To look beautiful and charming is everyone’s desire and you are not the exception. A healthy, bright, shiny and spotless skin is a dream of everybody. There are some skin problems that can spoil your beauty and shatter your self-confidence. Freckles is one of those issues. Freckles are brown or black tiny spots on your skin. They don’t harm you physically but make your skin uneven. Freckles are caused by the excessive exposure to the sun or sometimes because of bad eating habits and improper digestion.
Here we will try to discover the easy ways to prevent and minimize them. First of all I will tell you some easy homemade remedies to lighten the freckles.
Tomato and Lemon
Take a table spoon of tomato pulp and a tea spoon of lemon juice. Mix them well. Apply this mixture on your skin thoroughly. Let it work for 15-20 minutes and then wash with fresh water. it will brighten your skin and turn the freckles lighter. Regular use of this mask will remove freckles in some days. You may have some irritation because of lemon in the beginning but it will disappear in some days. If the irritation remains same then consult a dermatologist to get some skin relief cream or lotion.
Honey and Lemon
Mix a tea spoon of honey with a tea spoon of lemon juice and apply it on your face and neck before going to sleep. After 15 minutes rinse it off with mild warm water. it is a harmless face mask that you can apply daily before going to bed. Within few days you will see a visible improvement in your skin.
Aloe vera contains essential vitamins that help you to keep your skin healthy and bright. You just need to apply alo vera gel on your face. Let it work for 25-30 minutes and then wash it out. It will make your skin clean clear and fresh.
Olive oil and Sugar
Mix equal amounts of olive oil and sugar well. A wonderful brightening scrub is ready. Apply it on your face and neck. Scrub it softly for 5 minutes. Leave it for 15 minutes more. Wash it out with little warm water. don’t use this scrub more than once a week.
Medicated and Cosmetic Creams
A variety of lightening creams is available at medical or beauty stores. You can try them too. They are based on different ingredients like licorice extract, hydroquinone and oxybenzone and aloe, that are helpful to remove freckles and give you a clear skin. These creams can be helpful for both natural and sun related freckles. Regular usage of such creams can give you better results.
A Chemical Peel
You can go for a chemical peel also. In this treatment the top layer of skin is peeled of chemically to reduce the appearance of freckles. Lighter freckles can be removed by this treatment. Skin takes 2-3 days to heal up after a chemical peel. Though its an effective treatment but it is not to get it done too often.
Laser is the easiest but little expensive way to get rid of freckles. Its bit sensitive too. Do visit two or more laser experts for advice and then go for it. Laser treatment is done in 3-4 sessions of 10-15 minutes. In this treatment blood vessels just underneath the affected area are burnt with a beam of light. This can cause a temporary pain or bruising.
There are some general precautions and preventions too that you must observe in your daily life. Never expose your skin to the sun excessively. Always apply a sun screen before going to sun. Use a hat to avoid direct sun. Wear light airy full sleeves clothes while you are out in sun for a long time.