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