Freckles are small spots on your skin that range in color from red to brown. They’re commonly seen on sun-exposed areas, including your face, neck, back, upper chest, hands, and arms. They are harmless and there is no need to treat them. But if you want to reduce freckles on the skin naturally, here you are on the right platform.  

Scroll till the end to find out the Top 10 natural ingredients that effectively help to reduce freckles on the skin and natural skin care steps that you can easily follow at home to remove freckles, dark spots, blemishes, and pigmentation.

One important thing to note is that freckles, if not genetic, only happen due to sun exposure. If you are getting similar spots otherwise, it may be a symptom of skin cancer and not freckles.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar For Freckles

  • Mix apple cider vinegar with water.
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 3 tablespoons of water.
  • Apply to the affected areas.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off.

2.  Papaya For Freckles

  • Take a small piece of papaya and blend to get the papaya paste.
  • Apply to the affected parts of the skin.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Use papaya paste daily.

3. Aloe vera For Freckles

  • Take fresh aloe vera leaf.
  • Peel it.
  • Scoop out its gel.
  • Blend it to get the smooth gel.
  • Store this aloe vera gel in a container.
  • This aloe vera gel will last long for 1 week in a fridge.
  • Apply on your affected parts.
  • Massage for a few minutes.
  • Leave it for as long as you can.
  • You can leave aloe vera gel on your face overnight for the best result.
  • Wash it off the next morning.
  • Use this daily.
  • If your skin is dry, add sweet almond oil.

4. Licorice For Freckles

  • Grind licorice to get licorice powder.
  • Mix with curd/buttermilk to make a paste.
  • Apply on your affected parts.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • You can also licorice powder in your homemade cleanser or scrub.

5.  Butter Milk For Freckles

  • You can buttermilk directly on your affected skin for 20-25 minutes.
  • You can use this daily.
  • Or you can mix buttermilk with coffee powder/sandalwood powder/ orange peel powder to make a paste.
  • Apply for 20 minutes.
  • You can this face pack twice or thrice a week.

6. Red Lentil For Freckles

  • Take red lentils and grind them to get a powder.
  • Mix with tomato juice.
  • Apply on the affected parts for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Use this twice/thrice a week.

7.  Egg Plant For Freckles

  • Cut one eggplant into thin slices
  • Rub these on the affected parts in gentle circular motions
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Repeat daily.

8. Yogurt For Freckles

  • Take a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply on the affected parts.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Use this thrice a week.

9. Lemon Juice For Freckles

  • You can add lemon juice to your homemade scrub and face packs.
  • Or you can combine honey and lemon juice in an equal amount.
  • Honey and lemon juice are one of the best combinations to remove freckles.
  • Apply to your affected areas.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Use this daily.

10. Mint Leaf For Freckles

How To Use Fresh Mint Leaves

  • Wash mint leaves.
  • Blend them.
  • You can add cucumber/tomato.
  • Apply on your affected parts.
  • Wash it off after 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.

How To Use Mint Powder:

  • Take fresh mint leaves.
  • Wash them.
  • Spread them in a tray.
  • Place the tray in an area where direct sunlight receives.
  • Leave the tray for 1-2 days.
  • Once it gets dried, grind them to get the powder.
  • Store the dry leaves powder in an air-tight jar.
  • This mint leaves powder will last long for 3-4 months.
  • Keep it away from moisture and air.

How To Use Mint Powder?

  • You can add the mint powder to your DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cleanser and scrubs.
  • Or you can use them in your homemade face packs.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of mint leaves powder and mix with curd.
  • Apply for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • You can apply this daily.
  • You will notice your freckles and spots reducing day by day.

Natural Skin-Care To Remove Freckles On Skin

Gram Flour As A Cleanser:

Gram flour has long been used as a natural face cleanser to treat various skin problems while reducing spots. It helps remove tan, dead skin, and acne breakout and improves the skin complexion.

How To Use Gram Flour

  • Take a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of rice powder, and 1 pinch of turmeric.
  • Mix with plain water/rose water.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Rub gently for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Wash your face with this cleanser twice a day.

Pro tip:

If your skin is dry, add 1 tablespoon of dry milk powder.

If your skin is oily, add charcoal powder.

Apple Cider Vinegar As A Toner:

It is necessary to use a toner daily to help maintain skin pH balance and prevent pores to enlarge.

How To Use ACV

  • Take a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and 1 cup of green tea.
  • Mix both ingredients.
  • Store this mixture in a bottle/container.

How To Apply?

  • Soak a cotton ball or pad in a toner.
  • Apply on your face evenly.
  • Avoid your eye area and lips.
  • Leave it on as long as you can.  
  • Use toner twice a day after washing your face.

Pro tip:

If your skin is dry or rough, add a few drops of glycerin.

Coffee As A Scrub:

Coffee works as a natural exfoliator for the skin. It removes dead skin cells from the pores and leaves the skin tight. It also lightens dark spots and freckles.

How To Use Coffee For Freckles

  • Take a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coffee powder.
  • Mix with honey and a small amount of lemon juice.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Scrub gently for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Scrub your face twice a week.

Papaya As A Cream:

Papaya works as a natural lightener, exfoliator, and natural bleach for the skin. It is suitable for all skin types. Although it has mild exfoliating properties it does not harm the skin. So you can use it on your face daily as a cream.

How To Use Papaya For Freckles

  • Take a small piece of papaya.
  • Blend it with a fork or blender to get the paste.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add papaya paste (2 tablespoons).
  • Curd/aloe vera gel (1 tablespoon)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)
  • Almond oil for dry skin (1 teaspoon)
  • Mix well.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • This cream will last long in a fridge for 6-7 days.

How To Apply?

  • Wash your face with a cleanser.
  • Pat dry.
  • Apply this cream to your face.
  • Massage for 2-3 minutes.
  • Leave this overnight on your face.
  • If you want to wash, you can wash for at least after 1 hour.
  • Apply this daily for the best result.

Face Pack:

Using a homemade face pack on your skin effectively reduces the spots, pigmentation, pimple marks, and freckles on your skin.

Make sure to choose the right natural ingredients for your skin. Above I‘ve shared 10 homemade face pack ideas that you can easily make at home.

Other Natural Tips To Reduce Freckles On Skin:

  1. Stay out of the sun in the peak hours.
  2. Apply sunscreen according to your skin type daily.
  3. Cover your skin with fully covered clothes.
  4. Choose skin-care products according to your skin type.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
  6. Take detox water daily.
  7. Often wash makeup brushes.
  8. Wipe your makeup before going to bed.
  9. Take a well-balanced diet.
  10. Use vitamin C serum daily.

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