Age spots, liver spots or solar lentigines, are a form of pigmentation. They usually occur as a result of damage to the skin, from the suns UVA and UVB rays, causing pigmented cells (melanocytes) to multiply, leaving behind dark coloured marks on the skin.
They usually occur in people over the age of 40, but younger people can get them too due to being exposed to the sun or from using sun beds. These small, dark spots are generally found on the hands, face and any other areas exposed to the sun. It is really important to wear a broad- spectrum SPF all year round and apply every 2 hours when exposed to the sun. It is also advised not to use sunbeds and limit sun exposure.