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What Are "Age Spots"?

age spotsChances are that we are all going to get them so we might as well accept it and know a little about what nature has in store for us:

What "age spots" are:  Flat brown, gray, or black spots on the skin that usually appear in areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun.

What causes them: Age spots are caused by an excess production of something known as "melanin".  Despite their name, doctors don't always know why they appear. The belief is that skin aging, sun and UV exposure are the biggest culprits.

Who is most likely to get them: They don't discriminate ... anybody can get them but it seems that they are most likely to appear if you are over 40, have fair skin, and have a history of sun/UV exposure.

Are they dangerous? No., but some people want them removed because of the way they look.

What can be done to about them after they appear:You can speak to a dermatologist about prescription medications and procedures to reduce their appearance. Another option is to use a nonprescription lotion designed to help make them less noticeable (our new Matte For Men Complete Face and Head Care Lotion with SPF 30 is one such product).

Why is a pretty girl pictured in this post? Because its better than looking at a guy with age spots.


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