A flawless and even skin tone is something that every girl desires. But things get worrisome when your face gets covered with the dark freckles i.e. age spots often caused by the harsh Australian sun. Freckles are tiny brown dots that appear on the face due to hormonal imbalance, genetic inheritance or too much exposure to the sun.
Most of the people try to get rid of these unwanted spots by going under complicated laser treatments or using skin lightening creams. But, you don’t have to do all this as the marks on your face can be reduced to a greater level using the Ayurvedic remedies.
Rice Wine or Sake
Most of the skin whitening products include Kojic acid. It is obtained from the fermentation of rice malt. Sake is a rice wine that is high in kojic acid and it acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor. When the production of tyrosinase increases in the body, it controls the melanin production. Make a mixture of sake, honey, yogurt, and oatmeal powder in 1:1:1:3 proportion and apply it on the face, leaving it for approximately half an hour. After the mask dries away, wash it off with water. The Kojic acid present in the mask will act as a moisturizer as well as an antioxidant
The root extracts of Licorice contain a component named Glabridin. This component is also a tyrosinase inhibitor. When it is mixed with jojoba oil, it works excellently on freckles. Make a mix of ½ tbsp. of Licorice extract and 4 tbsp. of Jojoba oil. Store it in a bottle at a cool temperature. Every day dip acotton ball in the mixture and apply it over your face.Let it stay there for 40 minutes and wash off after that. Do not forget to apply the daily moisturizer at the end. You can opt for the Reverse Time Face Serum from Scentrelle.
Mulberry is the natural source of hydroquinone. They contain arbutin that is very effective for skin lightening. Mulberry extract is mixed with licorice extract in equal proportion. Store it in a bottle and keep it away from the sun. Apply it with the help of cotton pad or your fingers and massage gently for five minutes. Let it remain on the face for 15 minutes, then wash it off and wait to see the results.
If the freckles are not genetic, then sour cream or milk is the best choice to opt for. The lactic acid present in sour milk act as a skin lightener. Lactic acid is considered one of the best tyrosinase inhibitor. Freckles are a kind of hyperpigmentation and the lactic acid controls the same. If you are using sour milk, then simply wash your face with it for three to four times a day and wash it off after 5 minutes. In case of sour cream, apply it on your face just like a mask and leave it for about 20 minutes. Within the time, your skin will absorb all the lactic acid present in it. Now wash off with water and applythis once a dayuntil you see the effects. Once it starts affecting the freckles, reduce the application to twice a week.
After realizing the fact that your freckles can be reduced with some simple tricks, we hope that you are going to rethink about your decision of getting into the complicated methods of removing freckles. So, add these simple masks in your skin care routine and see the excellent results. Moreover, there are a few more items that can be used as a natural remedy of freckles such as lemon, honey, papaya and cucumber.
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