Age spots are pigmented spots that tend to darken after skin has been bombarded with ultraviolet rays. According to Dr. Eileen Lambroza, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology, “age spots are a result of sun exposure.” If an age spot is not too dark, over the counter bleaching creams may help. For darker spots, a prescription may be required. According to skincarerx.org, alpha hyroxy acid has helped to lighten age sipots, and prevent wrinkles and blemishes. Below are steps to hide–as well as prevent–age spots.