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What The Dark Spots On Your Skin Really Mean

One of the most common yet most inconvenient skin conditions is hyperpigmentation. Despite its ubiquitousness among women of all backgrounds and ages, many of us still don’t know what it really is. When examining our faces, plenty of us have small dark spots that stand out against surrounding areas of our skin. Shockingly enough, hyperpigmentation isn’t something that only results from acne. Freckles and sun spots also fall under the umbrella. We spoke to skincare professional Gary Goldfaden, MD, for an explainer on the phenomenon so many people know very little about—and that is usually the result of your skin trying to protect itself from harmful effects of the sun’s powerful UV rays.

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