Afternoon beauty fix: Don’t just cover dark age spots, prevent them as well!

Is there a way to conceal dark age spots on my face without looking like I’ve caked makeup on?
Before you worry any further about those age spots, I need to tell you that they aren’t caused by age at all, they’re caused by exposure to the sun. As we age, our melanin weakens and gradually loses its natural ability to combat UV damage, but the spots you see now are from damage already done. Still, it’s never too late to take better care, by adopting the use of a high-protection sunscreen on a daily basis—and a tinted one will help hide the spots you already have. Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 ($15, is a moisturizer that offers SPF and lightweight coverage that’s not “cakey.” You can also spot-treat areas of irregular pigmentation with concealer and a fine-tipped brush; Nars concealer ($38, is enriched with Vitamin E and finishes semi-opaque to dutifully cover imperfections, and Juice Beauty Correcting Concealer ($20, uses organic fruit extracts to diminish pigmentation behind its curtain of concealer.

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