If you’re skincare devotee, you probably have your regimen down to a science and have found a good groove with your skin routine, finally. After years of familiarizing yourself with your complexion, you know which products and treatment to rely on when any of your usual skin predicaments arise, be it breakouts, wrinkles, discoloration or something else entirely. But sometimes skin has a way of presenting new issues you didn’t even know existed, let alone something you might currently be experiencing. For instance, uneven skin texture.

Acne is a chronic skin condition that develops differently in each person. Various types of acne include whiteheads, extremely stubborn blackheads, pimples, nodules, and cysts. It’s one of the most common inflammatory skin conditions in the world, affecting millions annually.

Uneven skin texture is commonly a result of excess dead skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin. This makes the areas of the skin feel rough or bumpy to the touch and can also give the skin a dull appearance. As for how it happens, there are a number of potential factors. Chronic sun exposure also plays a big role in uneven skin texture and pore-size irregularity. Factors such as smoking may also contribute, and other skin conditions such as eczema and dry skin.