- Use a sunscreen when you go out, and pay attention to your face and hands. Remember, age spots are caused by a lifetime of exposure to the sun, so the sooner you start wearing sunblock, the less likely it is that you’ll get them.
Make sure you choose a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of at least 15.
- Wear a long-sleeved shirt and wide-brimmed hat when you know you’ll be in the sun.
- Try to minimise exposure to sunlight between 10 am and 2 pm, when the sunlight is the strongest.
- Use alpha-hydroxy lotions to keep skin smooth and clear.
- Bleaching agents can help fade the age spots you start getting. You can buy them at the local chemist.
If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment