The texture of my skin has been horrible lately. Suggestions on how to deal with this?
Some of my favorite ways to combat texture,
- An exfoliating product. Either an exfoliating toner, a mild daily scrub, a serum with vitamin C, glycolic acid, lactic acid, etc.
- A hydrating product with oils/omega fatty acids. These can be oils, moisturizers, serums that include omega 3s/6s and essential fatty acids. Omega fatty acids help strengthen and protect skin. They’re super moisturizing and take away ANY texture that comes wth dryness/dullness.
- Retinol. Retinol helps with cell rejuvenation/cell turnover. This is essentially helping the damaged and textured skin die off so new, fresh skin can takes it place.
Exfoliators I love.. Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Toner (ride or die), Glossier Super Glow Serum (Vitamin C), Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Baby Facial, Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub, Murad Skin Smoothing Polish, The Ordinary Lactic Acid + HA serum.
Retinols/Retinoids I love.. Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol, The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid (more gentle/retinoid is like Retinol without all the side effects). If you have a dermatologist you can also get this as a prescription!
How to get omega fatty acids in your skin care routine…
Look for natural plant oils rich in these fats, such as flaxseed, safflower, sunflower and olive. You can use these oils directly on your face or find products with them as a main ingredient. Lately i’ve been using and loving the Paula’s Choice Omega + Complex Serum, this has lots of seed oils but comes in a really light weight lotion like consistency and it’s not oily at all.
You could also include omega fatty acids in your diet by eating more fish or taking pills like fish oil. Lot’s of skin care ingredients that are applied topically can also be found in healthy foods.