Understand the causes of textured skin, and covering a variety of ways you can get rid of it.
Having uneven skin texture can be a very common issue with some people. Normally caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, textured skin can look less radiant and more aged than other parts of your face. This textured skin feels rough and uneven, while also potentially being itchy and uncomfortable.
In addition to a build up of skin cells, sun damage can also play a role in causing textured skin as well as irregular pores. As you spend time in the sun without sunscreen, the UV rays can reduce your skin’s ability to self-repair, as well as speed up the aging process. Remember to use an appropriate SPF before going outdoors, especially if you suffer from or want to prevent the appearance of textured skin.
Once you start noticing the effects of textured skin, there are various ways you can combat the issue. This article will go over some of the best at-home treatments and skincare routines you can use to help reduce the signs of skin roughness and uneven tone.
Exfoliation is one of the most popular ways to remove dead skin cells. Using an exfoliating cleanser such as our ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating cleanser is a great start. Not only does it offer a blend of natural hydrating botanicals and antioxidants, but it can help take care of dull skin in addition to textured skin.
When exfoliating your skin, always be sure you start with a gentle exfoliating cleanser before moving into something a bit more aggressive. Exfoliation should only be done once or twice a week, as too much abrasive scrubbing can cause skin texturing to become worse.
Antioxidants are one of the best ways to combat a range of skin damage, including those caused by environmental toxins and free radicals. Vitamin C is one of the most popular antioxidants found in skin care products, including our IMAGE MD restoring power-C serum.
It includes a blend of highly effective antioxidants and helps to buff away uneven textures while also balancing your overall skin tone. In addition, the included hyaluronic acid complex can provide restorative benefits to your skin’s elasticity which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Extremely important when enjoying the outdoors, sunscreen should always be worn on exposed skin to prevent harmful UV rays from causing signs of premature ageing. Even if the day seems overcast, sunscreen at a proper SPF of 30 or above should be worn.
We love our daily use PREVENTION+ ultimate protection moisturiser when it comes to sun protection. It goes on smooth and blends into your skin easily, while offering an SPF of 50. The included antioxidants and pea proteins are perfect for providing hydration while also reducing the effects of broad spectrum UV rays.
Staying properly hydrated is an extremely important factor for overall health; not just for your skin, but your entire body as well.
Cool, room-temperature water is the best choice for proper hydration. Try to avoid caffeinated or sugary drinks. If you must have some kind of flavouring in your beverage, look for sugar free flavourings that offer a boost of electrolytes.
Boost Your Collagen
As you age, collagen production is reduced which can be a contributing factor for skin texturing. Increasing your natural collagen production can be a great way to reduce the appearance of textured skin, as well as prevent it from happening in the future.
Collagen supplements are a great item to consider. But there are also a variety of vitamin C serums and facial creams that can offer similar collagen boosting results. In addition, facial massage and micro-needling can naturally boost collagen production in target areas.
Enjoy a Chemical Peel
If you are looking for a relaxing way to reduce the appearance of skin texturing while also removing the build up of dead skin cells, sebum, and other surface contaminants, consider a chemical peel.
Easily done at home, our AGELESS total resurfacing masque offers a range of ingredients including botanical and fruit extracts, as well as salicylic acid. This formula helps minimise uneven skin tone and texture while also providing a soothing and relaxing morning or evening peel.
Sebum is the result of your body’s natural oil production. You want oils on your skin, though an excess buildup of sebum can lead to clogged pores and textured skin. Reducing the amount of oils buildup on the surface of your skin can improve your overall complexion, skin softness, and smooth out texturing.
For this, we love our CLEAR CELL restoring serum. It includes a blend of natural plant extracts and botanical complexes to specifically target skin smoothness and elasticity. Over time, you will notice the appearance of healthier looking skin.