Uneven, blotchy skin can stem from a variety of factors and happen to anybody. Just look at the gorgeous Penélope Cruz. The most common culprit? Sun damage, which causes both brown and red discoloration. Certain medications may also produce pigment changes that lead to blotchy skin. And as we age, skin becomes thinner, making capillaries more apparent. Here is how to diminish ruddiness and redness in the skin to get skin just like Cruz.
How to Reduce Redness
For instant results: Try a topical treatment designed to mask discoloration.
For results over time: A prescription protocol can help control redness caused by rosacea.
For dramatic results: Try IPL treatments to reduce excess pigment and redness.
According to celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy, look for skin-care products with flavonoids to help reduce ruddiness. “They help calm down redness and the effect is immediate,” she says.
Cruz is a fan of the Lancôme Reviving Crème ($250), a powerful concentrate that helps promote smoother, firmer and more even-toned skin.
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