Freckles, also called as ephelis, are small patches of light brown color on the skin, they are actually clusters of melanin and are often visible on people with fair complexion.

It is said that freckles are caused by too much exposure to sunlight. Although they are not particularly harmful to the skin, most people who have them who prefer removing them in order to have an even complexion.

Here are some home remedies for getting rid of freckles:


Lemon has skin lightening properties which could be effective in getting rid of dark spots on your skin, such as freckles.

Simply apply fresh lemon extract on the affected area and gently massage it. Leave the lemon on your skin for at least 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.



Honey contains enzymes which could lighten the pigmentation of skin and moisturizing it.

Mix honey with water and slight heat it in a stove or microwave. Apply on the affected area for a few minutes and rinse with warm water.

Vitamin C

vitamin c

Vitamin C also helps in lightening freckles. Eat fruits which contain a lot of Vitamin C, such as citrus, kiwi, strawberry, papaya and more. Alternatively, you can take Vitamin C supplements daily.

Sour Cream

sour cream

Sour Cream contains lactic acid which could help in getting rid of freckles.

Apply sour cream on the affected area and let dry for a few minutes. Then, gently wipe it off by using a towel or soft tissue. Apply moisturizer afterwards.


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