Have you ever touched your face and noticed that it feels dry, has rough skin in some areas, or parts of your face feels more oily than others? Well, those are some of the most apparent signs of uneven skin texture. Simply put, textured skin is when your skin feels a bit rough and bumpy to the touch. While following a good skincare routine can help, there are many other ways on how to get smooth skin. Well, here are a few simple yet effective tips that will help improve skin texture and give you clear skin.  

Tips to Try to Improve Your Skin Texture   

Ingredients Matter

1. Ingredients Matter 

If only our chemistry teachers taught us how all those compounds helped give clear skin, we would have probably paid more attention. And it isn’t even that difficult to understand if we know our basics. We’ve got our vitamin C and niacinamide which can smoothen the texture while fading blemishes. Then you have hyaluronic acid hydrating dry skin, so if you have flakes and scaly skin, this is the ingredient to even your texture. As for blackheads, whiteheads and acne, glycolic acid and salicylic acid are your best friends.

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The best way to get the most of an active ingredient is to use it in a serum. Take the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum for example, you get vitamin C in its most potent form as it is enriched with the richest source of vitamin C – kakadu plums. While it is lightweight, it can easily hydrate and moisturise from the outside and inside. Since it also has antioxidants, it also smoothens fine lines and brings life to dull skin by nourishing it. All you need to do is apply a few drops after washing your face.

wash your face every day

2. Wash your Face Every Day 

Sometimes the most effective tip for clear skin is the most obvious one. So, yes you should always wash and clean your face in the morning and at night. Whether you travel every day or sit in one place, the dust, pollution, makeup, sweat and other impurities can clog your pores, give you patchy skin and make it look dull. Of course, this all can lead to blackheads and acne which leave you with open pores and scars. So, make sure to wash your face with a gentle cleanser without fail. 

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We love the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam as it has a feather-soft brush that can easily help you get rid of the grime on your face without getting your hands wet, dirty or messy. Just pump it and apply it through the brush. If that wasn’t enough, it also mildly exfoliates the dead skin cells that add to the build-up on your face. And it does all this with the help of niacinamide. This fancy-sounding word is basically a type of vitamin B that can even your complexion, give you smooth skin and even reduce wrinkles.

Exfoliating Brings Visible Results

3. Exfoliating Brings Visible Results 

Layers of dead skin cells or trapped dirt, oil and other impurities are major causes of uneven skin. That’s why it’s necessary to exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of this layer of buildup. But tread with caution ladies, as over-exfoliation can do more harm than good. Avoid exfoliating your face more than one or two times a week, and use a gentle exfoliator that doesn't have abrasive particles as they can cause micro-tears and damage your skin. 

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If you have dry, sensitive skin or want a mild scrub regardless, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Scrub can come to your rescue. Enjoy the satisfaction of rubbing off the build-up from your face with the help of walnut shell powder and vitamin C. To complete the experience, the scrub is also infused with licorice to give you a glow from within. Feel refreshed by massaging the scrub on your face and then washing it off. Using it twice a week is how to get smooth skin quickly.

Soften Rough Skin with Moisturiser

4. Soften Rough Skin with Moisturiser 

The easiest and quickest way to soften dry and rough skin is to moisturise. But did you know that moisturiser can also help oily skin? If you notice your skin producing a lot more oil than normal, then chances are that it is doing so over-compensate for the inherent dryness of your skin. So, moisturisers prevent your skin from getting excessively dry and also keep excess oil production under control. Just use a lightweight, nourishing moisturiser at least twice to give your skin its daily dose of hydration. 

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In such a case, something oil-free like the Pond’s Super Light Gel is your best bet. This gel formula is loaded with some heavy-duty, nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine. So, despite it being lightweight, it gives you the best moisturising results by keeping your face hydrated the whole day straight. It also uses a supercharged technology that allows your skin to absorb moisture while not making it oily or greasy. All you need to do is dot it over your face and then spread it out evenly.

protect your skin from the sun

5. Protect your Skin from the Sun

How to get smooth skin when something powerful like the sun can be a bane to our beauty dreams? This double-edged sword must not be taken lightly as it can easily help via vitamin D or snatch away your dreams due to its cancerous rays. The harsh UV rays can easily cause skin cancer, permanently damage your skin tone, give you patchy skin or burn it. Sadly, it doesn’t end there as it can also dry out our skin and give us wrinkles leading to a coarse and bumpy texture.

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But not all hope is lost. Sunscreen is not a scam and you must apply it every day to the exposed parts of your body. If you don’t like the usual white cast or thick, creamy feel, opt for something light like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion. While blocking 97% of the UV rays, it easily blends to give a natural, matte finish. It also fades hyperpigmentation thanks to the niacinamide in it while preventing your skin from tanning in the first place. Reapply it every three to four hours even when you’re indoors (the windows won’t magically stop the sun). Cover your head with a scarf or a cap and wear sunglasses to avoid crow's feet. You can also wear loose but long cotton clothes if you are out under the sun for long hours. 

Have a Healthy Diet

6. Have a Healthy Diet 

Once you have created a good and effective skincare routine to follow every day, the first half of the race is won. Now comes the easy part i.e., your diet! Since water plays an important role in our bodily functions, it is a given that it is also responsible for good skin. Dehydration can easily dry out your face, leaving you with dry and rough skin. Similarly, if you eat well, your body repairs from within and if you eat junk food, it can show up on your skin.  

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You know what we are going to say, but alas, beauty is pain. With that in mind, stay away from too much sugar, oily food, burnt food and food items that are heaty. Instead, munch on avocados, broccoli, tomatoes, green vegetables, walnuts and similar nutritious food. Also, drink at least two to three litres of water every day. 

FAQs about Ways to Improve Your Skin Texture    

Q1. Does facial oil help skin texture?  

We know this sounds super counter-intuitive, but facial oils are a great way to re-balance your skin’s natural oils. This prevents your skin from producing excess oils, which keeps your skin healthy and keeps build-up in control. It also helps avoid the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads, which are the most common reasons for textured, bumpy skin. 

Q2. What is normal skin texture? 

While everyone always vies for soft and smooth skin and considers it the norm, thankfully that is not the case now. For the sake of inclusivity and self-love, the beauty side of the internet is all about embracing our natural skin texture. While most people have soft skin, it is also alright to have open pores, wrinkles dry patches, whiteheads, acne and the scars left behind by breakouts. And it is okay to try and get rid of them or leave them be – it simply depends on what you are comfortable with as it is your face.  

Q3. How to take care of my skin texture? 

But if you are not happy with your skin’s texture, there are some things that you can keep in mind to better it. Get rid of the buildup which is basically dead skin cells, dust, sweat and oil by cleansing and exfoliating; protect your skin with sunscreen; stay hydrated to avoid dryness and eat well. You can take a look at these tips above as we discuss them in depth. 

And there you go. If you have been trying to figure out how to get smooth skin and keep it healthy, we’ve got you. So, take a look at this article today and go about creating a regime that suits your skin.