THE LAB REPORT™
Why Skin Texture is Normal
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | JULY 7, 2021
We have all become primed to see photoshopped and filtered skin in magazines and social media, further perpetuating the idea of perfect skin that includes no visible pores, smooth, and almost too even of texture. Subconsciously, we are aware that there is no way this can be real, but unfortunately, this leads us to try and find solutions that achieve these unrealistic beauty standards. To make things very clear: there is no such thing as perfect skin. All skin is unique and based on lifestyle habits, routine, and genetics. Trying to achieve an arbitrary idea of perfect skin will be a daunting task; however, healthy skin is a very achievable goal.
Texture is Normal
A current beauty trend that I have been loving is the focus and acceptance, of our skin’s natural texture whether uneven toned, a little bumpy, covered in peach fuzz, or the appearance of visible pores. The goal of this trend is to highlight how normal all of this is—and I’ll tell you why. Experiencing texture just means your skin is functioning properly. There are many things we can do to help improve the appearance of texture but texture cannot just go away, otherwise, your skin will be exposed to external aggressors that can lead to real damage.
Your Skin is Your Protection
Your skin is your body’s first layer of protection from external aggressors, like bacteria, UV damage, and more. A sign your skin is functioning properly is by how it responds to different forms of stressors by signaling a response to your body which leads to further protection. How this works is through the skin’s microbiome. Think of the microbiome as an ecosystem made up of both good and bad bacteria residing on the skin’s surface. A healthy skin microbiome maintains an optimal balance between those good and bad bacteria. When your microbiome is balanced, your skin looks and feels healthy. If your skin's protective barrier is compromised, the microbiome becomes unbalanced, making skin vulnerable, and ultimately resulting in unwanted visible issues. (You can learn more about the importance of your skin’s microbiome here).
Healthy Skin Over Perfect Skin
Healthy skin should be the goal is because it can be varied from person to person, meaning that healthy skin is subjective but also very much attainable. Healthy skin can be whatever you determine it to be; whether that’s more radiant skin, softer skin, more even texture, or just simply the maintenance of hydration and moisture.
How to Improve Texture
Although perfect skin doesn’t exist, improving your overall confidence as it relates to your skin, and perhaps that means its texture, is one way to reach your skin’s optimal health and your visible skin goals. How you can do this easily is by keeping a consistent skincare routine in the morning and evening. To take things a step further, you will want to implement a treatment routine, like a physical or chemical exfoliant, or ideally incorporating both types to assist in the acceleration of cellular turnover to remove the layer of dead skin cells and reveal smoother, more radiant skin. Here are key products to reach your texture goals:
- Non-Negotiables® DermAppeal® Microdermabrasion Treatment: This is the perfect at-home dermabrasion solution that gives you professional flawless results, without the doctor visit.
- Non-Negotiables® Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads: Consider this option as the ideal chemical exfoliant that delivers maximum performance that smooth and more even texture.
- Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Oil: This luxurious facial oil treatment is fortified with Manuka Honey and Vitamin C to improve and protect the skin’s microbiome and lead to more radiant, healthy skin.
- Non-Negotiables® Power Couple: This performance-driven one-two punch combines the best of both worlds to visibly transform your skin. A physical microdermabrasion treatment combined with a powerful chemical peel composed of 10% Glycolic and 2% Salicylic makes this dynamic duo a complete solution for tackling uneven skin tones, texture, and hyperpigmentation concerns, congested skin, wrinkles, and dull skin.
Beauty Editor Hack: Apply the Non-Negotiables® Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads in the evening and let sit for 30 minutes. Then, apply the Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Oil for the ideal overnight transformation.
Getting rid of skin texture isn’t realistic, but setting up your skin goals for success is a great way to start working towards healthier skin. Understanding that everyone’s skin is unique is the only way to work towards your definition of healthy skin and achieving this goal starts with cleaning, treating, and protecting your skin so that you can work towards your ideal texture.