The Easy Guide to Flawless Skin
Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum ($54; Avon.com) contains a mild alpha hydroxy acid exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, and a pigment inhibitor (L-aspartic acid) to lighten dark spots. Every night, after cleansing and before moisturizing, blend it all over your face.
Do you have fine lines—and a flush bank account?
Splurge on La Mer Regenerating Serum ($250; LaMer.com), which contains wrinkle-smoothing sea kelp and lime tea, and skin-firming marine algae. Use it before your moisturizer every morning and night.
Would you like a treatment that covers all the bases?
It's not as powerful as a prescription-strength retinoid, but Philosophy Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Pads and Solution ($70; Philosophy.com) will help reduce discoloration and boost collagen production to smooth lines. Pour the solution over the pads before the first use; wipe your face with one of them every night.
Have you not always been loyal to sunscreen?
Then you probably have sun damage (discoloration, lines, and roughness). Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector ($45; Clinique.com) includes a blend of enzymes, peptides, and antioxidants that boost the skin's ability to repair UV damage. Apply the serum twice a day before your moisturizer (and in the morning, before your sunscreen).
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