Freckles can affect women from all ages. Some women like them and think they are cute, but some just feel like they are a nuisance and would like to get rid of them forever. If you are in the second group this article is just for you!
Freckles are round and flat, brown or dark colored spots with different sizes which appear generally on your face, around the nose and cheeks. The American Association of dermatologists report that freckles are a sign of skin damage. They most often appear in the summer, due to sun exposure but they can aslo be hereditary or a sign of some hormonal imbalance. Whatever the reason behind their appearance might be most women just don’t like the way they look with freckles on their face. So is there a solution?
There are cosmetic treatments which yield good results but not many of us can afford them. Luckily for you there are also some very effective natural alternatives which aren’t expensive, are completely safe and can restore your skin to its previous condition.
Here are 5 of the most effective natural remedies to get rid of freckles:
- Lemon juice
Lemon juice might be the most effective natural remedy for freckles and it’s widely known to be very effective for this skin condition. Just like it can brighten your hair it can brighten your skin too. Use some fresh lemon juice and apply it on the freckles, massaging them with your fingers for 10-15 minutes. After the massage wash your face with warm water and dry it with a towel. Repeat this treatment 2 times a day until your freckles disappear.
Mix honey with some water and heat it up a bit to get a homogenous mixture. Use a cotton swab and apply the mixture on the freckles. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse it with some warm water.
You can also make a herbal mask by combining honey with some wheat germs and applying it on your freckles. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and wash your face. This is reported to be the most effective natural remedy for freckles.
Another way you can eliminate freckles is with papaya juice. This fruit contains papain, an enzyme which has skin bleaching properties. Prepare some fresh papaya juice and apply it on the freckles, gently massaging them for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Papaya juice is not only effective in removing freckles it can treat other skin conditions as well and regular use will make your skin silkier and healthier.
Ginger may be the cure for a number of diseases but you didn’t know that it can erase freckles too. Slice a piece of ginger root and rub it against the freckles a few times a day. They will disappear in less than 15 days.
Soak 7-10 almonds in a quarter cup of milk and leave them over night. The following day make a thick paste from the almonds and apply it on the freckles. Leave it on for 25 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat this process every day for 10-20 days, depending on ow much freckles you have.