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

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In addition to aesthetic concerns, like premature wrinkles and age spots, studies have shown that tanning beds can increase your risk of skin cancer by up to 75%. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Donald Trump Reportedly Uses a Tanning Bed Every Morning," 15 Aug. 2018 These are two excellent ways to combat signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, and age spots and to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and radiant, no matter your age. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "Why antioxidants are so important for beautiful, healthy skin | Miami Herald," 19 Mar. 2018 Anti-Aging Rich in Vitamin A, which is known to help fight against age spots and wrinkles, rosehip oil is great for anti-aging. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Rosehip Oil is Kate Middleton's Secret to a Perfect Complexion," 30 Jan. 2018 Sunburn happens when we're exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays, which causes direct damage to our skin cells' DNA and can result in discoloration and age spots down the line. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Sunburn Vs. Windburn: What's the Difference Between These Two Winter Skin Concerns?," 25 Jan. 2018 The occasional age spot and dark under-eye circle or two. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.," 15 Jan. 2018

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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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