Sunspots and hyperpigmentation are common skin concerns that can affect individuals of all ages and skin types. While normally harmless, these can be points for one to address in their skin care routine. In this article, we will begin to discuss these conditions, what causes them, and how to best address these in your daily skin care routine! 

Sunspots, also known as age spots or liver spots, typically appear on parts of the skin that get direct exposure to the sun. Typically on the face, hands, shoulders, and arms, these appear as flat, brown spots in various shapes and sizes. While generally harmless, they do lead to uneven skin complexion.  

Hyperpigmentation meanwhile refers to darker areas of the skin which may develop for various reasons. Whether that is sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, medication, or even acne, these also lead to uneven skin complexion. Common types of hyperpigmentation include melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and freckles are also considered a form of hyperpigmentation.  

We hope you found this first part on sunspots and hyperpigmentation to be insightful for your own skincare routine! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!