10 Effective Ways to Say ‘Bye-Bye’ to Freckles

Who doesn’t love to have a perfectly clear skin? All of us, right? But sometimes the production of melanin gets increased in our skin cells, which leaves tiny brown spots or ‘freckles’ all over our face. In today’s post, I’ll talk about how to get rid of those ugly freckles. Check out 10 easy procedures below:


1. Lemon Juice

The simplest as well as most common way to remove freckles is to apply lemon juice with the help of a cotton ball. The juice of freshly squeezed lemon is known for its natural lightening properties. It would make freckles lighter at first and gradually they will disappear.

2. Milk Peels or Masks

The lactic acid content of milk-based peels or masks can work directly on the surface layer of our skin and turn freckles lighter over time. If you go for a dairy mask, allow it to infuse into your skin properly before washing your face. You can also massage your face with whole milk for 10 minutes daily in order to get rid of freckles.

3. Sour Cream and Oat Paste

A thick paste of oats and sour cream or milk also plays a crucial role in lightening freckles. Just soak 1 tablespoon of oats in (1/2) cup of sour cream or milk and mash them together. Apply this paste on your freckles and see how they vanish little by little.

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4. Strawberry and Kiwi Paste

Strawberry itself is a great lightening agent. You can prepare an effective mask simply by reducing a strawberry to pulp. For better results, crush a couple of kiwis and strawberries together. Apply this paste to your freckles and let it dry completely. After 15-20 minutes, rinse off with fresh cold water.

Strawberry and Kiwi Paste

5. Apricot Paste

If strawberry is not readily available in your area, replace it with apricot. It has been seen that an apricot mask can fight against freckles and make them significantly lighter over time.

6. Cucumber, Nutmeg and Honey Mask

You can also prepare a wonderful skin-lightening mask by mashing up cucumber and nutmeg together and adding honey to it. Each of these ingredients is easily available and can fade away freckles quickly.

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7. Mixed Fruit Mask

Take equal quantities of cucumber, papaya, pineapple and strawberry. Blend them finely to come up with a smooth paste. Spread it all over your face and wash with cold water once it dries. This mixed fruit mask will help you eliminate freckles from your face effectively.

Mixed Fruit Mask

8. Vitamin C

Try to include as much vitamin C as possible in your daily diet. Opt for green leafy veggies and fresh citrus as well as other fruits to make sure that you have enough of this nutrient. You can also take vitamin C supplements in order to fulfill your regular requirements.

9. Skin-Lightening Cream

Pick a skin-lightening cream from your nearest store that contains licorice extract, aloe vera extract, and so on. These are known to combat both natural as well as sun-related freckles successfully upon daily application.

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10. Chemical Peel

If none of the above methods work for you, seek the help of an experienced dermatologist and go for a chemical peel. Being a medical procedure, it can stop the occurrence of freckles permanently by peeling the outermost layer of our skin away. As a result, we get rid even of the lightest freckles on our face.

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