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Have you noticed a rough, bumpy texture on your skin that resembles the exterior of an orange peel? 

This uneven dimpling and loss of firmness is a common skin condition known as orange peel skin. 

At CosMedic LaserMD, we understand the woes of orange peel skin. But don’t worry – there are solutions!

 Consider us your guide to all things related to orange peel skin—from what causes it to professional treatments that can help minimize its appearance.

What Is Orange Peel Skin?

Orange peel skin refers to skin that has a dimpled, bumpy or pitted appearance resembling the exterior texture of an orange peel. It’s medically known as peau d’orange and is often used interchangeably with terms like cellulite skin or mattress skin.

Visually, orange peel skin has a loss of elasticity and tone, making it appear loose and rumpled. You may notice enlarged pores, fine lines, dryness and blotchiness. 

Overall, the skin loses its smooth, supple appearance and takes on a rougher, almost leathery texture.

What Causes Orange Peel Skin?

A variety of factors can cause the unsightly texture of orange peel skin:

Common Causes of Orange Peel Skin

AgingLoss of collagen and elastin leads to loss of elasticity and sagging
Sun DamageUV exposure degrades collagen, thickens outer skin layer
GeneticsPropensity for enlarged pores and breakouts
Weight FluctuationStretching of skin impacts elasticity
DehydrationDryness exacerbates appearance of fine lines and texture
HormonesMenopause reduces collagen, leading to loss of density

While you can’t change intrinsic factors like genetics or age, there are still plenty of ways to improve the overall look and feel of your skin.

Is Orange Peel Skin Permanent?

The good news is that orange peel skin can be improved with the right treatments and skincare regimen. 

With consistent care, most people see a noticeable smoothing of skin texture, improved tone and reduced appearance of enlarged pores

Diligence and persistence is the key here. Don’t expect overnight miracles. Work with your aesthetician to establish a routine using both in-office treatments and at-home products.

Now let’s explore some ways to say bye-bye to bumpy orange peel skin!

How Home Remedies and Lifestyle Changes Can Make a Difference

There are small lifestyle tweaks and home spa treatments you can try at first to improve the smoothness and texture of orange peel skin. Be patient though – truly repairing damaged skin takes diligent care. But you may see subtle improvements with these home remedies for orange peel skin:

Exfoliate regularly – Lightly scrubbing away dead skin cells helps reduce bumpiness. Try a homemade sugar scrub 2-3 times a week.

Apply natural oils – Plant-based oils like coconut, olive, almond, and argan oil contain fatty acids that hydrate and nourish skin. Massage them in daily.

Eat collagen-boosting foods – Vitamin C foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, berries, and tomatoes support collagen production. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts, and avocados also help.

Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water and eat moisture-rich fruits and veggies to keep skin hydrated and plump. Dehydration makes skin texture worse.

Use retinol creams – Over-the-counter retinol boosts new collagen growth and cell turnover for smoother skin over time. Start with low percentages.

Protect from sun – UV rays break down existing collagen. Wear sunscreen daily and cover up to prevent further damage.

Quit smoking – If you smoke, work on kicking the habit! Smoking restricts blood flow and introduces free radicals that damage collagen.

Get enough sleep – Aim for 7-9 hours per night. Rest is when skin repairs itself and when collagen production peaks.

Reduce stress – Chronic stress raises cortisol levels which can thin out skin over time. Try yoga, meditation, or journaling to relax.

Professional Treatments Offer Longer-Lasting Improvement

While home remedies can provide mild improvement, for more dramatic smoothing of orange peel skin, professional cosmetic treatments are your best bet. At CosMedic LaserMD, we offer proven skin rejuvenation treatments that stimulate new collagen growth and restore elasticity, reducing the bumpy texture of orange peel skin.

Chemical Peels

These superficial, lunchtime peels dissolve dead skin cells and trigger collagen regeneration. Improves tone and texture. Minimal downtime.


Tiny needles create micro-injuries that spur collagen production. Usually combined with serums for enhanced results.

Laser Resurfacing

Precise lasers remove damaged outer skin layers. New skin is tighter and smoother. More intensive than chemical peels.


A wand with a rotating brush abrades skin to reveal newer, smoother layers. No chemicals used.

Skin Tightening

Energy-based devices like Ultherapy use focused ultrasound to gently tighten and lift loose skin. Non-invasive with no downtime.

Injectables like Botox or fillers

Neuromodulators relax wrinkles while fillers add volume to plump up skin. Results are temporary though.

Topical Skincare Ingredients Target Texture Issues

In addition to professional treatments, using topical skincare products with specific ingredients that increase cell turnover, collagen production, and elasticity can also help treat orange peel skin over time.

We recommend looking for creams, serums, and lotions containing:

  • Retinoids like tretinoin – dermatologist-prescribed vitamin A creams that speed up cell turnover and boost collagen. Start with low percentages to avoid irritation.
  • AHAs like glycolic or lactic acid – exfoliate dead skin cells and improve texture. Also boost collagen.
  • Peptides – amino acid chains that signal to skin to produce more collagen. Look for palmitoyl peptides.
  • Antioxidants like vitamin C – neutralize free radicals and protect skin from further damage. Boosts collagen too.
  • Hyaluronic acid – binds moisture to skin for intense, long-lasting hydration which plumps up skin. Look for low-molecular weight HA.
  • Ceramides – lipids that help skin retain moisture and maintain a protective barrier.
  • Niacinamide – repairs skin barrier, reduces inflammation, and improves texture.

The Confidence You Deserve

While orange peel skin can be frustrating to deal with, you don’t have to settle for dull, bumpy skin texture. 

With CosMedic LaserMD’s personalized skincare solutions, you can reveal your inner glow. Our expert aestheticians will assess your skin, discuss options, and develop a customized treatment plan.

With consistent care, most clients see dramatic improvements in tone, firmness, pore size and overall smoothness. The result is skin that looks and feels radiant, youthful and irresistibly touchable.

Contact CosMedic LaserMD today to schedule your complimentary consultation. It’s time to love the skin you’re in!

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