One aspect of good skin health that should be highlighted more is skin texture. The state of your skin’s surface is referred to as your skin’s texture. Although smooth, soft, and supple skin is ideal; dry skin, blemishes, aging-related collagen loss, UV damage, or inadequate exfoliation can often lead to the contrary. The shedding of dead skin cells slows down with age, which can exacerbate dullness and uneven skin texture. Additionally, inflammation, hyperpigmentation enlarged pores, rough patches, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, or even acne scars may cause your skin to have an uneven or scaly texture.
More often than not; the immediate resolution is often seen as either caking on foundation or resorting to hyper-expensive chemical procedures without proper research or consultation
When it comes to assessing the options you have to address your skin texture; it is important to examine your skin type, tone, and sensitivity; the environment you live in, and your dietary requirements. Here are some options for you to indulge in the comfort of your home while your pocket doesn’t get too light.
➢ Use Vitamin C
Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen; the connective protein that maintains the elasticity and hydration of your skin. This dermatologically ambient enzyme reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots across the face and neck; protecting the skin from oxidative and UV damage. You can integrate Vitamin C into your skincare routine as extracts and serums (Gotu Kola extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, or Retinyl Ascorbate), in the form of oral capsules, tablets, and chewable; as citrus-enriched peel-off facemasks or even as fresh citrus juices and tonics. Vitamin C serums can be ideally applied after your toner but before your moisturizer to act as a protective antioxidant throughout your day. Consult your physician before taking any capsules or tablet
➢ Using Sunscreen
Daily use of sunscreen has been medically and dermatologically proven to greatly impair the signs of photoaging and UV damage, preventing the appearance of fine lines and skin texture for long periods. The application of sunscreens can vary according to your skin type aka whether it is dry, oily, combination, porous, scaly, neural, or sensitive. Sheer, water-based sunscreens work well for oily skins; while milky and fluid-based formulas work better for dryer and more sensitive skin. It is also better to select sunscreens that offer SPF-50 which protects your skin from 98% of UVB rays while retaining moisture and suppleness.
➢ Get Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a medicated chemical solution which through the process of chemexfoliation draws out deep-sunken impurities and layers of dead skin cells while inhibiting the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring and heat boils. Once again, chemical peels differ according to your skin type and environmental demands. Lactic peels are ideal for sensitive skin; peels with salicylic acid control oil and prevent break outs; Vitamin C enriched peels help prevent the disruption of collagen by free radicals and are deal if you live in areas with greater degrees of humidity and pollution; deep chemical peels work with both oily and combination skins while retinol peels are ideal for older individuals.
➢ Use Emollients
Emollients are moisturizing products that are used topically to soothe and hydrate the skin. They apply a shielding coating to the skin to keep moisture from escaping. Emollients are frequently employed to treat dry, scaly, itchy skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and ichthyosis. Emollients are not only versatile; medicating issues like oxidative collagen degradation, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines but are also accessible. Many plant-based emollients like argon oil, cocoa Butter, jojoba oil, and castor oil not only moisturize and enrich the skin; but also reduce the appearance of blisters, boils, and rashes. Emollients can be used in the form of sprays, ointments, lotions, serums, and even soap-based substituents.
➢ Hydrating Serums
Hydrating serums are the perfect option to nourish and fine out your skin while retaining hydration and glow. A major component of most hydrating serums are Hyaluronic acid and humectants, that hydrate the skin from within and retain the absorption strength of the epidermis. They enhance the lipid barrier, cleanse our pores and our viable and cost friendly options compared to other forms of skin treatment. Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum and biocule Aqua Boost Hydrating Serum are some dermatologically recommended options.
➢ Exfoliate Weekly
Exfoliation is an important component of your skincare routine that can guarantee long-term visible results by reducing pigment spots, replenishing the epidermis, and cleansing out pores. This process clears off dead skin cells; revealing a youthful, glowing, and supple layer within after weekly exfoliation routines. The accessibility of manual exfoliation is its main benefit. Used green tea bags, clean makeup brushes, cleansing scrubs, muslin cloth, pumice stones, and even exfoliating towels are options that you can try. However, it is imperative to ensure not only to select an exfoliation routine that matches your skin type; but to also commit to it in moderation as vigorous exfoliation can break down your skin’s natural lipids and oils.
You don’t need to commit to a rigorous skincare routine to maintain clarified skin. It is imperative to instead assimilate crucial changes into your routine that not only prevent bumpy and wrinkled skin but also address other dermatological and health issues. Here are some everyday changes you can implement within your day to access the same:
➢ Remember to lather on sunscreen before you leave for the day and repeat the same a few times throughout the day.
➢Hydration is key to maintaining healthy, moisturized skin. Drink tons of water and fluids regularly to ensure your skin remains hydrated, supple, and youthful. Portion your meals and include fluid-rich juices and cold smoothies when possible.
➢ Adhere to a proper cleansing routine with a suitable facewash, scrub, or cleanser; followed by a toner and moisturizer. Ensure that your hands are clean before and after contact with your skin and your products. Clean hands and an uncontaminated working surface are imperative for prime skin health.
➢Stray clear of direct exposure under the sun even after applying sunscreen. Always remember to shield yourself with hats, umbrellas, and especially sunglasses as the delicate skin around the eyes is more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
➢Looking and searching for wider options that you can access. Use salicylic acid if you’re acne-prone, hydrating moisturizers with lactic acid if your skin tends to get flaky, coconut oil as an oil-based heavy-duty cleanser, add retinol to your skincare routine, consume collagen-rich foods such as legumes, fermented dishes, and tomatoes. Research, examine, evaluate and experiment after professional consultation.
Your skin is only as good as your preservation instincts. Negligence to skin health cannot only culminate in extreme scarring and an abundance of fine lines and wrinkles but can also predispose to the risk of skin cancer and tumors. Remember to choose treatments only after careful consideration of your skin type and environment and obtain expert medical guidance before trying medically invasive procedures and treatments.