Skin texture. Honestly, the two words together make no one excited. But how to improve skin texture and how to get rid of textured skin are major issues for a lot of folx so it’s worth unpacking. A few simple changes can help you to see massive improvements to uneven skin texture!
First, what is skin texture?
Skin texture is determined by various factors such as genetics, age, skin type, your microbiome and lifestyle habits such as sun exposure, smoking, and diet—lovely, basically everything under the sun and including it! But more specifically, healthy skin texture is generally smooth, soft, and supple, with an even tone and minimal visible pores, wrinkles, or blemishes—everything we all dream of.
Let’s unpack some of the causes of less than optimal skin texture
This is a super common skin condition that causes small, rough bumps on the skin, typically on the arms, thighs, cheeks, or buttocks. Commonly known as KP.
Acne & Cystic Acne
Pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads can cause the skin to appear bumpy and uneven—you’ve likely known it since high school. If you’re curious you can take a deep long dive into why I had chronic cystic acne as an early adult and how it led me to doing what I do now—let’s just say if you have acne, I know how hard it can be.
This is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, bumps, and visible blood vessels on the face. This can often get worse as you age.
Red, itchy, and bumpy patches on the skin. Babies have it a lot but adults can get it too.
To skincare products, medications, or foods—you name it. Allergic reactions can cause bumps or hives on the skin.
Basically not cleansing the skin properly which result in clogged pores, which can cause bumps, breakouts, etc.
Puberty, pregnancy, or menopause all cause your hormones to go wild and this can show up in a lot of ways, one of which is bumpy and uneven skin (usually along the jaw line).
Of course, It is always best to consult with a dermatologist or a very good aesthetician to determine the exact cause of your skin's bumpy texture and to receive appropriate treatment where needed.
Tips for how to get rid of textured skin:
Watch out with this one. Of course, regularly exfoliating the skin can help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, resulting in a smoother and more even texture BUT too much exfoliation can lead to uneven texture. We suggest 1-3 times per week with something ultra nourishing. Obviously, we love RadicalSeeker Honey Mask which, as the name suggests, uses raw honey which has natural exfoliating and antibacterials properties AND it has natural enzymes that digest dead skin cells. It’s also packed with Schisandra Berry and Pearl Powder which both plump and even out the skin. Basically it’s a skin texture wonder.
Moisture is your friend
Keeping the skin moisturized can improve its overall texture and prevent dryness and flakiness. We love a good face oil like LitFromWithin Face Oil it mimics your skin’s natural sebum (your skin’s natural oils).
Stay outta the sun
Or at least protect yourself from sun damage. Sun exposure can cause damage to the skin, including uneven texture and premature aging. Use a great, mineral-based sunscreen like Suntegrity.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
We’re a bit of a broken record on this topic but drink plenty of water—pleeease. My rule of thumb is take your weight and divide that number in half and that is the minimum number of ounces you should be drinking daily.
Get enough sleep
For those of us that are parents this tip almost seems laughable but sleep does help. Lack of sleep can lead to dull and uneven skin texture. Use something like MoonLitFromWithin to up the ante. It's designs to work while you sleep which is when your skin heals best.
Now I have mixed feelings about topical retinoids but they can help improve skin texture by stimulating collagen production and promoting cell turnover. Even better it to look for products with Broccoli Seed Oil, nature’s very own natural retinol dupe.
Get those nutrients and antioxidants from your food too. Great skin comes from within.
Pressing RadicalSeeker Honey mask into the skin causes microcirculation. This oxygenates the blood and encourages lymphatic flow.
Gently press the honey into the skin for about 2-3 minutes until you can feel a slight stimulation of warmth.
Then leave on for about 10-20 minutes. Raw honey has natural exfoliating properties.
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