Freckles are very common and appear on the skin of many people. An increased level of melanin due to sun exposure is the most common cause of freckles. A lot of people do not find freckles on skin to be attractive so they look for ways to remove them. People have used various means to get rid of freckles since the time of the ancient Egyptians. In the past the most common substance that was used for removing freckles was lemon juice because it can bleach the skin. In these modern times we now have cosmetic bleaching agents, micro dermabraision, chemical peels, laser treatments and freckle removal cream that we can use to get rid of freckles.
Some of the above treatments can be dangerous and damage the skin. Skin discoloration, burning and irritation can occur for some people who are sensitive to certain treatments to remove freckles. Using a freckle removal cream is a much safer and a less expensive alternative to use when it comes to bleaching and removing freckles. People can also wear sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher to prevent the production of excess melanin and the resulting freckles when they go out into the sun.
There are a few freckle removal creams on the market. Some have skin lightening qualities and use amino-acids and poly-carbohydrates as their main ingredients. Certain herbs like ginseng extract, lemongrass and peppermint are used in the natural type of cream. Some will have other natural substances like gromwell extract and Vitamin C and E. Freckle removal cream can reduce the amount of color pigmentation on the outer layer of skin without any harmful side effects. Both men and women can use freckle removal cream. The only exception is women who are pregnant. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with their physician before using any kind of freckle removal cream.
Sometimes freckles can be associated with other health conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and melasma. Addison’s disease, acanthosis nigricans and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are also associated with the development of freckles. Before trying to use a cream to remove them you should consult with your doctor to rule out the possibility that freckles have developed because of one of these diseases. Prescription creams can also be used to lighten freckles and bleach the skin. They usually have hydroquinone as the main ingredient. These creams can lighten and fade dark patches on the skin. The production of melanin is also slowed by these creams. When using prescription freckle removal cream keep in mind that the amount of hydroquinone is twice the amount than in the over the counter freckle removal creams. Some of the prescription creams have added cortisone and tretinoin (retin A) as well. Sometimes a topical freckle cream will not work for certain individuals. They may also lighten the skin surrounding the freckle as well. Some common side effects when using prescription creams include drying, peeling and redness as well. You should be sure to discuss these side effects with your dermatologist.
There are also recipes online to make your own freckle removal cream that makes use of all natural substances like lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, sour cream etc.
The amount of time it takes for freckle removal cream to fade and remove freckles can vary from product to product. It usually takes from two weeks up to two months for most products to work. You can find freckle removal cream online and in local pharmacies and drugstores. These creams are also used to remove or fade age spots as well. Most people prefer to use liquid-based creams because they are more easily be absorbed by the skin. You should always choose a freckle removal cream for your particular skin type.
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