Skin Texture. What, why and how to attain a healthy texture.


Modern advertising and entertainment have us all running after the perfect skin. Flawless, supple, soft, clear and blemish-free are skin goals so many of us have but never seem to attain no matter what we try. We are here to tell you that there is no such thing as perfect skin. There is just healthy skin. If that is your goal, improving skin texture can be the next step to look at on your way to healthy skin!

What is skin texture?

Skin texture refers to the surface of your skin and the texture and condition that it is in. Things that can create an uneven texture include blemishes, acne scars, and other varying textures.

What are the reasons for an uneven skin texture?

There are many reasons for your skin texture to get affected. Let’s have a look at some of them.

Sun exposure alert!

As it turns out, there are so many ways in which the sun can damage your skin! Your skin texture is another one of them. UV rays and heat can cause dry and red patches on your face. 

So stay away from that sun, apply your sunscreen and wear a hat!

The acne aftermath

Getting rid of your acne can be quite a struggle by itself. What’s worse is that sometimes it can leave behind scars on your face and body. After dealing with your acne problems, your scar problems begin.

Those nasty dead cells

Most often, a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin is the reason for an uneven texture.

Oily skin woes

Oiliness causes the pores on your skin to increase in size. This stops your skin from attaining that healthy texture.


Obviously, pollution plays a role in almost every skin issue. Why are we not surprised?

Diet again!

Yup, it never ends. A poor diet can affect your skin in a multitude of ways. This is one of them. Avoid that fatty and sugary junk food, and your skin will follow suit.

Allergies and the lot!

Allergies and a sensitivity to certain ingredients in your skincare products can cause reactions on your skin and lead to scars or patches.

Skin conditions

Certain skin issues, infections or diseases can result in an uneven skin texture. In these cases, it is best to visit a dermatologist to treat your surface and skin condition.

Ten ways to attain a healthy skin texture?

Here are a few ways to help you with your texture game!

1. Drink lots and lots of water! Hydration helps your skin appear smooth and soft. It reduces dullness and breathes life back into your skin.

2. Exfoliating your skin once a week can help get rid of the dead cell build-up, which is the most common cause for textured skin. However, it is important not to over exfoliate. This can cause more damage to your skin and be counterproductive.

3. Keep your skin properly hydrated by using moisturisers that are good for your skin type. You can also use skin oils to keep it supple and healthy if you do not have acne-prone skin.

4. Pack up on a Vitamin C serum or supplements! Vitamin C can help with brightening your skin and keeping it healthy. It also helps in erasing the appearance of fine lines.

5. Always wear sunscreen! You should wear SPF even when indoors! The most important thing is to protect your skin from the outside and inside environment.

6. Cleanse your skin before bed every night. Make sure to remove all the residue makeup, sunscreen, dirt and dust. Follow this up with a moisturiser.

7. When buying products, look for ones with AHAs, BHAs and PHAs. They boost collagen and remove dead skin as an exfoliator too.

8. Retinol is an ingredient that can help with wrinkles and fine lines. Products with this ingredient can therefore help reduce your signs of ageing. Always check with your dermatologist on the right way to apply retinol. Avoid using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

9. Eat healthily. Make sure to include food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

10.  Lastly, stop smoking! Especially if you want that healthy skin texture.

Dermatological treatments for skin texture you can get done in your doctor’s clinic!

Apart from the tips above, you can consider specific in-clinic treatments to improve your skin texture if you really want to go for it.

Laser toning and treatments

Today, dermatologists use laser technology for a variety of skin treatments. These include treatments for acne scars, pigmentation, spots, and even skin texture. Always do enough research about the clinic you will be going to and ensure they have high safety standards and good dermatologists.


Also referred to as MRF treatments, use radio frequencies to help boost collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin. They do wonders for the skin as well as scars.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a great way to even out your texture. They have potent formulas as well as mild ones according to the need of the issue. While peels are available to use at home, we do not recommend that you do so. Always do this through a dermatologist.

The silver lining

Attaining a healthy skin texture is primarily about living a healthy lifestyle. With enough hydration, exercise, nutritious food and proper skin care, you can keep your skin healthy at home. However, if you have more dire conditions like acne scars and other texture issues, then it is best to visit a dermatologist.


1. How do I get rid of texture bumps on my face?

The best way to help reduce bumpy skin is to cleanse your face well and use an exfoliating scrub to clean up any dust, dirt or dead cell buildup. If it still persists, then book an appointment with a dermatologist.

2. What does skin texture look like?

Uneven skin texture can look and feel bumpy. If the surface of your skin is not smooth, then it is probably textured. Anything from spots, scars, ridges, and patches can be considered as an uneven skin texture.

3. What foods improve skin texture?

For healthy skin, make sure to have lots of green leafy vegetables. Not everyone loves them, but your body and skin need them. Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables like carrots and tomatoes are great for the skin. Ensure that you include enough nuts, beans and proteins in your diet too!

4. Why is my skin texture bumpy?

If your skin texture feels bumpy, it is probably because of dead cell build up on the surface of your skin. It can also be because of internal scars left behind by acne. Sometimes bumpiness can be caused by allergic reactions too.



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Namya Naresh

An obsessive dreamer, vegetarian foodie and shy singer, Namya spends her time immersed in the world of Literature and Music. She is currently writing her first novel, advocating for mental health, self-love and bringing you your daily dose of skincare with CureSkin!