How to remove freckles naturally

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Searching for ways to fade or remove your freckles naturally? Freckles are amongst the most unique beauty traits, but they can be overwhelming for some.

Those not feeling so celebratory opt for clearer, less defined freckles. We have found that solutions are plentiful in the search to remove freckles naturally.

Understanding what freckles are and how they come about will give us a fairly good idea for solutions. A person’s genetics can be the culprit, pigment changes as one ages, or over-exposure to the sun.

10 Easy Ways to Remove Freckles Naturally

How to remove freckles naturally

Here are 9 easy and useful ways to fade and remove freckles naturally, by using lemons, apple cider vinegar, honey, and more.

1. Lemon Juice

An all-time favorite for many, many types of natural remedies/treatments, Lemon Juice. It’s packed with loads of vitamin C, which is ideal for its lightening properties. Depending on a person’s skin it is safe for daily use.

A small amount (thin layer) of fresh lemon juice (preferably) and a cotton pad is all you’ll need. Rub it on the intended area, let sit for 15-20 minutes (possibly overnight) and rinse well. Spots become lighter with continued use and potentially disappear.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Next, another all-star in the DIY/ natural remedy repertoire is Apple Cider Vinegar. Known to be a bit harsher than lemon juice and quite effective, it is more of an exfoliant that peels layers of skin.

Suggestions call for use every 2-3 days so as not to cause irritation or burns. You can mix it with honey to make it less potent. Mix together 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 teaspoon of honey, apply, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

3. Aloe Vera Gel

We just love Aloe Vera Gel. Who knew that it could possibly remove freckles naturally? It’s different from the others as it is calming and healing to the skin. Also capable of blocking melanin deposits and preventing UV damage.

This makes fading of scars and freckles much easier. Fresh is always best applied directly to the skin. You can let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse or set overnight no harm done. It can be used daily, twice even.

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4. Turmeric

The bright golden powder, yes turmeric. Curcumin being the main ingredient, helps reduce the amount of melanin deposits. A process called melanogenesis.

Particular organic, 1 teaspoon of powder, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it into a fine paste and apply it like a mask. You should let it set and dry. Then rinse well with lukewarm water. Every other day for this one.

5. Yogurt

Totally surprised that yogurt could possibly lighten the skin. The lactic acid reduces melanin formation, and that’s what we need for those stubborn scars.

You’ll probably want plain yogurt, no sugar, and certainly not expired. Just 2-3 tablespoons should do it. Massage thoroughly into the skin and/or set until dry. You’ll rinse with lukewarm water.

6. Honey

Honey in its own right works wonders for skincare, and some claim it works to remove freckles naturally. Would hurt to try. Antimicrobial properties make a good clean surface for skin-cell turnover. This process aids in the removal of pigment.

Honey should be fresh and mixed with fresh lemon juice. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of fresh honey. Mix until it forms a thick paste and apply to the skin for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

7. Oils

Eucalyptus, Pomelo Essential oils are thought to reduce hyperpigmentation because of their anti-inflammatory and melanin inhibiting properties. Usually best used on lighter or newer freckles or scars.

You’ll add 1-2 essential oil drops to 2-3 tablespoons of carrier oil (coconut oil). Let it sit for 20 minutes or overnight. Safe enough to use daily.

8. Butters

We all know and love the famous Cocoa and Shea butters. Glide into your skin and you glisten like a piece of good ole home-style fried chicken!

Anywho they contain bioactive compounds like polyphenols which help reverse sun damage and offer photo-protection. Meaning it’ll stop the damage in the first place. Organic butter will yield the best results.

Suggests 1-2 tablespoons massaged into the skin daily. The best part is you can use it 2-3 times every day without fear of an adverse reaction. Fan’s favorite!

9. Fruit

We’ve mentioned lemons. But other acidic fruits such as kiwi, strawberry, apricot, cucumber, tomato, and pineapple are all just as effective. They contain melanin inhibitors and pigment reduction properties.

This mash-up will exfoliate your skin very well!  You’ll want them as fresh as possible, 2 strawberries and a quarter cup of each of the other fruits or whichever you choose.

Mash it all up into a paste, apply it, sit for 20min and rinse well with lukewarm water. Although banana isn’t acidic the peel does have melanogenesis capabilities. It can be used in conjunction with the fruit peel or separately.

10. Onion & Garlic

These powerful vegetables are just as good on the skin as they are in food, as they house antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They promote wound healing and can be used apart or together. You can drudge them into a paste and apply to the skin. Let sit for 20min and rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t worry the smell will fade when dry.

Bottom Line

Remedies to remove freckles naturally are endless! Way more than one thought possible. The upside is that the ingredients are not harmful to the skin, easy to find, and most assuredly affordable.

Things you probably keep around the house and can be interchangeable. No freckles, these recipes can still work on other scars or hyperpigmentation of many sorts.

The fruit mash-up is our favorite. Have you tried to remove or fade your freckles/scars? What is your favorite recipe? Do you prefer chemical or natural lightening products?

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