How to Fade Freckles
If you have freckles, you probably either love them or hate
them. Before you go on a "search and destroy" mission, consider the idea
that they can be fun, and many guys are attracted to them. Some girls
envy those with freckles! If you're not one to accept nature's cute little spots, you can
reduce their appearance, or hide them with makeup. However, there are no
easy ways to completely get rid of them.
Consult your dermatologist if you're willing to spend a considerable
amount of time and money. There are several different techniques to fade
freckles, such as freezing, acid, sanding and laser treatments. This can
take several sessions and you're going to experience skin irritation,
so it will probably get worse before it gets better.
For those who prefer to fade your freckles with natural home
remedies, there are many things you can try. Since the sun's rays
enhance freckles and dark spots, stay out of direct sunlight whenever
possible and use a sunscreen with the highest SPF available.
Vitamins A & C should boost your defenses to the sun's dangerous rays
and might reduce the darker pigment over time. If you have a light skin
tone, there are many fade creams available for freckles, age spots and
liver spots. Use with caution. If your skin is medium to dark, the
creams can cause hyper-pigmentation and darken the spots you're
desperately trying to get rid of. Alpha-hydroxy acids can increase the
turnover of your skin cells and lighten freckles to an acceptable shade.
Other things to try are lime juice, lemon juice, and fruit and
vegetable masks, such as apricot and cucumber. No one method is sure to
work on everyone. Similar procedures may include those that fade
The best way to deal with unwanted freckles is also the easiest. You
can cover them under foundation and a fresh application of loose powder.
You can also try lightly rubbing in a little concealer that is closest
to your natural skin tone.
You might be surprised that after all the fretting and remedies you
tried to hide your freckles, you finally come to realize that they are
endearing and downright cute. By then, they may be fading naturally
because they do have a tendency to diminish with time.
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This information is in no way intended to be a
substitute for professional advice. Consult your dermatologist before
beginning any skin care regimen. Use these remedies at your own risk.