Ashley Rouen-Brown’s skin

Hey Ashley, 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

You mentioned that your current skin focus was Scarring and Blemishes. A blemish means 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 in both lighter and darker skin types, the collagen and elastic tissue could be unable to regenerate properly, leaving a scar or blemish on the skin.

Treating scarring and blemishes

People commonly use at-home products with AHAs or BHAs to exfoliate the skin and help bring those dark skin cells to the surface. Vitamin C has also been recently popular for fading scars and blemishes. Preventing blemishes is much easier than treating them however, so maintaining proper skin hygiene and avoiding acne triggers will help to keep your face blemish-free.

It’s extremely important to use sun screens or blocks when using any kinds of acids or lightening / brightening actives on the skin, as they can remove the top layer of skin that supports protection against the sun or have an affect on melanin in the skin. Further – sun exposure triggers melanin production, so people seeking to alleviate blemishes are often advised to wear sun screens or blocks to guard against the condition worsening in the affected areas.


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