know your skinFreckles are groups of skin cells known as keratinocytes that contain the brown skin pigment known as melanin. A specialized body cell known as melanocyte produces excess melanin when exposed to sunlight. This excess pigment is collected by surrounding skin cells, explaining why they appear in spots rather than as a uniform coat of color across the skin.

People are likely to experience more during summer due to the exposure to sunlight. However, they disappear during winter for the same reason. Light skinned people are also more susceptible to them than dark skinned people are. Also, on the list of people prone are blondes and redheads, and those with genetic predispositions.

Most times, they are painless and flat because the skin cells are usually perfectly normal despite the slight difference. All the same, you may be interested in how to get rid of those dark spots on your face, chest or back that are crippling your confidence. Here are a few tips for freckles removal:


§ Prevent Them from Appearing

It may sound strange, but the best way to eliminate these dark spots from your body is to prevent them from appearing in the first place. This you can do by protecting yourself from direct contact with the sun. You could use umbrellas or wear hats with wide brims that shadow your face. Alternatively, you may cover your hands and legs by wearing long sleeved clothes or long pants. You may also want to avoid going outside altogether. If this is not practical, you can try your best to stay within the shaded area.


§ Lemon Juice

lemon-juiceThis is the most common way to get rid of freckled patches of skin. Lemon juice can be used to lighten the dark spots since lemon is a natural bleaching agent. All you need to do is squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl and use cotton balls to apply the juice on the freckled areas of the face. Leave it to soak for at least 10 minutes then rinse off using cold water. This remedy should work if used daily.


§ Sake Facial Mask

Sake is a Japanese wine that is made from rice. It inhibits production of melanin in the skin through a component known as kojic acid. This makes it very effective at freckles removal. You only need to mix the sake with yogurt, oatmeal powder, and honey. This will form a paste that you then apply and leave for half an hour. The paste contains antioxidants that are great for the skin.

If all these tips are not effective for you, you may want to consider laser treatment. The procedure has no known long-term negative effects, but it is likely to result in swelling or temporary bruising. However, this seems like a small price to pay for a smooth, fair skin. You may want to check out the beauty centre that provides effective freckles removal treatment.

Al the same, sunscreen and a hat can spare you a lot of time spent removing these dark spots later. The toughest sun damage to remove is freckles. Therefore, prevention is the best solution.