Freckles are pigmentation spots on the skin that are light brown in color. They are usually caused because of some hormonal imbalance or over-exposure to the sun. Unlike moles or pimples, freckles are not raised on the skin and are completely flat. Freckles are very common and can appear on anyone’s skin, so you don’t need to worry too much about them as they are not harmful or dangerous to your health by any means.
Most women with freckles want to get rid of them because of cosmetic purposes. Freckles mostly appear on the face, arms, and shoulders and work very similarly to acne which is opening the pores wide open. Therefore, it can be difficult to get rid of them. Freckles can be as stubborn as you can imagine and trying to get rid of them is going to be one hell of a journey.
So, let’s ride and try to find out the causes of freckles and how to get rid of freckles faster.
How do you get freckles?
If you are reading this article, you must have been in search of a solution to get rid of unwanted freckles. But for that, first, you need to know what causes them to appear. Hormones play a vital role in deciding the number of freckles you will get on your skin. Melanocytes are the skin cells that make up the dark pigments known as melanin. People with naturally dark skin are born with more melanocytes as compared to people with lighter skin.
People with too many freckles have small-dense clusters of melanocytes that are scattered all across the body. Freckles are very common among people with fair complexion and red hair. They also have red freckles on their skin; however, they are not very visible until their skin is exposed to sunlight. Freckles tend to become darker and more visible when exposed to the sun without any protection.
How to Get Rid of Freckles?
Now it is the time to answer the most important question for which we all are here for. One thing is for sure, you cannot get rid of freckles instantly (only makeup can be an instant solution). Here, are some faster as well reliable remedies that will definitely work for you and it does not matter if you are a black girl with freckles, an Asian with freckles, or a black man with freckles.
Let’s discuss each of these remedies in detail.
Protection from Sun
One of the most effective ways to get rid of freckles is to wear sunscreen. You should generously apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains at least SPF 15 or higher. Remember to apply it again after ever every 2 hours when you are out. You need to reapply sunscreen after taking a swim in the pool or if you are sweating too much. This measure can certainly prevent your freckles from getting darker and more visible.
Some Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Freckles
Make a mixture of pure honey and sugar to make a scrub. Apply the scrub gently on your skin. This process greatly helps to lighten pigmentation.
Sour Cream, Yogurt, and Butter Milk
Sour Cream, yogurt, and buttermilk contain lactic acid which is known for brightening and making the skin firm. All these ingredients when applied to your skin lighten up the freckles and make the dark pigments disappear.
Gently rub a piece of onion on your skin (don’t be too harsh). Onions are best known for their exfoliating properties and may help in brightening up your freckles.
Lemon juice contains Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. This vitamin C can be a perfect home remedy to fade away these freckles. It works by evening out the pigmentation. Just apply the lemon juice directly to your skin and then rinse it off after 4-5 minutes.
Some Clinical Measures to Get Rid of Freckles
As mentioned earlier, freckles are stubborn and very hard to get rid of. To deal with these stubborn freckles some modern clinical techniques can certainly help you. These methods can sometimes cause serious side effects. Some of these treatments include;
Laser treatment uses pulses of intensely focused light to get rid of freckles. Tests have revealed that laser treatment does lighten up more than 50% of freckles in just one sitting. For this treatment, you will first need a dermatologist to do a detailed examination of your skin type. Your skin needs almost two weeks to recover from this treatment. Multiple sessions are required to get rid of all the freckles.
Chemical peels use solutions of different chemicals to peel off your visible skin and reveal brighter and fresh skin underneath the dead skin. A moderate skin-peeling solution that contains glycolic acid can be used to remove freckles.
Many people want to get rid of freckles for cosmetic reasons and if you are one of them then you can certainly opt for one of the methods mentioned above. Some people like to have freckled face and believe they look cute with them. It is our sincere suggestion to stop freaking out and for once see yourself in the mirror to find out if these freckles make you look good or bad.
If you have made up your mind to get rid of these freckles then look no further and without wasting a single minute, book a free appointment with our board-certified dermatologists at Laser Skin Care. Our experts are the highest degree professionals and can help you in achieving your aesthetic goals.