How to Get Rid of Dark Spots & Uneven Skin Tone

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Your skin is hyperpigmented or has uneven skin tone if you have areas of dark spots or discoloration. Also known as sun spots or age spots that are common after the age of 40, these small flat pigmented spots are most often seen on areas of the body that have been exposed to daily UV light over a period of years, such as the face and hands. Skin may also become discolored after pregnancy or from use of oral contraceptives; this condition is called melasma.

Uneven skin tone will improve over time with regular use of a topical skin brightener and exfoliator. Look for ingredients such as NeoGlucosamine, B-Resorcinol, Vitamin C, Niacinamide or extracts such as Turmeric and Licorice. All pigmentation problems require sun avoidance and strict sunscreen use to maintain benefits of your skincare regimen. Always have your skin checked annually by a dermatologist for signs of sun damage.