Today, you’ll find a slew of dark spot correctors on the market all promising flawless skin. We all struggle with skin imperfections at one point or another. Sometimes our skin is just naturally unevenly pigmented or dark spots may appear overtime as we age. Most dark spots are caused by sun exposure and can therefore be prevented just by using a strong enough broad spectrum SPF, not just in the summer time but all year round. Acne from years past can also cause dark spots. A good dark spot corrector can make a world of difference in evening out your skin tone and getting rid of dark spots on face.

What to Look For in a Dark Spot Corrector

1. Avoid creams that contain hydroquinone. It's an overly harsh skin lightener and some research has even shown that it can cause certain types of skin cancers.

2. Topical products made with niacinamide are also a good option. It’s a form of the vitamin B3 that’s also found in yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, and green vegetables. But niacinamide is also used for treating skin conditions because it has a naturally effective skin lightening compound that’s good for dry, flaky, and aging skin.

3. Aloe is another ingredient to look for in a dark spot corrector because it naturally soothes inflammation on the skin and has subtle skin lightening properties which may help diminish brown spots on your face.

4. In addition to a high quality dark spot corrector, consider blending 1/4 cup plain yogurt with a tablespoon of honey and a drop of lemon juice. Apply the mixture directly to your skin daily, using it as a moisturizing mask.  Refresh your skin with the mixture for about 10 minutes and then remove it with a wash cloth. Then apply your dark spot corrector as usual.

Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.