There are people who love freckles, and then there are people who hate freckles. The majority of people think they are pretty cute but, only if they are on somebody else.
Everyone is looking for the best method to look like a supermodel. Well, there is no need to fret anymore because there are plenty of ways to help you achieve perfection: creams, powders, masks, and surgeries if you are wishing to go all the way.
There are so many skin conditions out there whether it is acne, blackheads, whiteheads, moles, or even freckles. Anything that interferes with your path to clearer, more beautiful skin, is never welcome. Well, now you will be able to add freckles to your list of ‘never coming back’. Let’s find out how to remove freckles.
Freckles are darker spots on the skin that appear due to being outside in the sun without protection. People with light complexions have less melanin in their skin. Melanin is a chemical produced by skin cells called melanocytes. They help protect the skin from sun damage by reflecting and absorbing ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The more melanin, the darker your skin tone! People with fairer skin have a variety of skin cells that become darker or burned when exposed to the sun So instead of getting an even suntan, they sometimes get freckles.
The following are three long-term solutions to making your pesky freckles disappear, almost like magic. After using any of these solutions, or even all of them, you will have even, beautiful, clear skin in no time at all. Don’t forget about the best freckle removal cream exists on the market too.
#1 Aloe Vera Face Mask For Freckles
Aloe vera helps in the depigmentation, or better known as the lightening of dark spots and the freckles on the skin. Aloe vera contains aloes in which prevents/restricts the pigmentation process. The following face mask is perfect for skin tones that are still able to tan but freckles are still appearing on your skin.
In order to make this mask, you will need fresh aloe vera gel from the aloe vera plant. It will be a little bit sticky and definitely gooey but it will work. It is also great for sunburns.
- Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the freckles.
- Massage for 2-3 minutes.
- Leave the gel on your face for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
For a faster turnaround time, as well as more dramatic results, you can leave the aloe vera gel on as an overnight face mask. Leaving your skin feeling fresh and smooth in the morning. Be sure to apply this mask at least once a day for the best results.
#2 Banana And Mint Fresh Mask
This refreshing face mask has nutrients in the bananas that will nourish and soften the skin. While the mint contains essential vitamins and antioxidants that assist in lightening and brightening the skin tone. This face mask will work wonderfully if you are someone that has fair skin and have darker, more stubborn, freckles.
In order to make this face mask, you are going to need half a cup of ripe bananas and a handful of mint leaves as well as a fork, a bowl, and a blender.
- Mash the banana with a fork in a bowl
- Puree the mint leaves separately
- Mix the banana mash and the mint puree together
- Apply generously on the face
- Let the face mask sit for 10-12 minutes
- Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Be sure to apply the banana-mint face mask at least twice a week for the best results.
#3 Ointments and Lasers
There are ointments with chemicals in it to lighten your skin such as Zax’s Dark Spot Cream, or Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creme de Corps. Both come highly recommended by hundreds of people. These are easily applied with your fingers or with a brush.
Where for laser treatment, you are going to have to check with your dermatologist if any of your spots are precancerous or cancerous. If your doctor tells you your spots are freckles and not harmful, then you have the green light to go ahead with your permanent removal.
How To Hide Your Freckles Quickly
If you don’t have the time or money, but you want to hide your freckles as soon as possible then this is your immediate answer — makeup. Makeup will help you cover up your freckles in a pinch. The following steps are to help you take care of your skin while covering up your freckles temporarily. This is great for if you are unsure about whether or not you want to get rid of your freckles permanently.
- Use a moisturizer. This will keep your skin hydrated while looking younger and fresher.
- Apply sunscreen. This is important to protect your skin from the UV rays that bring out your freckles even more.
- Apply a primer. This is important because it will make the makeup last longer on your face.
- Apply a foundation, make sure it matches your neck’s skin tone. You have to have a good base.
- Dab concealer over your freckles. Make sure to pick a shade that is slightly lighter if not the exact same tone as your skin.
- Brighten up those cheeks with a little blush.
- And then finish it off by adding a little warmth with some bronzer under or on the cheekbones.
What Do The Pros Say?
We are able to see that the face masks lighten the dark spots and that ointments and lasers will remove your freckles permanently. We checked with a specialist to find out what the best way to remove them is and we came back with this:
Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., director of New Jersey’s Image Dermatology, suggests, for permanent removal of freckles, a new topical ointment called Lytera Skin Brightening Complex. This cosmeceutical contains licorice, vitamin C, retinoic acid, and niacinamide. “These ingredients brighten the skin and even out skin tone,” says Dr. Downie. “I use Lytera a lot in conjunction with a laser. Because freckles are a form of sun damage,” she says, “they can’t be easily removed with a freckle removal cream or serum. A laser is really the only way to go.”
“As a kid, I was always teased for my freckles for some reason, and I always wanted to hide them or wish them away. I remember one time I tried to color in my face so they would disappear. As I grew older I had tried every foundation, powder, cream, concealer I could get my hands on until the entire surface of my face was covered.
But after all of that, I basically looked like a woman that had just walked out of England in the 1600s. Even more so than my naturally fair Irish skin would usually look. So I moved forth to the next logical step, becoming better at putting makeup on my face. Which is great for temporary going out moments but it wasn’t permanent enough.
So, with my freckle covered face, I tried the three face masks and they worked! My freckles lightened almost immediately and as I continued using the mixtures, they just got lighter and lighter. They are basically unnoticeable currently.
My next step to further everything and get the clear skin I have always wanted is to try topical ointments, which have chemicals in it. This makes me a little weary but hey everything has worked out great so far!”
– Khloe Kardashian
Quick fix for freckles
The kitchen options are a quick cheap fix that anyone can use to lighten up those freckles at home. If you are looking for a more serious option than lasers and ointments are the way to go. It will be a little more expensive but it is the permanent option.
If you’re not sure about the permanent solution on how to remove freckles then, makeup is the quick temporary fix. In order to further prevent freckles, be sure to avoid the sun’s exposure for prolonged amounts of time as much as possible. As well as avoiding artificial tanning beds since this will also put your skin under a lot of UV light damage.
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