With spring around the corner, now’s the time to deal with those pesky dark spots that Old Man Winter and a season of dry skin may have left behind. One of the primary skin complaints that Black women have stems from hyperpigmentation, otherwise known as dark spots on the skin. While there are no shortcuts to evening out the skin tone, there are proven treatments that will help perfect your complexion over time. 

In addition to sharing our tried-and-true treatments, we also enlisted Dr. Jeannie Downie, renowned dermatologist and author of Beautiful Skin of Color, to share a few of her top recommendations for achieving luminous, radiant skin.

From the drugstore to the dermatologist, we’ve got your blemish blues covered (literally and figuratively).