You start your day with your makeup routine, only to find that after applying foundation your skin looks dry and bumpy: Before worrying please consider the following aspects:
Why does the skin texture change?
1. Aging and genetics
If your foundation looks patchy and your skin texture is uneven, it might be because of a buildup of dead skin cells that may make your skin lose its brightness and smooth appearance.
Aging might also be one of the crucial factors affecting the texture of our skin, our pores become enlarged, wrinkles and fine lines start to appear. This may also be due to our sebaceous glands shrinking and, consequently, our skin becomes dryer.
Genetics also play a major role in how we age, those who have a family history of premature aging will be more predisposed to skin texture problems.
2, Sun exposure
This is key to preventing skin texture from appearing. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.
3. Unhealthy life choices
Leading an unhealthy life (bad eating habits and smoking) leads to accelerating the aging process.
How to improve skin texture
Vitamin C and retinol
Incorporating vitamin c and retinol into your skincare routine will help reduce oxygen free radicals that can cause damage to the collagen and stimulate collagen growth. This will make your skin smoother.
Exfoliate: just enough
People tend to over-exfoliate in an attempt to better the skin texture, but this could backfire and make your skin thicken as it tries to heal from the harm you’ve caused by exfoliating too aggressively. Two times a week is enough to keep your skin healthy.
Always remember to consult a specialist if you notice a sudden change.