Freckles on your nose are cute at age seven but similar dark spots when you're 47? Not so much. Call them age spots, liver spots, hyperpigmentation or sun spots - no matter what name they go by, these dark spots are signs of skin damage or other problems with pigmentation. Here are the three top reasons for those spots on your face and how you can fight them with Eminence Organics Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream: 1. SUN The number one cause of dark spots is sun damage.