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In-depth Knowledge About Skin Moles And Its Removal!

In-depth Knowledge About Skin Moles And Its Removal!

Depending on the way you look at it, a mole can be a beauty spot or a blemish. For most people, facial moles are undesired. Moles can be described as clusters of pigmented skin cells. They appear in the form of dark spots on the skin that vary in size, color and texture. Apart from the face, moles appear commonly on the arms and legs but can affect any part of the body. In most cases, moles are harmless but in some cases, they may turn precancerous and need to be removed. However, most moles are removed for only cosmetic reasons. Moles can be removed through home remedies, surgery or laser treatment.

Mole removal depends on the type, size and location of the mole. When treated with lasers, layers of the mole are removed one by one by evaporating the affected cells. This does not cause any sort of bleeding and does not disturb healthy tissues adjacent to the mole. It is also considered to be a largely pain-free procedure but you may feel a slight tingling sensation. After the laser procedure, a scab forms over the affected area which later falls off. You may also notice slight swelling and redness in the area for a few days after the procedure.

Laser treatment for mole removal has a number of advantages.

  1. As it is a non-invasive procedure, there are minimal chances of infection
  2. Multiple moles can be treated in a single session
  3. Laser beams can reach parts of the face, nose and ears that may be difficult to reach through other procedures.
  4. There are minimal disturbance and injury to the adjacent healthy tissues
  5. Healing is much faster than with other procedures
  6. There is a very low chance of scarring

However, one of the biggest disadvantages of laser therapy is that it can only be used to treat surface moles as the laser beam cannot penetrate deep into the skin. Also, laser treatment, if not recommended in cases where the mole may be considered precancerous as the laser beam will destroy the mole leaving nothing that can be used for a biopsy. Lasers are also seldom used to treat large moles or birthmarks. The cost of removing a mole with laser treatment depends on the size, location and number of moles. In some cases, more than one session may be required and this too could influence the cost of the procedure.

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Home Remedy For Black Scars!

Home Remedy For Black Scars!

Black scars on face and body don't look good and can be a mark on your beauty. Clean your black scar with this Home remedy -

  • Use aloe vera and rice powder pack. 

White peel is a good option for black scars removal as it is fast in cleaning spots and provides fairness.

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Q-Switched Laser - Know Merits Of It!

Q-Switched Laser  - Know Merits Of It!

Over the past few years, the use of Q-switched laser technique for removing brown spots from the skin has gained popularity. This procedure is used for laser skin treatments like laser skin toning and photo facial and has been observed to offer dramatic results. Whether it’s the sun freckles or the unwanted brown spots on the facial skin, the billionths of seconds laser energy pulse that that is projected on the skin, known as the Q-switched laser, release the skin pigment in such a way that it gets naturally reabsorbed by the body, which leads to its natural disposal.

Q-switched laser for photo facial
The term photo facial refers to a skin treatment, where light-based technology is used in order to treat the brown spots on the skin, eliminate broken capillaries and boost the collagen production. And when the Q-switched laser is used for photo facial, it makes the laser treatment more ideal for people suffering from skin issues like discolored spots, freckles, fine lines, etc. Q-switched photo facial is considered to be effective against sun spots on areas like the legs, chest, arms and other broader skin areas as well.

Q-switched laser for laser toning
Laser toning is another light-based treatment procedure that is known for its effectiveness in correcting the most stubborn of acne spots, sun spots and skin conditions like melisma that interferes with the pigmentation of the skin. The Q-switched laser for laser toning refers to the use of Q-switched lasers for skin rejuvenation. In this procedure, multiple passes of the Q-Switched laser are passed through the large spotted skin areas, to remove the blemishes. The procedure also gives you brighter and tighter skin post the process. So, you get numerous benefits from one method.

Benefits of Q-switched laser
The significant advantage of Q-switched laser for photo facial as well as laser toning is that one single treatment can remove more than 75% of the dark and brown spots. Depending on the skin condition of the patient, one may need to opt for more than two or three Q-switched laser treatments in order to get the desired skin tone that is completely even and flawless.

One must remember, that Q-switched laser treatments may not be ideal for people who have recently taken any skin treatment medications such as Accutane or women who are pregnant. So, check if you are the ideal candidate for the procedure with your physician and seek expert assistance to proceed with the treatment to achieve the desired outcome without a glitch.
 

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काले दाग मिटाने के उपाय - Kaale Daag Mitane Ke Upay!

काले दाग मिटाने के उपाय - Kaale Daag Mitane Ke Upay!

कई कारणों से चेहरे पर काले दाग के निशान आ जाते हैं. इस तरह के दाग सुंदरता में बाधक बनते हैं इसलिए लोग जल्द से जल्द इन दागों से छुटकारा पाना चाहते हैं. इन निशानों को ख़त्म करने के लिए बहुत सारे उपाय हैं. बाजार में कई प्रकार के क्रीम भी उपलब्ध हैं जिसके कुछ साइड इफेक्ट भी हो सकते हैं. लोग इन दागों को इसलिए ख़त्म करना चाहते हैं क्योंकि इससे चेहरे की खूबसूरती प्रभावित होती है. इसलिए हम बात करेंगे साइड इफेक्ट रहित उपायों यानि घरेलू उपायों की. तो आइए इस लेख के माध्यम से हम चहरे के काले दाग खत्म करने के उपायों को जानें.

काला दाग का घरेलू नुस्खा है नींबू-
नींबू को सबसे पहले काट कर इसके जूस को निकाल कर एक कटोरे में डाल लें. अब शहद के साथ नींबू के रस को मिला लें और इस मिक्सचर को अच्छे से चलाएं. अब इस मिक्सचर को अपनी स्किन के प्रभावित साईट पर लगाएं. इसे 15 मिनट तक लगाकर रखें. इसके बाद त्वचा को गुनगुने पानी से धोएं. जब तक आप परिणाम न देख लें तब तक इसे पूरे दिन में दो बार ज़रूर इस्तेमाल करें. नींबू का रस एक नेचुरल ब्लीचिंग प्रोडक्ट है साथ ही शहद भी स्किन को नमी प्रदान करती है. ये गुण काला दाग को कम करने में योगदान करते हैं. नींबू विटामिन सी का स्त्रोत होता है और इसमें प्रभावित एंटीऑक्सीडेंट गुण भी होते हैं जो स्किन को सनलाइट से सुरक्षा करता हैं.

मसूर दाल का फेस पैक-
दाल को दूध में डालकर रातभर के लिए सूखने के लिए रख दें. सुबह में, दाल को मिक्स कर लें और फिर मिक्स करने के बाद अन्य बची सामग्रियों को मिश्रित कर लें. पूरे मिक्सचर को अच्छे से मिक्स कर लें. अब इस पेस्ट को अपने प्रभावित साईट पर लगाएं. इसे 15 मिनट के लिए ऐसे ही लगा हुआ छोड़ दें. इसके बाद त्वचा को गुनगुने पानी से धो लें. इस पेस्ट को हफ्ते में दो बार ज़रूर लगाएं. मसूर दाल प्रोटीन से भरपूर होती हैं और डेड स्किन का निदान करने में ये बहुत लाभदायक होती है. ये आपकी स्किन को मोइस्चर के साथ साथ स्वस्थ भी रखती है और काला दाग को भी दूर करती है.

बादाम भी काला दाग दूर करने में मददगार है-
रातभर के लिए बादाम को पानी में डालकर एब्सोर्ब करने के लिए रख दें. अगली सुबह बादाम को मिक्सर में मिक्स कर लें और एक नरम पेस्ट तैयार कर लें. अगर पेस्ट नरम नहीं हो रहा है तो इसके साथ थोड़ा दूध भी मिला सकते हैं. अब अन्य बची सामग्रीयों को बादाम के पेस्ट में मिला दें. पेस्ट को अच्छे से मिलाने के बाद इसे अपनी स्किन के प्रभावित साईट पर लगाएं. फिर इसे रातभर के लिए त्वचा पर ऐसे ही लगा हुआ छोड़ दें. सुबह में त्वचा को ठंडे पानी से धो लें. हर रात, सोने से पहले इसे दो हफ्ते तक अपनी त्वचा पर लगाएं. दो हफ्ते के बाद इलाज को थोड़ा कम कर दें. फिर इसे आप हफ्ते में दो बार लगा सकते हैं.

लाल प्याज का उपयोग-
प्याज को सबसे पहलें काट कर अलग कर लें. अब इन टुकड़ों को हाथों में लें और फिर उसे प्रभावित हिस्सों पर लगाएं. इसे दस मिनट तक ऐसे ही लगा हुआ रहने दें और फिर अपनी त्वचा को गुनगुने पानी से धो लें. इसके आलावा, आप प्याज को मिक्स करके निचोड़ लें और जूस को अपने प्रभावित हिस्सों पर लगाए. जब तक आपको परिणाम न दिख जाए तब तक पूरे दिन में दो बार इसे ज़रूर लगाएं. प्याज विटामिन सी का सबसे अच्छा स्त्रोत है. इसमें मौजूद एंटीऑक्सीडेंट के गुण काला दाग का इलाज करने में मदद करते हैं.

उपयोग करें आवश्यक तेलों का-
जैतून का तेल, नारियल का तेल, अरंडी का तेल, नीम का तेल या जोजोबा तेल बहुत लाभकारी होता है. इसके अलावा आप इन तेलों को एक साथ मिक्स कर के भी इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. इसे लगाने के पहलें अपनी स्किन को साफ़ कर लें और तौलिये से अच्छे से साफ कर लें. अपनी पसंद के तेल से आप अपनी त्वचा पर मसाज करें. कुछ मिनट मसाज करने के बाद आधे घंटे तक इसे ऐसे ही लगा हुआ रहने दें. अब अपनी त्वचा को क्लीन्ज़र से धो लें. इन तेल का उपयोग पूरे दिन में एक बार ज़रूर करें.

काले दाग का इलाज है एलो वेरा-
शहद और एलोवेरा जेल को उचित मात्रा में मिला लें. अब इस मिश्रण को 10 मिनट तक के लिए ऐसे ही छोड़ दें. दस मिनट के बाद अपनी स्किन पर मिश्रण को लगाएं. इसके बाद 20 मिनट तक लगा हुआ छोड़ दें. अब अपनी स्किन को गुनगुने पानी से साफ़ कर लें. इस मिश्रण को दो हफ्ते के लिए पूरे दिन में एक बार ज़रूर लगाएं. त्वचा के प्राकृतिक PH लेवल और तेल के लेवल को छेड़े बिना एलोवेरा को त्वचा को साफ़ करने के लिए जाना जाता है. ये ब्लैक स्पॉट को दूर करता है साथ ही सन लाइट से भी बचाता है.

काला दाग मिटाने के लिए उपयोग करें केला-
केले को इस्तेमाल करने के लिए सबसे पहलें केले को मैश कर लें और तब तक करें जब तक इसकी गुठली बनना कम न हो जाएं. इसके बाद शहद और दूध मिलाएं. फिर पूरी सामग्री मिलाने के बाद एक पेस्ट तैयार कर लें. इस मिश्रण को प्रभावित हिस्सों पर लगाएं. अब इसे स्किन पर आधे घंटे के लिए लगा हुआ छोड़ दें और इसके बाद त्वचा को गर्म पानी से साफ़ कर लें. इसे हफ्ते में दो बार लगाएं. आपको परिणाम तीन हफ़्तों में ही नज़र आने लगेगा. केला एक प्राकृतिक एक्सफोलिएटर की तरह काम करता है जो त्वचा को साफ करता है, जिसकी मदद से काला दाग का इलाज होता है. इसमें विटामिन k और पोटैशियम भी होता है जो त्वचा को नमी देता है साथ ही स्वस्थ भी रखता है.

अपनी त्वचा को सूरज से दूर रखें-
सूरज की रौशनी काला दाग की समस्या को और भी बेकार कर देता है साथ ही मेलानोसाईट को और ज़्यादा बढ़ा देता है. काला दाग बहुत ही आम समस्या है और इसे ठीक होने में थोड़ा समय लगता है. सनस्क्रीन मिनिमम SPF 30 काला दाग को हटाने के लिए खासतौर पर बताई जाती है. इसके अलावा त्वचा को सीधे तौर पर सूरज के सामने न आने दें और अपनी त्वचा को समय समय पर साफ़ करते रहें.

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Age Spots - 9 Things You Should Try To Get Rid Of Them!

Age Spots - 9 Things You Should Try To Get Rid Of Them!

The skin is the largest organ in the body and the first to be affected by any condition, be it good or bad. As it is said, a close look at the skin can tell all about the overall health of the person.

Age spots are little, flat, brown spots that are an indication of serious underlying conditions. They are most common on the face, neck and hands. With regular metabolism, the free radical damage in the body produces lipofuscin. This accumulates, leading to the gradual destruction of the body's cells including vital organs like liver, brain and heart. These brown age spots are therefore a cause of concern and should be attended to immediately.

The good news, however, is that there are ways to prevent and even reverse these age spots. It not only has cosmetic benefits but improves overall health by reducing and eliminating wastes. Read on to know some common, effective ways to beat these spots. The treatment works on two levels that are generally where the whole body is covered and topical where the skin is worked upon.

General Application:

  1. Diet: Eat a diet rich in fiber, containing fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds. This will provide various minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients for your body. Avoid animal-based proteins, fried oily foods, excessive sugars and salt and processed foods. Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake.
  2. Exercise: A good workout helps to remove toxins, thereby reducing the likelihood of age spots appearing in the first place. It can also help reverse the effects of ageing that has already set in.
  3. Stay hydrated: While moisturizers do have a good role to play, it cannot hydrate the body from within. Plenty of water is required also to flush out toxins and wastes from the body, which can accelerate ageing.
  4. Topical: In addition to general measures, the following topical measures are useful in beating the age spots.
  5. Cleansing the skin: Skin is constantly exposed to dust and heat and pollution and frequent cleaning, even with plain water, will work wonders.
  6. Scrubbing the skin: A good scrub, be it from the shelves or made at home, is a good effective way to further clean the skin of dead cells and making way for fresh cells to emerge.
  7. Sun Protection: It is believed that 90% of the skin damage happens due to exposure to the sun. Using a sunscreen goes a long way in preventing skin damage including spots, dark circles and even cancer.
  8. Moisturizing the skin: Using honey, glycerin, or any other product that hydrates the skin will have long-term benefits in reducing ageing.
  9. Antioxidant creams: There are proven creams and natural products that contain antioxidants and control ageing of the skin, thereby reducing age spots.

If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a doctor or ask a free question.

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Acne & Blemishes - 6 Natural Remedies That Can Help!

Acne & Blemishes - 6 Natural Remedies That Can Help!

The scars from acne can be stubborn at times and there could be chances that over-the-counter creams or medications stop working. Pimples can be formed due to various kinds of skin damages and the body creates new cells along with collagen fibres to help in repairing the acne. This can lead to the formation of acne scars, which stay back for many years.

Ayurvedic treatments can be effective in such cases and the best part is that they do not lead to any side effects.

  1. Sandalwood water: Sandalwood is regarded as a highly effective soothing agent, which is ideal for removing acne scars. Sandalwood or chandan also has other skin benefits, which help in adding a natural glow to the skin.
  2. Fenugreek extract: Fenugreek is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in improving skin conditions and reduce the acne scars and blemishes. If you can apply fenugreek solution on your face regularly for 2 to 3 weeks, you will observe a visible reduction in the spots and blemishes on the face.
  3. Lemon juice: Lemon is rich in Vitamin C content and it plays a crucial role in the production of collagen in the body. Therefore, if you consume lemons regularly and apply lemon juice on your skin, your scars will reduce and your skin will become healthier.
  4. Neem leaves: Neem is known for its alkaloid content that has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. This makes it effective in combating a wide range of skin issues, right from blemishes to acne spots to ringworms. These leaves can also help in cleansing the body from toxins and add a beautiful sheen to the skin.
  5. Aloe vera: The gel-like substance fetched from the leaves of aloe vera plant can eliminate all types of skin problems. Applying the gel in small amounts to the skin aids in adding a gentle suppleness to the skin. The good thing about aloe vera is that it generally suits all types of skin, and therefore, you can use it, regardless of whether you have a sensitive or combination skin.
  6. Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar can scrape off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It also has antiseptic properties that make it effective for removal of acne scars and blemishes.

If you have already tried and given up on different types of cosmetic creams to get rid of your blemishes, you must go for these Ayurvedic home remedies and get effective results.
 

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Acne & Blemishes - 6 Natural Remedies To Help You Out!

Acne & Blemishes - 6 Natural Remedies To Help You Out!

The scars from acne can be stubborn at times and there could be chances that over-the-counter creams or medications stop working. Pimples can be formed due to various kinds of skin damages and the body creates new cells along with collagen fibres to help in repairing the acne. This can lead to the formation of acne scars, which stay back for many years.

Ayurvedic treatments can be effective in such cases and the best part is that they do not lead to any side effects.

  1. Sandalwood water: Sandalwood is regarded as a highly effective soothing agent, which is ideal for removing acne scars. Sandalwood or chandan also has other skin benefits, which help in adding a natural glow to the skin.
  2. Fenugreek extract: Fenugreek is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in improving skin conditions and reduce the acne scars and blemishes. If you can apply fenugreek solution on your face regularly for 2 to 3 weeks, you will observe a visible reduction in the spots and blemishes on the face.
  3. Lemon juice: Lemon is rich in vitamin C content and it plays a crucial role in the production of collagen in the body. Therefore, if you consume lemons regularly and apply lemon juice on your skin, your scars will reduce and your skin will become healthier.
  4. Neem leaves: Neem is known for its alkaloid content that has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. This makes it effective in combating a wide range of skin issues, right from blemishes to acne spots to ringworms. These leaves can also help in cleansing the body from toxins and add a beautiful sheen to the skin.
  5. Aloe vera: The gel-like substance fetched from the leaves of aloe vera plant can eliminate all types of skin problems. Applying the gel in small amounts to the skin aids in adding a gentle suppleness to the skin. The good thing about aloe vera is that it generally suits all types of skin, and therefore, you can use it, regardless of whether you have a sensitive or combination skin.
  6. Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar can scrape off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It also has antiseptic properties that make it effective for removal of acne scars and blemishes.

If you have already tried and given up on different types of cosmetic creams to get rid of your blemishes, you must go for these Ayurvedic home remedies and get effective results.

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Acne Marks - How AFT Photofacials Can Help?

Acne Marks - How AFT Photofacials Can Help?

For most women, taking care of acne on a daily basis is an arduous and harrowing matter. Looking into the mirror to see the scars in various stages of healing is a nightmare too. The second is actually more embarrassing and traumatizing, affecting not just the image in the mirror, but the woman’s personality as a whole. Confidence and esteem level can sometimes hit an all-time low with those post-acne scars. Hence, cosmetic surgeons are constantly trying to identify new ways to manage these and photo facials seem to be the best solution at the moment.

Both doctors and affected people have known to be happy with the results. If you are bothered by acne marks, read more to understand what photofacials are, and how they can help you. Photofacial, fotofacial, IPL (intense pulsed light) and photorejuvenation are all different names used for the same procedure.

How it works: The underlying principle is based on the skin structure. The skin has an outer layer called the epidermis and an inner layer called the dermis. The inner layer is heated during this procedure and the outer layer is cooled. When the inner layer is heated, the collagen production is stimulated. The damaged and aged skin from the top layers is removed, making way for the new collagen which is produced in the underlying layers. The result is an evened tone, reduced fine lines, and improved (almost perfect) appearance of the skin. There is simultaneous improvement of skin color, texture, and consistency, resulting in glowing skin.

Uses: It is hugely popular in treating acne scarring, red blemishes, sunspots, age spots, stretch marks, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation in short periods of time. The procedure takes about half an hour and is usually done on the face, neck, hands, and the chest areas.

Acne is a problem area where photofacials have shown immediate and significant results. However, what you need to be aware of and will be informed by your doctor is, that your skin may continue to be red for about a week to ten days after the photofacial session before you see an improvement. The difference after the initial side effects wear off can leave you surprised. Talk to your doctor before deciding if this is the treatment for you. Acne scarring, if extremely severe, may not respond very well to photofacial and may require alternatives like laser skin resurfacing or facelifts.

Where photofacials are concerned, various procedures and technologies can be used, completely depending on what the person wants and what the doctor can provide in terms of results. Each method works in a slightly different way, and it is best to set expectations upfront before going ahead with this procedure.

Chemical peels also known as alphahydroxy acid (AHA), or betahydroxy acid (BHA), can be another option to treat acne scars. It is a solution that is applied to the skin, typically on the face, neck or hands. They exfoliate the skin which results in peel off. The outcome of this process is smoother skin. There are various chemical peels to solve different purposes.

Apart from the techniques, the patient needs to follow the daily care tips suggested by the doctor to get best results.

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Pre-Bridal Skin Treatments For Brides To Be!

Pre-Bridal Skin Treatments For Brides To Be!

When it comes to a bride than to have a flawless skin is a must for her. So here in this article, we’ll share some handy ways for pre-bridal skin treatment which will fulfil your dream of getting spotless skin on your D-DAY. The treatments range from granny ingredients which are easily found in the kitchen to cosmetic treatments.

1. Pre Bridal Treatment for Dry Skin - Form a mixture by mixing equal amount of Olive oil or Vitamin E capsule, glycerin rose water and aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture to your face before going to bed. This mixture gives miraculous effects of not only softens the skin but also makes it lustrous within just seven days.

2. Pre Bridal Treatment for Oily Skin - If you’re also grappling with the stickiness of skin then this treatment is for you. Do face wash twice daily. You can apply either of them including cucumber juice, aloe vera gel, honey and curd mask, tomato juice, etc. These ingredients will not only reduce oil secretion from the skin but also will lighten the skin complexion.

 3. Pre-bridal treatment for tanning - Almost every woman likes outing. Be it shopping, hanging out with friends or window shopping but while the enjoyment they forget that sun rays are harming their skin because of which they grapple with skin tan. This is, in fact, a matter of concern for a bride to be. Some of the handy ways to de-tan the skin include-

  • Rubbing a slice of lemon on the affected area.

  • By applying the mixture of cucumber juice, lemon juice, and rose water.

  • Orange juice, yogurt and tomato pulp.

  • The mixture of Bengal gram (besan) and turmeric.

  • Apply any of these mixtures and wash it off after 10-15 minutes to de-tan your skin and get the radiant glow.

4. Pre Bridal Cosmetic treatment- There are different types of cosmetic treatments which are dermatologically tested and proven safe and effective. There are different types of Pre Bridal Cosmetic treatment plans in the market from which you can choose an ideal one for yourself by consulting cosmetic physician he’ll better guide you according to your need, budget and time duration.

Some of the best cosmetic treatments for to be bride include-

  • Clear and brilliant laser for spotless skin
  • Hollywood laser facial for a heavenly glow
  • Hydrafacials to cleans and hydrate the skin
  • Herbal peels to soothe and radiate skin
  • Coolsculpting for shaping
  • laser hair removal, so you can start your new life without the botheration of monthly waxing
  • Hyaluronic filler injections to fill the hollow under your eyes or give your lips a perfect pout
  • Micro-needling RF for a scar-free tightened face

These cosmetic treatment aids to reduce or remove fine lines, patches, large pores, blemishes and acne scars to give you spotless radiant glow. Consult your cosmetic dermatologist and use these pre-bridal treatments to be a confident and beautiful bride.

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Freckles - Easy Tips To Get Rid Of Them!

Freckles - Easy Tips To Get Rid Of Them!

Some of us are born with freckles and some acquire them, mostly due to sun exposure. They are not common on dark skin, but those of us with lighter complexion have to bear the brunt of these brown dot-like blemishes. If you’ve been waiting for information on easy and super-fast ways to get rid of freckles, you’ve just got lucky.

You can use natural lightening methods as well as freckle-removing treatments like lasers to get rid of freckles fast.

Natural lightening methods: 

  1. Lemon juice:  This natural bleach can lighten freckles fast. Problem is that lemon juice doesn’t work on freckles caused due to sun exposure as these are darker and more irregularly placed across the skin.
  2. Sour cream mask: Milk and sour cream are both very effective in combating freckles. Just make a mask and apply on your face and let it soak in. What happens here is that the lactic acid in milk peels away the outer skin on your face, lightening freckles.
  3. Fruit peels: You can mix fruits and apply on face. This will facilitate the natural acids in fruits to peel the top layer of skin and lighten freckles. Strawberries and kiwi fruit are very effective and so are cucumbers and apricots.

Treatments for removing freckles

  1. Lightening creams: These are easily available as well as extremely effective against both natural as well as sun induced freckles. Creams with liquorice extract and Aloe work best. Then there are creams with chemicals like hydroquinone and oxybenzone, which are also very effective, though they can sometimes have side effects.
  2. Microdermabrasion: What microdermabrasion does is that it removes the outer layer of skin through the action of a stream of tiny particles. This reduces the intensity of freckles.
  3. Chemical peels: These peels remove the top layer of skin and reduce freckles. Skin needs 2-3 days to heal after a chemical peel. Chemical peels are prepared in 3 different strengths:
    1. Superficial which use alpha or beta hydroxy acids
    2. Medium which uses trichloroacetic acid to penetrate deep into skin
    3. Deep peels which use higher concentrations of trichloroacetic acid or phenol to get rid of even more layers of skin.
  4. Laser treatment: Lasers offer a fast way to get rid of freckles. They work by burning the blood vessels underneath the freckles. This reduces the intensity of freckles and gives skin an even tone. The procedure is safe if done by a surgeon. It may cause some temporary bruisingswelling and redness.

A good way to stop freckles from marring the prettiness of your skin is to protect yourself from the sun. You can wear sunscreen or cover your skin with long sleeves. Both of these stop the darkening of old freckles or the formation of newer ones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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