Dark spots (or hyperpigmentation) are caused by various factors, including hormones, prolonged sun exposure, and acne scars, to just name a few. The problem with dark spots is that you rarely notice them developing until it’s too late.
Unsightly spots on your cheeks or neck can make any overly confident man begin to think twice.
Before using a dark spot corrector, have your dark spot examined by your dermatologist to ensure that there is nothing else going on with your skin.
Seriously, it only takes a few minutes to book an appointment on Zocdoc.
Once you have been cleared for any serious aliments, you can turn to dark spot correctors like the ones we outlined below to try and help to even out your skin tone in a more uniform manner.
By far the least expensive item on this list, Clearly Corrective dark spot serum works to even your skin tone and reduce the appearance of your dark spots quickly and effectively.
Kiehl’s uses Vitamin C, but it also uses white birch and peony extract to restore nutrients to the deep skin layers and revitalize your dermal layer with much-needed moisture.
This product works best with daily use and is appropriate for any skin type. Vitamin C is one of those vitamins that your skin craves, so while the other ingredients work to remove your dark spots, Vitamin C replenishes the lost vitamins and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Other men who have tried the product say that it works, though it could be weeks or even months before you see any visible change.
Men also say that the bottle is a bit of a hassle, but you can overcome that easily. Great product, and very inexpensive.
This product has a huge list of ingredients, all beneficial to the care and maintenance of your skin while also reducing the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, and generally uneven skin tone.
This product contains salicylic acid, but it also contains sodium hydroxide, which acts as a cleansing agent, and a host of fruit and plant extracts such as wheat, lavender, clove, orange, and jasmine.
These ingredients put vitamins and minerals back into the skin, making your face glow with fresh vigor.
This product is excellent for all skin types, from dry to oily and everything in between. It targets the dark spots while reducing damage around the whole skin for a more even tone.
This corrector comes in two sizes, though considerably bigger, and only a little more expensive than competing products.
Dark spots, sun spots, and general discoloration due to age can be bothersome to many men.
They’re unappealing and unsightly, but there is some relief. This advanced pharmaceutical treatment reduces or completely removes the appearance of dark spots on your skin, using effective compounds such as salicylic acid, hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, and ellagic acid.
Salicylic acid is seen in acne treatments, blackhead removers, and numerous other skin products because of its exfoliating and cleansing properties.
Ellagic acid is an antioxidant and puts life back into your skin cells, making them appear brighter.
However, the most significant player in this product is hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, the key ingredient used to make dark spots fade away with each application. It also improves your skin’s tone and makes your color more even all around.
Perfect for most men’s naturally rugged skin type, though sensitive skin may react strongly to this product.
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