Actinic keratoses normally develop in areas that have been damaged through years of sun exposure. They usually appear when you have an actinic keratosis (AK), which is a common skin condition as we age.
As we get older, we may begin to find out rough, scaly spots that start to appear on our hands, arms, or face. These kinds of spots are called actinic keratoses, but it is commonly known as sunspots or sometimes known as age spots.
Actinic keratosis takes place when the skin cells called keratinocytes start to develop abnormally, forming scaly and discolored spots. The skin patches either be any of these colors:
They grow on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure, this will include the following: