Freckles Home Remedies

Freckles are not so pleasant looking light or dark brown spots of variable sizes that start appearing on the skin indicating some sort of skin damage. The reason behind this damage can be over exposure to sunlight, hormonal imbalance, and sometimes it is simply inherited from your parents. Although they have tendency to develop on any part of our body, generally they are seen on areas which comes directly in contact of sunlight like face, arms and neck. Some cosmetic products claim to remove freckles but they end up in skin darkening and other side effects due to the chemicals present in it. It is hence best to use natural remedies, especially when it is about your skin.

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If you have also developed some irritating brownish spots anywhere on your skin, just take the help of the following home remedies for freckles which are less costly and highly effective.

Home Remedies For Freckles

download (59)Lemon juice

Lemon is the most easily available ingredient and also the most effective one when we talk about removing freckles form our skin. Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent as well and a very effective home remedies for freckles. It is the acid in lemon juice that helps brighten your skin and make the scars less visible. It can, in fact, fade away freckles and lighten the dark scars faster. Whether it is acne scars, blemishes, or dark circles, lemon juice finds its use everywhere. Go to your kitchen, take out two lemons and squeeze them to get fresh lemon juice. Apply this on the area of the skin affected with freckles with the help of a cotton ball. It is as simple as that.

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Applying honey as a mask on your face introduces the antibiotic properties of honey to your skin and kills of the bacteria causing skin problems, and also helps in lightening the freckle spots. Not only this, it also makes your skin glow with radiance, making it effective as a home remedy for freckles. You have two benefits from the same product. Get fresh honey in its purest form and apply it once daily to treat the skin.


Papaya is the main component of almost all the beauty products available in market today. But the thing to note is that papaya is best to be used in its natural form. Rubbing your skin with plain raw papaya leaves it fresh and fine. Use the papaya in mashed form to say good bye to freckles and other skin issues. Unlike lemon juice, it does not leave your skin dry and you will not need to apply any moisturizer after using this face pack of papaya, such are the benefits of this home remedy for freckles.

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Onions also can be used to remove freckles and brown spots due to their sulfur content which has the properties to exfoliate the dead skin. For best results, use red onions. Cut one red onion into thick slices and rub the slices gently on the freckles twice daily. Continue this home remedy for freckles until the freckles fade away. Another option is to grate one red onion, extract its juice and apply the juice on the affected skin twice a day. For best results, add one teaspoon of vinegar to the onion juice. Repeat this remedy daily for one or two weeks.

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Take a handful of almonds and soak them in water overnight. Take them out of water and after peeling crush the white part to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin to make it freckle free. If you do not have time to do all this you can simply go to a health store and grab a bottle of almond oil. Almond oil is great natural oil made of almonds that is very safe and beneficial for the delicate skin off your underarms. If you apply almond oil regularly the dark spots soon will disappear and would never turn back. In addition to almond oil, you can use vitamin E oil to eliminate dark color of your underarms, making it one of the best home remedies for freckles.


Tomato is not only appealingly red in color and refreshing in taste, but is advantageous for overall health and taking care of your skin also, making it an effective home remedy for freckles. To make your skin soft and shining, and to get rid of freckles, you can eat tomatoes and use them as application as well. Eat raw tomato, or add it to the food if wish to eat it. But if you want to apply them on and around your freckles, you need to make a paste. For the paste mix a tablespoon of tomato juice wit equal amount of lemon juice and apply this paste on your face and other areas with the help of cotton. Let it stay there to do its work and then wash off with cold water. You can use the paste two times in a day to make your complexion fairer.

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It is another trusted way to deal with all your skin problems naturally. All you need is two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk. Add in the milk little by little until a thick paste is formed. Later, apply this on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off. These are some well known natural whitening agents and they remove impurities from skin effectively.

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You can lighten up your skin complexion and at the same time get rid of the freckle marks with the use of honey, lemon juice and milk that are easily available at home, the best home remedies for freckles. Take a tablespoon of fresh lime juice and mix it with equal amount of honey and milk. Apply this on your face and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with water. Lemon introduces dryness to your skin, but to its contrary honey acts as moisturizing agent, leaving your skin neutral. Do not forget to wash your face before applying the mixture. All these together contain everything your skin needs to remove any kind of marks and glow radiantly.

With these home remedies for freckles you can get rid of the embarrassing brown spots from your face and anywhere else on your body.