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Sun Damaged Skin

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Age Spots

True age spots don’t necessarily require treatment, but are a sign that the skin has received lots of sun exposure, and are an effort for the skin to defend against further sun damage. However, age spots sometimes look like types of skin cancer, so it is important to know the differences. These spots can develop on any skin, although they are most prevalent on lighter-skinned individuals who are more sun-sensitive.

Dark Spots

Some of these darker spots, though, may appear suspiciously similar to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. While sunspots are rarer in people who have slightly more melanin in their skin, treating dark spots that appear, whether on the face, your chest, or your hands, can be a lot trickier. Also, some of the most acidic DIY treatments, such as lemon, run the risk of having bleaching effects for those with darker skin colors, so it is best to talk with your dermatologist before following up with any home treatments for sun spots.

Depending on the colour, skin tone, and the location of the age spots, several types of laser treatments may be helpful. Laser treatments are particularly popular for managing facial lines, but they can also be used for treating sun damage to your cleavage. Years of sun-worshipping might have turned you into a golden goddess, but the damage caused by increased melanin production leads to sunspots, freckles, and mottled skin, particularly on the chest.

UV light causes our pigment-producing skin cells to boost their melanin production, which leads to those pesky age spots. On skin that has had years of exposure to the sun, age spots occur when the melanin becomes lumpy or is produced at a higher concentration. Causes include exposure to sunlight, which can cause sun lentigos (technical term for brown spots).

Do not worry, most sunspots (also called sunspots or liver spots) are simply damaged pigmentation on your skin. Most sun damage is caused by oxidative stress, which speeds up your skins ageing process, leading to fine lines, sunspots, loss of elasticity, and dry, matte skin.

Precautions You Can Take

Sunburns are just the start: spending too much time outdoors without sunscreen increases your risk for skin cancer and leads to sunspots, also known as liver spots or age spots. Sunspots (Liver spots) typically happen on areas that are often exposed to sunlight, such as the face, hands, and chest, and are associated with sun-damaged skin.

Age spots typically occur as flat, brown spots in areas of the skin most exposed to sunlight–face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and back–but they may also occur as seborrheic keratosis, which are raised, wart-like skin growths. If you have suffered from spots or acne, you have undoubtedly noticed that these too make a lasting impression on your skin; thus, the darker spots are more prevalent on your face, neck, and chest.

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