Skin.. it’s a funny thing. Out of nowhere, tiny little bumps and lumps can pop up and some may leave, but some, like a clingy ex, can stick around for a long while. Say no to skin texture (and clingy exes).
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 does work especially when done consistently. The face masks that really helped me with the texture on my skin are from Complex Beauty. Their The Godmother enzyme mask is pumpkin based, but it also has glycolic acid, which helps with the texture. Another is their Smooth Operator antioxidant mask, which has almost 40 active antioxidant ingredients– that’s impressive! It also has glycolic acid and lactic acid so not only are the antioxidants repairing your skin, but the acids are sorting 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, and that’s why I love the Complex Beauty Afterglow Complexion Mist so much. It has great 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 the bumps.
_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 skin 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.
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 and also includes Vitamins C + E, ferulic acid and more. This pairs really well under makeup and before sunscreen to help repair the skin while fighting free radicals and bumpy skin.
_an AHA moment
Chemical exfoliators like glycolic and lactic acid are what really helped me out since skin texture is the build up of dead skin cells. Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is one I like even though it comes with a hefty price tag. It’s a lactic acid based treatment that works really well for the skin without irritating it thanks to the additional beneficial ingredients. On the days I don’t want to use Good Genes because I’m trying to preserve it (so I don’t have to spend a boat load of money for it again), I turn to The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% since it does the job. It’s a little more irritating, but it works well too. If you’re new to lactic acids then I suggest starting out with the 5% version of this.
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 would be a little overkill for my skin since I use other products with AHAs too. And even though I joke and say “burn my face off and make it new,” I don’t actually want to burn my face off.
Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial is a great chemical peel treatment I’ve incorporated once a week into my skincare routine. It’s 25% AHA and 2% BHA so it helps with clarity, texture, and congestion. One that’s slightly 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 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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