The texture of your skin is often overlooked, but we believe the feel of your skin is just as important as the way it looks. From a bumpy forehead to roughness around your cheeks, here’s everything you need to know about how to turn uneven skin texture into a smooth, baby-soft complexion.
When it comes to pet skin peeves, uneven texture probably doesn’t make the top of your list. Breakouts, sure. Wrinkles, absolutely. But poor texture? Comme ci, comme ça…
The texture of your skin, however, is essential if you want to maximise its true potential. Not only does uneven texture make your skin feel rough or bumpy to the touch, but it can also be a real radiance killer, turning your complexion from gorgeously glowing to duller than dishwater, just like that.
Here’s how to improve the texture of your skin in just four simple steps.
Step 1. Exfoliate Regularly
Your skin has a natural way of renewing itself, but as you age and subject it to the slings and arrows of sun damage, environmental pollution and the like, this renewal process significantly slows down. The result? Dry patches, dullness and of course, rough, bumpy skin. In fact, this slowing down of your skin’s natural turnover process is thought to be the number one cause of uneven skin texture.
This means exfoliation is vital, so help keep the surface of your skin smooth, soft and radiant by adding Natural Luminosity Scrub to your daily routine. Unlike many face scrubs, this is gentle enough to use every day and won’t strip your skin of valuable moisture. Massage it lightly over moist skin for 30 seconds, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Step 2. Stay Hydrated (Inside & Out)
Skin that’s well hydrated is always going to look and feel ten times better than skin that’s not. It’s a given.
The truth, however, is that drinking gallons of water does not directly impact your skin’s level of hydration. Yes, water makes your entire body work better and helps nutrients reach the skin more efficiently, but if you think the benefits of supping tons of water will go straight to your skin, you’re sorely mistaken.
Of course, severe hydration will take its toll on your skin, so drinking eight glasses a day is still preferable than an entire liquid diet of cola and coffee. But to more effectively quench your skin’s thirst, incorporate hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin into your daily moisturising routine.
And good news: Imperial Moisturiser contains all both of these, plus botanicals like coconut and olive oils to lock water into your skin and help it stay smooth and nourished all day long.
Step 3. Use A Facial Oil
Facial oils are the bee’s knees for increasing moisture retention and sealing in hydration. A well formulated oil will also stop your skin from overproducing oil which, in turn, prevents your pores from becoming clogged and upsetting the texture of your skin.
Apply Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil to freshly cleansed skin every night before bed – either after or instead of your moisturiser, depending on your skin’s needs. Bursting with botanical oils and free radical-fighting antioxidants, we guarantee this will give you smoother, more radiant skin after a good night’s rest.
Step 4. Don’t Forget Your SPF
We know you’re aware of how much the sun accelerates the rate in which your skin ages, but did you know it can also screw up your skin’s texture?
UVA rays give rise to discolouration issues which also have an effect on your skin’s texture. Meanwhile, their UVB cousins cause your cells to prematurely die, giving your skin a rough, bumpy feel. Quite frankly, this is bad news all round.
Make sure you protect your skin daily with our customer-favourite Organic Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 25 which comes in four natural shades to suit most skin types. Apply it as the last step in your morning routine and may your skin be as smooth (and protected) as a baby’s bottom!
Here's to softer, smoother, more radiant skin!