Nelly Riam’s skin

Hey Nelly, 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.

Blackheads and whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are actually a form of acne, and therefore fall under the category of a blemish. They are formed when pores on the skin become clogged with dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria. The difference between the two is that blackheads are formed by pores that stay open, and if the pore closes, a whitehead, or closed comedone, will form.

To treat blackheads and whiteheads, people commonly use oil-free, noncomedogenic skin care products, which do not clog the pores, and ones which contain ingredients such as salicylic acid (which works to unblock pores). Exfoliation can help to prevent the build of of dead skin cells that could lead to clogged pores.

Lactic, salicylic and mandelic acids are often more gentle chemical exfoliants. For those with more sensitive skin, manual exfoliation with soft, damp cloths during your normal cleaning routine are also an option.

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 the methods of exfoliation mentioned above to support the skin turning over dead cells, and revealing the fresh, radiant skin underneath. 

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.