Countless bumps and blemishes can make your skin feel like sandpaper. If you’re constantly battling a rough, uneven complexion, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with rough skin, especially in Alaska, where the harsh weather makes it tough to maintain your skin’s natural moistness.

But understanding what causes rough skin and how to treat it can make a world of difference.

Our experts at AK Beautiful You LLC understand Alaskan skin better than anyone, and we have custom treatments to resolve the underlying causes of your rough complexion. Here, we explain the most common causes of rough skin and explore several expert solutions to restore your skin’s smoothness.

What causes rough skin?

There’s no single cause of rough skin; the culprits are all around you.

1. Climate

Alaska offers stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife, but it can be brutal on your skin. Dry climates, harsh weather, and indoor heating strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and roughness.

2. Choices and habits

Your daily choices, like what to eat, where to go, and how ro manage your health, impact your skin. For example, smoking or a poor diet can contribute to rough skin.

3. Heredity

Genetics dictates everything about you, including your skin texture. Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and keratosis pilaris that run in your family can cause rough, bumpy skin.

Expert solutions for rough skin

Fortunately, AK Beautiful You LLC offers many professional treatments to improve the texture of your skin.

Clinical skin care

Great skin starts with clinical skincare products. At AK Beautiful You LLC, we offer pharmaceutical-grade solutions for your skin that you can’t buy in your local store.

Our medical professionals assess your skin health and recommend customized treatments for your unique complexion. From SkinCeuticals® and ZO® Skin Health to Obagi, Revision Skincare®, and EltaMD®, we match you with the perfect topical solution for your rough skin.


Microneedling sounds scary, but it’s a routine, minimally invasive treatment. We use a device with multiple tiny sterile needles that creates micro punctures in your skin and stimulates collagen production.

However, AK Beautiful You LLC uses only the industry’s most advanced, most trusted technology: Potenza™ by Cynosure® and Morpheus8 by InMode, which incorporate radiofrequency energy into the treatment for better, faster, more dramatic results.

As the collagen builds up over the next few weeks and months, your skin smooths out, and your scars and wrinkles plump up and become less noticeable. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes, and you can expect to see results in a few weeks.


Dermaplaning exfoliates the top layer of your skin using a specialized scalpel. We remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz, light wrinkles, precancerous skin growths, and even minor discoloration, leaving your skin smooth and radiant. The procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes, and there’s no recovery time needed.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are tried-and-true treatments that work by causing your skin to peel its outer layers. We apply a customized chemical solution of various fruit acids to your skin, which causes the outer layers to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This reveals a smoother, more youthful layer of skin underneath.

Depending on the strength of the acids we use, you may barely notice the exfoliation or experience deep peeling. We can even combine a chemical peel with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion.


Microdermabrasion, another exfoliation treatment, is a noninvasive procedure that uses tiny crystals to resurface your skin. Once the outer layer of dead cells is gone, you’ll notice fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.


Intense pulsed light (IPL) or photofacial treatment uses light energy to target and eliminate your skin’s imperfections. It can help to smooth rough skin, reduce redness, and lessen the appearance of pores. After the treatment, your skin may be slightly red and swollen, but this typically subsides within a day.

Choosing the right treatment for your rough skin

The best treatment for you depends on your specific skin concerns, your lifestyle, and your skin’s response to previous treatments. Fortunately, our skin care professionals can guide you. Get rid of your rough skin — request an appointment online, or call AK Beautiful You LLC today.

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