Is your skin’s surface uneven or dull? Acne blemishes and skin dryness are among the most common culprits of uneven, textured skin. Loss of collagen (due to hormonal aging), lack of exfoliation, and sun exposure also play an active role. Here is board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zenovia’s top tips to achieve a smooth, soft, and glowing complexion.
Antioxidants for Uneven Skin Texture
Antioxidant-rich ingredients such as Vitamin C protect against free-radical damage, promote collagen synthesis, and reduce the appearance of an uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Zenovia recommends incorporating Vitamin C into your daily morning skincare regimen. For sensitive skin types or those using retinol, however, it is recommended to use Vitamin C topicals in the evening. Dr. Zenovia’s Vitamin C Brightening Toner hydrates the tissue after cleansing and preps the skin for the application of additional topicals. With regular usage, our active Vitamin C visibly evens the skin’s texture and tone.
Exfoliation for Uneven Skin Texture
The skin can develop texture and dullness due to skin-cell buildup. Exfoliating 2-3 nights a week post-cleanse can help desquamate or shed the top layer of skin that’s overstaying its welcome. If you are a beginner, start once a week in the evenings and increase usage over time. Over-exfoliation can damage the skin’s delicate barrier. If you have a sunburn or dry patches skip on exfoliation and focus on keeping the skin hydrated and protected. Dr. Zenovia’s 10% Glycolic Acne Control Peel Pads are formulated with glycolic acid (an AHA) and salicylic acid (a BHA) to accelerate the removal of dead skin cells, unclog the pores, and promote the skin’s cellular renewal process. These pads are also enhanced with Dr. Zenovia’s proprietary REG-ulate360 Complex™ to balance hormonal acne and regulate sebum production for healthy, clear skin.
Hydration for Uneven Skin Texture
Skin hydration fights against skin dullness and uneven texture. To fight against dehydration from the inside out, follow the 8x8 rule, drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Dr. Zenovia also recommends applying a nourishing moisturizer every morning and night to clean skin. Our Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer helps enhance the skin’s tone and radiance, helping to restore the appearance of firm, plump skin. Dr. Zenovia’s advanced formula helps protect the skin’s dermal matrix, strengthening the skin barrier and boosting elasticity.
Sun Protection for Uneven Skin Texture
Last but certainly not least, wear SPF daily! Uneven skin texture, dullness, and dryness are often caused by overexposure to the sun’s harsh rays.