Home-made Remedies and Natural Treatments to Remove Freckles

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Everyone wishes to have a smooth clear skin to look charming and wonderful. Besides the skin tone it is very important to have a clear spot free skin. Various treatments and home made remedies are used to get rid of dark spots, pimples, freckles and to maintain skin tone. Here we have listed a few very simple freckle removal tips and home-made remedies.


Freckles are small light brown colored patches on skin (mostly facial portion), that very in size often becoming more pronounced by sun exposure. They are more common in people with a fair complexion.

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Causes of freckles:

An increased amount of melanin in skin can produce freckles. This must not be confused with pigment producing cells (melanocytes) as their increased number have no effect on freckles. These are basically small clusters of melanin(a natural pigment) mostly covering one’s nose, cheeks and arms. They are nothing to do with one’s age and can appear on anyone’s face or body in any age, however with a genetic background their amount depends upon  melanocortin-1 receptor MCR 1 gene variant.

Freckle Removal Tips  – Natural Home Remedies to remove freckles:

Presence of freckles is not a disorder and they are completely harmless, however they are removed and lightened by many as they can spoil their look. Some people find it a good luck to have freckled face as it gives them a unique look. In addition to medical treatment, certain home remedies are used for their removal. We have listed a few natural homemade remedies for their removal.

Sun Block:

The best and perfect way to get rid of freckles is to avoid sun exposure as much as you can. As an increased exposure to sun can cause them to multiply, further they are susceptible to ultraviolet radiation. Try to use sunscreen on regular bases. Apply a medicated sun block before going outside, especially in summer season.

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Lemon Juice:

The use of lemon juice to remove or lighten freckles is one of the most tested methods which is used and appreciated by many. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent that has an ability to lighten the skin and remove dark spots.

Squeeze lemon juice from fresh lemons and  apply on affected areas with your finger. Massage gently, and keep it for about 15-20 minutes. Orange juice can also be used as a substitute.

The presence of citric acid may cause a temporary itching but there is nothing to worry about it, however if it irritates, you can also add a small amount of sugar. Further, presence of high acid content may dry your skin, so it is better to use a small amount of honey with the lemon juice to keep your skin moist.

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Sour Milk cream:

Sour milk contains lactic acid that can help out to do away with freckles. Apply a little amount of sour cream on your skin, let it dry and rinse it off. Use this method once a day for good results.

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Mixture of Fruits:

While you think of natural remedies, fruits can be very helpful. Tomatoes and Cucumber s are of special importance in this regard. Mesh up some strawberries and apricots or kiwi. Apply the mixture on your skin and keep it for about 15 minutes.

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Many other remedies are used now a days to do away with dark spots like laser beam treatment, use of hydrogen, and dark spot removal creams, yet their side effects can be harmful. So, we recommend you to use natural freckle removal tips and homemade remedies for lightening the dark spots. Try these remedies if you like and share your view or ideas with us.

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