Let’s talk about uneven skin tone. We all have it, and many of us would love to get rid of it. Whether it’s melasma, genetic freckles, age spots that have developed over the years or sun damage from getting too many rays, there’s no escaping your skin changing. Before we tell you how to even your skin tone, we first need to enlighten you as to why it’s transitioning.
It’s this little (or big) thing called hyperpigmentation that’s caused by the production of melanin. Once skin cells realize they’re in danger, your melanin increases to protect the damaged skin. Since those with darker skin have more melanin, they have a higher chance of getting dark spots that can hang around for what seems like the end of time. While acne scars are created from inflamed skin during a breakout, age spots and melasma occur after spending a lot of time in the sun. Fun in the sun isn’t what it’s cracked up to be when you’re left with pigment issues that can lead to health issues if they’re not properly treated. While wearing sunscreen all day, every day is essential for prevention, dark spot correctors are your new best friends when you’re looking to undo hyperpigmentation.
We’ve gathered 10 of the best dark spot correctors filled with ingredients ranging from hydroquinone and kojic acid to help block enzymes that produce melanin to chemical exfoliates, such as retinol and glycolic acid to help remove the top layer skin to reveal a brighter complexion. Whether you’re battling melasma, age spots or ghosts from pimples past, look out for these ingredients and correctors as you treat your skin back to an even tone.