Age spots refers to the ailments and disorders which badly affect on the color of your skin. Skin receives its color from a pigment called melanin which is made by the special cells in the skin. The production of melanin is affected when these cells become unhealthy and which causes skin pigmentation.
Age spots are also called the liver spots which are small dark areas on your skin. These spots usually appear on the face, on the hands, shoulders, and arms which vary in size. These are very common in adults older than 50 years. But youngsters are also affected by these spots if they spend most of their time in the sun.