How To Get Rid Of Freckles

This is a simple explanation of how to get rid of freckles, if you find that they are bothering you to the point that you need to look it up on the internet. 

Freckles are a natural response to the sun in very light skinned people, especially those with red hair, although many people get freckles when out in the sun. 

The first step is seeing if you can prevent the formation of the little spots with a strong sun block, perhaps through avoiding to much sunlight generally, but that's not always a solution that suits most people. 

It's a good idea to talk to your doctor, who may have some suggestions if it's really bothering you, such as prescribing a skin whitening cream

Doctors only prescribe a hydroquinone containing cream in extreme situations, and only recommend that you use it for a few weeks at a time. 

This is the most effective solution to getting rid of freckles, but it involves bleaching the skin, with a fairly harsh and powerful chemical. 

There are less potent treatments for whitening dark spots on the skin, whether they be birthmarks, pigmentation issues, scars, burns, or red spots caused by injuries or accidents. 

Different Options For Freckle Lightening

The most simple way to get some effect on lightening dark spots on your skin is through something like lemon juice, or lime juice, as both contain vitamin C, which has a mild lightening effect, and with no side effects at all. 

You may wish to try a cleansing treatment involving glycolic acid, or even a chemical peel. Arbutin is a natural source of hydroquinone, and so has similar effects to the cream I mentioned before that is only prescribed by doctors, but it can be obtained through a pharmacy, or through reputable online dealers of skin whitening products. 

Before deciding on which course to take, you should do your research carefully, and consult with your doctor, pharmacist, family, and the internet, before deciding that you want to try a chemical solution to getting rid of your freckles. 

Freckles are not such a bad thing, and most people see them as being natural, and cute or endearing. 

Still, some people get a really bad case of them that can make them feel very different, and it's not all that hard to find a solution, if you already have really white skin. 


Get Rid Of Freckles
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