The Products You Need To Even Out Your Skin Tone

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Suffering from breakouts as an adult is frustrating enough, but the scars that linger after a flare-up are just the worst. While many believe the only way to diminish them is by medical intervention at the dermatologist’s office, there are alternatives. Thanks to advancements in science and skincare, a range of products can now help remove dead skin and even out your complexion at home. Here, the five-step beauty regimen you need to diminish acne scars for good.

Adam Katz Sinding

Banish Breakout Scars

Exfoliating Cleansers

Removing dirt and oil from your face is the first step on the road to an even tone and texture.

Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator

$29

Kiehl's

Microdermabrasion Scrub

$33

DERMA E

Kakadu C Brightening Daily Cleanser

$36

DERMAdoctor

Facial Radiance Polish

$25

First Aid Beauty

Brightening Serums

Post-cleanse, use a brightening serum to help balance an uneven tone while rejuvenating skin with vitamins and minerals.

Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum

$95

Dr. Dennis Gross

Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum

$56

Jurlique

Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector

$43

Korres

Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence

$67

Fresh

At-Home Peels

These work as powerful exfoliants, making room for the skin to produce and bring new cells to the surface. Keep in mind that a peel should only be used once a week, as it contains high-potency ingredients.

Power Peel Pro-Strength

$18

Ole Henriksen

Glycolic Peel

$39

Caudalie

Turnaround Radiance Peel

$55

Clinique

Treatment Enzyme Peel

$60

Amorepacific

Spot Treatments

Target scars directly with spot treatments. They color balance the skin tone and promote luminosity.

FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment

$22

GLAMGLOW

Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel

$17

Origins

LumiWhite Dark spot Corrector

$55

Kate Somerville

Whitening Mask

$24

Mario Badescu

Brightening Moisturizers

Because brightening products contain such powerful ingredients, it's important to moisturize. Use a formula that contains complexes that banish scars while hydrating.

Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

$65

Sunday Riley

Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream

$20

Burt's Bees

Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer

$72

Peter Thomas Roth

Le Blanc Brightening Moisturizing Cream TXC

$130

Chanel