Have you noticed small, brown to black patches on your skin, especially in areas exposed to the sun? These freckle-like marks are age spots, and they’re often clustered together, making them more noticeable. They feel just like your regular skin and can be as small as a freckle or as large as half an inch.
Despite the name, age spots aren’t solely the result of ageing. They can be influenced by a variety of factors like genetics, hormonal changes, and sun exposure. Tanning beds can also contribute to the development of age spots.
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These spots may lighten in winter and darken in summer, but they generally stick around unless treated.
While our text doesn’t cover this, it’s essential to consult a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.
Consult a skin specialist for an accurate diagnosis between benign age spots and potentially harmful melanomas.
Contrary to popular belief, age spots aren’t limited to older adults. They can appear in younger people who are frequently exposed to the sun. The spots can vary in colour, ranging from brown to red or nearly black.
Want to prevent age spots? Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, especially between 10 am and 2 pm when the sun is most intense. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods like berries and blackcurrants can also help.