Age spots, also known as ‘liver spots’ are something that aren’t an immediate danger to your body, unless you notice a sudden change in one. John Wolf Jr. MD, dermatologist, professor and chairman of the dermatology department at Baylor College in Houston says, "I strongly recommend a full-body exam for anyone over age 50 - maybe even earlier for some patients." Those who have a personal or familial history with skin cancer should go for an exam earlier.
This possible connection to cancer can make you wish to protect your body from age spots. Some people may also want to protect their skin from these as they can be seen as ageing. They occur when your skin expands with more pigment and develops what looks like a large freckle or cluster of them and are more likely to occur on your face, hands, shoulders, upper back and forearms.
Doctors are unsure about they’re particular cause but they know that it can be linked to exposure to UV. As with most signs of ageing this can be perturbed by the use of sunscreen and various other protective measures, such as protective clothing.
However when you already have age spots there are ways in which you can help to reduce their appearance. Dermatologists suggest that anything that can lighten your skin, such as Hydroquinone and Tretinoin can help to fade age spots. More natural remedies have been found by people over the years, such as Mandelic Acid, Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar.
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