Sunspots: The Secret Ager You're Not Protecting Yourself From

Remember the cute little freckles that danced across your cheeks as a kid? Well, if you notice that those once-character-adding speckles have crossed over into sunspot territory, you’re not alone.

Here’s the good news: while the presence of sunspots suggests you’ve been spending a bit more time in the sun than your doctor would prefer, sunspots themselves are not dangerous. That, however, is the extent of the good news.

The not so good news is that skin specialists, backed by years of research, point to uneven skin tone as the number one indictor of age. We’ve been so busy warding off fine lines and wrinkles we’ve let the sneakiest foe invade our base camp. Now that the secret is out, it’s time to fight back.

Click through the slideshow above to school yourself on sunspots—and learn how to get rid of them!