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Pretty Simple: 7 Quick Beauty Makeovers

A few tweaks to your routine can solve major skin, hair, and makeup bummers. Steal the quick tricks our pros gave these readers!
Kersten Stevens before Clear Your Complexion

Kersten Stevens, 26, Teaneck, New Jersey

Violinist and yoga devotee Kersten has long struggled with acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. "I want my skin free of blemishes and for good," she says.

Kersten Stevens after

"My skin tone has drastically improved. My face looks brighter, smoother, and more even than I've ever seen it!"

Fast Fixes

Zap zits. Exfoliate and control oil with products packed with salicylic acid, like Avon Clearskin Professional Acne Treatment System ($32, avon.com). The ingredient also helps to minimize scars, says dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD.

Protect skin. Even out your tone and prevent new pigmentation with a soy-laced moisturizer with SPF, such as Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($16.99, drugstores).

Go light. For maximum precision, use a small concealer brush to dot-cover directly onto blemishes, then gently dab with your fingertip to blend. Don't rub, or the makeup will come off, says makeup artist Landy Dean.