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Has anyone spotted actinic purpurea?

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Spotted a little patch on my arm the other day - I'd been helping OH drag and cut up branches for shredding, probably dug my arm with a branch (I did have sleeves so no broken skin) and only found it when I was in the bath.  The most annoying thing about research was that it usually appears in the elderly (among other causes).  Am I elderly now?  Noooooooooooo?  I thought elderly was my mum - not me!  

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Sorry, no had to look it up but it's just cause our skin thins as we get older I believe.   One more thing for us to get ready for!!!

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😭 But my mental age is 8!  Hopefully it's a one-off but if it doesn't go then I'll be down the docs.  Too much danger in reading up on things that you end up a hypochondriac!

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Last Summer I notice that the skin on the back of my hands was getting easily damaged and was slow to heal. I started using factor 30 sun cream and the skin condition has improved dramatically. I'm not alone with that problem down here. An awful lot of people have skin issues, which I think must be down to the sun exposure.

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My neighbour, who spent his life outdoors, has this.

Not the same, but I have pigmentation on my arms; came on 21 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, and never went. It is more obvious in the summer, but just looks like bruises in the winter. I have dark olive skin though.

 

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8 hours ago, Patricia W said:

My 3 year old grandson told me on Saturday that my ‘winkles’ were getting better! 

Hahah, love it! Must be that miracle cream you're using 😉

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Awww that's sweet! 

My patch now looks more like cooked liver than raw, so I think it's slowly going.  I have a strawberry shaped birthmark (and pinky red) on the bottom of my foot.  I also have different pigment colours like a large round tea stain on my leg that I have had since I was a child and my face has a patch on my left side.  In summer I look like half a ventriloquist dummy where the line goes down my chin from my mouth, along the jaw and up in front of my ear.  It then has a line across my temple to my eyebrow and follows the eyebrow right round to the nose.  There it seems to disperse a bit and mix in with my freckles over the nose.  I hate photos because it looks like I have a black eye!

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I think my specs hide a lot of it.  And I wear caps and hats to try and shield it!  LOL!  Passport photo - oh dear.  No more passport photos for me - but then I had to have a new drivers licence when we moved.  I look like I'm on the "Most Wanted" - really rough!  LOL!

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