We were pretty much all born with soft, smooth skin, but years of abuse from alcohol, the sun and all manner of environmental factors mean the texture of your adult complexion might not be what it used to. We won’t go so far as to call it ‘rough,’ but baby-soft it sure ‘aint.
Smart women know that when it comes to maintaining good skin texture, it’s all about clean, unclogged pores, protection from the environment and balanced hydration. And this can all be created by incorporating some clever cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing products into your daily skincare plan, as well as treating your skin to regular chemical peels at the doctor’s office.
Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is. Which is why we will explain no more, but instead give you a run-down of our top five physician-dispensed texture-boosting skincare treats. Switch from your drugstore favorites to one of these powerhouse products and let’s talk again in a few months…
Deep clean your skin with this gentle yet effective exfoliator and you’ll start to see it improve almost immediately. Utilizing a special blend of alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, this mild cleanser exfoliates the top layer of your skin, promotes new growth underneath and stimulates elastin and collagen all at the same time. Difficult to resist, right?
This is the ultimate skin-refining treatment for managing hormonal acne, dark spots, wrinkles, roughness and many other signs of aging. A retinol-based formula uses a breakthrough blend of DNA repair and clinically proven ingredients to work both overnight and long-term. Hello renewed, refreshed and totally soothed skin.
Some of our favorite skin-loving ingredients are packed into this clarifying toner, including salicylic acid and glycolic acid for refining pores while gently exfoliating and purifying dull complexions. Uneven texture? Not after using this gem.
We’re talking exfoliating AND moisturizing in one powerful little bottle. Apply a few drops of this resurfacing, oil-free serum to your skin morning and night to reinforce your skin’s natural barrier and improve texture, radiance and hydration.
All this exfoliating, cleansing and treating is useless if you don’t complete your skincare plan with a rich moisturizer that hydrates, firms and smoothes the end result. This is where this antioxidant-infused cream comes in. Perfect for dry, visibly aging complexions that also need help in the firming department.
Written by: Georgia Gould