Freckles may appear naturally (due to the genetics or hormonal imbalance) or due to the sun exposure. They can appear anywhere on the body.
Still, they are most likely to appear on the areas that are often exposed to the sun. Usually face, shoulders and arms. According to the American
Association of Dermatologists (AAD) freckles are considered to be a sign of skin damage. Even though they do not harm the skin, most of the people decide to lighten them or remove them completely. If you want to get rid of them and even your tone skins there are several treatments you can consider.
Try some of the home remedies
First of all, you can try to get rid of the freckles by using nothing but some of the products you have at home. Lemon juice is considered to be a strong natural bleaching agent that can remove freckles and lighten the skin. You should squeeze out lemon juice and gently rub it into your skin by massaging with your fingers. Leave it like that for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water. This should be done twice a day. Honey also contains enzymes that can help you lighten your skin. Mix it with warm water in the microwave and apply the mixture to the affected areas. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse it off with water just like the lemon juice. This mixture should be applied once a day.
Use a lightening cream
You can get skin-lightening creams in any drugstore. These are designed specially to remove freckles and are based on the ingredients that aid in lightening the skin. It does not matter if you freckles appeared naturally or due to the sun exposure as these creams are made to remove both of these two types. If you want to choose the one that is going to be the most effective, be sure to read labels on the creams you find. Look for the ones that contain licorice extract, which is a best aid in skin lightening process. You should also look for creams that contain aloe as well as hydroquinone and oxybenzone. Still, both of the last two can also be damaging. So, if you are buying a cream with one of these, be sure to read about the side effects as well.
Get a laser treatment
Another effective way to get rid of unwanted freckles is to get a laser treatment. Lasers are used to burn the blood vessels that are situated beneath the freckles. This will reduce the appearance of freckles or remove them completely. If you opt for laser removal of freckles, frequency and the number of treatments will be decided depending on both your skin type and the size of the affected area. Still, usually the treatment is administered to 3 to 10 15-minute sessions. Before the session, a cool spray is applied to the skin in order to make sure that the treatment will not cause the patient any pain. During under the treatment you should use only gentle cleansing products and good sunscreen, and no other skin-care products. Once the treatment is finished, you should talk to your skincare specialist about using other skin-care products once again.
During each of these treatments, you can also aid in the battle against unwanted freckles by increasing your vitamin C intake. There are many fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C. You should also apply sunscreen regularly in order to prevent new freckles from emerging. Try out the above mentioned techniques and you will definitely see the improvement. Freckles will lighten up or disappear completely.