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Poreless, blemish-free, smooth, and uniform are at the at the top of the list when it comes to skincare goals. But aging and hormones often throw a wrench into the mix. Between hormonal breakouts, scarring, and hyperpigmentation, an uneven complexion is much more realistic. Blurring away imperfections for a picture is as simple as swiping left. But in real life, the fix requires time and a handful of helpful products.

To be clear, having a perfect complexion is nearly impossible. Skin is meant to have texture, and sometimes, it breaks out. Still, it's nice to know that there are fixes in your bathroom cabinet or makeup bag that you can turn to when your skin isn't exactly at its best. Read on to see our favorite items to help even your complexion.

Skincare Products 

La Roche-Posay 10% Niacinamide Serum

Niacinamide has become a staple skincare ingredient for all the right reasons. It visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, boosts hydration, and smooths fine lines. But according to one case study, it's also remarkable in evening skin tone and the effects of hyperpigmentation. This serum harnesses all of the ingredient's benefits in one potent drop. 

Joah Daily Glow Peel Pads

If you have some residual scarring, exfoliation can help remove the dead skin cells and ultimately brighten the area. These peel pads from Joah are made with glycolic acid, papaya extract, and PHAs that gently exfoliate the skin's surface and boost its radiance. 

Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots and Discoloration

When Topicals launched its Faded Serum, the brand changed the conversation around hyperpigmentation. Not only does this spot treatment work for stubborn areas of discoloration (a common issue for melanated skin), but it also gently treats acne scarring without drying out the skin.

Makeup Products

E.l.f. Tone Adjusting Face Primer

Makeup primer is key to creating a flawless look. But this option from e.l.f. takes things one step further. The green color helps neutralize redness and blurs signs of discoloration. The result is healthy-looking, smooth skin.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Dark Spots Concealer + Serum

Dark circles may not be your first thought on this topic, but the truth is, discoloration can occur anywhere on the skin. Covering the darkness only temporarily fixes the problem. This concealer is formulated to cover and correct, thanks to the inclusion of niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine.

ILIA Skin Rewind Complexion Stick

Part makeup and part skincare, this handy stick is the perfect do-it-all product. With just a single swipe, it blurs and covers imperfections like a dream. It is seemingly weightless and melts into the skin for a natural finish. But deeper than coverage, it's made with a peptide complex and botanicals to even out the tone and improve your skin's texture.