Struggling with uneven skin texture? Don’t worry, it is very common and a lot of people are affected by it. If you are confused about whether your skin has an uneven texture or not, simply run your fingers gently across your skin and see if it feels soft or bumpy/rough.
Essentially, uneven skin texture is a result of the accumulation of dead skin cells. This leads to rough skin, bumps, and a dull appearance.
Other factors that lead to uneven skin texture are excessive sun exposure, use of wrong products, smoking, skin conditions like eczema, and natural skin aging. Luckily, there are multiple at-home and professional treatments done to smooth out the skin texture. We will discuss the best ones in this post.
Here are a few treatment options that will help you smooth out the skin texture:
Exfoliate Your Skin
If your skin texture is not that bad, a simple at-home exfoliator will help you out. Start by exfoliating once a week with a physical scrub with micro grains. Specifically, target the areas that feel uneven. If you have uneven skin on your body, you can also go ahead and use an exfoliating brush.
Don’t be too harsh or you will end up damaging your skin. Stay consistent and keep doing it once a week to maintain the results. If physical exfoliates feel a bit too harsh, you can also use a chemical one after consulting with your skin specialist.
Try a Chemical Peel
If at-home treatments do not work, you can opt for chemical peels. They are stronger and work better than at-home treatments. You will see a massive improvement in the quality of your skin after a peel. They are available in different strengths and can only be done at a professional health provider’s office. After the treatment, your skin might continue to peel off for at least a week after the treatment.
Oil Your Skin
If you have certain dry areas on your face or body but the rest of your skin is fine, applying the oil on your skin regularly will make a world of a difference. Stick to the natural oils and avoid using any artificial ingredients. Choose the one as per your skin type or ask your professional health provider to recommend you one.
Vitamin C is an amazing ingredient to add to your skincare routine. It repairs your skin, improves the skin texture, and makes it even over time. Vitamin C also works wonders for reducing pigmentation, age spots, and scars. It is a great preventative measure against signs of aging. You can look for a serum or a moisturizer, or even an emulsion.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
If you expose your skin to the sun, it can result in increased pore size and uneven skin texture. Whenever you decide to go out in the sun, wear SPF 30 or above and keep reapplying it throughout the day. You can also wear a hat for further protection. If you wear makeup, use spray-on sunscreen on top of it.
Tackle the Existing Scars
Textured skin requires maintenance. If you have a new or existing scar, it is time to start working on them. You can go for lasers for raised, pigmented scars or opt for chemical peels. If the scars are minimal, you can try at home spot treatments. The key is to be consistent to see the results. Textured skin requires maintenance.
Microneedling treatment is one of the best options to get rid of textured scars. It is best to visit a professional for microneedling treatments if you wish to see true results. At home, devices are not as effective and can irritate your skin. Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in your skin which boosts the production of collagen while minimizing the appearance of pores, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Most patients need multiple sessions of the treatment combined with effective skincare to see the desired results.
If your skin is very bumpy, your professional health provider might recommend you to undergo a laser treatment. There are different types of laser available used to target pores, bumpy scars, and uneven skin tone. The skin specialist will choose the one that will work best for your particular skin condition. Some people need one session while others require 3 to 4 sessions to see complete results.
Getting rid of the uneven skin texture is one thing and maintaining the state of your skin is the other. Here are a few steps to maintain smooth skin after getting it treated:
Uneven skin texture is very normal. Almost half of the population has it. There is nothing to be worried about and it is surely treatable.
While a little bit of uneven skin texture can be easily fixed at home. Most patients do require professional treatments. Whether you are a fan of at-home treatments or professional ones like chemical peels and lasers, it is best to visit a skin specialist and get your routine in place.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and we would love to help you with any skin concern.