Some people like having freckles, while some do not. Those who do not would rather have smooth and even skin. Freckles can come from the genes or from frequent exposure to the sun.
If you’re one of the people who hates freckles, and you think they’re harmful to your skin, you may be misinformed. But if you want to get rid of them anyway, here are some homemade remedies for the job.
- Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a very popular remedy for skin problems. It’s a natural whitener that can bleach our skin. It also lightens freckles. Regular usage over time, can aid in the fading of freckles.
Squeeze the juice out of the lemon, and apply and massage on the freckles. Wait for ten minutes. Do this daily until the freckles fade.
Not everyone knows that papaya is a fruit that’s both healthy and used in skin whitening products. That’s why it’s a good option for a homemade remedy versus freckles.
First slice the papaya into pieces before mashing it to create a paste. Apply this paste on your freckles. Wait for ten minutes before rinsing using cold water. Doing this once a day for a month should do the trick.
- Sour Cream
The lactic acid in sour cream is great against freckles, as it can peel the top layer of your skin. This makes the freckles lighten up and fade, as long as you are not exposed to the sun too often.
Rub the sour cream on your freckles. Gently rub it so the skin can absorb the sour cream, then wait for the cream to dry. After thirty minutes, you may use a wet tissue to wipe the dried cream off your skin.
Onion has sulfur which exfoliates our skin. This gets rid of freckles. Red onions are better though than white ones.
Slice an onion in thick slices. Try rubbing these slices on your freckles. Do this two times daily for thirty days or until your freckles disappear.
The lycopene in tomatoes are great for our skin. The other ingredients are beneficial for our health. Tomatoes are also excellent at eliminating freckles.
Wash away germs and possible fertilizers from a large tomato before mashing it. Massage its pulp on your freckles. Once the juice is absorbed, wait thirty minutes before rinsing with cold water.
It’s surprising for some people to know that dairy products usually have bleaching qualities that helps eliminate freckles. You can massage dairy products on your skin, or you can make a mask.
Apply buttermilk on the affected areas. Wait ten minutes before rinsing with cold water. Do this two times daily for around three weeks.
- Castor Oil
Many adults don’t like castor oil since they probably took it orally when they were younger, as a home remedy. Today, it’s still one of the best home remedies, and it can help eliminate freckles.
Rub castor oil on your freckles. You can either put a bandage on it, or leave it as is. Let it stay on you overnight before wiping it off using a clean cloth when you wake up. Do this daily until the freckles start to disappear.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is excellent for your skin. Not everyone knows that. Many skin care products have vitamin E. It can help eliminate freckles and relieve you of skin problems.
Take a needle and pierce the end of a capsule of vitamin E. Apply the powder on your freckles and leave it there overnight. Rinse with cold water once you wake up before wiping yourself with a soft cloth.
Turmeric is a very popular home remedy. It is well-known for how effective it is against skin problems. It’s been used for some time now. And yes, it can be used to eliminate freckles as well.
Take a teaspoon of powdered turmeric and add in a small amount of water. Mix until it becomes a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas and allow it to dry. After is dries up, use it as a scrub on your face. Rinse your skin using warm water. Do this as much as you want.
Eggplants have potent antioxidant properties, and are very beneficial for your health. They are also great against freckles.
Cut up an eggplant and gently massage the slices on your freckles. Once you are done, leave the eggplant slices on your skin for fifteen minutes. You will see your freckles lighten after a few weeks.
These home remedies are cheaper than other types of treatments. You should try them.