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Uneven Skin Texture
Skin texture is the overall physical appearance of the skin's surface. Not everyone has the luxury of even, soft and smooth skin. Some individuals may have enlarged pores due to oily skin, rough patches or dry and scaly sections due to dehydrated, aging or overexposed skin. Uneven skin textures and complexions can cause the face to look blotchy, red and inflamed, wrinkled, overly blemished or dull.
Several factors contribute to uneven skin tones and textures, including aging. The dermis layer, or middle layer of the skin contains elastin, collagen and other fibrous tissues that continuously collaborate to support the structure, shape and fullness of the skin. Collagen directly works with keratin to provide the skin with strength, flexibility, and resilience. As people age, the production of collagen decreases and skin cells loose the ability to retain texture, firmness, moisture and tone. The environment also plays a key role in the disruption of healthy skin texture. Dirt, chemicals, pollution and sun exposure can strip the skin of its natural collagen and elasticity, causing it to appear dry or rough. Certain skin conditions such as rosacea, acne psoriasis and other forms of atopic dermatitis can dramatically affect the skin's overall texture and appearance.
Fortunately, there are a wide variety of treatments available for combination and uneven skin textures. A careful skincare regimen, including the proper cleansers and moisturizers can visibly reduce rough, scaly and dry patches of skin. Exfoliating can also help remove excess oil, dead skin cells and keratin build-up that can lead to blemishes, breakouts and roughness. Topical Retin A prescriptions, glycolic acid cleansers and other Vitamin A derivatives are also helpful for the appearance of healthy looking, even skin.
In addition to a skincare plan, simple changes in lifestyle and nutrition can further aid in treating uneven complexions. A balanced diet with foods that are rich in proteins, omega-3 and antioxidants can restore the skin's natural nutrients responsible for collagen stimulation, tone, color and texture. Although it may seem simple enough, drinking the appropriate amount of water a day is crucial for keeping the skin's hydration levels where they need to be. At least 8 glasses of water a day can dramatically increase the skin's natural glow, texture and appearance.
Uneven skin texture can also be treated with a number of minimally invasive, medical aesthetic procedures including: Microdermabrasion, Epidermal Leveling, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation, various chemical peels and IPL PhotoFacials.