The problem: Unblemished, even-looking skin is the beauty Holy Grail but by the time we get to 60 years old, 9 in 10 people will suffer from sun-related age spots. From brown patches to more apparent age spots, pigmentation can be caused by a number of factors, including hormones and medication, but the most common trigger is sun exposure.

The solution: Regular exfoliation – we’re talking once or twice a week max – speeds up cell turnover so that over time you shed dull, pigmented skin to make way for fresh new healthy cells. Get into the habit of wearing a daily SPF and don’t just rely on the sun protection in your foundation, as it may not deliver enough of a defense. Ultrasun Very High 50+ Face Anti Pigmentation Treatment, £30, spacenk.com, has built-in pigmentation-fighting ingredients.