Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine

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

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine- Complex Beauty Afterglow complexion mist; The Godmother enzyme mask; Smooth Operator antioxidant mask

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine- Complex Beauty Afterglow complexion mist; The Godmother enzyme mask; Smooth Operator antioxidant mask

_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 maskwhich 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.


Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine-- Kypris Antioxidant Dew

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine– Kypris Antioxidant Dew

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine-- The Ordinary

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine– The Ordinary

_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% PeelIt 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.

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine-- lactic and glycolic acid treatments

Skin Texture: The Products That Helped Me Get Rid of Mine– lactic and glycolic acid treatments


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how to deal with skin texture


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  • I am still waiting for the Glycolic Toner to come back in stock, it’s been out since forever on Deciem site. :-(

  • AHA’s do wonders for my skin, I should reintroduce some Vitamin C as well. I just don’t know what to get, torn between The Body Shop and I think Drunk Elephant have a really popular product? Great post Nida, always looking to reduce texture. L’ancome have a really cool product that is supposed to do wonders for your skin. I can’t for the life of me recall the name – to google – I think it’s the L’ancome Visionnaire Crescendo. I really want to try that too. Thank you for sharing, definitely getting that Glycolic Toner when it’s available on Cult Beauty! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • I love the way you’ve laid this post out!! My skin really seems to love AHAs, I can’t wait to try the Ordinary 30% Peel :)

  • What a luxurious selection. I really want to try something from Sunday Riley – i have heard such great things xx

  • Such an informative post, skin texture is one my biggest skin issues so I’m always open to new recommendations! The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial was already on my wishlist before reading this post, but I will definitely try it now :) I also need to use masks more regularly!

  • Brilliant post! Have added a lot of products to my wishlist!! xx


  • I love how you edited this post! It’s really well put together. So many products here I want to try and already love! I just picked up some products from The Ordinary, I can’t wait to try them!


  • I want to try the Kypris Antioxidant Dew! I’ve used different products but these ingredients have helped me with my skin so much.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  • Bernadette

    This post was made for me! The most frustrating thing about my skin is my texture issues. I did find that the Alpha-H liquid gold to help a lot with my texture issues. I can’t wait to try out skincare products from the ordinary. Great post!

  • I really like your posts and your photography! So inspirational!

    xx, Kris

  • Been trying to get my hands on The Ordinary toner for ages but it’s always out of stock!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Skin texture is the bane of my existence! Although, most of my skin is really quite smooth, it’s just that I’ve got a lot of pitting from acne that I don’t think anything will get rid of! :( I’ve definitely got quite a few acids and enzymes in my skincare routine that are working their magic with scarring and such though. I think I’ll have to give that Ordinary peel a go because lord knows I can’t afford the Drunk Elephant haha. Complex beauty sounds like such an awesome brand though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • I wish I knew about this back when skin texture was a huge problem for me. Would of been so much easier for me! I definitely need to add some Vitamin C to my skincare routine though!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Thank you for sharing these products, I think these would be great for me.

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Yiotou_La

    I want to try the Ordinary AHA peel but I am waiting till other items are back in stock so I can place a large order, everyone is using this peel and I read great reviews about it. So curious to try it myself.


  • This is sooo useful! I need to try some of these products! xx

  • My exact skin problem sorted in a post! Pollution and hormones can really suck for your skin :/
    Love this so much, it’s definitely going to be bookmarked!


    Imogen //

  • AHAs have definitely made the most difference for me in terms of smoothing my kin :) I really want to try more antioxidants though

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • This is very useful! I’m trying to get my hands on the Ordinary AHA Peel for ages but its always out of stock! I’m going to purchase Krypis next time -I’ve got alright skin but it can always be better!

    Mischa xxxxx ||

  • Wish Sukari Baby Facial came in a travel size too, would love to give it a shot! Great tips, Nida! x

  • I have to agree with you on everything you’ve tried! The Ordinary has made quite a big difference to my routine, and the brand only made my radar after reading your review. So thank you!

    I still need a good Vitamin C serum, and after watching a review on the Sunday Riley Good Genes, I’ve decided I need that as well! Give me all of those acids!

  • Ms Tantrum

    This is such a lovely post. I have texture on my skin and AHA products have been really helpful in improving my skin. The ordinary peel is new in my skincare stash. I can’t wait to try that tonight.

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