I’ve always had freckles on my arms. But when I noticed a few larger, darker ones cropping up on the backs of my hands, I absolutely refused to admit they were “age spots.” I didn’t want to look “old,” and, well, age spots come with age—the only reason we develop them is because we’ve lived long enough to soak up a lot of sun.
Some people develop more of these freckles than others; some get them on their face, chest, or hands. The spots can pop up anywhere your skin has been overexposed to the sun’s destructive rays. Medically, these spots are called solar lentigines. (There, doesn’t that sound better than age spots?)
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