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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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Gently exfoliates skin of pollutants to promote elasticity and radiance.
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4.2oz | OH016
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Leave-on mask to brighten, hydrate and deeply nourish the skin overnight.
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Reveal healthy skin and help create a flawless complexion.
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Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture.
$60.00
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Multi-fruit acid pads, exfoliate, promote cell turnover and improve product performance.
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Exfoliates dead and dull skin cells, deep cleans and removes impurities.
$28.00
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Provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into the eyes and causing irritation.
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0.3oz | SK098
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Instantly calms, firms, smoothes, and brightens the delicate décolletage area.
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6 treatments | WE022
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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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Gently smoothes away dullness and deeply nourishes for soft skin and a healthy glow.
$25.00
12oz | HP257
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Works to help clear clogged pores and reveal a soft, smooth, and radiant complexion.
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5.1oz | OB085
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3 power-packed products to resurface, refine and renew skin.
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Washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build up.
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Sweep away dirt and oil and visibly reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
$48.00
50 pads | RD118
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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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Triple action resurfacing clay mask to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and restore the complexion.
$56.00
2.5oz | RD117
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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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This toner enhances skin radiance as it refines pores.
$68.00
12.1oz | KK002
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A refreshing toner that penetrates the skin instantly to promote an even, smooth complexion.
$48.00
6.7oz | KK001
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A quick-absorbing, lightweight moisturizer with five Oriental herb extracts to help brighten the complexion.
$50.00
4.7oz | KK009
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A cloth mask that leaves skin hydrated, firmer and visibly brighter.
$62.00
6 Masks | KK014
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This mask is enriched with ten Oriental herb extracts to leave skin smooth, hydrated and brighter.
$58.00
5oz | KK008
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A brightening toner that also helps to hydrate, firm and protect skin.
$65.00
6.7oz | KK003
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A foaming powder wash that effectively brightens the complexion with each use.
$38.00
3.5oz | KK004
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This cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin, improving the appearance of skin tone and texture.
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6oz | SM095
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Containing seven botanical extracts, this moisturizer brings luminosity to skin lacking clarity.
$65.00
4.7oz | KK010
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Twice-a-week spa-powered microdermabrasion treatment.
$48.00
3oz | BS246
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Brightens, tightens and smoothes the appearance of the eye contour.
$65.00
0.5oz | PY1196
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Even complexion, smooth skin's texture, and boost radiance.
$24.99
4.2oz | LP105
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Micro-buffing exfoliator made with clay, pumice and willow bark.
$36.00
3oz | FH041
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Gently exfoliates for luxuriously soft, delicately fragranced skin.
$38.00
5.3oz | CP138
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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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These fruit acid peel pads help to reveal new, fresh skin.
$60.00
50 Pads | RD100
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A multi-tasking CC cream that protects, corrects and perfects skin.
$38.00
1.5oz | MP041
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A multi-tasking moisturizer, brightener, primer, concealer and SPF foundation.
$38.00
1.5oz | MP040
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This foundation revelation draws vital moisture to the skin for a look that is flawlessly fresh.
$36.00
1oz | MP045
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Get smooth, even and naturally beautiful skin with this BB cream.
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1oz | TH177
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This fresh cocktail body polish combines Vodka, Basil and Watermelon for a refreshing exfoliation.
$34.00
13.6oz | FH028
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Fights dullness for a really deep clean.
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5oz | OF066
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This tinted, day time moisturizer hydrates, improves elasticity and reduces fine lines.
$45.00
1.7oz | HF012
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This cream provides foundation coverage, blemish control, hydration and sun protection.
$36.00
1oz | TH178
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This silicone-free foundation works to erase brown spots, blemishes and fine lines.
$38.00
1.5oz | MP042
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This lightweight, oil-free formula offers sheer coverage to even out skin tone while hydrating.
$45.00
1.7oz | HF011
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A lightweight, oil-free foundation that won't smudge, rub or fade.
$36.00
1oz | MP044
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A lightweight and oil-free foundation that lasts all day long.
$36.00
1oz | MP046
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This BB cream, for dark skin tones, leaves skin smooth, even and hydrated.
$36.00
1oz | TH179
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Get hours of uninterrupted complexion perfection with this foundation.
$36.00
1oz | MP043
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An innovative, exfoliating treatment that delivers smoother, younger-looking skin overnight.
$32.00
1.5oz | PN047
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