Are Age Spots caused by age? Are they caused by the sun? Are they cancerous? Are they the same things as “liver spots”? What are Age Spots?
How things usually work: boys and girls run around in the sun, get burned, hate to put on lotion, get poison ivy, dry skin, etc. or are lathered or sprayed by their well meaning mothers with very harsh cancer causing sunscreens and they are perfectly happy about it all (well, maybe not the poison ivy).
Then teenage years and your twenties hit. Guys and gals alike sun bathe. Gals put on loads of makeup, perfumes, harsh anti-antiperspirant deodorants, and think their skin is invincible. After all, it’s all about the looks right now.
THEN, we get a bit older. About your mid to late thirties reality starts to sink in. Tiny lines start to be seen near the eyes and mouth. WHAT??!! Ugh!
Then, if you are fair skinned and especially if you’ve also had a lot of early sun exposure you may begin to see a tiny tan patch on your face. The first one I ever got was beside my nose, under my eye. I went to a dermatologist and was told it was a “sun spot”, also called a “liver spot”. But I thought people in their 80s and 90s got liver spots!? Like, my granny! What the heck!
What are Sun Spot?