Got Textured Skin? Here’s What You Can Do About It

Written by Sumona BoseSep 16, 2023
Got textured skin? Here’s what you can do about it

You have all heard about uneven skin tone, but have you ever looked into uneven skin texture? Interestingly, textured skin is as common as uneven skin tone, yet it is not talked about enough. A textured surface feels rough and bumpy to touch, making your skin look dull overall. Most people who have textured skin usually regard it as their natural skin, but there are ways to deal with it.

Let's do a quick dive into the issue of textured skin and figure out what really causes it and what you can do about it.


What causes textured skin?

How to deal with textured skin?

There can be multiple reasons for textured skin. One of the leading causes is an excessive build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. In addition, excessive sun exposure has also been attributed as a cause for uneven skin texture because it disturbs the natural pore size. In addition to these, dermats have blamed smoking, eczema and dry skin type for textured skin.


How to deal with textured skin?

How to deal with textured skin?

  • Exfoliation

If it's dead skin cells that are giving you textured skin, it makes sense to just get rid of them from the surface. Exfoliate with the St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub three to four times a week. Made with 100% natural exfoliants, this scrub deeply cleans and exfoliates without being abrasive. Make sure to target the areas that need it the most and always moisturise after.

  • Chemical peels

Chemical peels have gotten quite popular with skincare junkies because of how well they deliver on their claims. Switch up your regular facial with a fruit acid peel in-clinic and let a professional handle that pesky dry skin buildup. Chemical peels give you instant results and reveal fresh and glowing skin from within.

  • Vitamin C

The benefits of adding Vitamin C in your skincare routine are well-known. Being a potent antioxidant, it works on both uneven skin tone and texture. It helps repair the skin from within and works on healing scar tissue and reduces pigmentation. Add the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Night Creme to your routine to improve the texture of your skin while you sleep, no hassle!

  • Oil Treatment

If a major portion of your skin texture is smooth with only small patches of bumpy skin around your nose or mouth, using an oil treatment should work. Just dab a little bit of a lightweight facial oil to these areas and over time they will smooth out like the rest of your face.

  • Primer

While you treat your textured skin, there are ways to not let it hinder that perfect makeup application. Use the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer before your foundation to smooth out the bumps and give you a matte finish. The product also prevents makeup from clogging your pores and enlarging them further.

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Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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