To some extent, most of us will have some level of uneven skin texture – skin that feels varied, rough, or raised to the touch as a result of acne scarring, breakouts, wrinkles, blocked or open pores, or irritation. And although it’s not necessarily confined to the face, there’s enough of a difference between the skin’s dips and raises to be noticeable. Some of these conditions may resolve themselves, others may need a more professional input.

  • Many people have an uneven skin texture which can occur due to various conditions.
  • It can occur anywhere on the body and doesn’t have to be confined to the face.
  • Sometimes professional input is required to improve the skin’s texture.

Textured skin can be identified by sight or by how it feels during a skincare routine. Instead of being smooth, it looks or feels noticeably bumpy and uneven.

Individuals have different experiences of uneven skin texture but ultimately, whether the cause stems from dry skin or oily skin, rosacea, milia, wrinkles, blackheads, whiteheads or age-related large pores and wrinkles, the resulting changes in texture feel very similar.

Inevitably, different skins will respond to different approaches, from specifically dedicated products to professional treatments.

The route to improving uneven skin texture may be as simple as re-evaluating your skincare products or routines. If acne, acne scars, wrinkles, or sun damage are the problem, then acne-targeting products that include retinoids or exfoliating acids should help. Similarly, a bumpy complexion due to dry skin can be addressed with specific moisturising and hydrating products.

If a change in products and routine isn’t enough then it might be time for professional input.

Professional treatments could include IPL laser treatment in which intense pulses of light directly target specific areas to lessen inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, chemical peel treatments which remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells, or microneedling which uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin’s surface all of which should smooth out the skin and stimulate the production of collagen.

If you’ve tried various at-home efforts to improve your skin’s texture but you’re still unhappy with it, it may be time to consult a skilled professional who can discuss your concerns and recommend appropriate routines and treatments.