How To Improve Skin Texture Naturally
- March 2, 2023
- Skin Care
We all love a smooth, glowing skin. The rough, patchy and scaly texture on your face really makes you question a lot about your skin. They may seem okay at first since they are hard to notice but when you apply makeup and your foundation gets so cakey. The truth is our lifestyles don’t only affect our overal health but our skin’s health as well. Nothing to worry about though, all this can be solved easily and naturally at home.
Your skin’s texture can be affected by a number of external elements such as the skin care products you use and internal elements such as your diet. Age and genetic conditions such as eczema have also been proven to affect your skin texture. In older women, the chemical and hormonal changes the body undergoes during premenopause and menopause heavily affects the smoothness of the skin.
In this article we have put together a few tips to help you improve your skin texture naturally at home. Read on;
- Exfoliate with Glycolic Acid
If you’ve been reading our articles on skincare then by now you know how important exfoliating is in your skincare routine. Exfoliation will help maintain the right skin texture and prevent unevenness by removing dead skin cells. When struggling with skin texture, be sure to avoid abrasive exfoliators as well as aggressive scrubbing as this might worsen the issue by causing abrasion on your skin. Try going for chemical exfoliants such as peels and acids a few times a week and follow with a moisturizer. Do not over-exfoliate as this might fry out your skin and cause even more tough patches.
- Introduce Vitamin C in your routine
Vitamin C is know for evening out your skin tone as well as smoothening out the uneven texture. Including it in your skincare routine will help improve your skin texture by providing antioxidants to repair and protect the skin from environmental damage. It will all also help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, spots and dark patches. It also promotes wound healing and inflammatory hyperpigmentation which further improves your skin tone as well.
- Wear SPF daily
Exposure of the skin to sun is also a leading cause of skin texture and pore size as UV rays cause a lot of damage on your skin cells’ DNA. This more evident in older people as their skin damage is usually due to chronic sun damage throughout their life. This was also seen to cause other issues such as dullness, uneven skin tone, fine lines and even higher risk of skin cancer. Therefore, protecting your skin with a sunscreen of not less than SPF 30 can help prevent damage on your skin while still maintaining the skin’s smoothness and clarity. Feel free to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day especially during summer.
- Watch your diet
What you eat also has a significant impact on your skin’s health. If you eat food with high glycemic index such as junk foods and sugary drinks then you risk getting acne breakouts. Purpose to add more vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. Eat foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to keep both your body and skin healthy by boosting your skin’s defense against free radical damage. This will also reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts and improve your skin texture as well.
- Boost your skin’s hydration with moisturizers
Moisturizing is a key remedy to preventing dry and rough patches on skin. It does this by balancing your skin’s sebum production therefore replenishing the lost moisture. While choosing your moisturizer it’s important to know your skin type as well as the other skin problems you are aiming to solve such as acne and eczema. Also ensure you apply moisturizer on damp skin or within three minutes of leaving your shower to retain the water. Also follow up your moisturizer with an oil to further lock in the moisture.
You could also boost your hydration by drinking more water as it helps hydrate and plump up your skin cells.