Protecting Children From Age Spots

August 14, 2010

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Those tiny speckles on skin are sometimes mistakenly called age spots. Although they are known as age spots, age doesn’t really matter and everyone could have them. Too much production of melanin on the skin is the root cause of this. Our skin’s pigmentation is influenced by how much melanin our body produces, and this melanin protects our skin from the sun. And as a parent, you would also like to stop your children from having age spots.

Age spots could be brought about by many different cause. Heredity is a cause. If this occurs in most of family members or relatives, one has the chance to develop “age” spots. Fair skinned people also have higher chances of acquiring age spots. Age spots can also be due to one’s daily routine.

Since children enjoy playing under the sun even if it is at its hottest, a concerned parent will find it hard to prevent his or her child to get age spots. You may want to let your children play indoors or in a shaded area.

Children could find it problematic to use umbrellas when strolling under the sun. sway your kids to use umbrellas.

However, if your child doesn’t want to do all of that, then using a sunscreen or sunblock might work. Before using a sunscreen, take a look at it’s sun protection factor first. The higher the SPF, the better.

take a look at the diet of your child because it could have an effect on his or her skin. So give your child healthy foods and drinks and make them abstain from eating junk foods.   Basically, eating fruits and vegetables can give one healthy skin.

But if your child already has these spots, it is wise to see a dermatologist if these spots are really severe and bothersome. The dermatologist can help remove these spots, under parent’s consent. {You may ask the dermatologist to recommend a medication for your child.} Treatments may range from creams, serums and surgery.

Practicing the advice in the earlier part of the discussion may prevent age spots in children. As we all know, prevention is better than cure.

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