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Uneven Skin Texture

Ideally, skin should be soft with a smooth, even texture, but it’s not uncommon to have skin that feels rough and irregular. Sometimes this is due to specific skin problems such as rosacea or acne, but it can also be a product of sun damage, aging or the result of using the wrong skin care products. Dry skin can also cause skin texture to feel rough and uneven, especially during the winter months. Uneven skin texture not only feels unpleasant, it makes skin look dull because it doesn’t reflect light as well. In addition, it makes it hard to apply cosmetics smoothly.

What Causes It?

Skin in areas that are not exposed to sunlight is usually soft and smooth to the touch, an indication that sun damage contributes to uneven skin texture. Sun exposure causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin that gives skin its smooth texture and resiliency. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin and contributes to rough, prematurely aged skin. Aging is another common cause of irregular skin texture. With aging, surface skin cells aren’t shed as rapidly. This causes dead skin cells to build up, leading to skin that feels rough and has a dull appearance. Dry skin that lacks moisture also feels less smooth to the touch.

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Treatment

There are a variety of treatments that can improve uneven skin texture. One of the most effective is to exfoliate the surface of the skin to remove dull, dry skin cells that have built up. With exfoliation, you’ll see immediate results as dead cells are gently removed to reveal healthier skin underneath. Exfoliation not only improves skin texture, it also gives skin a youthful glow. After exfoliating, it’s important to follow up with a moisturizer to shield skin against further water loss that can make it feel dry and rough.

Glycolic acid is a weak acid that most commonly comes from sugar cane. When used topically, it increases skin cell turnover so that dry, dead cells are shed more rapidly. This creates a smoother skin surface. Not only does it improve skin texture, it gives skin a more youthful appearance by softening fine lines and causing it to reflect light better.

Sun protection should also be a priority since sun damage contributes to uneven skin texture by breaking down collagen and elastin. Choose a sunscreen that offers high-powered protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Wear it indoors and outdoors since UVA rays can penetrate glass.

Other Treatments

There are other treatments that are administered by a dermatologist or esthetician in order to improve uneven skin texture. These include microdermabrasion and chemical peels using a higher strength of glycolic acid to remove the outer layer of skin cells, revealing smoother skin underneath. These treatments are effective, but they require a series of treatments, which can be expensive.

The Bottom Line?

Uneven skin texture makes skin look older, and it makes it difficult to apply cosmetics evenly. Fortunately, gentle exfoliation, sun protection and treatments that contain glycolic acid improve skin texture while making skin look smoother and more youthful.

  

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Brighten, smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
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Maximum-strength treatment helps clear pores, improve skin texture, and reduce imperfections.
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This exfoliating butter offers a gentle, yet effective, exfoliation of the entire body.
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The Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF 40 offers triple action benefits to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
$60.00
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A two-in-one formula that deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin to leave it looking purified, renewed, radiant.
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This body scrub from Anthony skincare has an amazing deep cleaning formula that will rejuvenate your skin.
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A weightless gel lotion for smoothing the skin and boosting radiance.
$43.20
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A weightless gel lotion for smoothing the skin and boosting radiance.
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4oz | DV058
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The Immortelle Brightening Essence is a serum that helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
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Salts from the Mediterranean Sea combine with refreshing fragrance of verbena in a luxurious exfoliating scrub.
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Dr. Goldfaden's revolutionary exfoliating treatment rivals in-office microdermabrasion treatments & procedures.
$98.00
3.5oz | GO044
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Brighten, smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
$45.00
60 count | JB120
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Contains naturally derived exfoliating grains that refine pores, leaving skin radiant.
$21.00
1.25oz | KO244
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A detoxifying face and body polish helps to cleanse the skin of dead cells, leaving skin silky smooth, soft and radiant.
$60.00
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$45.00
2oz | KV008
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Powerful treatment with a unique blend of physical, chemical and enzyme rejuvenators.
$72.00
2.6oz | EX121
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Leave-on mask to brighten, hydrate and deeply nourish the skin overnight.
$38.00
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This calming sea salt scrub with Sea Lavender Extract exfoliates and hydrates to smooth skin for all day softness and a natural glow.
$25.00
20oz | HP278
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This decadent sea salt scrub with Sea Amber Extract exfoliates and hydrates to smooth skin for all day softness and a natural glow.
$25.00
20oz | HP281
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Promotes radiance and refines texture for soft, healthy-looking skin.
$45.00
3.4oz | AH265
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Gently exfoliates skin of pollutants to promote elasticity and radiance.
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Provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into the eyes and causing irritation.
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$36.00
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Multi-fruit acid pads, exfoliate, promote cell turnover and improve product performance.
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Works to help clear clogged pores and reveal a soft, smooth, and radiant complexion.
$37.00
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An innovative, exfoliating treatment that delivers smoother, younger-looking skin overnight.
$35.00
1.5oz | PN047
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Unveil a fresh, even and a more luminous complexion with this resurfacing facial peel.
$94.00
1.69oz | RD116
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Reveal healthy skin and help create a flawless complexion.
$46.00
60 pads | AZ028
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Washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build up.
$20.00
5oz | JA090
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Put your freshest face forward with this supercharged Lactic and multi-fruit enzyme exfoliating peel.
$85.00
1.7oz | GO040
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3-in-1 micro-polish to refine, brighten and renew the appearance of skin.
$56.00
2.5oz | RD115
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Exfoliates dead and dull skin cells, deep cleans and removes impurities.
$28.00
12oz | AN140
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Helps clear congested skin for a close, comfortable shave and fewer razor bumps.
$18.00
3.4oz | HP267
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Instantly calms, firms, smoothes, and brightens the delicate décolletage area.
$68.00
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