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14 Apr

15 Instant Skin Fixes

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From erasing dark spots to the perfect lip balm, these skin savers will have you fresh and glowing in no time.

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JAMIE NELSON/BLAUBLUT-EDITION.COM./COURTESY

Cleanse Smart

Micellar water—a soap-free, no-rinse facial cleanser—contains micelles, molecules that dissolve makeup, dirt, and other grime. Even stubborn mascara breaks down in a flash. We like L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water($10).

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Banish Blemishes

Many acne remedies are too harsh and drying. The essential oils and natural astringents in Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution($32) gently calm and treat breakouts without irritation.

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Fake a Glow

When choosing a highlighter, keep in mind what type of illumination you want, says Givenchy Le Makeup artistic director Nicolas Degennes. “Powders create a matte effect, whereas a gel gives you more of a reflection.” Apply on the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, and forehead, areas where the sun would naturally reflect light.

From left: Givenchy Mémoire de Forme Highlighter ($45); Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter in Medium/Nude Glow and Light/Iridescent ($10 each).

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Erase Dark Spots

Niacinamide, found in Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate ($25), reduces inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C, the star of Sunday Riley C.E.O. Protect + Repair Moisturizer ($65), brightens and stimulates collagen production.

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Tighten & Firm

Anti-aging serums, creams, and masks will penetrate better when you use them with the Clarisonic Smart Profile Firming Massage Head ($54), says Robb Akridge, a cofounder and president of Clarisonic.

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Best Moisturizers for Every Age

20s: Counter the effects of being out all night. Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream ($60).

 30s: Protect skin from stress and pollution. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel ($48).

40s: Increase and maintain moisture long-term. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream ($52).

50s: Eliminate dryness and signs of fatigue. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Creme ($295).

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A Better Lip Balm

Hydrated lips always look plumper. This sheer berry is one of those your-lips-but-better shades.

Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm in Berry ($33).

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Eliminate Wrinkles

No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum ($34) “is made for people with skin types that can’t tolerate standard retinol,” explains Mike Bell, chief scientific skin-care adviser at No7. It’s made with retinyl palmitate, which is mild but still softens fine lines.

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Luxe Face Oil

Extra-dry skin requires a nighttime formula with rich ingredients like olive and coconut oils. Wake up to a softer, more supple complexion.

RéVive Rescue Elixir Anti-Aging Oil ($285).

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Color Correct

Used alone or pre-foundation, these sheer formulas improve skin tone. Peach brightens, lavender eliminates dullness, yellow tackles dark circles, and green neutralizes redness.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF 20 in Peach/Lavender and Yellow/Green ($17 each).

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Renew Your Neck

Smooth on iS Clinical Neckperfect Complex ($78) twice a day. A targeted anti-aging treatment, it’s formulated to minimize the appearance of crepiness, uneven texture, and sagging.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 5: A Beauty detail at the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017  on October  5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 5: A Beauty detail at the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Beautiful Base

Choose a foundation that enhances, not masks, your face. Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Stick Foundation ($95), far left, is goofproof, providing light, natural coverage. Mix a drop or two of Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops ($33), left, into your go-to moisturizer for a sheerer finish.

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Brighten Eyes

Chantecaille Rose de Mai Eye Lift($97) uses red algae to smooth under-eye bags, and Lancôme Visionnaire Yeux Eye On Correction ($65) has blurring agents to make your eyes look younger.

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Easy Exfoliation

Wake up tired, dull skin by adding a weekly peel that contains a cocktail of alpha-hydroxy acids (such as lactic, glycolic, and tartaric) to your regimen. It lifts away dead skin cells, leaving behind a clearer, smoother complexion in about 10 minutes. Try Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80).

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Rapid Hydration

Supercharged hyaluronic acid serums provide immediate moisture and skin-plumping benefits—and improve overall texture in about 12 weeks, says dermatologist Shino Bay Aguilera, M.D.

From left: SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($178); SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier($98).

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