I started noticing dark spots on my cheeks a few years ago. At first, I thought I was just getting darker, bigger freckles and didn’t pay them much mind but when they didn’t naturally lighten up during the winter like my freckles do, I figured I better contact my derm. Turns out I’d been spending too much time in the sun (oops!) and not being diligent in re-applying sunscreen. (I’m now an SPF proselytizer.)
Dark spots can appear on your face for different reasons like hormonal imbalances, too much sun exposure, skin disorders, acne scars and even liver damage. Be sure to consult with your doctor and/or dermatologist if you’re experiencing dark spots to ensure the best course of action is taken address your specific concerns.
Thankfully, there’s lots of remedies to remove, or at least reduce, the appearance of dark spots including DIY masks and medical treatments. Advances in beauty products for specific skincare concerns such as dark spots have come a long way. The following are my recommendations of products I’ve personally used, and have seen results from, as well as ones I’m wanting to try.
Let me know if you give any of these a try!