How to Get Rid of Dark Spots
While that sea-dried hair and sun-kissed glow can bring you through an island dinner with the utmost confidence, it’s no secret catching those rays is bad for your skin. And while soaking up the sun and staring at gorgeous blue waters can be great for your mental health, the damaging effects on your body's largest organ are not to be taken lightly.
Every true beach-lover knows it's important to protect yourself. However, even the best sunscreen and most stylish sun hats can leave you at risk for skin damage, which over time, means unwanted dark spots on the skin.
The dark spots, also known as sunspots or age spots, are actually hyperpigmentation—a buildup of excess melanin in the skin. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself from too much UV exposure. They are most common on your face chest and neck and unfortunately are a somewhat inevitable consequence of spending a lot of time at the beach.
While you should always protect your skin, there are great products out there to help lighten and get rid of existing dark spots once and for all.
Ingredients like Retina A and Vitamin C block further production of melanin, exfoliate and promote cell growth to diminish the appearance of sun spots and leave you with a more even skin tone. Companies like Clinique, Caudalie, Perricone MD and more top skincare brands, have incorporated these ingredients into luxurious serums and creams that should be in every traveler’s bag.
Scroll on for our tops picks and be on your way to beautiful looking skin in no time.
Lindsey Campbell is the Audience Engagement Editor. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.
Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum
By Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins. $57
Peony Spot-Correcting Brightening Essence
By Fresh. $67
Le Blanc Targeted Brightening Spot Corrector TXC
By Chanel. $98
Power Dose Vitamin C
By Dr. Brandt Skincare. $69
Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
By Kiehl's. $50
Vitamin C Ester 15
By Perricone MD. $130
Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
By CLINIQUE. $50
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
By Caudalie. $79
Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
By KORRES. $48
Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
By Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. $88
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
By Murad. $60
Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
By Ole Henriksen. $48
WHITE LUCENT MicroTargeting Spot Corrector Serum
By Shiseido. $164
De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector
By Peter Thomas Roth. $49
ProX Even Skin Tone Spot Fading Treatment
By Olay. $34
White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam
By Shiseido. $78
Obagi-C Fx System Skin Kit
By Obagi. $297
By Clé de Peau Beauté. $535
Time to Smooth Age Control Brightening & Skin Renewal Serum
By AHAVA. $67
Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector
By Clinique. $41
Perricone MD Photo Plasma Cream
By Perricone MD. $75
CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector
By Peter Thomas Roth. $48