How to Get Rid of Freckles at Home

Freckles are formed due to amalgamation of group of pigments called melanin on your skin. These pigments are responsible for providing color to your skin and hence their presence in clusters at one spot causes darkening of that area and appearance of freckles. Freckles are not a cosmetic disorder but it appears on the skin, which does not contain sufficient amount of photo protective melanin. Freckles that vanish with the reduction to sun exposure are called Ephelides. Freckles, which are formed after years of exposure to sun, are called lentigines and are common in aged people. Thus exposure to sun light causes freckles to form and can be controlled by avoiding such exposure or using sun blocks protecting from UV-rays. However, some useful and convenient home remedies are also available to get rid of Freckles.


  • 1

    Apply Sour Milk/Cream

    Sour milk contains lactic acid, which helps to peel your skin gently and prevents from inflammatory dryness. Wash your face with sour milk twice a day and you will see your freckles gone within few days. You can also apply sour cream on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Remove it with soft cotton or tissue and then wash your face. Make sure to apply a moisturizer at the end.

  • 2

    Apply warm Honey

    Slightly heat up the honey and apply it on your face. Gently tap your face with your fingers and leave for few minutes. Now, wash your face first with warm water to remove honey and then with cool water. You can also mix a small amount of wheat germ in the warm honey before you apply it on your face.

  • 3

    Apply Parsley and fruit juice

    Take equal quantities of parsley, lemon, orange and red currant juice and mix them together. Apply mixture of juices on your face to let your freckles fade and less visible.

  • 4

    Lemon juice

    Squeeze two lemons into a small cup. Take a cotton ball and dip it into the lemon juice. Now, apply it on your freckles gently. This is the most effective way to vanish skin freckles as lemon contains citric acid which is a natural source to  lighten your skin. You can mix some sugar in lemon juice to avoid inflammation.

  • 5

    Apply Papaya juice

    Papaya juice is another effective remedy to eliminate freckles as it contains Papain, which is an enzyme that helps to lighten freckles. Apply papaya juice on your freckles with the help of a cotton ball. You can also apply it directly and rub gently on your skin. Papaya juice not only removes blemishes and freckles but also helps to make your skin healthier and soft.

  • 6

    Apply Onion Slice

    Take a red onion and cut a slice of it. Gently rub the onion slice over your freckles. Repeat this method per day until the freckles vanish. Onion might smell unpleasant but its will give you effective results.

  • 7

    Apply Yellow Mustard and Milk paste

    Mix some mustard powder in milk to make a consistent paste. Apply the paste before going to bed and wash it in the morning. Repeat the procedure daily to get your freckles vanished.

  • 8

    Apply Sesame seed and Turmeric paste

    Take sesame seeds and turmeric paste in equal quantities and place them in a medium bowl. Pour some water into the bowl and grind all the ingredients properly until a paste is formed. Now, apply it on your face daily to lighten freckles.

  • 9

    Apply Castor/olive oil

    Castor and Olive oil contains Vitamin E, which help to reduce blemishes and freckles. Apply caster oil or odorless olive oil on your freckles before sleeping and leave for the whole night. Repeat the procedure until you get rid of freckles.

  • 10

    Apply Fruits and Vegetable masks

    Several fruits and vegetables contain natural elements that can help to reduce dark spots and freckles. You can use facial masks made of apricots, red currant and strawberry on regular basis to lighten the freckles.

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