What To Do If You Have Too Many Freckles
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What To Do If You Have Too Many Freckles

There isn't one right answer for what you should do if you have a lot of freckles, because it's a natural thing, that just looks a little different to some people. A mild case of freckles is nothing to worry about at all, but sometimes people get self conscious when they're covered in spots.

Lots of people have freckles, especially white people, or those with red hair, but pretty much every race has the genetic potential for freckles of some kind. 

There's nothing at all wrong with freckles, it's a perfectly natural thing, caused by too much melanin in certain patches of the skin, which when exposed to sunlight, tans faster than the surrounding area, and causes little spots. 

Some people can get very self conscious about having a lot of spots all over their body, and it can be quite serious for a person's state of mind if they always think people are looking at them. 

There are many things you can do to prevent or even out spots on your skin, and the first thing to try would be avoiding a lot of sunlight, using a strong sunblock, and you could perhaps try doing a daily scrub with lemon juice to decrease the intensity of the freckles. 

Chemical Treatments For Freckles

There are other options such as a chemical peel, or you could get a cream that bleaches your skin white. You should perhaps talk to your doctor, but be aware that the prescription strength cream containing hydroquinone is very powerful, and can cause side effects such as thinning of the skin. 

It's not recommended that you take the prescription strength cream for longer than a few weeks, but that was what Michael Jackson used to make his skin completely white, as he was suffering from hypo-pigmentation

The best option is probably a milder cream with arbutin, which is a natural source of hydroquinone, which doesn't require a prescription, but is still very effective at bleaching the skin white. 

Glycolic acid is also a very effective chemical for lightening your skin, but you do have to know what you're doing, as there are many different types of skin, and everyone is different, and will require different solutions. 

It's a good idea to thoroughly do your research online, talk to your pharmacist, your doctor, and then decide on whether you want to get rid of your freckles using chemical products, or just learn to live with them as most people do. 

If you would like to find out more about what options there are if you have too many freckles, take a look at this one called how to get rid of freckles

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