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Flat, brownish skin discolorations (solar lentigines) found primarily on the face, hands and arms are called age spots, sun spots and sometimes liver spots. Although they have nothing to do with the liver, the name probably comes from their color and liver-shaped appearance. Age spots…

  • vary in size from one-eighth of an inch to several inches
  • are the result of accumulated sun damage
  • generally show up on skin after age 40
  • are often blamed for giving away a person's age
  • are not harmful, nor likely to become malignant.
If what you assume is a liver spot grows or changes, see your doctor.
 

 
 

Risk factors for Liver Spots:
 
 
Nutrients  DMAE Requirement
 
 

Recommendations for Liver Spots:
 
 
Botanical  Castor Oil
 Although only folk remedy, the easiest way to use castor oil is directly on the area where the spots are. You can try applying it twice a day for several weeks to see if it will make a difference.
 
 


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