Sheila Smith, 51, from Woking
A: A uniform complexion knocks off years but, according to a recent survey, pigmentation affects half of us.
The first thing to do is to get into the habit of wearing an SPF of at least 30 every day – even in winter – to prevent further dark spots.
Exfoliate twice a week with a salicylic acid-based formula to help break up areas of pigmentation. For a daily treatment, we love Garnier Dark Spot Corrector, £9.99, Boots.
It contains vitamin C to brighten age spots, while the exfoliating formula leaves skin tone even.
Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor
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