Everybody’s skin has its own texture, whether it’s bumpy, uneven, or patchy. In fact, everyone’s skin has a different texture at every age in their life, making it hard to get the perfect complexion that you see in magazines and on TV. Fortunately, there are products that can help even out your complexion and make your skin look more radiant.
If you have ever heard a dermatologist call your skin ‘textured,’ you’ll be familiar with what I’m about to explain. For people who don’t know much about skin care, this umbrella term refers to a few things such as bumps, pits, dry skin, oily skin, or discoloration. While many people attempt to conceal textures on their faces with make up, foundation will actually amplify any textured bits on your face. Which means that it’s more important to get to the root of the matter and address the cause rather than the symptom.
These are some of our favorite textured skin heroes that will give you an even complexion that’s totally flawless!
1) Toning Solution with Glycolic Acid 7%
When it comes to skin that is textured, exfoliation is the best thing you can do, but please be careful with the amount you do so you don’t irritate the skin. Starting with a gentle exfoliating and toning solution and using it a few times a week will ensure that your skin’s texture smoothes out over time. Make sure to follow with a hydrating moisturizer to prevent dryness! Avoid this one if you have sensitive or dehydrated skin.
2) Innisfree Green Barley Moisture Purifying Gommage Peeling Mask
The mask promotes chemical and physical exfoliation with all-natural AHA acids and the effects of glycolic and salicylic acids, leaving skin looking beautiful and soft. The salicylic acid also helps address enlarged and clogged pores, and has the ability to tackle stubborn blackheads.
3) Lactic acid treatment from Sunday Riley Good Genes
Lactic acid is known in skincare circles for its ability to soften up rough skin—which may appear as patches of texture on your face. Also, lactic acid is ideal for those with dry skin, as it is the most hydrating chemical exfoliant, allowing your skin to absorb moisture while simultaneously removing dead skin. This Sunday Riley formula is notorious for its ability to reveal bright, radiant skin.
4) Versed Press – Gentle Retinol Serum
There’s no better way to boost your skin cell turnover than incorporating a retinoid into your skincare routine. Aside from boosting collagen production, this super chemical is also capable of making your skin smoother, brighter, and even strengthening the walls of your pores. Retinoids can be harsh, so make sure to incorporate this product into your routine gradually, so as to screen for any reaction or irritation.
5) Pores Serum by Sephora Collection
Created with Salicylic Acid and Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA), this product is targeted at people with enlarged pores who wish to see an improvement in their pore size, along with tightening them and tackling any clogged pores. The Pores Serum promises results with 28 days of continuous use, so patience is key.
6) 111Skin Exfoliating Cleanser
With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, this rosemary-infused cleanser calms irritated skin and fights breakouts and blemishes. It’s more gentle than other products on this list, making it the perfect fit for sensitive skin.
7) Cleansing Purifying Peel Off Mask by Shiseido
Shiseido’s fresh peel-off mask is not only great for summer but also leaves your skin looking refined and supple, with a playful metallic pink hue imparted by the formula’s red shiso. It delivers nourished, smooth skin with pores looking visibly tighter.
8) iS Clinical has an Active Peel System
The fact that this peel is a two-step process instead of the usual one tells you right off the bat that it means business, and that it has the power to deliver real results. You can start with step one, which includes applying botanical-based acids and soothing botanical extracts on top of a proprietary mix. This can promote hydration and take care of dryness caused by harsh exfoliation. The skin will be left hydrated and bouncy after using this peel.