How to Fix Age Spots | About HYPERPIGMENTATION

Beauty magazines tout the latest K-Beauty trends including Glass Skin and Cloudless Skin. What is the goal of any of these trends? To get skin that is free of hyperpigmentation, which is a hallmark of young skin. This article explains How to Fix Age Spots.

What causes age spots?

Hyperpigmentation happens for many reasons. Tanning, sun exposure, and intermittent sunscreen use. You may have dark spots due to acne scars. Or you could have bad genetics. Years of any of these factors can lead to hyperpigmentation.


The holy grail of skincare is Vitamin C during the day and retinol and night. This combination is very effective against fading dark pigmentation, age spots and old scars.  Retinol and Vitamin C serum decrease hyperpigmentation and improve skin clarity. Always wear sunscreen as both these ingredients cause skin to be sensitive.

When starting a Retinol program, you may see a slight darkening and tightening of spots on your face. Don’t give up! Deeper levels of hyperpigmentation rise to the surface and exfoliate off. This is normal.

Vitamin C fades existing coloration regardless of its’ source. It breaks up the discoloration into smaller dots, visually fading the spot until it is gone.

Other Ingredients to Fix Age Spots

Niacinamide is also excellent for fading discoloration from acne scars or sun damage. It pairs well with Alpha Arbutin. It works very quickly, in a matter of about 12 weeks.

Licorice Root helps fade discoloration and is a good adjunct ingredient in a discoloration formulation.


Age Spots are a common hyperpigmentation from sun damage. Several ingredients can fade the appearance of age spots or brown spots. It is never too late to start using sunscreen.

Was How to Fix Age Spots useful? You may like our series on Retinol. Retinol is a powerful tool against discoloration.

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