What are Age Spots?

Almost all old people will have age spots on their body. These spots are caused by excessive exposure to sunlight and are most common for people over 50 years old. A healthy diet and lifestyle are very important in preventing these spots.

When people reach old age, some flat patches will slightly “bump out” in their appearance. The spots are beige, brown or black in colors. These flat patches or spots may appear on anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the faces, neck and hands.

One will neither feel pain nor itchy with these age spots (lentigines or seborrhoeic keratoses) around his body. Though the spots cause no harm to our body, they might be a signal to some underlying health problems.

The occurrence of spots is always related to an abnormal change of skins and heredity factor. Once they appear on the body, they never go away naturally. However, the spots will never turn into malignant cells so old people do not have to worry of getting cancer. The age spots need no treatment but the changes of lifestyle and diet is essential to reduce its occurrences.

Do not scratch the spots with fingers or poke them with the needle. Also, do not simply apply corrosive and irritating medicines on the spots as this will worsen the internal structure of the skin.

People with age spots should avoid exposure to UV sunlight by wearing a hat with a wide beam or a cowboy-type hat. Additionally, make sure the daily diet is high in raw organic fruits and vegetables, whole grain, cereals, seaweeds but limit caffeine and carbonated drinks, fried foods, animal protein foods, red meat, junk foods, sugary and tobacco products. The intake of grape seed is also essential in helping to prevent and reduce the formation of age spots.

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  1. I”ve had ” old age spots” on my hands and forearms since I was 50 and now I’m almost 60. It’s not fair ! :-O b/c lot’s of my friends who are my age don’t have them. I have so many on my forearms that they’re starting to run together and my forearms look tan in a motly sort of way
    I think it’s related to high choles. which i have. If anyone has been told this from their Dr. , I would like to hear from you.

  2. who ever wrote this article must be about 23 or 25 , b/c she starts by saying ” almost ALL old people have age spots”
    It’s not necessarily OLD people that have them, it can be middle aged people too……like people in their 50s.
    A friend of mine is 73, adn she has real smooth china-doll– like skin on her arms. So did my dad’s cousin, when she was still living.

  3. I have been using the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer (from Made from Earth) and after one month of daily use, here is my verdict: This stuff works. It’s not magic, it’s not a miracle, it doesn’t transform every wrinkle and age spot. But it makes your skin look BETTER than before, which is all we can really hope for, isn’t it?

    I’ve noticed a somewhat dramatic change in the fine lines around my eyes (no, I don’t use a separate eye cream). They are smoother and much less noticeable. The few age spots I’ve developed seem to be lighter. Overall, looking at my face in the mirror now, I sometimes have to do a double-take because my skin looks so much better and brighter. The permanent dark circles under my eyes are even lighter.

    I have acne prone skin and I was nervous about using a new moisturizer, but quickly found that my skin actually CLEARED UP while using this product. Likely, it was due to my regimented focus on skin care in general, but this did NOT contribute to any breakouts at all. Highly recommend the Made from Earth line if you are looking for solutions.

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