It is fun when Audrey and I compare our skin blemishes. We look at scars and age spots and the comparison between the wrinkles that she has compared to the wrinkles that I am developing. We giggle and laugh at the differences.
The Mayo Clinic also refers to age spots as liver spots or solar lentigines. The spots can be displayed in different sizes and shapes and will appear where the skin has been kissed by the sun. Depending on the amount of sun that an individual is exposed to will depend on when the spots could begin to appear. Ordinarily the rule is over the age of 40 though (thus I, too, have some on my skin).
The dark spots are typically harmless. If they do get too dark, however, it could be because they have turned cancerous. The best way to avoid getting the spots in the first place is to wear sunscreen and protect yourself from the hot sun. Maybe then you won’t be in the hot seat comparing your age spots with someone later on.
I suppose I should have heeded warnings. Back in my good old days we used to use oil to sunbathe with. It is a wonder that I am not one complete age spot.
For me it is not about how many spots one has, it is about the fact that With Age Comes Respect and since the spots are a sign of age, the respect should be what follows!