It was 2008 and I was in my mid-30s. I started to notice some disturbing skin changes that indicated premature aging. One of these was the appearance of tiny red dots on my skin. I checked with two dermatologists who were not concerned at all. These red dots were cherry angiomas. I was told they are signs of aging. I did not like this, did not like the little dots. They seemed to be appearing on my upper arms, breasts, upper legs, tummy. "Fatty" areas. They were tiny but for one on my breast that was bigger. I had seen these cherry angiomas on older people, and for me to be developing them along with what seemed to be other signs of premature aging in my 30s was hard to take. I didn't know what could be done for them apart from having a derm remove them, so I tried to ignore them. Well, the past week or so I am having a harder time finding any of them. The ones I see are lighter and smaller, like they are fading. I was in denial about that, but then tonight in my epsom salt/baking soda bath, I checked the larger one on my breast, and it's smaller...lighter too - like it's not as thick. I examined it as close as I could and saw it is sort of breaking up around the border. I'm trying not to get too excited about this, but I can't help but feel happy about it. Overall I've noticed nicer, more even skin on my body. I attributed it to my 5 to 20 min. of sun I try to get at least a few times per week, giving me a sort of light glow, but maybe there is something else to this. Only recently did I even learn cherry angiomas are hormone (estrogen) related. Once again, estrogen dominance. And I didn't even acccept that I had estrogen dominance until fairly recently when I looked back over symptoms from my mid to late 30s. So many things come back to estrogen, estrogen, estrogen (or maybe the ultimate root is thyroid issues). Symptoms I would NEVER have connected to my other more common symptoms, or connected to estrogen at all, are turning out to be just that - all connected to estrogen. Wow. If only I had known all this a lot sooner. I'm pretty much a skeptic and though I like to be positive and hopeful, I don't like to get too excited over most internet ideas anymore, since for many many years I've tried everything for my different symptoms and nothing has helped at least long term. Sometimes it felt like running around trying to put out little fires only to have another one pop up (treating symptoms which either only worked temporarily or seemed to cause other issues down the line, such as taking bcp for example). I'm glad I found Ray Peat's info which seems to get at the base cause for so many things, and will keep on hopefully to see what more it's going to do for me long term.