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If you feel like you need a quick boost to brighten and even out your complexion, simple and time tested solutions can turn washed out into WOW, fast. Sport a youthful and radiant complexion by creating an even skin tone using tools that likely already exist in your beauty bag. Makeup, skin care and a host of other options are available for you to make radiant and flawless skin a reality.
Women have enjoyed the camouflaging and balancing effects of foundation for decades. Today's mineral-based powder and liquid foundations allow you the ease of building coverage just where you need it. If you want heavier coverage in one specific area over another, these options make your skin appear completely even in skin tone with the perfect amount of coverage you want. In addition to foundations, bronzers, concealers and illuminating mineral products are also available to highlight and low-light areas of your face to make a flawless complexion easy, within a quick 10 minutes.
Before any cosmetic is applied to your skin, consider the skin care regimen that you use to create an even skin tone. Lightening serums with vitamins C, A, Niacinamide and antioxidants such as alpha-lipoic acid and DMAE, along with other topical creams, can support the evening of skin tone to boost the natural radiance of your skin type, suggests Dr. Bernardita Policarpio in the October 2009 study "Skin Lightening and Depigmenting Agents." These serums can be helpful for every skin complexion and color, as they are meant to heal and protect your skin. Look for cleansers, toners and moisturizers that use these healing vitamins and minerals to help boost your skin's look and balance you out.
Light therapies assist in the healing and evening out of skin tone on those with battled acne, sunburns or any other age-related damage. Red and blue light therapy can be used through a local dermatologist or purchased independently. The FDA approved narrow-band, high-intensity blue-light therapy for treating acne specifically, and this option carries little risk, suggests SkinCarePhysicians.com. These sessions are done through several visits depending on your personal needs and requests. Other light therapies popular for their effects on evening skin tone include intense pulsed light laser therapy, pulsed dye laser, KTP laser, diode laser, and Nd:YAG laser. All these options exist to offer you alternatives when choosing a solution that is right for you and your skin.
Exfoliating scrubs create even, clear skin tone. From organic and all-natural products that utilize natural ingredients, to more commercial brands that use synthesized treatments, variety and options exist to make your skin appear flawless. These exfoliating products are affordable and widely available. Follow the exact instructions on the packaging for best results. Don't over scrub your skin as it can make discoloration worse and create more obvious issues.