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Grainy skin texture on face

Uneven skin texture is normal, even though many people desire smoother skin. Although aging can affect the surface of your skin, other factors also play a part. But what is textured or rough skin?

What is textured skin?

Skin that is raised or unevenly textured is called textured skin. Textured skin is present anywhere on the body. However, you are more likely to see it on the face. Enlarged pores, acne, or acne scarring often cause this.

The only way to get a completely smooth, flat skin is to have no pores. Pores are vital to keeping the skin healthy.

There are several ways to reduce the appearance of textured or rough skin. Many at-home options include an exfoliation product, retinol cream, and products that contain alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

Where on the body does textured skin appear?

The skin’s rough texture can occur in different places on the body. Common areas include:

1. Back: because this area is large and challenging to reach, dead cells can accumulate and create the appearance of texture. This area may also be harder to treat if you have acne or pimples.

2. Face: milia and clogged pores on the face may enlarge with time. This can lead to an uneven texture. The sun can also cause skin damage by destroying collagen. This leads to a rough surface and a loss of elasticity.

3. Neck: UV radiation can also cause collagen breakdown in the neck area as it is exposed to sunlight.

4. Legs: rough, bumpy skin can be caused by dryness in general or keratosis Polaris, an accumulation of a protein known as keratin.

5. KP can also affect your arms and may have small bumps.

What are the causes of textured skin?

1. As we age, our skin loses its ability to produce elastin and, as a result, loses firmness.

2. Dryness: Dry skin can be caused by psoriasis, KP, or other conditions. It may feel rough and flaky, giving it a textured appearance.

3. Acne: Severe and persistent acne may leave skin with pitted marks that make the skin look uneven

4. As we have already discussed, excessive exposure to UV rays can cause the skin to lose elasticity. Sun exposure can cause your skin to be dry and rough.

5. Genetics can play a significant role in the appearance and texture of your skin. You’re more likely to experience the same problem if your parents or grandparents had uneven skin texture or enlarged pores.

6. Skin conditions can lead to rough, uneven, and dry skin.

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Bonnie J. Sung

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