There are tonnes of things that few people witness as a beauty mark and few as a flaw. Freckles are the exact same thing. While a whole lot of people consider it as tiny stars on the skin, there are few who find it difficult to live with it.

Just for people who are not aware of what freckles are, they are flat small tan or light-brown spots that become visible on the skin from reason varying from UV rays damage to inheritance. While some of them can be cured, there is a lot that can only be altered using makeup or a corrector. It is the redheads who mostly get freckles in the first place due to poorly pigmented cells.

Freckles On Face
Freckles On Face

While there are a lot of medical treatments like the laser treatment that can be done on them to completely remove it from the very roots, it can be treated using homemade recipes as well, that will do no harm to the skin yet cure it off freckles. While we are eager to know the ways to cure it, it is very important to know the reason why freckles show up in the very first place.

Causes Of Freckles On Face
Ways To Cure Freckles
Masks To Cure Freckles
Ways To Prevent Freckles
DIY Sunscreen

Causes Of Freckles On Face



There are various reasons that can cause a freckle to show up on the skin. While some are naturally present, most of them show up due to UV rays damage. Let’s take a deeper look and understand this better.

  • Exposure to the sun causes an increase in melanocytes which is responsible for the production of excess melanin.
  • Redheads get freckles the most because of a certain MC1R property that perches on melanocytes and controls the pigment balance.
  • Freckles are also caused due to inheritance. It is hereditary.
  • Excess exposure to sun beyond the limit increases the chances of freckles.
  • Another type of freckles, called solar lentigines happens only to people over 40 years old and is a sign of ageing and getting old.

Ways To Cure Freckles

There are multiple ways that can help cure freckles[1]. While some take a lot of time to heal but are all natural others might show faster results but come with side effects.

The point to remember here is that all these treatments will take their own sweet time as freckles occur due to multiple years of sun exposure. Figure out the one that you would pick and be patient with it till it gives you the desired results.

Laser treatments

pros:

  • Usage of intense laser light to lighten the freckles
  • Removes the freckles from the roots
  • Is the most faster way of resolving freckle issues

Cons:

  • Comes with side effects like redness, itching and swelling
  • Requires 2 weeks to recover from the treatment
  • Hard on the pocket
  • Would require multiple sessions.

Chemical peel

pros:

  • Trichloroacetic or glycolic acid is used to penetrate the epidermis
  • Powerful than home exfoliation

Cons:

  • Side effects include redness, swelling and itchiness
  • Will need 2 weeks to heal
  • Would require daily care on the treatment

Cryosurgery

Pros:

  • Usage of liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill abnormal skin cells
  • Doesn’t require a lot of time to recover from cryosurgery

Cons:

  • A hard hit to the pocket

Home remedies

Pros:

  • All natural ingredients.
  • No side effect when the right products are used.
  • Less expensive
  • Convenient

Cons:

  • Less effective
  • Will need continuous use to show results.

Masks To Cure Freckles

Home remedies are certainly the best. Using 100% natural ingredients to cure anything is the perfect option. While it might require utmost dedication, the results will be worth the wait.

Lemon Masks
Dairy Masks
Fruit Masks
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask For Freckles
Vegetable Masks
Oil Masks
Aloe Vera Face Mask For Freckles
Sesame Seeds Face Mask

Lemon Mask

#1. Lemon Juice Face Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Lemon 1
Cotton balls 2

Process:

  1. Take a lemon and squeeze it into a bowl.
  2. Dip it in the juice and apply it to the freckled area.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off your face using normal water.
  5. Pat dry.
  6. For sensitive skin, repeat this every alternate day.
  7. You can also add in some honey to the lemon juice to mellow down the acidic nature.

How Often To Do This:

You can use this everyday.

Lemons contain bleaching properties that helps in lightening the the marks off your face and dark spots[2]. Make sure to use it every now and then to see better results.

#2. Lemon And Horseradish Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Raddish 1
Lemon 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and grate a whole radish into it.
  2. Put it in a loosely woven fabric and squeeze the juice of the radish out.
  3. Add the juice of 1 lemon into the horseradish juice.
  4. Mix them really well.
  5. Apply it on the affected area and let it dry.
  6. Rinse it off using cold water.
  7. Pat dry.

How Often To Do This:

You can use this every day.

Hoarseradish is rich in vitamin C that helps to cure dark spots, blemishes and freckles naturally. It also contains antioxidants[3] that maintain a healthy and younger looking skin.

#3. Lemon Juice And Yeast Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Yeast 20gm
Wheat Bran 20gm

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 3 tbsp of lemon juice, 20gms of yeast and 20 gms of the wheat bran into it.
  2. Mix them all really well.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using cold water.
  5. Pat dry.

#4. Lemon And Turmeric Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Turmeric powder 1/4th Tsp
Ground almonds 2 tbsp
Glycerin 2 tbsp
Lemon juice A few drops
Rosewater As required

Process:

  1. Take a handful of almonds and ground it.
  2. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of grounded almonds, 1/4th of turmeric powder, 2 tbsp of glycerin, a few drops of lemon juice and add rosewater to it to make a paste.
  3. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  4. Apply the mask onto your face and massage it on.
  5. Rinse it off using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

Use this scrub three times in a week.

Turmeric is the best herbal face packs to even out the skin tone. It helps in curing all kinds of marks and spots from the face like blemishes[4], dark spots, and freckles.

#5. Honey And Lemon Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Honey 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and squeeze out 1 tbsp worth lemon juice.
  2. Add in 1 tbsp of honey to it.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  4. Apply this mix onto your freckles and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off after 20 minutes using water.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment once everyday.

The lemon helps in cleansing and bleaching the freckles and helping them to fade out. Honey with its multiple vitamins and minerals help in nourishing the skin.

#6. Lemon And Sugar Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Sugar As required
Lemon 1/2

Process:

  1. Take a lemon and cut it in half.
  2. Take a little sugar onto a plate.
  3. Dip half a lemon onto the sugar and scrub it on the freckles gently.
  4. Leave it on for a couple of minutes.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this treamtent everyday to see the freckles fade away in couple of usage.

The sugar is known to be the first natural exfoliator that people go to. It helps remove dead skin off the face. The lemons acidic nature further bleaches the marks to fade them completely.

Dairy Face Masks


#1. Buttermilk For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Buttermilk 1-2 Tsp
Lukewarm water As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1-2 Tsp of buttermilk in it.
  2. Apply it directly onto the freckles.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  5. Pat dry.

Repeat this twice a day.

Buttermilk is soothing and cooling for the skin[5]. It contains mild acids that lighten the complexion along with lightening the freckles and other dark spots.

#2. Milk Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Milk As required
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add a little milk into it.
  2. Pour it in accordance with your freckles.
  3. Apply it on the freckles and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using cold water.
  5. Pat dry.

The lactic property of milk helps in fading the freckles and also help with pigmentation[6] like dark spots and blemishes.

#3. Cocoa Butter For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
100% cocoa butter As required
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and take out a little cocoa butter based on the affected area.
  2. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser.
  3. Apply the 100% cocoa butter onto your freckles.
  4. Massage it till the butter gets completely soaked by the skin.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Wash it the next morning using lukewarm water.
  7. Pat dry.

You can repeat this treatment every night.

Cocoa butter comes packed with antioxidants that work on spots and marks. It also helps in curing freckles and blemishes. While clearing the skin off marks it also helps in making the skin soft and supple.

#4. Shea Butter For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Organic shea butter As required
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and takeout shea butter in as required.
  2. Take it on your fingers and rub against each other to make it a little warm.
  3. Apply it onto the freckles.
  4. Leave it overnight.
  5. Rinse in the morning.
  6. Pat dry.

You can repeat this every day.

Shea butter is known to have healing properties that works well on blemishes, acne scars[7], freckles and dark spots. It helps in curing whilst nourishing the skin with abundance of moisture and hydration.

#5. Molasses Face Mask

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Ingredients Quantities
Almond oil 1 Tsp
Molasses 2 Tbsp
Yoghurt 2 tbsp
Lemon essential oil 2 drops
Chamomile tea 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of molasses, 2 drops of lemon essential oil, 2 tbsp of yoghurt and 2 drops of lemon essential oil.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  3. Apply it to your cleansed face.
  4. Wet your fingertips and massage your face using a circular motion for 5 minutes.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix the brewed chamomile tea with water and use it to rinse your face after 10 minutes.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. Use almond oil to moisturise your face.

Use this mask rapidly to see instant results.

The lemon essential oils acidic nature helps in mellowing the dark spots. The lactic acid of yoghurt contributes to reducing pigmentation off the skin including blemishes, acne marks and freckles.

#6. Honey And Yoghurt Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Yoghurt 1 tbsp
Honey 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of yoghurt.
  2. Mix 1 Tsp of honey to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Cleanse your face and apply this mix onto your entire face.
  5. Let it sit for 10 minutes for your skin to absorb all the goodness of yoghurt and honey.
  6. After 10 minutes rinse it off using water.
  7. Pat dry.

You can use this mask once every day.

The combination of both honey and yoghurt togehter helps in clearing off dark spots like blemishes, ageing spots and freckles.

#7. Cornmeal and Buttermilk

Ingredients Quantities
Buttermilk 1/2 cup
Cornmeal 2 tbsp
Salt A pinch

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of buttermilk and a pinch of salt into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and make a paste out of it.
  3. Apply this on the freckles.
  4. Let it sit till it dries.
  5. Rinse it off once completely dried.
  6. Pat dry.

Apply this mask onto your face every night.

Buttermilk has lactic acid that lightens the freckles and other dark spots.

#8. Sour Yoghurt

Ingredients Quantities
Sour cream 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and take out some sour cream into it based on your requirement and on the affected area.
  2. Take some on your fingers and apply it onto the freckles.
  3. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
  4. Wipe it using a washcloth or a towel
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment twice everyday. It will be very light on your skin.

The lactic acid present in sour cream bleaches the freckles away making it lighter at first and then fading it away entirely. It will leave you with an even skin tone whilst clearing of the spots.

#9. Yoghurt For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Unflavoured yoghurt 1/4th cup
Lemon juice 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/4th cup of unflavoured yoghurt and 1 Tsp of lemon juice into it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment every alternate day.

The lactic acid present in yoghurt exfoliates[8] the skin and help in getting rid of dark spots and marks. It also helps in tightening the skin as well as the pore for a clear face without any impurities.

Fruit Masks To Cure Freckles


#1. Papaya Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Papaya 1/4th piece
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1/4 piece of papaya into it.
  2. Mash them papaya to get all the juice out.
  3. Apply the mask onto your freckles.
  4. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
  5. Rinse it using cold water.
  6. Pat dry.

Repeat this method everyday.

Papaya has enzymes that help in lightening the pigments and help in fading away the freckles.

#2. Kiwi Face Mask For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
kiwi 1
Strawberries 1-2

Process:

  1. Take 1 kiwi and 1-2 strawberries.
  2. Take the pulp of both the ingredients out.
  3. Apply it directly onto your face.
  4. You can also opt to apply it only to the freckles.
  5. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using normal water.
  7. Pat dry.

You can use this mask 2-3 times in a week.

Kiwi with its antioxidants and strawberries with the vitamin C and enzymes acts as a natural exfoliator that helps to lighten the freckles. Using this a couple of times will leave your face with younger and spot-free looking face.

#3. Banana And Mint Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Banana 1/2 cup
Mint leaves Handful

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and half a cup of banana into it.
  2. Mash it thoroughly.
  3. Now, take a handful of mint leaves and make a puree out of it.
  4. Mix both the mashed banana and the pureed mint leaves.
  5. Apply it onto your face.
  6. Leave it on for 10-12 minutes.
  7. After 10-12 minutes, rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  8. Pat dry.

You can use this mask twice in one week.

Banana comes packed with abundance of nutrients that softens and moisturises the skin. Mint contains antioxidants that work towards clearing off all sorts of spots from blemishes, ageing spots[9] and even freckles.

#4. Kiwi Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Kiwi 1/2 piece
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add half a piece of kiwi into it.
  2. Mash the piece into a pulpy consistency.
  3. Apply this onto your freckles.
  4. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off after 10 minutes using warm water.
  6. Pat dry.

Use this everyday for a faster and quicker results.

The antioxidant present in kiwifruit work against the effect of UV rays. It will help protect the skin from pigmentation damages. It also contains enzymes and vitamin C that help get rid of freckles.

#5. Banana Peel Face Mask For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Banana peel A small piece

Process:

  1. Take a banana and peel it off.
  2. Use the peel, the inner white part and massage it onto your face for a minute or two.
  3. Leave it on for a few minutes.
  4. Rinse it off.
  5. Pat dry.

Repeat this once daily.

Banana has skin lightening and anti-aging compounds that help lighten the skin. This will also help in skin firming and skin tightening.

#6. Amla Mask For Face Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Amla powder 1-2 Tsp
Water As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1-2 Tsp of amla powder in it.
  2. Add a little water to it till it forms a paste.
  3. Apply this onto the freckled area and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it after 10 minutes.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this mask every 2-3 days.

Amla contains ellagic acid and gallic acid that is known to lighten the skin by restraining the process of melanin formation.

Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask To Cure Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp
Honey 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 Tsp of honey in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Apply this mask onto your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. You can skip the whole face and only apply the mask onto the freckles.
  5. Rinse it using lukewarm water.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this mask once every day. You can use this every alternate day if you are applying it to your entire face.

The malic acid present in Apple Cider Vinegar exfoliates the darkened skin cells like freckes to reveal lighter skin.

Vegetable Masks


#1. Horseradish And Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Horseradish 1
Apple cider vinegar As required

Process:

  1. Take a grater and grate horseradish into smaller shreds.
  2. Take a jar and put the grated horseradish into the jar.
  3. Fill it with apple cider vinegar till it is 1 inch above the horseradish layer.
  4. Shut the lids and shake it well.
  5. Keep it under the sun for three weeks.
  6. Keep shaking it occasionally.
  7. Strain after 3 weeks using a strainer. Add half that amount of water.
  8. Shake it and refrigerate.
  9. Use this mask onto your freckles.
  10. Rinse it off using water.
  11. Pat dry.

Use this mask everyday.

The lemon citric acids helps lighten the spots including blemishes, acne scar as well as freckles. The apple cider vinegar contributes to fading away the marks.

#2. Parsley Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Parsley juice 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Orange juice 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of parley juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of orange juice in it.
  2. Mix them really well.
  3. Apply this onto your freckles.
  4. Dip cotton into the three juices mix and apply it onto the freckles.
  5. Let it dry.
  6. Wash of using normal water.
  7. Pat dry.

The citric acid present in lemon and orange juice works great on fading away the pigmentation. The lemon is also a natural bleaching agent and hence will help with the freckles. Parsley is known to have whitening properties that help in getting rid of freckles[10].

#3. Parsley And Cucumber Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Parsley 2 tbsp
Cucumber 2 Tbsp
Onion 1 tbsp
Celery oil 1 tbsp
Fuller’s earth 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a few parsley and chop it into small pieces.
  2. Take a cucumber and grate it.
  3. Put it into a loosely woven cloth and squeeze the juice out.
  4. Take one whole onion and chop it into small pieces.
  5. In a blender, throw it all in and blend it into a smooth paste.
  6. Take a bowl and add the smooth paste into it.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of fullers earth and 1 tbsp of celery oil into it.
  8. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  9. Apply this onto your face.
  10. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  11. Rinse it using lukewarm water.
  12. Pat dry.

You can use this every 15-20 days a month.

Parsley contains Phytochemicals that are known to lighten the dark spots off the face. It also helps in fighting against UV rays and protecting the skin from any sort of pigmentation.

#4. Eggplant Face Mask

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Ingredients Quantities
Eggplant 1/4th piece
Lukewarm water As required

Process:

  1. Take eggplant and cut a 1/4th-inch piece of it.
  2. Use this piece to rub off your freckles for 2-3 minute.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse your face using lukewarm water.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this ingredient every day till you see the freckles fade.

Eggplants contains vitamins like A, B, and E. It also contains antioxidants that help in lightening your freckles. Eggplant also help in keeping the skin healthy[11] and spotless.

#5. Tomato Juice For Freckles

Ingredients Quantities
Tomato 1 small
Cold water As required

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash freshly washed tomatoes in it.
  2. Bring it to a pulpy consistency.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using cold water.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this mask once every day.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C that is known to lighten any sort of pigmentation of the skin, even freckles. It also helps in reducing dark spots, blemishes and aging marks.

#6. Onion Juice And Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Onion 1 Small
Apple cider vinegar 1 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a grater and grate 1 small onion.
  2. Juice it out using a loosely woven cloth.
  3. Take a bowl and add 1 tbsp of onion juice and add 1 Tsp of apple cider vinegar to it.
  4. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  5. Apply it to the freckles and let it dry.
  6. Leave it on for a couple of minutes.
  7. Rinse it off using water.
  8. Pat dry.

Do this everyday to see faster and better results.

This is the most easiest way of removing dark spots and freckles off the skin. The acidic nature of onion acts as a natural bleaching agent to lighten any marks including freckles. The vinegar enhances the  bleaching effect.

#7. Horseradish And Buttermilk Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Horseradish 2 1/2 tbsp
Buttermilk 1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a radish and grate it into tinier shreds.
  2. Take a bowl and add the shredded horseradish and 1/2 cup of buttermilk into it.
  3. Let it stay overnight.
  4. Strain it the next morning.
  5. Apply it to a clean face.
  6. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  7. Rinse it off using water.
  8. Pat dry

The hoarseradish contains vitamin C that helps in clearing off the skin of pigmentation like blemishes, freckles and acne scars.

#8. Onion And Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Onion juice 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take an onion and cut it into pieces.
  2. Toss it into the blender and blend it.
  3. Take a cloth and transfer the blended onion into it. Squeeze the cloth to take all the juice out.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil into the squeezed onion juice and mix them well.
  5. Apply this onto your face using a cotton pad.
  6. You can use this a couple of times in a week.

#9. Potato Water Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Potatoes 1-2
Cloth 1

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and fill it with water.
  2. Add 1-2 potatoes into it and bring it to boil.
  3. Boil it till the water goes half.
  4. Take the potatoes out and strain the potato water.
  5. Dip a washcloth into the potato strained water and apply it on your entire face.
  6. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  7. Once the water is soaked wipe it using a dry cloth.

You can use this treatment every night.

Potato helps in lighteing the spot because of the starch present in the potato. It works fine on acne scars[12], blemishes and freckles.

#10. Cucumber Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Cucumber 1
Honey 1 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a grater and grate the cucumber into a bowl.
  2. Use a loosely woven cloth and extract the juice out of it.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients really well.
  5. Apply it to your clean face.
  6. Rinse it off using normal water.
  7. Pat dry.

Cucumber contain nutrients and vitamins like A, B1 and C, and potassium that helps in lightening the pigmentation off the skin, including freckles.

Oil Face Masks


#1. Dandelion Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Dandelion 5 leaves
Castor oil 1/2 cup

Process:

  1. Take a jar and add 1/2 cup of castor oil and 5 dandelion torn into small pieces to that.
  2. Take a saucepan and fill it with water. Bring it to boil
  3. Using the double boiler method, place the castor oil- dandelion jar into the boiling water.
  4. Reduce the flame and let it sit for 12 minutes with a simmer flame.
  5. Remove the saucepan off the after 12 minutes and add let it cool down.
  6. Keeping the jar in the liquid, twist the cap of the jar.
  7. Let it sit for 3 hours.
  8. Strain it.
  9. Use it every night after your face wash.
  10. Let your skin absorb it entirely after every application.
  11. Rinse it the next morning.

You can use this every night.

Dandalion contains vitamin and minerals that help in mellowing the pigmentation caused due to UV rays. It help clears blemishes, freckles and acne scars.

#2. Rosehip Oil For Face

Ingredients Quantities
Rosehip oil 2-3 drops
Aloe vera gel 1/2 Tsp

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 drops of rosehip and 1/2 Tsp of aloe vera gel in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Apply it on the face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.
  5. Pat dry.
  6. Use it only on freckles and avoid areas with acne as it can further lead to breakouts.

You can use this mix everyday as it is really light and wouldnt affect the skin.

Rosehip oil helps in rejuvinating the skin while lightening the hyperpigmentation[13] from the skin. It is proven to contain sterols, tocopherols, and carotenoids that leads to curing the pigmentation. Rosehip oil is also responsible to help reduce ageing.

#3. Baking Soda Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Castor oil 1-2 drops
Baking soda A pinch

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1-2 drops of castor oil into a pinch of baking soda.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Cleanse your face and apply this paste onto the affected freckles area.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this paste 1-2 times in a day.

Baking soda is the perfect natural exfoliator and helps to remove dead and darkened skin cells from the faces surface.

#4. Jojoba Oil Face Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Jojoba oil 1 Tsp
Olive oil 2-3 drops

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 Tsp of jojoba oil and 2-3 drops of olive oil in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients really well.
  3. Apply it to your freckles and massage it for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Leave it on overnight and if that is not feasible make sure to at least keep it on for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Wipe it off using a washcloth.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this every night to see faster results.

Jojoba oil mixed with olive oil helps in hydrating the skin and restoring the pH balance. The anti-oxidants properties of this mix helps in reducing the spots like age spots and freckles. It also have healing compounds.

#5. Almond Oil For Face

Ingredients Quantities
Almond oil 2-3 drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 drops of almond oil into it.
  2. Take it between your fingers and rub it to heat it up.
  3. Massage it on the affected area for a few minutes.
  4. Leave it on for half an hour.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this mask everyday and leave it on overnight.

Almonds contain a bleaching agent that helps in reducing the pigmentation like spots and freckles. Almond oil also contains vitamin A and E that helps in nourishing the skin whilst moisturising[14]. It also reverse the effect of oxidative stress damage.

#6. Argon Oil Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Argon oil 1-2 drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1-2 drops of argan oil into it.
  2. Massage it between your fingers and warm it up for best results.
  3. Apply it to the affected area and massage it on for a minute or two.
  4. Leave it on overnight.
  5. Rinse it off the next morning.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this oil every night.

Argan oil contains fatty acids, vitamin E, and carotenoids that works best to fade pigmemtation like blemishes and freckles. It will also help to protect the skin from any type of sun damage.

#7. Avocado Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Avocado oil 1-2 drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and take out 1-2 drops of avocado oil into it.
  2. Take the few drops between your fingers and heat it.
  3. Apply it on the affected area and massage for a couple of minutes.
  4. Leave it on for a few hours.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

You can use this oil once every day.

Avocado oil comes packed with skin conditioning[15] properties that helps moisturise the skin. It also contain vitamins like A, D and E that helps in reducing spots like blemishes and freckles. This can happen cause of over exposure in the UV rays.

#8. Olive Oil Face Mask


Ingredients Quantities
Olive oil 2-3 drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 2-3 drops of olive oil into it.
  2. Take a little between your fingers and rub it to warm it up.
  3. Apply it to the affected area and massage until the skin absorbs it.
  4. Use circular gentle motions.
  5. Leave it on for an hour.
  6. Rinse it using lukewarm water.
  7. Pat dry.
  8. You can also use a wipe dipped in warm water to wipe the oil off your face.

You can use this oil on your face 1-2 times daily.

Olive oil comes packed with nutrients and antioxidants that helps in lightening the blemish and freckles.

#9. Tea Tree Oil For Freckles

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Ingredients Quantities
Tea tree oil 1-2 drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil into the bowl.
  2. Take the oil between your fingers and rub to heat it.
  3. Apply it and on the affected area and let it sit.
  4. Rinse it off.
  5. Pat dry.
  6. If you have sensitive skin, do mix the tea tree oil with a carrier oil to dilute the effect.

You can use this oil 1-2 times during a day.

Tea tree oil is known to have healing and antiseptic properties that help to reduce the freckles and blemishes. Tea tree also helps with reducing acne and soothes the skin.

#10. Castor Oil Treatment

Ingredients Quantities
Castor oil A few drops
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add a few drops of castor oil into it.
  2. Take the oil between your fingers and apply it onto your freckles.
  3. Leave it on the for the whole night.
  4. Rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  5. Pat dry.

You can use this treatment every night.

Castor oil keeps the skin hydrated and moisturised. Using this everynight will help reduce the pigmentation off the skin from blemishes, acne marks and freckles.

#11. Vitamin E Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Vitamin E capsule 1-2
Cotton ball 1

Process:

  1. Take 1-2 vitamin E capsule.
  2. Take a cotton swab and puncture open both the vitamin E capsules onto it.
  3. Apply it directly onto the freckles.
  4. Let it dry.
  5. Wash off using water.
  6. Pat dry.

Vitamin E comes packed with nutrients that help in fading away the freckles and clearing the skin off any marks.

Aloe Vera Face Mask For Freckles


Ingredients Quantities
Fresh aloe vera gel 1 stick
Bowl 1

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and add a fresh aloe vera gel into it.
  2. Massage it onto your face for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. You can also leave it on your face overnight as aloe vera won’t harm the skin.
  5. Rinse it off.
  6. Pat dry.

You can repeat this every day.

Using aloe vera on your face helps in depigmentation of the dark spots like freckles from the skin. Aloe vera contains aloesin that hinders the pigmentation process.

Sesame Seeds Face Mask

Ingredients Quantities
Sesame seeds 1 Tsp
Pestle and mortar 1

Process:

  1. Take a pestle and mortar and add 1 Tsp of sesame seeds into it.
  2. Make a powder-like consistency using it.
  3. Take a bowl and add 1 Tsp of powdered sesame seeds and add a little water to make a paste.
  4. Apply this paste onto your face.
  5. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using cold water.
  7. Pat dry.

Sesame seeds helps with pigmentation and help in promoting lighter skin tone. It also have bleaching properties that adds onto the lightening of the dark spots.

Ways To Prevent Freckles

While there are a lot of remedies to cure the freckles, it is always better to prevent it in the very first place. There are multiple ways you can prevent spots and formation of freckles.

  1. Use a sunscreen with an SPF more than 50.
  2. Try and wear wide-brimmed hats or hats whenever you go out in the open.
  3. Opt for clothes that cover your skin to avoid any contact from UV rays.
  4. Avoid sunlight from 10:00 Am to 4:30 pm.

DIY Sunscreen



Sunscreen number -1

Ingredients Quantities
Fenugreek seeds 1 cup
Water 2 cup
Sesame oil 2 tbsp
Aloe vera gel 2 tbsp
Vitamin E capsule 2

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and add 2 cups of water to it.
  2. Add 1 cup fenugreek seeds into it.
  3. Bring it to boil.
  4. Using a strainer, strain out the gel-like consistency out of the boiled fenugreek and water concoction.
  5. Now, use a loosely woven cloth to extract the last drop of the gel.
  6. Whip is a little using a spoon.
  7. Now, add 2 tbsp of sesame oil, 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel and puncture 2 vitamin E capsule into it.
  8. Mix them well.
  9. To get a smooth blend, pour this into a blender and blend.
  10. Transfer the white concoction into a glass jar. A pump jar will be best.
  11. Voila! Your homemade sunscreen number-1 is ready.
  12. Follow the steps to make sunscreen number two and apply them both for a sunscreen that would fights any damage from the sun.

Sunscreen number-2

Ingredients Quantities
Cucumber 1
Sandalwood 1 tbsp
Multani mitti 1/2 tbsp
Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Aloe vera Gel 2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a cucumber and grate it into smaller shreds.
  2. Squeeze the cucumber shreds to get the juice out.
  3. Take a bowl and add 2 tbsp of the squeezed cucumber juice.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder, 1/2 tbsp of Multani mitti, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel into it.
  5. Toss this mix into a blender and blend it into a smooth consistency.
  6. Transfer it into a small container.
  7. Now, 30 minutes before stepping out of your house, first apply sunscreen number one and massage it in till your skin absorbs it.
  8. Finish the layer of protection by applying sunscreen number 2. Massage it in till the skin absorbs it.
  9. Voila! You face is ready to battle the harmful UV rays.
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Best Sunscreen With An SPF 50

The market is flooded with the option when it comes to sunscreen. Applying one 30 minutes before leaving the house is utmost important. Applying one even if you are in the house is considered a must. The Uv rays can have an adverse effect on skin and freckles is just a starting point to it.

Pick from any of these sunscreens that best suit your requirement and protect your skin of any damage.

Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen
50ml- 200/-
Rating: 4/5

  • Perfect for all skin types
  • SPF 50+
  • Quick absorbent
  • Make the face glows
  • Not greasy
  • Blendable

 

Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Jovees Argan Sun Guard Lotion SPF 60 PA++++
100ml- 335/-
Rating: 4.2/5

  • Water resistant
  • Travel-friendly
  • Lightweight
  • SPF 60 ++++
  • Protect skin from UV rays
  • Nourishes the skin
Jovees Argan Sun Guard Lotion SPF 60 PA++++

Suncros 50 Aqualotion Spf 50 For Sensitive Skin 60ml- 400/-
Rating: 4.7/5

    • Protects the skin from UV rays
    • Moisturises dry skin
    • Evenes out the skin complexion
    • Non-greasy cream
    • Lasts long
Suncros 50 Aqualotion Spf 50 For Sensitive Skin 60ml- 400/-

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+
30ml- 549/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Comes with a creamy texture
  • Lightweight
  • Quick absorbent
  • Non-greasy
  • Non-oily
  • Offers SPF 50+ and PA+++
  • Moisture the skin
Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Natio Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+
100ml- 1325/-
Rating: 4.2/5

  • Leaves no white cast
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Leave the skin looking moisturized
  • Suit all age groups
  • Lightweight
  • Non-sticky
  • Non- greasy
Natio Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+

Lotus Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50
50gm- 315/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • Lightweight
  • Quick absorbent
  • Works well as a makeup base
  • Controls oil and shine
  • Won’t break you out
  • Won’t irritate the skin
  • Contains the goodness of Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extracts.
  • Gives a matte finish
  • Gel-based formula leaves a soothing effect on the skin

 

lotus safe sun uv screen matte gel spf 50

Avene Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+
50ml- 1590/-
Rating: 4.5/5

  • oil-free
  • Alcohol-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Silicone free
  • Water-resistant
  • Best for hypersensitive skin
  • Lightweight
  • Quick absorbent
  • Non-greasy
  • 4 hours of protection
  • No white effect
Avene Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+

Now that you are aware of the causes of freckles and what it takes to get rid of them, it is your choice to decide whether to consider it as a beauty spot or that of a flaw. If you consider this as a beauty spot you can leave it on your skin as is, but if it is creating any sort of a hindrance you can always choose the natural way to get rid of them

Now, this method might work slower than the laser treatments or he surgeries, however, it is 100% natural and is sure to not leave you with any side effects whatsoever. Now it is important for you to understand that the Uv rays have taken years to lead to a discoloured face causing freckles and hence using a natural way or even surgeries will take its time to fade them entirely. The key here is to be patient and efficient and you will be able to see the results for yourself.

Whilst using the natural ingredient you can always opt for freckle lightening cream or freckle removal cream, while they also require consistency, they can work as an add-on to the whole freckle lightening treatment. Whichever path you choose be it with freckles or without any make sure that the end result is a woman who is confident and is ready to take over the world.

 

You might find this article interesting Top 3 Face Lifting Masks Which You Can Prepare At Home With Natural Ingredients

 

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 16/3/2019



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

21 Comments

  1. Oh I’ve never come across the term freckles in my life so far. When I was surfing on skin infections, I came across this term freckles. I was very much interested in reading the article after reading the title. Thanks a bunch for making us aware of such type of skin infections.

  2. Are there any permanent skin care treatments to remove the freckles from your face? If there are any, please mention it over here. And also, please tell whether it is better to take those skin care treatments or not. If it would cause any side effects the please mention that also.

  3. Can I know approximately for how long should I use these natural remedies to get rid of the Freckles from my face? And also after using these home remedies will the freckles start to disappear slowly or will the rejuvenation happen in that part of skin? Also, tell will these freckles leave any scars on my face when it is getting cured from my face. If it would leave any scars, then tell a solution for treating those scars from my skin.

  4. Can I use cosmetic creams, lotions and other skin care products on my face when it is affected by freckles? Will this lead to any other infections or side effects on my face?

  5. Are there any possibilities for freckles to get developed and cause skin cancer in your body? If there are any, please mention it over here.

  6. Hello OCEANA STEPHENS! As you asked there are certain skin care treatments that could remove the freckles permanently from your face. You can also opt for them. But before you take the treatment make sure that you know all the details regarding the treatment. Also get proper suggestions from well experienced dermatologist. Make sure that the treatment would perfectly fit your skin type. As every coin has two sides, even these permanent skin care treatments also could cause some ill effects on your skin. If you have sensitive skin type then it is better to mostly avoid taking up such skin treatments. And these skin care treatments are very costly when compared with the other treatments. I have given the names of some of the permanent skin car treatments below.
    1. Chemical Peel
    2. Laser treatment
    3. Cryosurgery
    4. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
    5. Tretinoin
    Out of all the five treatments, laser treatment is the costliest one.

  7. Hi OLIVIA RITTER! You cannot always judge the timing that a home remedy will take to cure the infection from your skin. This is because each one of us have different kinds of skin type. So, some of the natural remedies might fit perfectly with certain type of skin and for some it may take some time. Obviously the time will vary from one skin to the other. Using these natural remedies on your face will not cause any ill effects and will always benefit your skin. So, you can use them on your skin as long as you want. When you use them regularly for one month on your face then you can really feel and notice the changes in your face. When you use these natural remedies, the freckles will start to disappear and that part of your skin will return back to your skin’s original color. The visibility of the freckles will go gradually as you follow the natural remedies. When the freckles gets cured by these remedies, you will not have any scars or marks on your face. Your face will become clear and clean.

  8. Yeah you ca use cosmetic creams, lotions and other skin care products on your face when you have freckles. But then make sure that all the products are very mild and light. Do not use heavy and strong creams or lotions as it might cause ill effects on your skin. Also, make sure that you don’t use much of the products very often on your infected skin. Most of the times it is better if you could avoid usage of such products until the freckles gets cured from your skin.

  9. Hello ZIVA JONES! usually freckles happen due to the increased exposure to the UV rays that comes from the sun. And this will automatically get cured when the winter season arrives. Only in very rare cases, freckles might get developed into cancer cells and cause skin cancer. But this will mostly not occur and has only a very few chances in anyone;s body. May be if your skin gets exposed to a greater extent than the maximum level, then it might get developed into skin cancer.

  10. Naturally I have an oily skin. Can I opt for the oil remedial masks that are given in this article? Will the usage of such face masks make my face to be even more oilier?

  11. Brilliant work! I am really impressed with the efforts you have put in the way you have delivered each and every information. Keep sharing more content!

  12. You can refer the way to cure freckles section given in the article to know more on the permanent treatments.

  13. Hi! I am a 23 year old woman and I really wanted to get rid of freckles on my face. That disturbs me a lot every day whenever I go out. This makes me to be with less confidence when I go out and face people. I really wanted to remove those freckles from my face as soon as possible. Can you please suggest me whether i would opt for the Cryosurgery method. Will this be helpful in removing the freckles from my face permanently? Also, I wanted to make sure that the freckles won’t reappear on my face after a few days of taking up the surgery. If yes, then please mention if there are any ways through which I could prevent such freckles from reappearing on my face. Thanks a lot in advance for helping me with this skin problem.

  14. Hello people! I am having sever freckles infection on my face and body. I have a doubt whether is it advisable to take up the permanent ways that are given for curing the freckles on my face. Will it cause any side effects? Please give me your suggestions.

  15. Hello Carola Kim! My suggestion for your doubt would be to avoid taking up such permanent skin treating methods like injections or laser treatments. Sometimes taking up such treatments and injections can be unfavorable to our body and health. This will entirely depend on your health condition. I have also heard that some compounds like Glutathione are safe to try them on your skin. But I am not sure how far they are true and safe on your skin for whitening them. So, now you may use those natural remedies specified in this article regularly on your face and body. Do a proper research in finding a professional doctor who has a lot of experience in giving such skin treatments using injections. Get a proper advice from him/her by describing about all the skin problems you have. It is also very important to mention whether you are allergic to any of the chemicals or compounds or even the laser too. Make sure that the treatment does not involve any of such agents. Also, mention the type of your skin whether it is sensitive, dry or oily. Based on your skin type, doctors will prefer you the best treatments. Do not take such skin treatments from an unprofessional person or without getting proper advices from doctors. If the doctor says to avoid, please stick to their words. Do not give it a try blindly as it might cause any kind of infections and harmful effects on your skin and body.

  16. Thanks a lot ILANA HARINGTON for your views and suggestions on my doubt. I will really take your words into account and wait for some time by following the natural home remedies that are specified in this article.

  17. Hi people! I was also affected by freckles and the white patches on my face. I am not sure of the remedies that are specified in this article. I have not tried any of them and I don’t have any idea on how far will these remedies work. But I have tried the lemon and honey face mask and it really worked on my skin in making to reduce the freckles and the white patches on my face. I have also studied that most of the citrus fruits will work effectively against the skin infections and conditions like freckles, spots and white patches. This face mask really helped me in retaining the natural glow of my skin that was lost due to many of the external factors like pollution, impurities, dirt and the other dust particles. I will explain you how to prepare and apply the lemon and honey face mask on your face briefly over here.
    1 For this you will require about 2 tbsp of raw honey and a fresh lemon.
    2 You will also require about 2 tbsp of coconut oil.
    3 Now take the fresh lemon and cut them into two slices. Start to squeeze the lemon slices until you obtain the fresh lemon extract in a small bowl.
    4 Now add the raw honey and coconut oil into the lime juice.
    5 Mix the ingredients well until all of them get combined well.
    6 If you want you can also add a few tbsp of olive oil and almond oil that would suit your skin better.
    7 Now start to apply the mixture all over your face and spread them equally.
    8 Once your are done, leave the paste to be there on your face for about 20 to 30 minutes.
    9 This will allow the paste on your face to get dry for some time.
    10 Then you can rinse your face with warm or cold water. You should never use hot water for washing your face. This might affect the pores that are present in your skin.
    11 After washing you can pat your face gently with a clean towel,
    12 You can follow this remedy for at least twice in every week to get effective and better results.
    You can also try this face mask at your home and make your skin to get rid of the freckles and the white patches in a very few days. I would strongly recommend the people who are reading this article to try this natural remedy on your face. This natural remedy is a 100% tried and tested one. You will not face any side effects on your face when you try this remedy.

  18. Hi! I am a 28 year old woman. I was having dark freckles and a few white patches on my facial and body skin. All of these freckles and the white patches looked visibly bright due to my dark skin tone. I literally tried a lot of medications and treatments in removing these red spots from my face. But then, none of the medications and treatments worked in treating the freckles and the white patches from my face. Rather it gave me adverse effects that literally spoiled my facial skin. Then my facial skin started looking too older with the large open pores and dark red spots. And one of my friends shared me this article and told me to try any of the home remedies on my facial skin. I was not having any belief before starting to try it on my face. But then after the third attempt I was pretty much surprised with the results. Yeah, I tried the chamomile tea face mask on my face. Till then I did not know the value of the home remedies given in this article. Then I started using it continuously every week. To be more specific I used the Horseradish And Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask for once in every two days on my face. The freckles and the white patches started getting faded and the skin was slowly returning back to its normal color. The adverse effects caused due to the medications were also getting treated slowly. And the most impressive things are that, now my skin appears with more shine and glow than before. And the aging look due to the open pores on my facial skin has also got removed. My skin looks way younger than before. Thanks a lot to the team for sharing such a very useful piece of content. I am going to follow your website as I am really impressed with the results that the home remedies offered. I would strongly recommend everyone to try it with no doubt. You will obviously get the desired results in a couple of days after using the face mask.

  19. Thanks a lot MAGGIE SEBASTIAN for sharing your experience in trying one of the homemade remedy mentioned in the article using the simple natural ingredients. That is so nice of your to share such useful information with all the people living in and around the world. This will really be very helpful for the people like me to try it with the confidence. Though I read the article, I was not having the complete hope in trying the natural home remedy on my face. But then after reading your comments my mindset has got changed and i will surely be trying it on my face starting from today. Please do share your experience and views if any body else have tried and got desired results like MAGGIE SEBASTIAN. I will really be helpful for many of the people out here.

  20. This is specifically for the people who are affected by freckles and white patches on their face. Please do avoid using any of the skin care products that contains too strong compounds or chemicals. Even I had the same issue and because of the usage of such products, my skin has got entirely damaged very well. Now by following certain home remedies my skin is getting back to its normal state. So, please do avoid using such products when you have any kinds of skin infections.

  21. Yup your are absolutely correct RAFAELLA MCALLISTER! Using such chemical and strong products will literally affect the normal tone , texture, quality an appearance of your skin, Using such products regularly can lead to the product buildups in your skin. This can cause adverse effects on your skin from making large pores to making your skin get shrink. This will obviously offer an old and aging look to your skin. You can opt for using any of the home made skin products rather than using such chemical products. Homemade products will help in curing your skin problems and also adds a natural glow and shine to your skin. You can also prepare any homemade skin care products by yourself at your home. You can absolutely use any of the home remedies that are specified in this article. These home remedies will not harm your skin in any of the ways as they contain only natural ingredients in them. So, your skin will get nourished properly with the essential nutrients and vitamins supply. So your skin will stay healthy and fresh all the time.

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