How to improve skin texture
Let’s face it: completely smooth flat skin is only for babies. Everyday our skin faces aggressions from pollution and climate to the use of products, sun exposure, lifestyle choices.
Our skin’s texture is affected by all of these elements and can become rough or uneven on different parts of the body for a variety of reasons. What can you do about bumpy skin texture?
What causes uneven skin texture?
There are different reasons why our skin can become uneven or bumpy ranging from skin conditions like psoriasis to allergies, acne, sun exposure and enlarged clogged pores. Sun exposure is also a major cause of uneven skin texture on the face: while UVA rays emitted by the sun can cause pigmentation and uneven skin tone, UVB rays cause the destruction of skin cells which make our skin rough. As we age, our skin cells are slower to repair and rejuvenate which doesn’t help either.
Sun damage also breaks down the skin’s collagen, a protein responsible for firmness and keeping our skin from sagging. This leads to reduced elasticity and an uneven complexion where imperfections are much more visible. Not to mention moisture loss, which can also cause skin dehydration and thus issues with texture.
How to improve skin texture on your face
There are a few things you can do to improve your skin texture.
1. Avoid direct sun exposure
We can’t stress it enough: the sun is the skin’s number one enemy, including when it comes to skin texture. Using sunscreen and protecting your face from the UVA and UVB rays is a must.
Another important tip to keep your skin smooth is exfoliating. Exfoliating helps our skin shed dead skin cells and rejuvenate which leads to improved texture, so make it a part of your routine.
- Frequent cleansing
And if you are not doing so already, cleanse day and night! We’re constantly exposed to aggressors and free radicals which cause a myriad of problems for our skin, so cleansing it at the end of the day is a must. Not to mention removing makeup: we know it’s tempting to skip the makeup removal after a late night and go to bed but it’s probably the worst thing you can do for your skin.
Nighttime is when skin cell turnover happens and leaving makeup clogging your pore only makes the processes more strenuous. No matter how tired you are, always remove your makeup before bed.
Choosing the right products to improve skin texture
Anything that helps your skin cells renewal process can help with skin texture.
As we mentioned, exfoliators are a must if you are concerned with skin texture. There is a wide range of products available on the market for exfoliation. They come in many forms from gentle chemical peels, which are often recommended by dermatologists, to physical exfoliators with granules. You can choose the formula that suits you best and integrate it into your regimen.
Boost Collagen for skin renewal
Besides helping the skin rejuvenate, boosting collagen can be a good idea in order to improve skin texture. Collagen is responsible for skin firmness and tightness. It is stored in your skin’s middle layer, called the Dermis, accounting for about 90% of your skin’s thickness. When we lose collagen, which happens naturally with age, our skin texture becomes less smooth. Treatments such as radiofrequency therapy can restore collagen efficiently, painlessly and even from the comfort of home with compact devices such as the NEWA RF wrinkle reduction device. The device works by using energy waves – known as radio waves. These waves penetrate our skin into its deeper layer – the Dermis – and produce heat, which triggers the production of collagen and helps with skin texture.
Uneven skin texture is a concern for many globally. It’s important to understand that it is impossible to have perfectly baby smooth skin, but there are definitely ways you can improve your skin’s texture and combat a bumpy, uneven complexion with lifestyle choices and appropriate products as well as treatments such as radiofrequency therapy.
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