Annoyed with Freckles? Here’s how to prevent their appearance and remove them naturally

Freckles are tiny brown spots that appear on the skin. Usually their appearance is due to long sun exposure but, they are most common with people that have fair skin.

TYPES OF FRECKLES

Ephelides: These freckles are flat and light brown. You can easily get rid of them  by applying sunscreen or using home remedies.

Liver spots: These freckles are dark brown and are larger than the previously mentioned type. They are most common in older people.

CAUSES

Overexposure to sun

Genes

As mentioned before, people with light colored eyes, fair skin, red or blonde hair are usually prone to freckles. This is because these people are more sensitive to UV rays.

HOME REMEDIES

The following home remedies can help you get rid of freckles.

TURMERIC

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of water
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 Aloe Vera leaf

Instructions:

  • Add the turmeric to the water.
  • Extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf and add it to the mixture.
  • Apply the mixture on the face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Apply moisturizer of your choice.

This home remedy is recommended for older people. 

HONEY

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Mix the honey and lemon juice.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Wipe the mixture of your face with a cotton ball and rinse with water afterwards.
  • Use it 3 times a week for best results.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar with the honey.
  • Apply the mixture on your face by using your fingers.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Use this remedy twice a week.

MINT

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 10 mint leaves

Instructions:

  • Mash the banana, puree the mint leaves and mix them.
  • Apply the mixture on the face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with water, pat dry your face, and apply a moisturizer of your choice.
  • Use this remedy 4 times a week.

BAKING SODA

Ingredients:

  • A pinch of baking soda
  • 2-3 drops of castor oil

Instructions:

  • Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture on the face by using your fingers.
  • Let it sit for around 20 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Use this remedy 3 times a week.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

Use sunscreen to prevent the appearance of freckles.

If you have sensitive skin, they wear a hat or use an umbrella to protect your skin from the sun rays.

Include foods rich in Vitamin C in your diet like broccoli, kale, guava, and any type of citrus fruit.

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