How to Get Rid of Textured Skin | Tips to Improve Coarse Skin
Everybody strives for clear, smooth skin, but sometimes genetics and the environment wreak their havoc despite our repeated attempts for brighter, more fresh complexions. From dealing with acne and aging to rosacea and eczema, there are many factors that lead to rough, coarse, and textured skin.
Fortunately, we at BelleCôte are here with the best info, tips, and tricks to help you figure out your triggers and improve the texture of your skin.
What is textured skin?
Textured skin is uneven, sometimes grainy, often bumpy skin on the face. A surface that is textured is often rough and dull; it also might be coarse to the touch, or dry. Textured skin is less luminous and glowing, and the patches are not smooth-feeling.
Textured skin causes
Textured skin is usually the result of a buildup of dead skin cells, but can also be caused by environmental factors, genetics, acne, scarring, or aging. Dry skin is particularly susceptible to becoming uneven, textured, and dull.
Dead skin cells
Skin cells should have a lot of turnover, but sometimes those dead skin cells don’t slough off on their own. This creates an uneven texture and dull appearance.
The sun can cause irreparable damage to the skin if you don’t protect it; not only do tans and burns contribute to uneven texture, it also affects the skin’s ability to repair itself in the long term.
Pollution and dirt put extra stress on the skin, and clog pores. This can result in patches of textured skin, or an overall rough or irritated appearance.
Our collagen production decreases as we age, and because it is so vital to cell regeneration, when there’s not enough it can make skin appear aged and dull.
Scarring can be from acne, but there are other scars that can also affect the skin on the face, leaving a different texture on portions of the face than the undamaged majority.
Smoking rivals the sun in the damage it can do to your skin. It’s bad for your body and for your face.
How to get rid of textured skin?
Though there are many factors that contribute to textured skin, there are also a lot of easy solutions that will improve the texture of your skin quickly and effectively! Though it may take time and patience, incorporating these tips into your daily skincare routine can make a noticeable difference. With consistency using the right ingredients, your skin will be glowing in no time!
Cleanse - keep your skin clean and soft with a gentle cleanser.
Hydrate - Inside and out! Drink a lot of water and hydrating foods, and use products that bring moisture and hydration to your skin, like hyaluronic acid. Hydrated skin looks less textured and more radiant. We’ll suggest some great moisturizers below for a dull skin-busting regimen!
SPF - Exposure to UV rays can damage your skin and affect its texture and integrity. Wear sunscreen, everyday, but especially when you will be exposed to the sun during peak hours. If you live in or visit a tropical area, or if you are fair-skinned with freckles, take extra precautions like clothing with SPF and avoiding the height of the afternoon.
Exfoliate - Chemical and manual exfoliants can do wonders to remove dull skin and reveal fresh, young skin underneath! Use 3 times a week, or daily with a gentle formula, to keep uneven skin at bay. Don’t over-exfoliate, as that could also impact your skin’s texture.
Serum - Use a serum with ingredients that target uneven skin; you can also choose one that is right for your skin type, or that targets specific problem areas like acne or rosacea.
Moisturizer - An excellent moisturizer is key to soft and supple skin, something that is lacking in textured skin. A hydrating lotion can smooth textured skin and soften rough patches.
Mask - You can use a mask to target your particular skin problems with ingredients that focus on the causes of your textured skin, much like with the serum above.
Collagen - Boosting your collagen production leads to a more even skin texture! Since we lose some of our ability to produce collagen as we age, adding it into skincare products can really help with your skin’s overall texture.
Retinoids - Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that can help improve the skin’s texture, by promoting cell turnover and collagen production. Some types can be irritating to sensitive skin, so it’s important to start with low-concentration products and increase gradually.
Vitamin C - Treat your own particular symptoms; for aging skin, boost your collagen. Try vitamin C as an antioxidant to combat the environmental pollutants you might encounter, especially if you live in an urban or industrial area.
Aesthetician’s Advice: Be consistent! Completing your skincare routine in the morning and at night, every day, is the key to really making changes with your skin.
There are a lot of genetic and environmental stressors that contribute to textured skin; fortunately, there are also a lot of products containing ingredients designed to improve skin texture. Acids (salicylic, hyaluronic, mandelic, and lactic) can all be used to smooth the skin, while collagen and retinoids can make a huge impact on overall texture. With consistency, time, and the proper products, you can improve the texture of your skin and reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Sample Textured Skincare Regimen
- Use Organic Seaweed Exfoliator with 3 types of acids - mandelic, lactic, and salicylic - every day.
- Apply Vitamin C-3 Serum in the morning to boost your collagen and even your skin’s tone and texture.
- Use our Collagen Tightening Mask, which boosts collagen production, lifts your skin, and brightens with Laminaria extract. Use twice per week to dramatically improve the texture of your skin.
- Smoothing on PM Perfect Retinol at night will improve the texture of your skin in just a few weeks.