We all have those days where our skin may not be looking on top of its game. Sometimes your pores are so enlarged that you begin to consider switching to cold showers in hopes that dousing your pores with ice cold water will shrink them right up. For most of us, large pores are an occasional occurrence. However, for others, this is a daily reality.
Yes, for some, this extreme skin texture reality is such a problem that we've even named it after a brightly colored fruit whose skin fits the bill.
What is 'orange peel' skin?
Despite what you may be tempted to think, 'orange peel' skin is not an official, medically named condition. Rather, the term is an informal description of the appearance of skin with pores so large the skin looks dimpled, like that of the surface of an orange. Unfortunately, like many other things in life, this condition tends to get worse as we age.
The occurrence of this unsightly skin texture is typically a combination of dehydration and slow cell production, which generally manifests itself on the nose and cheeks. Cells build up around the pores, enhancing their texture and making them appear larger.
How to get rid of orange peel skin?
Thankfully, if you're one of those people afflicted by this condition, there is still hope for you! There is, in fact, a way to increase cell turnover to diminish the amount of cell buildup around the pores. Exfoliation through the use of gentle chemical peels, both over-the-counter and in-office treatments.
We said that dehydration plays a part in this unfavored skin texture, so adding products with this hydrating acid that holds up to 1000x its weight in water! This ingredient helps plump skin cells and greatly improves moisture levels. Add that with a retinoid like Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution to boost cell turnover and regeneration!
Our skin may not always be ideal, but by taking care of it in the right ways we can improve its health, and ultimately its appearance! Next time your skin is looking like the outside of your go-to citrus snack, stay calm! A little exfoliation and hydration can do miracles for 'orange peel' skin! You too can have skin as smooth as glass.
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