Age Spots Are Caused By Genes

Age spots are dark, usually brown blemishes that are found on the skin surface. These spots are more common with the older people hence the name age spots. Age spots are mainly caused by overexposure to the sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun are the main cause of these age spots.

Age spots are believed to be linked to genes. This means that they can be passed down the family from mothers and fathers to the children through genetics. This is because in most cases, it is easy to trace back the age spots to someone close in the family. This means that the spots are not caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays alone.

Experts believe that it has to do with the amount of resistance that the skin can offer to the ultraviolet rays. This is almost the same for close family members. This explains why the age spots can be linked to close family members. The gene responsible for protecting the skin is passed down from parents to their children and therefore, those with a ‘weak’ skin will be more prone to age spots.

The skin has a layer of melanin. This is a dark pigment that gives color to the skin. It also protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. When the skin is overexposed to the sun, more melanin is produced by the body to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The amount of melanin produced under a fixed stimulation is believed to be almost uniform for close family members. This is the reason why age spots are said to be linked to genes.

As one grows old, the small bits of melanin clamp together and form dark patches on the skin that are known as age spots or melanoma. The symptoms are made worse by tanning beds. Therefore, those whose close family members have had age spots should try and reduce the exposure of their skins to sunlight.

There are many remedies to age spots. These include natural home remedies and other more complex methods of treatment. The home remedies include application of lemon juice, castor oil or aloe vera gel among others. These three are very effective especially when they are done consistently.

The other more complex methods include liquid nitrogen and laser treatment. These are more expensive than the others but the results obtained are much better. They also offer a higher chance of success. However, they can be dangerous when done by untrained personnel. It is therefore important to ensure that the treatment is gotten from a trusted institution.

 

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