4 Ways to Improve Skin Texture for Silky Smooth Skin

When we talk about skin texture, we’re talking about the condition of your skin’s surface. While we might all want an even and smooth skin texture, it can be hard to achieve - especially when dealing with sensitive skin or when being prone to any skin conditions.

What Causes an Uneven Skin Texture?

Skin texture can be influenced by many factors including acne, sun damage, pollution, hormones, your skincare routine and even your diet. Identifying the cause of your skin texture is an important initial step. Followed by a treatment plan to craft your personalised approach is crucial in achieving your desired skin texture. Whether your current goal is ensuring your skin feels completely even and smooth, or to create a healthy lipid barrier, your actions are powerful in making it happen and making you feel comfortable in your unique complexion.

Steps to Improving and Preventing Issues with Your Skin Texture

Even though there are many factors that can contribute to uneven skin texture, there are a few things you can do to get that silky and smooth feeling you’re after.

#1 Daily Application of  Sunscreen

For many, daily application of an SPF50+ sunscreen is a no-brainer - and it’s because it’s such an important step. In 2016, a study published in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery showed that the daily use of a facial broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF30) may help to prevent sun damage, and also improve skin texture and clarity.

So, not only may sunscreen help improve your skin texture, but it is known for protecting your skin from sun damage, which can disturb your skin texture. This makes sunscreen the perfect two-for-one product when it comes to improving rough skin as well as preventing it from future disruptions.

#2 Exfoliate

As much as we’d love to tell you how many times a week you should be exfoliating, we can’t. Everyone is different, and what might work for someone may not work for yourself. Regular exfoliation as part of your skin care routine is a great way to stimulate collagen production and remove dead skin cells sitting on the surface. This helps keep your skin plump and smooth, meaning it’s a great way to improve your skin texture. While regular for someone might mean once every couple of weeks or once every week, to find out what works for you it’s best to start with less while paying attention to your skin’s response. 

#3 Make Some Worthy Additions to Your Skincare Routine

It can be hard to find products that work for your skin and we know how much effort goes into maintaining a skincare routine. If you’re looking to smoothen dry and/or rough skin, you may benefit from adding complementary skincare products to your current selection. With The Secret Skincare’s Serum and Cellular Repair Night Cream, you’ll not only ensure that you’re removing cells that disturb clarity, but you’ll also refine your skin texture, calm your complexion and retain moisture.

Through the use of prescription ingredients, our serum and cellular repair night cream are just two products that work perfectly to complement your existing routine to improve skin texture and tone.

#4 Make Dietary and Lifestyle Changes if Needed

Years of research has been devoted  to investigating the link between diet and skin health. Now we know that a healthy, balanced diet plays a significant role in helping protect the skin from cellular damage. The antioxidants found in fruit and vegetables help protect the skin from free radicals, which are molecules that can damage skin cells. While some free radicals are produced naturally in the body, the exposure to air pollution, industrial chemicals, cigarette smoking and other situations can also contribute to generating more.

Apart from ensuring you have your share of two fruits and five vegetables each day (although this is only a general recommendation), there are a number of changes you can make to your lifestyle to help keep your skin texture from being overly affected by factors like free radicals. One of these changes is to increase your daily water intake. Average water intake can vary, and be dependent on factors such as weight, however it’s important to keep your body hydrated as this can affect your energy levels, skin health and more. 

Another lifestyle change you can make is to ensure you have a good sleep routine - this includes making sure you’re consistently getting enough sleep which is generally around seven hours for adults. We know this is sometimes hard - it can be very easy to get caught up in new series or late working nights - but prioritising sleep is essential and worth it. Just like your entire self, your skin needs to rest, repair and reset while you sleep, so together with daily application of sunscreen, regular exfoliation, complementary skincare products (Serum and Night cream) and making any necessary dietary or lifestyle changes, it’s possible to get that silky smooth skin texture you’re dreaming of. 

So… What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re not sure what products might be able to help target your specific skin concern, you can take our quick, free and easy skin quiz to get a tailored doctor’s recommendation. Alternatively, if you’d like to get your skin as smooth as it can be, or you’re looking to improve the texture of your skin, we’d suggest starting with the steps listed above. Remember there’s no one-solution-fits-all, but we’re here to help you find your perfect formula. For more information or to ask our team about products, ingredients or skin concerns, contact us online.