Uneven skin texture is one of those annoying complaints that’s hard to pinpoint the best solution for smoothing out the problem. How smooth your skin looks and feels is a result of many different things, and achieving perfect, smooth skin can seem like a real challenge. Yet, the glossy skin gracing the runways and Instagram doesn’t appear to have this problem. So what’s the secret to smoother skin?
What causes rough skin?
Whatever your skin type, uneven, rough skin can be caused by a variety of factors - slow skin cell turnover, scarring, enlarged pores, sun damage and a lax skincare routine are among the biggest culprits. Any or a combination of these can cause rough, dry skin patches, but some common causes are typically dry skin from a lack of hydration and a build-up of dead skin cells from poor exfoliation.
How to get smooth skin on your face
Sure, there’s microdermabrasion, laser, micro-needling and chemical peels, but before venturing into the dermatologist’s office, we wanted to take a look at some of the simpler ways to achieve smooth skin you can try at home.
Skin cell turnover decreases over the age of 30, meaning we don’t shed dead cells as efficiently from the surface of the skin. The more these dead skin cells accumulate and clog the surface, the bumpier and duller your skin becomes. The best way to tackle this is to regularly buff away dirt and debris to reveal smoother, luminous, healthy skin. Try skincare superheroes such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid, to dissolve surface dead skin cells and bring back your glow.
Using antioxidant-rich cleansers, toners and moisturizers will also help defend your skin against environmental damage that cause unevenness and dullness, and speed up your natural cell turnover for smoother skin and a glowy complexion.
We recommend our Electro-Lite Gel Cleanser - its gentle gel-to-foam formula with exfoliating Biotech Enzyme and Hydroclay works to deeply cleanse and refine the skin’s texture, keeping your skin in tip-top condition all day.
Mask it up
Use a deep treatment exfoliating face mask that’s also gentle to the skin to avoid irritating and causing sebum to go into overdrive, which can cause oily skin and create even more clogging. Masks enriched with vitamin C are especially useful, with the antioxidants helping to defend against environmental stressors and stimulate the skin's natural healing process.
Shield your face from the sun
Sun exposure also plays a big role in uneven skin texture and enlarged pores. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays that prematurely age skin.
Prevent skin scarring from acne & blemishes
Acne scarring leaves tiny holes in the top few layers of skin. Whether it’s a new or existing scar, it’s important to reduce the appearance – especially those that are raised and discolored. In certain light, these can become more obvious, making skin look uneven.
Try using a serum that helps stimulate collagen production and even out skin tone - like our Youth Reformer Serum. This highly potent neurocosmetic oil-in-serum formula contains a complex of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, helping to reduce visible signs of aging, and improve moisture and cell rejuvenation. In fact, our exclusive formula boosts collagen production by 54% in just 48 hours!
To support a healthy at-home skincare routine, we recommend trying FaceGym's Clean + Lift Workout. It’s brilliant for deep cleaning pores and exfoliating away dead skin cells and dirt that can clog up your skin. Powered by Skin IV™️ technology, the Clean + Lift workout treats a number of specific skin needs to improve tone and texture with shots of vitamins and acids such as Glycolic, salicylic, vitamin A, E, and C, to refine skin texture, fade pigmentation and even out skin tone.
If you’re looking to make rough, uneven, dull skin, a thing of the past, try these simple solutions for more flawless-looking skin.