Skin discolorations, such as age spots, blemishes and acne scars can be frustrating, making us add filter to all of our selfies. (Butterfly crowns, anyone?)
The skin goes through many changes throughout a person’s life, from the acne-riddled teen years to age 50 with age spots dotting skin everywhere. There are many elements that affect our skin and can stem from both genetics and external factors, such as sun exposure, while scars, spots or discolorations can appear over time.
Most skin discolorations, freckles and age spots are not harmful, even though they can be maddening. But even though most skin discolorations may be harmless, it is important to contact a dermatologist if you notice any new, irregularly shaped or rapidly growing moles or other discolorations.
Age spots and blemishes
Age spots tend to emerge as we grow older, normally appearing on the backs of the hands, the face and the back.
Age spots are essentially brown patches on the skin that look like large freckles. They can be somewhat lighter or darker than normal freckles. Age spots are fairly common in adults older than age 50, but can appear on younger skin as well, especially if exposed to considerable amounts of sun. Read more about age spots on our recent blog post here.
Pimples are the bane of most young adults’ existence. They are painful when they are beginning, and they look and feel repulsive once they have arrived. But that's not all. After that pimple has departed, it leaves you with a farewell gift in the form of a scar. The ghastly mark is deliberate proof that you had a pimple, and it is unsightly.
When acne breakouts penetrate the skin, they damage both the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne disappears, the body attempts to repair the damage. During the healing process, the body produces collagen which is an essential substance that gives your skin support. If the body produces too little collagen, you will develop a scar.
Benefits of collagen
When it comes to skincare, most people are aware of collagen and its many cosmetic benefits. Collagen is a natural protein element of the skin that acts like a framework and the main building block for cells, tissues and organs. Approximately a third of the protein content in your body is made up of collagen. At around age 30, we begin to lose collagen at a rate of about one to two percent per year. This means that by the time a women turns 50, she has naturally lost between 20%-40% of the collagen from her skin.
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