Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Freckles

Have you ever woken up then found out your face getting worse with small flat, brown and circular spots on your skin? They may appear on your cheeks, your nose, even neck and shoulders. Although they are neither a sign of any special disease or serious health problem, everyone is likely to experience them. So what exactly are they? Medically, the aforesaid spots are called freckles.

What causes freckles?

Freckles may be triggered by various factors but the most outstanding causes must be listed including sun exposure, skin type and genetics:
  • Sun exposure: In fact, the ultraviolet radiation in the sunlight may produce skin cells which contain a pigment called melanin. The more melanin in your skin cells, the more probably freckles appear.
  • Skin type: People with light skin colour (fair skin) tend to face more freckles than those with darker skin.
  • Genetics: As mentioned above, anyone can have freckles but if your parents experience this situation, you will be likely to get troubles with them.

Nowadays, there are many effective methods to help lighten or get rid of freckles’ appearance by using functional products such as bleaching or fading creams, chemical peels or even laser treatment. However, they may be rather expensive, regardless of side effects. This article will show you some natural remedies for freckles which are totally safe and economical.

1. Lemon juice

Due to its richness of vitamin C, lemon juice will help whiten the dark spots on your skin which is highly effective for freckles treatment.

How to apply:
  • Prepare fresh juice of lemon
  • Directly apply it over your washed affected skin
  • After about 20 minutes, use lukewarm water to clean your skin
  • Repeat this twice a day and for about two weeks’ time to see the best result.

Otherwise, you can mix lemon juice with honey, unsweetened yogurt into a face mask then apply on your face. Rinse it off with clean water after 20 minutes.

2. Aloe vera

With smoothing quality in its content, aloe vera is considered panacea for any kind of skin problems such as skin tags. In treating freckles, aloe vera has non – irritating and anti – inflammatory properties which can help your affected skin lighter.

How to apply:
  • Prepare an aloe vera leaf to extract the juice
  • Clean your face or affected skin
  • Rub aloe vera juice and nicely massage on your skin
  • Rinse off with water after 15 - 30 minutes.
Do this one hour before bedtime and repeat on a daily basis for several days to get the positive outcomes.

3. Coconut oil

The next natural remedy comes from coconut oil. This oil has some natural antibiotics which can enhance your skin and resist some bacteria. To treat freckles, you should follow this recipe:
  • Clean your face and affected skin
  • Apply coconut oil on the skin and massage gently
  • Use warm water to clean after about 15 minutes.
  • Repeat this until freckles disappear.

 4. Rice water

The other natural ingredient in treating freckles is rice water. The outstanding property in water rice is vitamin B5. This quality contains antioxidants which can help lighten skin and prevent the freckles’ formation. The recipe is quite easy to follow at home. All you need is keeping the water after washing the rice then wash your face with it every day.

5. Garlic

We all know that garlic has significant benefits for health due to its qualities. It is also considered a crucial ingredient which helps reduce inflammation and bleach skin. In treating freckles, antioxidants in garlic work as special active property to enhance affected skins and make them lighter.

How to apply:
  • Peel the garlic, cut into thin slices
  • Clean your face and affected skin
  • Cover the garlic up on the skin
  • Rinse off with clean water after about 15 minutes.

Alternatively, you can combine with apple cider vinegar and apply on affected areas.

6. Carrot

One more method in this list is carrot since it contains a great source of Vitamin A. Due to this quality, carrot can help the bruises be faded which is useful in curing freckles.

How to apply:
  • Wash the carrots and pickle them with salt water for about 20 minutes
  • Grind them into the juice
  • Clean the affected skin
  • Apply the juice on the skin for about 30 minutes
  • Clean with cold water
  • Do this treatment 2 times per day before going to bed to see the best result.
  • Also, you can mix carrot juice with other ingredients like avocado juice or cucumber juice in the same recipe.

7. Onion

This ingredient can be used to treat freckles due to the exfoliative property in its sulphur content. Onion helps lighten your skin and ease such spots on the areas affected by freckles.

How to apply:
  • Prepare a fresh red onion
  • Cut it into small slices
  • Rub them on the affected areas after washed carefully
  • Repeat this twice daily until the freckles fade

8. Strawberry

In addition to its sweetness, the use of strawberries can result in wide range of health benefits. In treating freckles, strawberries are full of vitamins and essential minerals which help enhance your skin and slowly eliminate freckles’ spots.

How to apply:
  • Prepare some fresh strawberries
  • Grind them to make the juice
  • Apply them over the affected areas
  • Rinse off with warm water after about 10 minutes.

9. Papaya

It is believed that one of the most popular health benefits of papaya comes with the skin health. Loading with abundances of vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants, papaya is effective in whiten your skin affected by freckles.

How to apply:
  • Prepare a half of fresh papaya
  • Crush it to get the juice
  • Apply directly over your skin
  • After some minutes, wash it with cool water.

10. Cucumber

The last one in this list is cucumber. Cucumber is considered as a natural bleaching agent. It is because it contains phenylalanine which helps prevent melanin from being stored in your skin cells.

How to apply:
  • Prepare a fresh cucumber
  • Blend it well
  • Apply over your affected skin
  • Rinse off with cool water after about 5 minutes.
  • Repeat this daily.

About the Author:

My name is Ashley Bennet and I am a co-owner of AuthorityRemedies. I have worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.


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