Freckles are round, flat brown spots which appear on skin and are observed among women and men as well. American Association of Dermatologists confirmed that freckles are the signs of skin damage. Freckles might occur inherently or due to the sun exposure, hormonal imbalance and many other such reasons. It appears on face usually since your face is exposed to sun. However, you can’t ignore them and try several medical treatments to get rid of this embarrassing situation. Many products claim to fix freckles but they actually don’t.  Moreover, there are many expensive medical treatments to cure freckles. However, there are many natural remedies that can help you get rid of freckles with no side effects and are also proven to be advantageous for many people. Look at the natural remedies that can be used to clear the embarrassing freckles on your face and choose the best one that suits you.

Sour Cream:

Sour cream is one of the effective remedies to cure freckles. Lactic Acid is the major ingredient in sour cream. Apply sour cream on your skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Later, you can wipe the cream from your skin with water. You can also use a wet tissue or a soft cloth to wipe the cream applied over your skin. Practice this treatment four times a week to see visible results. Yogurt can also be used instead of sour cream.

Lemon juice:

Lemon juice has skin lighting properties and is used as an effective remedy for dark spots and freckles. Squeeze fresh lemon and extract its juice. Apply it on the affected area and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash off with water. Practice this treatment thrice a day to see the best results. Another effective remedy to clear freckles is applying a mixture of sugar and lemon juice on the affected area using a brush. The dead skin cells are removed after washing it with lukewarm water.

Wheat Germ and honey:

Prepare a mixture of honey with water. Apply it over the freckled skin area. After few minutes, rinse off with water. Later, prepare a mixture of wheat germ and honey. Apply it as a pack on the affected areas. Rinse off with cold water after 15-20 minutes. This is an effective remedy and is proven to be beneficial to clear freckles permanently and naturally.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is known for its medicinal properties and has many essential benefits to cure freckles, acne, pimples etc.  Extract the pulp of Aloe Vera juice. Apply it over the affected areas. Let it dry for few minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice a day and see visible results. 


Papaya has many benefits essential for a healthy lifestyle. The enzyme “Papain” in papaya has skin lighting properties. Extract the pulp of papaya. Apply it over affected area and let it dry. Wash off with cold water after few minutes. Practice this procedure twice a day and you can see visible results within few weeks.

Horseradish juice:

Grate horseradish and mix it with lemon juice. Take few quantities of this solution and dab it over the freckled skin area for few minutes. Let it dry. Horseradish is one of the effective remedies to reduce freckle spots. Follow this treatment regularly and observe visible results within a fortnight.

Turmeric and buttermilk:

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a traditional herb which can be used to cure any skin disease. Mix turmeric with buttermilk and apply it over the freckle affected region. Leave it for few minutes and let it dry. Wash off with cold water and follow this remedy twice a day and you can see visible results within a month.


Onion is an effective remedy to clear freckles within few months. For better and visible results, use red onions. Rub onion slice over the freckled region thrice a day. Add teaspoon vinegar to onion juice and apply it over the affected areas. Let it dry and wash off with lukewarm water. To observe positive results, repeat this process for few months.



This is a special technique in which the outer skin layer is removed using stream of small particles. Several sessions of this technique should be followed to complete this therapy.

Laser treatment:

This treatment is often preferred to clear moles and freckles. In this process, laser is sent to burn the blood vessels located underneath the freckled skin area to lighten them or remove them significantly. 10-15 sessions are to be undertaken to complete this therapy. 

There are many such medical treatments that are often used to clear freckles such as chemical peel. You need to consult your dermatologist to know more about the treatments that suits your skin type.

Changes in lifestyle:

Besides practicing these natural remedies and undergoing treatments, you need to follow few tips. Change in lifestyle can also prevent freckles after undergoing treatments. 

  • You need to protect yourself from sun exposure. Use sunscreens with a sun protecting factor greater than 25. Avoid direct exposure to sun and ensure that your face is covered when you stay out in sunlight for long hours. Apply sunscreen frequently.
  • Regular intake of fruits that are abundant in vitamin C is essential to clear freckles.     Vitamin C can help lighten skin tone as well. Include lots of citrus fruits like orange, kiwi and other leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Regular intake of Vitamin C supplement is essential for freckle-free skin.  
  • Conceal your freckles when you apply makeup. However, this is not a permanent solution.

By following the above mentioned remedies, treatments and by making few changes in your lifestyle you can clear freckles and stay beautiful.

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