It is normal to have some lumps and bumps on the face and this happens as we age, or if skin is congested. Sometimes skin also looks uneven with a rougher texture in places, or shows sagging and lines. Mostly these imperfections are small and not that noticeable. Saying that though, it is nice to have baby soft smooth skin. We have written a guide on how to achieve smooth skin on the face, with some easy to follow steps. Please note that if your skin is inflamed or has a condition, then it is always best to seek qualified medical advice. But for general skin issues like congestion and ageing concerns, then if you would like to smooth out those lumps and bumps read on to find our easy to follow tips, to smooth out skin. Our top six suggestions to smooth out skin on the face include:
- Good Consistent Cleansing
- Exfoliating Properly
- Moisturising Skin Well
- Drinking Lots of Water
- Wearing Sunscreen
- Getting Good Sleep
6-Step Programme for Achieving Smooth Skin on the Face
Good Cleansing for Smooth Skin
Having a good cleansing routine is essential for smooth skin on the face. This means cleansing in the morning and evening to remove sebum - which is oil, dirt and pollutants, as well as things that settle on your skin like cosmetics and sunscreens. Cleansing properly helps to keep skin clear and clean, so there will be less of those congested bumps. Leaving make-up or sunscreen on the face will have a negative effect. Dr Knight, a dermatologist from the FAAD Knight Dermal Institute explains that makeup traps environmental pollutants and free radicals that can damage skin cells, including collagen, leading to premature skin aging. So, not only does crashing out with your concealer on ultimately clog pores and lead to spots, it can also speed up the aging process. So keep skin clear and avoid free radicals that overtime can degrade the deeper layers of your skin and cause an uneven texture, by cleansing properly. Carry this out with a natural anti-ageing cleansing milk and natural anti-ageing face toner to ensure that skin gets the best cleansing, and without any harsh ingredients. Using a cleansing milk helps to release dirt that is lodged firmly into pores and will also condition skin at the same time. Following with a face toner will ensure that the face and pores are as clean as possible.
Exfoliating helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, and the result is skin that is nice and clean with a smooth surface. However, choosing an exfoliator can be challenging, as many are too harsh for skin. There are mechanical face exfoliators such as scrubs, and chemical exfoliators such as acid products that dissolve dead skin. At Nakin we recommend using a mechanical method and exfoliating with a cleansing milk plus removing with a luke-warm muslin cloth in small circular motions. This is a gentle natural exfoliation method that will not throw skin off balance. Whatever exfoliation method that you choose, never exfoliate more than once a week. Exfoliation sometimes gets a bad name as being irritating to skin. Skin does naturally shed dead skin cells, so some people feel exfoliating is not needed. However, if you are strategic about exfoliating and careful with the process, it will help to keep the skin on the face smooth. Just be mindful of the ingredients that you put onto your face and only use natural skincare products. Remember to also take it very gently on the neck, as there are not as many sebaceous glands here. Exfoliating helps to clear skin and pores, brighten and smooth the surface.
Good moisturisation of the face and neck is really beneficial for soft smooth plump skin. Even if you have oily skin there is no need to fear moisturisers as they are important for skin smoothness, texture and hydration. Face creams play a pivotal role in delivering humectants like hyaluronic acid, emollients and occlusive ingredients to seal goodness and moisture in. This is because delivering hydration to the top layer of the skin will plump and smooth out dry, uneven and wrinkle prone areas. Nakin’s moisturisers are fantastic options. Our Matt Formula Face Cream £20 for 50ml is for oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin, plus provides long lasting smooth hydration without greasiness. This is from the special blend of plant actives to hydrate, condition and protect skin from things like pollution. For dryer skin types then try our Active Dew Face Cream £20 for 50ml. This moisturiser is for dry, normal, combination and sensitive skin. It is a cult favourite with customers and is a real treat for the face and neck with sublime moisture, nutrients, and protection.
These high grade face creams help to bring hydration to that top layer of the skin. This will plump up the surface level skin cells and smooth out an uneven texture, preventing trans epidermal water loss. As they are natural, they help with the natural biological functioning of skin. They are perfect for sealing in that trans epidermal water loss, so it really can help with skin hydration deep down and plump up those dry parched skin cells in the top layer of the skin. This helps to make an uneven texture less noticeable. Use a moisturiser both morning and evening for the best results.
For the ultimate in skin hydration and conditioning we also have our anti-ageing Performance Face Serum £25 for 50ml which is a hero in helping with lines, sun damage and an uneven skin tone. Then our anti-ageing Revitalising Face Oil £22 for 50ml to calm, condition and energise. For eyes our anti-ageing Eye Cream Complex £18 for 15ml provides silky soft hydration and combats dark circles, wrinkles and puffing. Nakin products are specially made to help achieve the best-looking skin naturally, and without clogging pores. With ongoing use, the best skincare products help to boost the collagen production in the deeper layers of skin. This improves skin firmness overall and helps to keep skin smooth. Nakin's anti-ageing skincare uses amazing plant actives for healthy, fresh smooth skin.
This advice for smooth skin is a well-known, but sometimes a forgotten one, as the damaging effects of the sun can take years to show on the face. Protecting the face and neck from the sun is especially important for good smooth skin, as some of the damage caused by the sun can give skin a kind of uneven leathery effect. The majority of ageing in the skin is thought to be the result of ultraviolet radiation damage. The effect of sun damage has negative effects on skin texture and skin smoothness, as it damages the deeper layers and collagen. This leads to sun damaged skin cells that build-up and behave abnormally, creating an uneven surface, textural abnormalities and sagging. So, protect skin with a natural broad-spectrum sunscreen. This is essential when outside, but also when inside if you are spending time near windows where the sun can still reach you.
Drink Lots of Water
In the same way that applying a moisturiser topically helps to keep skin plump and smooth, hydrating skin from the inside with water will help to keep skin plump and smooth too. There is some controversy on this, but it seems common sense to us that we should drink a decent amount of water. The right amount of water helps our bodies to function as best possible. Water is essential to life and it is pure and natural, so much better for skin than fizzy drinks or coffee. Healthline report that although research is limited, it can help pores to stay clear, which may help ward off breakouts. Water can help promote proper natural detoxification, which could help prevent pores from becoming clogged.
Get Good Sleep
The final step for smooth skin is to get a good night’s sleep, important for all health and vitality. When we sleep our skin barrier function is optimised and our skin goes into repair mode. It even helps with photo ageing and so promotes a more even skin texture. Sleep issues are prevalent in today’s society, and this combined with a busy lifestyle mean that many of us get a lot less than the 8 hours recommended sleep. Tips for getting a good night’s sleep are to put away all devices a couple of hours before bedtime, and instead do something relaxing like having a bath or reading a book. Then at bedtime make sure it is dark and the environment is comfortable.
We hope that you found our advice on getting smooth skin useful. Just to mention that this is based upon general facial issues that most of us have from time to time, such as congested skin and general ageing. For any other skin issues then always seek medical advice to ensure a skin condition is not serious, or needs medical attention. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK.