Ellie Rose’s skin
Hey Ellie, 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.
Skin that feels dry
Dry skin is often confusing as there is a difference between (and a different approach for addressing) skin that lacks oils, and skin that lacks hydration. People with a dehydrated skin condition are those whose skin lacks water – this skin type can look oily whilst feeling very dry because often the skin overcompensates with producing oil to make up for the lack of hydration.
People with dehydrated skin often address this by using products containing hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (which people with sensitive skin commonly find suitable), and making sure to drink enough water throughout the day.
Scarring and blemishes
A blemish is any mark, spot, discolouration, or flaw on the skin. Depending upon what’s caused 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.
We hope this information was useful and look forward to seeing what you create with us.