How To Get Rid of Freckles

If you want to get rid of freckles, you need to understand what they are first: small, flat, tan, brown, or black spots on the skin caused by increased production and localized build-up of melanin in skin cells. Melanin is produced naturally as a skin pigment and protection against sunlight — that’s why prolonged sun exposure can produce or darken freckles, especially on fair skin. Predisposition to freckles can be genetic (like fair skin), and is even related to the presence of red hair .



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To keep your freckles from getting worse and to prevent new freckles from forming you should avoid prolonged sun exposure. So wear a hat, long sleeves, and long pants; stay in the shade; and always wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen is especially important if you’re treating your skin for any dermatological condition. Most skin treatments and even some dietary supplements (such as St. John’s Wort) contain chemicals or other ingredients that increase your skin’s sensitivity to light. Be wary of what you put into your body to best take care of the skin



Bleaching agents and creams are a common way to get rid of freckles. Bleaching agents usually contain hydroquinone, a chemical that fades skin color, and are available over-the-counter or in stronger prescription form. A bleaching skin cream, applied directly to freckles, can get rid of freckles by slowing the production of melanin and fading their color to that of the rest of your skin. Be careful, though: over-application or misuse of bleaching agents can cause serious skin irritation and damage.







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Laser resurfacing is an effective way to get rid of freckles. Usually performed by a dermatologist, the doctor will numb the area around your freckles with a local anesthetic, then remove the top layer(s) of your skin with a laser. Your skin will usually take 1-2 weeks to heal after laser resurfacing, and long-lasting results will be varied.




Chemical peels can also get rid of freckles. A chemical peel is an intense exfoliation of your face that uses fruit acids such as (lactic acid, glycolic acid or mandelic acid) to peel away several layers of skin. A chemical peel will reduce the appearance and visibility of your freckles, and your skin should heal after a day two. sensitive skin can take longer to heal.





Mandelic Acid Fruit Peel

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Treatments containing retinol and retinoids can get rid of your freckles. Retinoids are a class of natural chemical compounds related to Vitamin A and used in the treatment of many dermatological conditions, including freckles. The brand-name Retin-A cream or gel contains the retinoid Tretinoin and is often used to treat acne, but can also help you get rid of your freckles. Side effects can include dry skin and increased risk of sunburn.





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Sometimes freckles, or what look like freckles, can turn into something more serious. Larger flat brown spots can be the result of aging (often called age spots); rougher large brown marks can be sun damage (solar keratoses) or warts. If a freckle or mole grows quickly and becomes discolored you should see a doctor immediately to check for malignant melanoma, a common form of skin cancer. It’s better to have a medical professional check those than to rely on assumptions. 




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