The Four Biggest Complexion Complaints of Women of Every Skin Tone

The Four Biggest Complexion Complaints of Women of Every Skin Tone

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.

Dark Spots

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! 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 if your skin tone is uneven, look no further than Anew Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector. This anti-aging serum is formulated with DSX-7 which contains two different, complementary forms of vitamin C. Together they target the many facets of discoloration, reducing seven common problems: dark spots, uneven skin tone, post-acne marks, brown patches, blotchy red patches, freckles and sallowness.

Visible Pores

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 this pore-penetrating mask contains an oil-absorbing blend of mineral clays that attracts and effectively removes pore-clogging oil like a magnet. My favorite is Clearskin® Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask. It provides a cooling sensation as it changes from black to light grey to indicate it is ready to be rinsed off. Leaves skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. Light, pleasant scent. Suitable for all skin types.

Uneven Texture

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 Clearskin® Professional Deep Pore Cleansing Scrub. This cooling scrub is designed to treat every stage of your blemish from start to finish. Quickly dissolves pore-clogging dirt and oil, leaving your skin clean and healthy-looking. Then, follow up with a leave-on treatment like Clearskin® Professional Daily Correcting Lotion, which has salicylic acid (one of the top acne fighters available) to clear up existing blemishes and help keep new ones from popping up.


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