Women may come from many different backgrounds, but their skin concerns remain remarkably consistent. Brown spots, too-large pores, uneven texture, and breakouts are the four most common complaints, with all of these affecting most women at some point in their lives. Want to be the woman who beats them? Read on to learn the best ways to battle each of these complexion woes—fast.
Unwanted brown spots and patches can crop up for a slew of reasons. The biggies: UV exposure, post-inflammatory pigmentation (those stubborn marks that pop up after a pimple), and genetics. And while you can’t change your genes, you can do something about those spots! Avon ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector contains two different forms of vitamin C to noticeably reduce discoloration. (Nine out of ten women who used it reported a dramatic improvement in their skin tone.) And to zero in on dark spots that crop up on the back of your hands (an area that’s particularly susceptible because of sun exposure), try Avon ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15, which clears up existing spots and prevents new ones from forming by protecting vulnerable hands with SPF.
We wish pores would mind their own business and fade into the background. Unfortunately we can’t change the pores we were born with, but we can make them look better, smaller, and tighter. If yours appear larger than you’d like, try a toner! This fast-acting, oft-overlooked product removes excess oil from pores to noticeably improve their look. Swipe it on after cleansing, and before moisturizer, to sweep away oil and leave skin feeling soft and fresh. Our favorite is Avon ANEW Clean Revitalizing Toner.
What’s the top skin care tip that almost every dermatologist recommends to achieve flawless skin? Exfoliate! Exfoliating one to three times each week is the very best thing you can do to smooth out the surface of your skin. You can opt for either a grainy scrub (a.k.a. a “physical” exfoliant) or a chemical one, which contains potent ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids. Both are effective at sloughing away dead skin cells that collect on your skin to reveal a fresh, radiant complexion underneath. Try Avon ANEW Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel, which contains one of the best chemical exfoliators available (glycolic acid) and comes in easy-to-use, mess-free discs.
Hey, weren’t breakouts something we were supposed to leave back in high school? If yours have followed you into your grown-up lives, too, you’re not alone. In fact, 54 percent of women aged 25 and older are battling some type of facial acne, according to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. To keep your complexion clear, always cleanse with a good facial wash like Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Cleanser, which has gentle microbeads to deep clean skin. Then, follow up with a leave-on treatment like Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment, which has salicylic acid (one of the top acne fighters available) to clear up existing blemishes and help keep new ones from popping up.