Beauty tips from beauty contributor Beauty Sweet Spot

Lately I've been obsessed with brightening my skin. Maybe because it's looking dull as I (dare I say it) age or maybe just because I have so many brightening products to test out and feel you can never have skin too bright? I got the scoop from Dr. Debra Luftman on the ingredients to look for in your brightening products and why brightening is even a thing. It has to do with attraction...

​ "Overall confidence is generally improved when your skin is clear and bright." - Dr. Luftman

The best ingredients for brightening are: hydroquinone, kojic acid, azeleic acid, and glycolic acids. Dr. Luftman recommends using brightening products at night and of course, an SPF with moisturizer during the day.

Click through the gallery above to see some of her favorites!