According to science, any individual can have the skin condition named as freckles. This is not related to genetic background of any individual. One of the important causes behind freckles over your skin will be over exposure to the sunlight. The process of melanocytes activation causes due to UV-B radiation. Sometimes freckles can become much uglier with an attempt of making your skin much darker. But, there are remedies through which you can easily stay away from the problem of freckles.
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You must be very cautious about a single spot on your face. The freckles are the multiple spots like appearance that grow on your facial skin. It looks really unattractive and must be treated. Freckles are generally having a light brown color that forms due to the exposure of sunlight. If it becomes severe, it can also attack your entire face. Rather most portion of the facial skin will be covered with the freckles. Most of the ladies having the excessive freckles on the skin becomes too much depressed. They don’t get a mood to go out and show their face to their friends and colleagues. But, there are remedies at home to treat them.
Curing freckles completely might be really difficult, but since ancient times in India effective home remedies have been used that can reduce the appearance of freckles and can even erase them over time. Home remedies when used religiously can be really helpful to get rid of the freckles, but you have to keep in mind that the sun-rays are one of the major causes of freckle formation and hence, it is really important for you to ensure that your skin is not exposed to the harmful sun rays any more. Lathering on a sunscreen with high SPF and repeating it at frequent intervals will certainly help, but if you are already suffering from the problem of freckles make sure that you carry a physical cover from the sun as well. A hat, an umbrella or a scarf anything can give your skin the required protection coupled with a proper sunscreen.
Having highlighted on the importance of protecting your skin from the harmful sun rays to get rid of freckles and also to stop the worsening of the condition, now let us move to some more effective home remedies that can lighten the freckles with regular use.
Home remedies for freckles
Today many people are afraid of the harmful effects of medicines. Thus they always wish to get herbal remedies which do not have any side effects. Some natural ingredients available at home would be ideal to keep you away from the skin disorder named as Freckles. Let us have a look at some home remedies as under:
Since honey is a natural ingredient that include enzyme which works really well in making skin lighter, the dark dots of freckles can also be easily eradicated with the help of this naturally obtained extract from bee hives. Since, people are continuously using honey in making sweet dishes by replacing sugar; getting honey at home won’t be a thought job. You can make a honey mask by adding wheat germ in it and apply it over your face and wash it away after keeping for 10 minutes. It will be effective if you use warm water to remove this face mask from your face.
Since onion contains sulfur, it works wonderfully in removing all types of black, brown as well as dark spots from your skin. Freckles will not be an exception in this regard. It will be much more effective, if you can get some red color onions from the market which has a strong flavor. You just need to take a slice of red onion and slowly rub over the face where freckles can be observed. If you want quick result grade those onions in a mixer grinder and apply the paste over your face where you have dark spots. You are suggested to do this every day to get the best result.
You can readily get potato at home either in your refrigerator or vegetable basket. Many people are still not aware that even potato can prove to be wonderful remedy for freckles. To make this homemade remedy, cut a slice of potato by peeling the skin of potato. Now take a small quantity of butter milk in a container. Dip the sliced potato in the butter milk and rub it over the freckles for a period of 5 minutes at a stretch. This remedy needs to be applied over the freckles at least 3 times in a week to get results.
Mint leaves can be a wonderful remedy to remove the freckles from your skin if it is combined with another natural fruit named as banana in ripe form. First of all you need to take a single ripe banana and keep it in a container with mashed form. Now take some mind leaves and crush it. Mix it with mashed banana and apply over your skin where you can ideally see the freckles. Keep the pack over your skin as long as it does not melt. Once you see this melting, wash it away with water.
In order to make the fruit masks, the fruits variety that you would require are papaya, strawberries, cucumber as well as pineapple. Take smaller quantity of each fruit and collect it in a fruit juice or grinder. Grind them well so that a natural paste is form. Now apply this paste over your face where you can see freckles. Just 15 minutes will be enough when you are keeping this fruit mask. Wash it away as soon as the time is over and see some difference in your skin tone with regards to removal of freckles.
Usually in sour cream, you will get lactic acid which is very good for getting rid of the freckles that can be seen over your skin. Just take some sour creams on your hands and apply it over your face. Juts watch how long it takes to get dried. Just wipe away once it is dried with a tissue. Do not use water. Now apply moisturizer to remove dryness from your skin. Doing this daily will make your face free from freckles very quickly. If you don’t have sour cream, washing your skin where it is affected with freckles will be ideal.
The handiest thing that you get at your home is none other than lemon. This is a fruit with natural acidic property. Thus, any type of spots forming over your skin can be easily treated. All you have to do is cut a lemon in two halves and apply the juicy portion over your face where you have freckles. Wait for 15 minutes and wash away.
Licorice root extract
This is another wonderful natural remedy that will help you restrict the melanin production in your body. Even this freckle has an effect of melanin on your skin. You must use the licorice root extract to remove it totally from your skin. You can mix this root with jojoba oil and apply it over your face. You need to keep this pack for 30 minutes and then go ahead with rinsing the same. Do this regularly and see the benefit.
Another great way to remove freckles from your skin will be through the bearberry extract. You can apply this over your skin directly to stay away from the freckles. You can also make it combine with the Licorice root and apply over your face. This is a proven remedy by all the specialist who deal with herbs. How soon you can remove the freckles formed over your skin in a wonderful way. Try this repeatedly without thinking much.
Tomato for treating freckles
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene a powerful anti-oxidant and can be really effective to erase any kind of skin pigmentation or discoloration. To use tomato on your face, collect a ripe tomato and smash it to make a smooth paste. Now apply the pulp directly onto the affected area of the skin, massaging lightly with your hands for 2-3 minutes. Let it set for 15 minutes and then massage your skin again with the tomato pulp with damp hands. Wash off with plain water.
Turmeric and sandalwood for freckles
Turmeric has been used for centuries in skin care. Added with sandalwood, turmeric can actually work efficiently in clearing off the freckles. Take 1inch fresh turmeric root and smash it to make a paste. Prepare the sandalwood paste by rubbing the sandalwood stick on the sandstone. Mix the turmeric paste with 2 spoons of sandalwood paste and apply the resulting pack onto the affected area of your skin. Let it stand till it gets completely dry and then rub the pack slowly on your skin with a damp hand for 2 minutes. Wash off with water.
Kesar, milk and nutmeg for removing freckles
Another effective home treatment for freckles can be prepared with kesar, raw cow milk and nutmeg dust. Soak 3-4 strands of kesar in 2 spoons of raw cow milk for 2-3 hours. Crush the kesar strands in the milk and then add 1/2 spoon of nutmeg powder to it. Mix well to make a runny pack. Apply this pack onto the affected skin in layers. Once the first layer gets dry, repeat the second layer. Continue layering for 3-4 times and then finally wash it off by rubbing with your hands.
Aloe vera and green coconut water
Aloe Vera has magical skin healing and skin nourishing properties and the Vitamin E of these leaves work as the most effective anti-oxidant on the skin. The green coconut water on the other hand, has the natural ability to erase any skin discoloration or over pigmentation. Prepare Aloe Vera gel in your home by extracting the pulp from the Aloe Vera leaves and then by smashing and straining it through a clean cotton cloth. Apply the Aloe Vera gel mixed with coconut water in 2:1 percentage onto your skin and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Finally wash off your face with the green coconut water. Repeat 1-2 times daily for the best results.
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