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Whatever your age and whatever your skin type, dark spots make skin look significantly older.

Women often begin to notice the unsightly marks appearing on sun-exposed areas such as the face, chest, arms and hands during their late thirties.

And in most cases the pigmentation becomes darker over the years.

The trick in dealing with dark spots is to target them with a blend of skin-boosting ingredients that brighten skin and switch off melatonin-producing cells responsible for pigmentation patches.

There are plenty of beauty wonder products on the market, designed specifically with age spots in mind.

Here are some to try:

Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
This light moisturiser uses vitamin C to fade dark spots and prevent appearance of new ones. It also works well on also acne scarring too.

Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum
This spot-busting serum uses all-natural rosa roxburghii to help correct visible discoloration and quell irritation to help prevent hyper-pigmentation from reappearing.

Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Age Spot Corrector
This richly textured cream brightens dark spots while moisturising skin.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
This gorgeously moisturising but slightly pricey cream is easily absorbed and smells lovely.

Decleor Excellence De L’Age Dark Spot Corrector Concentrate
The multi-tasking concentrate uses vitamin C and white grape polyphenols to help limit the breakdown of skin lipids and combat the appearance of new dark spots. © Cover Media

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