Many people elect to fade freckles using chemical peels and procedures performed by a physician. To fade freckles at home in a natural and safe manner, try mixing some simple ingredients together and applying them directly to your skin. A safe alternative to bleaching unwanted freckles would be to apply fresh squeezed lemon juice directly onto the skin. An important tip to remember in your effort to fade freckles is to stay out of direct sunlight whenever possible. The sun's rays are not only damaging to your skin, they can cause more freckling and make those you already have appear darker and more pronounced.
Various fruits and vegetables can be pureed into a formula that can be applied to your skin and used as home remedies for freckles. Cut a lemon and cucumber into small pieces. If you don't mind the tears, chop a small onion as well. Now blend the lemon and cucumber slices into a blender or food processor until the consistency is slightly grainy.
Dip a dampened washcloth into the mixture and apply it to your freckled skin. Additionally, Fresh avocado or peaches also make a wonderful peel for fading freckles. To avoid irritation, do not rub your skin harshly.
Another homemade facial mask to fade freckles can be made by mixing one cup of creamy style yogurt with one tablespoon of honey. You may also add a drop or two of lemon juice concentrate into the mixture. For best results, leave the mask on for up to one hour. While this method is not a sure fire way to rid yourself of unwanted freckles, it should facilitate fading.
Your dermatologist may prescribe certain creams or lotions that can help fade freckles. In addition, different types of serums are available on the market without prescription and may help fade freckles over time. Creams containing vitamin A and alpha-hydroxy acid are a good choice. As always, ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have concerns.
If you're determined to rid yourself of freckles permanently, do so under the supervision of a dermatologist. If you have an excessive amount of freckles that you want to eradicate, there are procedures that your doctor can perform to accomplish this. A laser procedure for safe removal of freckles is fairly common and relatively safe. Before doing so, your doctor will give you a medical evaluation and determine if this method is right for you. You should also discuss the risk of complications with your dermatologist, as well as any skin sensitivities or allergies you have.