Skincare can seriously feel like a full-time job. Fighting acne, dry skin, and photoaging, oh my. If you are looking for ways to improve the texture of your skin to finally achieve silky smooth skin -- you’ve come to the right place.
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We’re sure you’ve heard this a million times, but beautiful skin is an inside job. Make sure you are eating the rainbow and enjoying a healthy diet dense in fruits and veggies. Make sure to incorporate foods that are high in antioxidants, like berries, into your daily meals. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is also beneficial to overall skin texture and health. Omega-3 has been seen to help seal in skin moisture and improve the skin’s protective barrier. Try increasing foods like walnuts, flax, seafood, fatty fish like salmon.
Now, feel free to exfoliate the old fashioned way with scrubs or brushes. But know, chemical exfoliation is the mechanical exfoliation upgrade. Chemical exfoliation is done by using topical acids that are in two classified groups: alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA).
To chemically exfoliate use acids such as salicylic (BHA), lactic (AHA), and glycolic acid (AHA) to chemically slough off dead skin to renew the outer layer of skin. These are entirely safe to do as an at-home treatment, however, do not over-exfoliate as over stripping could have reverse effects. Using chemical exfoliators can help even out skin tone, improve overall skin texture, and help reveal glowy renewed skin.
Speaking of skincare routine upgrades: topical retinoids are calling your name. Retinoids like Retin-A (tretinoin) work to increase skin cell turnover, which means it increases the rate your skin creates new skin cells. Products like tretinoin help to replace old skin at a faster rate which can help improve skin texture, skin smoothness, and helps to add a youthful glow. The same “overuse warning” is applicable here. Do not overuse products like tretinoin as overuse can harm your skin.
Use other exfoliants sparingly while using retinoids. No need to double time exfoliation, as this could harm the skin barrier.
Now that you’re exfoliating to trying to improve your skin texture and achieve silky smooth skin, you really must remember to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize again.
Look for moisturizers that are non-comedogenic, and include ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Using this daily will help repair and strengthen the outer layer of skin and the skin barrier. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisturizer booster as it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in hydration. No matter what skin ailment you’re trying to overcome, the fact is, our skin needs hydration. Don’t miss out on moisturizers or mega-hydrating products like hyaluronic acid.
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a powerful antioxidant that has consistently been in skincare headlines for years -- and for good reason. Vitamin C can help brighten skin, even skin tone, even out hyperpigmentation, and increase collagen production. Our Strut Brightly formula combines the power of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to create an ultimate skin texture rescue formula. This cream can help brighten skin, even out skin texture, and may reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Two pieces of mainstay advice: get your beauty sleep and stay hydrated. There is real scientific evidence that suggests there is a direct correlation between skin health and hydration levels. Thirsty yet?
The same is true about a good night’s rest. There is scientific evidence that suggests beauty sleep is real! (Well... that maybe not their choice of words.) Researchers found our skin is in major healing mode while we sleep. If we don’t have adequate sleep, our skin health can suffer. Just one bad night’s sleep can cause swollen eyes, dark undereye circles, paler skin, more wrinkles, and droopy corners of the mouth. Sleepy yet?
If you feel you’ve tried it all and your skin texture is still not to your liking, reach out to a specialist. Dermatologists are skin experts and when it comes to getting smooth skin, they can help point you in the right direction. They may also be able to help pinpoint what might be the cause of your uneven skin tone. In the pursuit of smooth skin, if all else fails, reach out to the experts.
In the pursuit of smoother skin? We’ve got just the ticket. You might be a good fit for our Strut Brightly formula or our tretinoin-containing Anti-Aging formula. Book your free online skincare consultation today.