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I'm 17 years old, fair skinned and I've a bunch of freckles all over my face. I get
very upset every time I look in the mirror because I see new freckles coming out
on my cheeks even though I avoid the sun like the plague! I want to get rid of my
freckles but I don't know what is the best way to remove freckles naturally. Hope
you can help. Thank you! – Tamara, Florida.
How to Make Freckles Fade Naturally?
Generally speaking, there are two main causes of freckles formation – genetics and
sun damage. If your mom or dad has freckles, you've a pretty chance of getting them
too. In addition to this, you'll freckle easily after a day in the sun as you've
One truly effective way to remove freckles is through laser surgery, and this can
be very expensive. However, depending on how dark your freckles are, you can also
fade and get rid of freckles naturally using home remedies.
Home Remedies to Fade or Remove Freckles Naturally
1. Washing your face with sour milk, or applying sour cream to the face is one of
the best ways to fade freckles naturally. The lactic acid that is present in sour
milk acts as a mild peeling agent with moisturizing effects, which won't irritate
or dry out facial skin. Apply sour milk or sour cream on freckles, and then wipe
off gently with a facial tissue after a few minutes.
2. You can also make freckles go away by applying a little undiluted fresh lemon
juice on the affected area twice a day – morning and at night – and then leave it
to dry naturally before you wash it out. Lemon juice is a natural bleach with exfoliating
properties that will lighten dark marks on face caused by pimples, acne scars, brown
spots, age spots, as well as freckles.
It's important that you avoid the direct sun exposure after using this home remedy.
This is because sunlight can react with lemon juice and cause skin irritation or
redness on your skin.
3. Other than lemons, you can use any type of citrus fruit such as lime, orange,
grapefruit to remove freckles. The juice from mashed cucumbers, apricots, strawberries
or red currants also works well as a freckle removal home remedy.
4. For a slightly stronger lightening action, I'd suggest you use this homemade face
mask 1-2 times a week to help fade out the freckles. Combine 1 egg yolk with 10 grams
yeast and 15 drops fresh lemon juice. Mix all ingredients together and apply on your
cleansed face. Wait for 20 minutes before you rinse off.
5. Another natural ingredient that's good for removing freckles on face is fresh
parsley juice, which is widely known to have natural skin whitening properties. Take
a small sprig of parsley and chop finely. Add to a cup of boiling water. Strain and
let it cool for a while. Dab parsley juice onto the areas where you've freckles.
Alternatively, mix a parsley juice with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange juice,
and red currant juice, and apply on your face to help get rid of freckles.
6. Honey is also excellent for freckle removal. It fades freckles, dark spots and
other skin blemishes while moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Add a few drops
of fresh lemon juice and a small pinch of salt to 1 tablespoon manuka honey. Mix
well and spread evenly onto the freckled area of your face. Wash off completely with
lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes.
7. You can also use this very popular home treatment to remove freckles, if you don't
mind the strong smell of raw onions. Slice a small red onion in half, and gently
rub on affected areas, twice daily.
8. Papaya juice also makes freckles fade away and lightens dark marks because it
contains the enzyme papain, which has been proven to whiten and soften the skin as
well. Apply papaya juice on freckles using a cotton ball, or lightly rub with your
fingers to get rid of them naturally.
What You Can Do to Stop New Freckles From Forming
1. Always wear a good quality broad spectrum sunscreen that provides protection against
both UVA and UVB rays, with an SPF value of 15 or higher every day, regardless of
whether you plan to be in the sun or not.
2. Stay out of the hot sun as much as possible, especially between 10 a.m. and 4
p.m. when the sun's rays are most intense. The general rule of thumb is, the sun
is strongest whenever your shadow is shorter than you. That means the sun is directly
above you and you’re more likely to get a sunburn.
3. Protect your skin against the sun's damaging UV rays with clothing like long pants,
long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses. Alternatively, carry an umbrella
4. Walk or stand in the shade whenever possible. This works like an SPF and prevents
you from getting full sun exposure.
5. Keep in mind that reflective surfaces such as water, snow, sand, and shiny materials
may increase your exposure to ultraviolet lights significantly.
6. Make sure you include plenty of Vitamin-C rich foods in your daily diet. You want
to eat kiwifruits, strawberries, black currants, guavas, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers,
and dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, turnip greens and broccoli.
In addition, drinking wild rose tea or rosehip tea, and green tea regularly are also
believed to help prevent the appearance of freckles.
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