Chapter 48: How to Improve Your Skin Texture

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An uneven skin texture can feel rough or bumpy, which is usually a result of excess dead skin cells that build up on the skin’s surface. While this can be tricky to fix, it’s not impossible!

Achieving smooth skin doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, so aside from choosing the right skin care products to help improve your skin texture, you also need to use them consistently and have plenty of patience. Read on for some tips on how you can improve your skin texture:


Tip #1: Add a cleansing oil to your daily skin care routine

Double cleansing, particularly with a cleansing oil, is the first step to achieving smoother skin. Start your skin care routine with a cleansing oil like the Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil from SIORIS. This gentle cleansing oil helps get rid of all traces of makeup, sunscreen, pollutants and other impurities. By getting rid of all the dirt on your skin, you lessen the chances of breaking out, and your pores won’t be clogged.

Make sure you use a cleansing oil before washing your face with your main cleanser. If you suffer from blackheads or skin congestion, you’ll begin to see them less as you get in the habit of double cleansing every day.


Tip #2: Use products with AHAs at least once a week

It’s important to exfoliate to get rid of any bumpiness on your skin. Just don’t over-exfoliate as doing so can cause irritation or redness. Reach for products that are formulated with AHAs like glycolic, mandelic or lactic acid.

A’PIEU’s Glycolic Acid Cream is easy to incorporate into your daily routine as you don’t have to rinse it off. This cream contains 3% glycolic acid and 0.45% salicylic acid, along with 30% birch extract. The cream is a mild exfoliator, so you can rely on it to get rid of excess dead skin cells standing in the way of your smooth skin dreams.

If you’re new to AHAs, start by using the Glycolic Acid Cream once a week and slowly build your way up to three to five times a week, depending on how sensitive your skin is. When using this, avoid incorporating other exfoliants into your routine to prevent over-exfoliating.


Tip #3: Go for moisturizers that offer long-lasting hydration

You can’t achieve soft and smoother skin if your skin isn’t moisturized properly, so it’s important to always apply moisturizer at the last step of your skin care regimen, both day and night.

Give NEOGEN’s Probiotics Youth Relief Cream a go and you’ll be left with skin that’s not only smoother, but also deeply nourished. In addition, this cream is for those who are entering their late twenties to early thirties, as it’s packed with anti-aging ingredients such as lactobacillus ferment lysate, which helps improve the skin’s elasticity.


Tip #4: Use facial oil in your nighttime routine

Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, applying facial oil will 100% make a difference to your skin’s texture. Facial oil helps to nourish your skin, protect your skin barrier, and improve your skin texture in the long run. If you’re not a fan of facial oils, you can always just apply them on certain areas of your face where it feels rough.

If you want an oil that absorbs instantly and doesn’t feel sticky, try KLAVUU’s Special Care Face Treatment Oil. Formulated with jojoba, sunflower seed and argan oils, this face oil helps balance your skin out to prevent it from over-producing oil.


Tip #5: Invest in a derma roller

Not having any luck with your skin care products? Try adding skin care tools like a derma roller to your routine. Derma-rolling is a great way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production to reveal skin that’s smoother and softer.

Apply your serum before using a derma roller to help maximize your serum’s efficacy. The only serums you should avoid when using a derma roller are retinol and vitamin C, as these can cause sensitivity. Instead, go for serums with gentle formulations such as hyaluronic acid.

Using a derma roller can be abrasive to skin, especially if you have extremely sensitive skin, so don’t forget to do a patch test first. It’s also vital that you don’t apply too much pressure when using a derma roller to avoid damaging or irritating your skin. Once you get the hang of it, feel free to use it weekly.


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