Almost everyone struggles with at least one skin flaw at some point in life. Makeup is a wonderful tool to help you feel more confident when you need it, but never hurts to compliment your makeup routine with some effective skin-improving tricks at the same time!

Here are our best tips for four of the most common skin concerns:

1. Acne

The first thing you need to do is find out the root cause of your acne, as treatments for hormonal and nodular acne is generally very different from that for superficial zits and blackheads. If your acne is hormonal, the best treatment will vary depending on what your particular imbalance is, but you can often compliment any oral remedies with topical skin treatments that heal and soothe your skin simultaneously.

Regardless of the cause for your acne, most anyone can benefit from a mild cleansing regimen that draw out those impurities that otherwise get locked in and cause inflammation.

One of the most effective ways to improve your skin texture is to exfoliate. Exfoliating will allow old skin layers to shed, preventing them from clogging the pores and causing painful acne and unsightly blackheads. Many exfoliation routines can be completed at home, such as microdermabrasion and creams that gently and gradually peel off dead skin with ingredients like retinol.

2. Scars

Scars come in many different shapes and kinds, and thus the best way to treat your scar(s) will depend on its individual nature. Raised scars can often benefit from a multi-pronged approach, such as combining derma rolling and silicone sheets in order to break up scar tissue and promote collagen production. Hyper-pigmented scars may improve with regular exfoliation and creams that contain Vitamin A and C, which will help renew the skin while gently fading away dark spots.

3. Stretch marks

While stretch marks are one of the most common and difficult things to treat, there are ways to improve their appearance. Derma rolling can help smooth out the texture by promoting collagen production, while creams and serums containing Vitamin A, E, and C will complement this process as well as help fade them to a more silver-like color.

4. Brown spots

Brown spots or hyperpigmentation can occur due to a variety of underlying causes, such as hormonal changes, age, and sun exposure. These kind of brown spots typically benefit from the same treatments as hyperpigmentation from acne; exfoliation and serums that contain rejuvenating ingredients such as Vitamin A and E, and mild bleaching agents like Vitamin C.

Furthermore, it is vital that you protect your skin from sun exposure in order to avoid more hyperpigmentation, so wear a hat and/or lots of powerful sunscreen!

Do you have any more skin tips that you would like to share?

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