There is nothing scary with having a few brown spots, also known as age spots, but things get really messy when these spots affect one’s self-confidence.
Age spots are more common on the face area, limbs, shoulders and hands. These are likely to multiply as you grow old, which is where they got their name from. Large, brown spots are one of the first signs of the unavoidable aging process.
If you are seeking for the best way to get these out of your face, just read on. We give you a simple trick to remove age spots from your skin. All you need is two common household items.
The first thing you should understand it the ‘origin’ of your brown spots, and determine whether you can find a proper way to prevent their occurrence.
In this article we will explain why brown spots appear, what effect they can possibly have on your health and what are the best ways to remove / prevent them.
What triggers the appearance of age spots?
Excessive exposure to sunlight and UV rays are some of the major contributors to the occurrence of brown spots, regardless of whether you like tanning without any sunscreen on or prefer using a tanning bed. There is nothing good about an intense UV exposure.
The more you like tanning, the quicker melanin appears in your body. Melanin is what you see when you spend some time in the sun, and it is ‘the thing’ that makes your skin dark and chocolatey.
Your tan will disappear, but you will see brown splotches on the very same skin areas that have been mostly exposed to sun. It is the melanin that has been overactive in these skin areas, and ugly age spots are the only result you will be left with.
Can age spots harm health?
Yes. Of course, it does not necessarily mean that every age spot will turn into cancer, but there are several aspects you may want to keep in mind:
- Observe your age spots, and see if they are different in color, especially if some are much darker than others
- Look for any funky borders around the spots
- Pay special attention to any growing or changing spot
- If you notice that your brown spots have become red or tender, consult your doctor as soon as possible
If any of these signs worries you, ask for an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. Regular self-examinations are the best way to track changes and prevent unwanted outcome.
Take the “ABCDE’s of Melanoma” test to eliminate every doubt. It is a nice way to determine if your spots go in the direction they are not supposed to.