berries, carrots and leafy greens) protect against free radicals and give the skin a radiant glow. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish, flaxseeds and walnuts strengthen the skin barrier and reduce inflammation. Vitamin E from nuts and seeds acts as a natural sunscreen. Of course, proteins are also important. They contribute to the formation of collagen - lean meat, legumes and nuts are considered good sources here. The rule of thumb is to avoid excessive sugar and dairy consumption, as both increase the risk of skin blemishes. And - as we always emphasize: Drink enough water. Adults should drink an average of 1.5 liters daily, regardless of gender.


Esther w. from Freiburg:

How often should I use a peeling and which one is best for me?

48grams: Dear Esther, a peeling is a valuable tool for skin renewal... always provided that it suits your skin type. For normal to dry skin, once a week is enough to gently remove dead skin cells. If you tend to have oily skin or blemishes, a dermatologist may recommend two to three peels a week to keep pores clear. Sensitive skin requires more gentle treatment, ideally at intervals of 10 to 14 days. As a general rule, exfoliants with fine, rounded particles should be used - so as not to irritate the skin. Our tip: Natural ingredients such as sugar or jojoba beads are often gentler than sharp-edged peeling crystals. Chemical peels with mild acids are an effective alternative, especially for sensitive skin types. When in doubt, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for individualized recommendations.


Patricia A. from Buxtehude:

How can I take action against the first signs of skin aging?

48grams: This is of course a very general question - but one that we hear again and again. To go into detail, we would have to publish a book here. Actually, we already have - in the form of more than 60 blog articles. As a short version - and more as a general guide now the following answer: to counteract the first signs of skin aging, a targeted skin care routine is crucial. Start each day with a mild cleansing routine. This will rid the skin of impurities - without drying it out. Then, apply a serum with antioxidant ingredients such as OPC or vitamin C. This equips the skin to fight against the effects of the sun. This equips the skin to fight free radicals and also promotes collagen production. Daily sun protection is also essential. Harmful UV rays promote premature aging of the tissues. Products containing hyaluronic acid will also intensely hydrate the skin and reduce fine lines. Also, give your skin enough rest; drink enough water and eat a balanced diet. Last but not least, consult a dermatologist for recommendations.