Skin.. it’s a funny thing. Tiny little bumps and lumps can take you by surprise and pop up out of nowhere. Some may leave, but some, like a clingy ex, can stick around for a long while. Say no to skin texture (and clingy exes). Luckily, these will help with the former.
Skin Texture | The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine
_masking the bumps
If I learned anything during my self-inflicted face mask challenge, it’s that face masking works– especially when done consistently. The face masks that really helped me with texture on my skin are from Complex Beauty. Their The Godmother enzyme mask is pumpkin based, but it also has glycolic acid to help with the texture. Another is their Smooth Operator antioxidant mask. It contains almost 40 repairing antioxidant ingredients– that’s impressive!– along with glycolic and lactic acid to chemically exfoliate and sort out the bumps.
the spritz that does more than refresh_
I have a lot of face mists that refresh and hydrate the skin, but none that do more than that; that’s why I love the Complex Beauty Afterglow Complexion Mist so much. It has amazing skin-helping ingredients like tamanu oil, vitamin c, glycolic acid, colloidal silver, MSM, and much more. I use this right after cleansing, let it soak in, and then go in with the rest of my skincare army. Using this regularly has hydrated my skin, evened it out, and helped with skin texture.
_vitamin see your way to smooth skin
Vitamin C, and other antioxidants, are great skin protectors and repairers. The Vitamin C I’ve been incorporating regularly into my nighttime skinare routine has been the Beauty RX Triple Vitamin C Serum*. It has a lotion-like consistency that works really well over and under skincare products so it’s perfect for layering without pilling up.
anti-oxidants = anti-skin texture_
In the mornings, I’ve been reaching for the Kyrpis Antioxidant Dew. It’s a milky serum that has 26 active natural ingredients including Vitamins C + E, ferulic acid, and more. This pairs really well under makeup and before your sunscreen to help repair the skin while fighting both free radicals and bumpy skin.
_an AHA moment
Skin texture is the build up of dead skin cells and what really helped me fight the bumps is chemically exfoliating with ingredients like glycolic and lactic acid. Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is one I love even though it comes with a hefty price tag. It’s a lactic acid based treatment that works really well without irritating the skin thanks to additional soothing ingredients like aloe and squalane. I turn to The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% on days I don’t want to use Good Genes because it does the job and helps me save some money, too. It feels a little more potent and tingly, but still works well. If you’re new to lactic acids then I suggest starting out with the 5% version of this and working your way up.
The Ordinary’s Glycolic Toner has been another go-to to help with the skin texture. I don’t use it every day, but a few times a week when I feel like my skin needs it. Personally, using it everyday is too harsh for me considering I use other products with AHAs throughout the week as well. I may joke around and whisper “burn my face off and make it new” while applying anything with AHAs, but I don’t actually want to burn my face off, you know?
When I want something more intense I turn to Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial. It’s 25% AHA and 2% BHA so it helps with clarity, texture, and congestion. As you can see, I’m used to AHAs so this one doesn’t feel that strong to me, but definitely work your way up to this strength. One that’s even stronger is The Ordinary’s AHA 30% Peel. It has a serum consistency that makes you look like bloody face because of the color and you can feel that it’s a tad stronger. It’s an affordable alternative to Babyfacial, but if price weren’t a factor, I’d choose the Drunk Elephant.
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