age spots

plural noun

Definition of age spots

: benign flat spots of dark pigmentation on the skin (as from exposure to the sun) occurring especially among older people

called also liver spots

Examples of age spots in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zitsticka Blur Potion works from inside to address stubborn sun spots, age spots, melasma and post-acne scars. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 June 2021 In addition to the risk of skin cancer, UV exposure can also contribute to premature aging of the skin—think fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and discoloration. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Want to get rid of your age spots, fine lines and redness in one fell swoop? Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 24 May 2021 In the book’s cover image, Kady cradles Pagan’s cheeks with hands freckled by age spots. Sasha Archibald, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2021 This ablative laser can address fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration (including sun damage and age spots), and acne scars. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, 30 Dec. 2020 Surprisingly, age spots — which people often think are solely caused by aging — are the same thing as sunspots. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, 22 Oct. 2020 According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sunscreen can decrease your risk of skin cancers and pre-cancers, and can also help prevent premature skin aging including wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 21 Sep. 2020 By combining these powerful ingredients together, the serum takes on the role of several skincare products to soothe inflammation, brighten skin, and reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, and pores. Braelyn Wood,, 4 June 2020

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Age spots.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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age spots

noun plural

Medical Definition of age spots

: benign flat spots evenly colored with darker pigment that occur on sun-exposed skin (as of the hands) especially of persons aged 50 and over

called also lentigo senilis, liver spots


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