Do Age Spots Come And Go?
Can Age Spots Turn Into Cancer?
How To Tell The Difference Between Age Spots And Melanomas?
What Are Age Spots
The most common colour is brown, but they can also be red or almost black. These usually occur in adults over 40, but younger people can also get them if they spend a lot of time in the sun. Age spots are completely harmless.
How Can I Prevent Age Spots?
You can prevent age spots from developing on your skin by following these tips:
- Wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. Use a SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year. Reapply every two hours if you are swimming or perspiring.
- Avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm. The sun’s rays are most intense during this time.
- Eating antioxidant food which can be found in fruit – especially intensely coloured fruit such as berries or blackcurrants – and vegetables.
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