Home Remedies to Get Rid Of Freckles

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Freckles are flat, round and brown spots in different sizes that appear on the skin. Both men and women can have freckles. According to the American Association of Dermatologists (AAD), freckles are a sign of skin damage. Some of the common causes behind the appearance of freckles are too much exposure to the sunlight, hereditary, hormonal imbalance, and many more. Though freckles could be present all over the body, they are mostly present in areas which often get exposed to sun rays.

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There are medical ways to remove freckles but the process can be very expensive. If you have freckles, then you can easily get rid of them by trying several natural treatments at home. These treatments are safe to try at home and there is also no risk of side effects.

Here are top 10 home remedies to get rid of Freckles.

1. Sour Cream

The lactic acids present in sour milk can help a lot to get rid of freckles. Take some sour cream and directly apply it on the affected skin area and allow it to dry for a few minutes. Instead of rinsing it off completely with water, you must gently wipe it off with a soft tissue or a towel and then apply some moisturizer. This remedy will not cause skin irritation or dryness. Follow this remedy at least once daily until the freckles go away. Alternatively you can also rinse the affected skin area with sour milk daily. In case you do not have sour milk, then you can always use yogurt.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a highly effective ingredient that can be used to treat freckle as well as brown spots. Lemon juice has lightening properties and so it will nicely bleach the dark spots on your skin. Take fresh lemon juice and with the help of your fingers apply it on the affected skin area and gently massage the area for ten to fifteen minutes. Finally rinse the skin with lukewarm water. Do this remedy twice a day. Another option is to dissolve some sugar in the juice of one lemon and then apply this mixture on to the affected area with the help of a brush. Gently massage for some time and then wash the skin with water.

3. Honey

Make a mixture of honey and water and heat it slightly and then apply it on the affected area and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Finally rinse the area properly with warm water. You can also make an herbal mask at home by mixing wheat germ with warm honey. Apply this mask and allow it to sit for about ten minutes and then rinse the area with warm water and then wash it again with cold water. This is one of the most effective home remedies for freckles. Another option is to make a mixture of honey and yogurt, and apply it on the freckles for half an hour daily.

4. Eggplant

Eggplant can also be used to remove freckles. Take one fresh eggplant and slice it into thick pieces and apply the slices all over the affected skin area. Gently rub the eggplant slices in a circular motion and leave them on the skin for ten to fifteen minutes. Follow this remedy once daily for about a week to notice significant improvement in the appearance of your skin. The freckles will become lightened considerably after two weeks.

5. Buttermilk

Applying buttermilk on freckles can also help in lightening them. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get rid of freckles is to apply buttermilk over the freckles, leave it for ten minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Another option is to make a thick paste of powdered oatmeal and buttermilk. Apply this paste on the affected area, leave for about half an hour and then finally wash it off with cold water. Do this remedy once daily until you get positive results.

6. Horseradish

Horseradish juice when dabbed on the affected skin area for ten minutes daily can also help a lot in lightening the freckles. Another option is to take one grated horseradish and mix it with the juice of one lemon and blend them together to make a paste. Apply this paste all over the affected skin area and allow it to dry. Finally wash it off with the help of some cold water. When this remedy is followed on regular basis it will soon lighten the freckles and make them less noticeable.

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  1. Some of these remedies really helped me..thank you!

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  2. the lemon juice is the method I like to use, I still have some freckles but before I had big and dark ones. thanks for the other methods.

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  3. imeldacorminal@gmail.com June 3, 2013, 1:52 am

    A useful tip….and very affordable….thumbs up.

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  4. I started using lemon and vinegar, I tell the results are astounding in less that a week big freckles are peeling off. Earlier I was using cream with exfoliation elements did not show good results. But the downside of using vinegar and lemon its painful itchy but as they say no pain no gain.
    Goodluck

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  5. I’m gonna try the lemon juice and sour cream method once a day for two weeks n take before n after pics ! hope they work

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  6. Hope that this is gonna work for me! Extited to try it out, thanks for the tips !

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  7. Hello as I constantly struggle (since my teenage years) with a ton of ugly and dark freckles I am really looking forward to trying some of the above methods. Does anyone have a favorite method that really works,that they would recommend???? And if possible if anyone has effective methods can you please tell me not only which method but about how long until it actually worked or until they were mostly gone… May sound a bit odd but I am in my best friends wedding in Sept and am so self conscious of them. I need them all gone! Thanks:-)

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  8. I’m gonna try the leamon one just to see if it works.

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  9. since a week i am following lemon juice n onion technique… will that really work.. if yes.. then how much time it would take, that my freckles will totally b removed…

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  10. I just started the lemon juice one today, on my two dark freckles on my face,and now i’m gonna try the honey one on the darker and bigger freckle :) I’m hoping they work!!! But I’m wondering how long till the are gone?

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  11. Who in their right mind wants to get rid of their freckles? That is what make you unique and beautiful!

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    • Some people just don’t like their freckles because they are afraid it might take over their beauty some people just don’t like them because they are big

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  12. i have been applying Onion + vinegar since 3weeks but i cant see any change on my freckles… does that really wo
    rk??

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  13. I really want to try one of these I’m taking my I’d picture in 3 days!!! Tried everything except this turmeric thing. I’ll try it and tell u guys if it works!!! <3

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  14. Im going to try this remedies. Ive been to dermatologist all the creams they gave me did not work. Im excited

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  15. I have freckles all over my arms, face and legs and I’ve tried lemon juice, strawberries, sour cream, honey, olive oil, EVERYTHING!!! my freckles are like what someone with red hair might have and I have had them my entire life:( SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!! I feel that they make me ugly and they won’t cover up with makeup. people say they’re beautiful but I would much rather a clear face than one with stupid brown dots covering it:(

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    • I have freckles too and I hate them! I honestly think the lemon method worked best but if you want to get rid of them fast then try getting a lazer appointment

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    • hi i wanna share my experience,i had plenty freckles on my face,i tried using all medicinal suggestions written above but it really don’t work,i tried using pure aloe vera mix with evaporated milk and apply over night, it help me a lot,first i did is every night i wash my face with warm water and soap,next step is i put aloe vera mix with carnation evap milk on affected area over night,in the morning i washed again with warm water,after washing then i apply warm butter on face and leave for 15 min, then rinse,after rinse apply coco butter on face and leave all day, do this everyday until freckles gone,i never use lemon and vinegar to put on my face over night,i was trying but it make my face having more problems,it burn my skin,lemon is good and pure but only if you apply on affected area just leave for about 3 to 5 minutes then rinse afterwards not to get burn…………..freckles does not remove as fast as we expected,it need lots of patient and sacrifice to cure it it depend how we help our self…..no pressure but just try this remedy,hope this helpful to you.

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    • I’m a red head and I understand you I just plain hate my freckles but I haven’t tried any of these things idk if they work or not

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  16. I am excited to try this remedies.I hope to get rid of my freckles.Thanks for the tip!

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  17. I have freckles my arms and my face.i use tretinon and hydroquonine.it fades bt not remove all.plz help me I feel that they make me ugly.

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  18. Try this method it relly works sourcream,honey,onion,lemonjuce,cucumber,papaya,vinegar,peroxide,baking soda.blind these together and apply on face for 15 to 20 minutes when dry wash off with warm watter do this for 6 weeks. It may sting alittle but its worth it.my freckles are completely gone

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  19. Ya its better with lemon juice

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  20. ive been usin the lemom nd vinegar method is abt 4 week nw .2 tell de honest truth de remedy is workin my freckles are becoming lite nd i hope as tym goes by dey will go away permanent

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  21. i kinda agree, they r really annoying

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  22. Ive heard dry ice on each freckle for 3seconds

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  23. I just started using it today,the vinegar and the lemon juice,your are right it kinda itchy,how many weeks does it works for you?and do you think it has a side effects

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