Age Spots / Keratosis | How To Protect Your Children

Keratosis and age spots, also known as liver spots are those dark spots that takes place on skin One’s age doesn’t really influence the chances of a person to have age spots. Too much production of melanin on the skin is the root cause of this. Our skin’s type is influenced by how much melanin our body produces, and this melanin protects our skin from the sun. But of course you also want to protect your children from age spots or in other words, freckles.

There could be many reasons why one has keratosis and age spots. One is heredity. If age spots occur in the family, then you are susceptible. Also, people with fair skin are the most susceptible type of people when it comes to getting age spots. Age spots can also be due to one’s way of life.

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. A response to this is having your kids play indoor games or let them play under a shade.

Kids are not yet worried of their skin. Persuade your kids to use umbrellas.

Using sunscreens is another option. Just make sure that the sunscreen to be used has the right amount of sun protection factor. Higher SPF works better.

observe 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.

If the age spot problem is already there, then refer your child to a dermatologist. having an appointment with a dermatologist is important if your child already has age spots. The dermatologist can help remove these spots, under parent’s consent. {You may ask the dermatologist to recommend a treatment for your child.} There are many treatments available for this age spots. It could be creams, lotions and some types of surgery.

If you don’t want to go through all of that, then try to follow the tips that have been mentioned earlier. Treating is more difficult than preventing Keratosis and age spots.

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