The mighty freckle – charming on a 5 year old and a nuisance for adult skin. Freckles are a natural consequence of genetics often made worse by sunburn. Genetics predisposes skin to skin to produce melatonin causing freckles after sun exposure. Most commonly seen are simple and sunburn freckles. Simple freckles are usually light yellow to tan, round, pea sized and most commonly seen on a face. Sunburn freckles are often darker, with irregular borders, larger and most commonly seen on upper back, arms and shoulders. They are most commonly treated with costly laser treatments, cryosurgery and freckle creams. Fortunately there are less invasive, more natural and significantly less costly solutions.
Freckles are fairly easy to treat by simple preparations from common ingredients found in kitchen. Apple vinegar in combination with lemon juice can go a long way toward curing freckles on a dime budget.
Freckle Buster Tonic:
½ cup of organic apple vinegar
½ cup of water
1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice
Mix organic apple vinegar and water well and boil over medium heat for few minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. When cool, add lemon juice and mix well. To apply, gently dab the preparation over freckles with a cotton swab or a soft cotton cloth. Let dry. Apply once a day for two weeks to lighten freckles. Store the preparation in a fridge for up to three weeks.
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