As a dermatology clinic, we are huge proponents of using sunscreen. Skin cancer is terribly common, and sunscreen goes a long way in preventing skin cancer. But sun damage is another common concern that comes from not protecting yourself from the sun.
Dark spots can form from sun damage. This is usually the result of years of sun exposure. The formal name for this is spotted hyper pigmentation. Nobody wants to have blotchy skin! In light skinned individuals, these dark spots from sun damage often only affect the top layer of skin. Topical creams or ointments can be applied to improve appearance.