Abela Kabyemela’s skin
Hey Abela, here are some insights based on the answers you gave us when you took our skin survey. The answers you provided really helped us to perfect the product – Base Plus was made with you in mind.
Scarring and blemishes
A blemish is any mark, spot, discolouration, or flaw on the skin. Depending upon the condition causing them, some blemishes fade on their own while others need medical treatments. Anything that causes the skin to open can lead to scarring, such as popped pimples.
People with darker skin sometimes see post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – marks that appear on the skin after. Those with lighter skin sometimes develop post-inflammatory erythema -commonly showing up as purple or red marks. If inflammation is severe, the collagen and elastic tissue could be unable to regenerate properly, leaving a scar.
People commonly use at-home products with AHAs or BHAs to exfoliate the skin and help bring those dark skin cells to the surface. Vit C has also been recently popular for fading scars and blemishes. Preventing blemishes is much easier than treating them, so maintaining proper skin hygiene, avoiding acne triggers, and using sun protection help to keep your face blemish-free.
Dull and lifeless looking
Dull skin can be caused by a range of reasons. Among the most common are: a buildup of dead skin cells, pollution and UV damage. People with a build up of dead skin often turn to methods of exfoliation mentioned above to support the skin turning over dead cells, and revealing the fresh, radiant skin underneath. Exfoliation can also be done physically, for example using gentle cloths, or chemically. Lactic, salicylic and mandelic acids are often more gentle.
UV damage, pollution and dull skin often go hand in hand with ageing skin. Skin consistently subjected to pollution ages prematurely and becomes weakened, dull, and sensitised, as does skin damaged by UV rays. In the case of prevention of UV damage to the skin, sun screens and blocks are key; antioxidant-rich skin care is often used by people to support the clean up of skin ageing free radicals and prevent inflammation.
We hope this information was useful and look forward to seeing what you create with us.