No matter how diligent we are with the SPF during the summer months, it never seems to be prevent a stubborn surge in sun spots long after the tan lines fade. Don’t get us wrong, a smattering of freckles can be youthful and cute in an Anne-of-Green-Gables sort of way, but there’s a fine line before spots seem to merge, multiply and last for months on end. The road back to a clear complexion doesn’t have to involve harsh resurfacers, because there are plenty of natural and gentle ways to brighten skin. Here are our top picks for safe sun spot removal.
Turmeric is an unsung beauty hero that’s been making its way into more and more natural skincare products. We’re super thankful to have it back on the beauty radar—and ingredient lists—since it’s been used for centuries to fade scars and brighten skin. The Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Turmeric & Blueberry Brightening Serum ($49) is non-greasy and absorbs quickly, so it can easily be worn under makeup to help fade dark patches in no tine.