Frackle,Cause,Treatment and Prevention
What are freckles?
Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots that typically are the size of the head of a common nail. The spots are multiple and may develop randomly on the skin, especially after repeated exposure to sunlight. These are particularly common in people of fair complexion on upper-body skin areas like the cheeks, nose, arms, and upper shoulders. They may appear on people as young as age 1 or 2.
Most freckles on a person’s skin are usually uniform in color. On different people, freckles may vary somewhat in color — they may be reddish, yellow, tan, light brown, brown, or black — but they are basically slightly darker than the surrounding skin. They tend to become darker and more apparent after sun exposure and lighten in the winter months.
Freckles are due to an increase in the amount of dark pigment called melanin and are not due to an increase in the total number of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.
Natural Remedies for Freckles
Freckles may be unsightly and a cause of cosmetic concern for many. Here are some natural remedies that will help you deal with freckles at home –
Daily use of sunblock..U.VEIL LOTION
Avoid going out from 11 am to 5 pm when the sunrays are maximum.
Use sun block lotion each time you go for a swim and reapply every two hours in case of heavy perspiration.
Lemon juice is a tried and tested remedy for treating freckles. Apply lemon juice with your fingers on the affected area; lemon juice bleaches the dark spots.
Regular use of fruit and vegetable masks such as those made with apricots, strawberries, cucumbers and red currant will help lighten freckles.
Apply juice mixed with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange juice, and red carrot juice under your favorite cream will help you keep your freckles invisible.
Heat honey slightly and apply to face, tap face gently with your fingers. Wash honey off with warm water then rinse with cool water. Stir in a little quantity of wheat germ into the honey before applying.
Applying buttermilk on freckles is thought to help in lightening them.
Apply odorless castor oil or vitamin E at night before going to bed.
Dissolve some sugar in the juice of one lemon. Apply mixture to each freckle with a brush.
Onions also can be used for removing freckles and age spots. Slice a red onion in half and rub on the spots twice daily. Continue until the spots fade.
Take a watermelon, make a hole in its rind and introduce some grains of rice in it. Take out the rice after a week. Grind into a paste and apply on the face.