Freckles are flat small tan or light brown spots on sun exposed skin. In general freckles are harmless. A few freckles may become malignant and may turn to skin cancer. Most freckles are caused due to over exposure to sun. Though freckles usually appear on the face, they can also be found on any skin exposed to the sun. For this reason neck and shoulders are also freckle prone areas. When the skin becomes exposed to the sun the skin cells called ‘melanocytes’ starts producing a chemical to protect skin from ultraviolet rays of the sun, which is called as melanin. When this melanin starts to concentrate on some skin, this may cause freckles. To get rid of freckles some people go to the parlor and bleach their skin again and again. Some take the help of cosmetic surgery. But all these processes are expensive.
There Are Some Simple Natural Processes Which Are Quite Effective And Not At All Expensive.
1. Lemon Juice and Chilled Water:
Lemon juice is an excellent natural product to deal with freckles. Take one lemon and squeeze the juice. But, never apply raw lemon juice on the skin because lemon juice is actually a natural acid and raw application of this acid may harm your skin. So take a glass of chilled water and squeeze one whole lemon it. Mix well. Soak a cotton pad in this water and apply this lemony water on your freckles. Wipe your face twice or thrice daily with lemony water soaked cotton pad. You will get the benefit.
2. Papaya and Rose Water:
Take green papaya and cut it. While cutting it you will get a milky white solution. It is actually an enzyme called papaya. Add a few drops of rose water in this papain and mix well. Massage this papain on your freckles. You will get benefit from regular use.
3. Potato and Rice Powder:
Potato is an excellent vegetable for freckles. Grind one potato and strain the white milky juice. Add pinch of coarsely ground rice powder with one tablespoon potato juice. Massage this on your freckles in a roundabout way. Apply this thrice a week and soon get rid of freckles.
4. Curd and Cornflakes:
Take 2-3 tablespoons sour curd. Add some plain cornflakes in it. Mix well and apply a thick layer of this pack on your freckle affected skin. Leave it for half an hour and then wash with cold water. While washing it just rub your skin gently in a roundabout way. You will soon do away with freckles.
5. Peanuts and Buttermilk:
Soak some peanuts in buttermilk to get soft. Then grind peanuts to paste. Mix the buttermilk with this peanut paste. Massage this product on your freckles at bedtime. Leave it overnight. Your skin will get adequate time to absorb the vitamin E from nut and this vitamin helps to improve the texture of the skin. On the other hand buttermilk helps to bleach your skin naturally.
6. Onion and Honey:
Onion is an excellent natural product for freckles. Grind red onion to paste. Mix a tablespoon honey in the paste. Apply this paste on your freckles and leave it for an hour. Onion contains Sulphur which reduces the melanin production and honey has natural bleaching property which serves to minimize the appearance of freckles. A weekly application is advisable to solve the problem of freckles.
Perform the following methods, eat healthy and always use sunglasses and umbrella before going out. You will soon do away with freckles.