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An age spot?

By July 20, 2012 - 10:57am
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Are any other women my age (38) starting to see age spots on their face? I believe I see one by my nose. I need to have my doctor take a look at it but it appears to be slightly darker than my natural skin tone and is smaller than an earser head on a pencil. I tried scrubbing it away thinking it was dirt! I wear sun screen everyday and I live in Maine (we get sun twice a year).
Just wondering

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Hi Tacha1974,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Age spots are very common in adults older than age 40, they can affect younger people as well. 

Age spots also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat gray, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. 

True age spots are harmless and don't need treatment, but they can look like cancerous growths.  It's important to have it checked by a dermatologist.

Here are some resources for you

Age Spots and Remedies - Skin, Hair & Nails Article by MC Kelby



July 20, 2012 - 11:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I do the photo facial on my face, neck, chest, arms and tops of hands. Works like a charm for me!! One other thing I do is put up a screen that suctions on the side of the driver side window. Most of us think the sun cannot get to us through our car windows. Truth is....sun damage can occur no matter whether you have a darker tint on your car window or not. If you notice, the left side of peoples faces may have more sun damage, then the right. I get my screens at Target or Walmart. I even carry the screen with me in my travel bag. Comes on and off the windows easily!!
Hope this helps!
Michelle King Robson

July 23, 2012 - 4:33pm
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