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Battling With Freckles

Aug 17, 2007
Freckles are small red spots found on your body which comes in the small sizes. Due to over exposure of sun these small spots are formed. People with lighter skin are more prone to this condition. They come in different colors like red, yellow, brown, light-brown or black. Increased amount of melanin in your body gives you the tanned look. Light-complexioned people have less melanin but due to the uneven distribution instead of getting a tan they get freckles. It is mostly found on your face as it is the most exposed part of the body. Predisposition of freckles is genetic disorder and such people are more prone to skin cancer or sun burn. They can be stated as a very rare genetic symptom. There are two types of freckles ephelides which are flat spots found either in red or light brown color. Mostly seen in summers and disappear during winters. Lentigines freckles are found mainly on children which are brown, tan or black in color, and these do not fade away during winter. After a certain age freckles fade away and adults start developing age spots.

Preventive Measures

Reduce sun exposure

Wear SPF-15 sunscreen regardless of your skin color. Wear the sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you leave your home. Apply it after sweating and swimming too.

The sun's ultraviolet rays are the strongest during 10 to 4, so avoid venturing out during those times.

You can use skin lighteners and peels to remove the darker skin layer.

Wear a cap or a hat when you are stepping outside your house.

Home Remedies for Freckles

You can wash and clean your face with sour milk as it is one of the most natural peeling agents. The lactic acid present in the milk helps to do the peeling.

Apply lemon juice all over the freckled area to make it disappear.

You can wear fruits and vegetable masks such as apricot, strawberries, cucumber and red currant.

Wear a sour cream mask. If you have oily skin, apply lemon juice before wearing the mask. Do not rinse away the entire mask, wipe it with facial tissue and then apply moisturizer.

Apply parsley juice mixed with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange and red currant juice. On top of that apply a cream which allows freckles to disappear.

Increase vitamin C in your daily diet by having citrus fruits, apples, green onions, black and red currant as well as rosehip tea.

Try rubbing fresh cut eggplant over your freckles everyday.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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