One of the most common skin-care woes we hear from both readers and friends is an uneven complexion — more specifically, those dark spots left over from our acne-ridden teenage years.
To make matters worse, they are seriously difficult to get rid of (and challenging to conceal) once you’ve got them.
Enter the dark spot corrector. If you don’t already have one in your skin-care regimen, it’s time.
There are plenty of over-the-counter options out there, but it’s important to know what kind of formula to look for and how to use it properly. Hydroquinone is still considered the gold-standard lightening agent, says dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, and you can find it in a variety of products.
The over-the-counter strength tends to be 2%, while prescription-strength is somewhere around 4%.