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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.

  

Uneven Skin Texture Products

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This cleansing bar detoxifies, improves circulation and tones.
$45.00
5.3oz | ER029
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This product delivers a stronger peel without risk of irritation or recovery time.
$148.00 $176.00 value
60 applications | DG144
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Microdermabrasion tool for superior exfoliation at home.
$179.00
PW001
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Kills bacteria, minimizes wrinkles and moisturizes the skin.
$40.00
30g | HB006
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This toner enhances skin radiance as it refines pores.
$68.00
12.1oz | KK002
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$88.00
30 Applications | DG136
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Rinses away daily residue, makeup and oil.
$49.90 $64.00 value
2 x 8.3oz | MFPK01
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This retexturizing treatment provides daily exfoliation without irritation.
$73.00
1oz | SK064
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A gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types.
$30.00
8oz | JM001
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An anti-aging, skin lightening creme the for all skin types.
$40.00
1.7oz | OL020
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Smooth and tone rough or damaged skin.
$72.00
2 oz | OB008
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This gently exfoliating cleanser helps to remove surface debris while improving skin tone and texture.
$34.00
8oz | SK072
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Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a 10% hydroxy acid blend.
$61.00
2oz | SK025
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This kit won't just give your skin a peel, it will give you a complete skin makeover.
$70.00
PY024
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Provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into the eyes and causing irritation.
$30.00
0.3oz | SK098
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Formulated to improve skin firmness, tone and texture.
$135.00 $156.00 value
60 Applications | DG109
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A lightweight daily treatment moisturizer.
$93.00
1.7oz | NI003
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A gentle daily cleanser with a 12% Glycolic Compound that removes dirt and makeup residue.
$28.00
6oz | VT005
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A daily antioxidant serum that also provides the skin with a 15% Glycolic Compound.
$113.50
1oz | VT002
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Kills bacteria, minimizes wrinkles and moisturizes the skin. Full size.
$125.00 $160.00 value
120g | HB001
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Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contains 20% Glycolic Compound.
$61.50
2oz | MD002
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Roll, lift and sweep away dead skin cells with this peeling gel.
$48.00
3.4oz | PT231
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Rinses away daily residue, makeup and oil.
$32.00
8.3oz | MF001
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Helps increase cell turnover to promote clarity and dermal vitality.
$43.00
6oz | DD045
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Smooth out the skins surface with this gentle rejuvenator.
$32.95
4oz | KI014
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A instant complexion booster that leaves you with bright, new skin.
$105.00
1oz | RQ003
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Visibly smoothes and refines, leaving your skin radiant.
$78.00
2oz | BT093
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This at-home peel helps to brighten skin and smooth out texture along with lines and wrinkles.
$75.00
13 Treatments | EX076
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Cleanse and remove dry, rough skin with this gentle formula.
$35.00
8.3oz | MF042
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Contains three color-correcting, moisturizing brighteners.
$36.00
1oz | SL214
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An exfoliating cleanser utilizing a 15% Glycolic Compound to give you super soft skin.
$40.50
6.76oz | VT001
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This purifying exfoliant cleanses, tones and decongests enlarged pores.
$44.00
3.4oz | RC009
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Skin will appear dramatically softer, smoother, more luminous and hydrated.
$60.00
1oz | JM008
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Oilier skins will love the immediate absorption and light silky feel of this lotion.
$60.00
1oz | JM009
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The perfect first step in your daily skin care regimen.
$58.00 $64.00 value
2 x 6 oz | NSPK01
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Wake up to softer, smoother more radiant skin.
$64.00
1.7oz | SY040
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Exfoliates to improve skin resiliency, hydration, and encouraging cell renewal.
$58.00
50pads | SQ002
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Reveals beautiful, clear, radiant, glowing skin.
$45.00
60ct | PT130
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An amazing rapid gentle exfoliant mud mask with super antioxidants and minerals.
$69.00
1.7oz | GG001
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Elegant formula leaves the skin with a silky, soft, glowing finish.
$70.00
2oz | JM006
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The skin clarifying, anti-aging concentrate that deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates.
$65.00
1.7oz | TM002
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Prime and improve the appearance of skintone and texture while protecting from the sun's damaging rays.
$46.00
.68oz | CR347
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The well known Alpha Beta Peel is now available in a stronger solution without risk of irritation.
$84.00
30 Applications | DG127
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Target the visible signs of photo-aging.
$45.00
1.4oz | NS013
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Exfoliates, moisturizes and restores skin.
$54.00
1oz | NS042
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Gentle nighttime treatment repairs sun damage and resurfaces skin as you sleep.
$50.00
1.18oz | RC006
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Safely removes dead surface cells, dirt and debris without damaging the skin.
$38.00
6oz | AS023
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These peel pads provide you with visible results from the first application.
$75.00
50 pads | KF134
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