If there’s anything every beauty and skin enthusiast has in common, it’s the quest for smoother, radiant and younger-looking skin. From struggling with prepubescent acne due to hormonal changes, to trying to rid of fine lines and pigmentation caused by the sun.
All you ever want to do is to have your skin look its best but it would seem like a never-ending endeavour. Whilst it helps to have a skin routine you diligently stick to, it’s unfortunately not enough.
Reasons for textured skin
The health of your skin is influenced by several factors that are unfortunately out of our control. In the case of uneven skin texture, genetic conditions and an inappropriate skincare routine are the biggest culprits.
Although it may not be possible to revert back to the time wherein you have baby-smooth skin, you can still employ methods to keep the bumpiness at bay. Below, we’ve gathered rudimentary skincare tips for smoother and radiant-looking skin.
1. Improving your diet
Your efforts to curate an excellent skincare routine is all for nought if you don’t give your body the same type of care.
Ensure that your diet is rich in vitamins and antioxidants as they’re great to boost your skin’s natural defences against free radical damage.
Vitamins A and C and zinc, for instance, are essentials in repairing and restoring your skin’s health. So don’t skip on those vegetables and fruits – your skin will thank you for it!
2. Let your skin rest with enough sleep
Sleep is the only time in which your skin is allowed to rest and recover.
The body works hard to repair itself from the damage done due to the daily stress and mechanics. Exhaustion and little to no sleep translates to tired, dry and sallow-looking skin.
It’s not merely having enough rest, but it’s also about getting quality rest. This means clocking in 7-8 hours on a specific sleeping schedule with nothing else in the room to distract or disturb you.
3. Cleanse your skin properly
The first crucial step in every skincare routine is most definitely cleansing. You’ll want to get rid of the grime and dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of your skin throughout the day or night. But apart from this very basic function, you may want to look into getting a cleanser that does more.
Our Aspure Wash not only removes impurities and dead skin cells, but it’s also packed with anti-melanin goodness to prevent dark spots and brighten your overall complexion – thanks to key ingredients like Licorice Root Extract and Astaxanthin.
Don’t forget to also introduce exfoliation into your routine once a week. This not only helps to get rid of the stubborn dead cells, but it helps to promote a faster skin turnover rate.
Products with exfoliating acids such as lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids are your best bet as they help to dissolve the substance that binds the dead skin cells to your epidermis. Deep cleansing is not enough, so remember to exfoliate too!
4. Finish your skincare routine with the right moisturiser
Regardless of your skin type, moisturising is a must.
Moisturisers don’t just replenish any lost moisture, but it also balances your skin’s sebum production. It helps to lock in the moisture and acts as one of the skin’s last defence against free radical damage.
If there’s one thing you’ll want to ensure your moisturiser is capable of doing, is to hydrate your skin from within. Look out for hydrating powerhouses in your moisturiser’s ingredient list.
For instance, our Aspure Cream has both Squalane and Lecithin, 2 ingredients that are well-known for their hydrating properties. With these skincare powerhouses, your skin will not only appear supple but also smooth to the touch.
5. SPF is your best friend
It doesn’t need to be said that SPF should be the last product that you should end your skincare routine with – at least for the daytime.
UV radiation is bad news for the skin – not only does it cause sun spots and wrinkles, but you’re more susceptible to skin cancer the longer you are exposed to the sun. It doesn’t help either that Singapore is located near the equator where UV levels can reach very high to an extreme on the UV index.
For daily use, you may want to opt for SPF 30 to give your skin adequate protection from both UVA and UVB rays. If you’re going to spend a long time under the sun, look for sunscreens with SPF 50.
These are just some of the steps you can take to rid the persistent uneven skin texture. You can also opt to take another step further by pampering your skin with facial treatments.
Our highly raved Auras Oxy Facial is jam-packed with botanical extracts, minerals and vitamins to boost and plump your skin. You’re sure to walk away with fresh and glowing skin, uneven texture not in sight. It also includes an oxygen facial step to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and detoxify the skin.
Head down to our outlets and enjoy our affordable facial promo. New customers who sign up to try the Auras Detox facial for the first time can enjoy 1 session for $51.36 (after 7% GST). Limited to 1 time per pax. This facial service includes basic cleansing facial, skin rejuvenation and clears clogged pores.