6 ways to improve skin texture

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1. Exfoliate on a regular basis

Exfoliation is any process that removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of skin. The buildup of dead and keratinized skin cells can take a toll on your skin’s texture and appearance, which is why exfoliating on a regular basis is important to achieve smooth skin. There are two types of exfoliation: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation, also referred to as mechanical exfoliation, utilizes an abrasive substance to scrub away dead skin cells through motion. Chemical exfoliation utilizes chemical agents to break up dead skin cells, allowing them to be washed away more easily.
While both methods of exfoliation can help with skin texture improvement, most skin care experts recommend using chemical exfoliants. This is because physical exfoliants, like microbeads and crushed walnut shells, are too abrasive for the skin and may cause microtears and irritation. Thus, it is best to look for a product that contains chemical exfoliants, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). here are 2 of my favorites.

Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum

The glycolic night serum has a blend of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid) that work together to clear the skin from the deeper layers.

T.L.C. Framboos sinks in easily and delivers an effective level of chemical exfoliation without the harsh side effects like dryness or sensitization. I found that my fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration, along with my excess oiliness and the appearance of pores, appear dramatically diminished.

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The Ordinary’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance. They are also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

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2. Keep skin pores clear with a BHA

One of the best ingredients you can use to clear skin pores is salicylic acid, a type of beta hydroxy acid (BHA). It works by softening and dissolving keratin, a protein found in the skin that acts as a “glue” to keep cells together. Thus, salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and sloughs off dead skin cells. Since it is an oil-soluble acid, it has the ability to penetrate deep into pores instead of remaining only on the skin surface. Inside the pores, it helps to loosen clogs and allows oil to flow out more freely. Thus, salicylic acid helps to improve uneven skin texture by breaking down blackheads and whiteheads, as well as keeping pores clear.here are 2 of my favorites.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant boosts the skin’s tone and texture to enhance a natural glow. Salicylic acid exfoliates and promotes faster cell regeneration to minimize the appearance of blemishes, redness, large pores and wrinkles. Green tea soothes inflammation and shields against free-radical damage.

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Innisfree Bija Toner

This hydrating toner gently removes leftover impurities post-cleansing while also protecting and balancing skin.

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3. Vitamin C to even out skin texture + tone

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that is well known to help even out skin tone, improve uneven skin texture, fade dark spots, and brighten the complexion. Vitamin C donates electrons to neutralize reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as the superoxide ion and peroxide that are generated when the skin is exposed to UV light. This is important because ROS can damage important cellular components, such as DNA and collagen, which can lead to lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

This serum has a stabilized form of vitamin C witch makes it last very long. This is a very gentle vitamin c serum. The consistency of this oil is very lightweight and sinks into the skin easily. This oil did not cause any clogs or congestion and didn’t disrupt my hydrating products.

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% & HA Spheres

This is a very affordable product but that does not make it work any less amazing. If this is to strong for you then you should definitely dilute it with your moisturizer.

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4. Probiotics for skin texture improvement

The use of probiotics in skin care is a relatively new trend that is claimed to promote clear, flawless skin by restoring the skin’s microbiome. The microbiome is a population of many types of bacteria (over 10,000 different species) that are both good and bad. When there’s more bad bacteria than good, skin conditions like acne, sensitive skin, and bumpy, uneven skin texture can develop. Thus, keeping the microbiome balanced is critical in maintaining healthy skin. This is where probiotics come into the picture. Probiotics include various strains of helpful bacteria that collaborate with your skin. Scientists have identified a few strains of bacteria that are able to improve the appearance of the skin by strengthening it through improved barrier function. Overall, probiotic skin care products are another option for skin texture improvement.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

This is a lightweight liquid that is quickly absorbed into skin unlike other thicker serums and essences. Each bottle contains 90% PITERA and since it’s observed to resemble your own skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF), skin recognizes PITERA as its own, allows it all in and lets it work its magic in its pure active form.

It works on multiple skin concerns and skin types to transform skin to Crystal Clear Skin. It works to soften and smoothen texture, reduce appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, enhance radiance, even the look of skin tone, make skin less oily looking.

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WHAMISA Organic Flower Deep Rich Toner

Formulated with a soothing base of aloe vera & Artemisia extract, this moisturising essence contains fermented botanical extracts to nourish and moisturise dull skin. Additionally, Gluconolactone is a PHA’s counterpart, and it provides similar effects to glycolic acid, but offers the added benefits of gentleness and antioxidant function.

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5. Try a chemical peel

Chemical peels can be an effective way to improve skin texture if you’re willing to spend the time (and money!) making a trip to your dermatologist’s office. There are several different types of chemical peels. Mild peels often include a combination of AHAs and BHAs (i.e. salicylic acid). Medium peels use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in concentrations ranging between 25% and 50%. Deep peels use high concentrations of TCA or phenol to strip away more layers of skin. While chemical peels are lauded for their ability to promote clear, smooth skin, that doesn’t mean they don’t have any drawbacks. As the name implies, a chemical peel causes the skin to literally peel off, along with redness, stinging, numbness, and burning of the skin. Chemical peels also increase your sensitivity to sunlight, so it’s imperative to wear sunscreen every day for months after the peel to prevent serious damage.

6. Sunscreen to prevent uneven skin texture

All of the tips mentioned above for skin texture improvement can help to get rid of textured skin. However, it is best if you can prevent the development of uneven skin texture in the first place. One way to do this is to wear a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen on all sun-exposed skin daily. Sunscreen not only helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, but also reduces the amount of redness and unevenness in skin.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

Drunk Elephant’s unique formula packs anti-aging algae extract, soothing aloe vera, moisturizing jojoba oil, and of course, sun-protective ingredients. “This product contains a high concentration of zinc oxide in a formulation that does not leave the face white or chalky. It also contains botanical extracts that promote healthy skin cell function.”

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Elta MD UV Physical Sunscreen SPF 41

This oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen combines zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for sun protection with antioxidants to combat skin-aging free radicals. It’s also free of fragrances and parabens (a win for sensitive skin!) and water resistant for 40 minutes so you can get your swim in. This provides a nice tinted and matted coverage for the face, You can mix it with an un-tinted sunscreen to achieve your skin tone.

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