10 Best Home Remedies to Cure Freckles

Freckles are dark brown spots that appear on skin as a result of the precipitation of melanin pigment in specific skin area. Freckles mostly appear on facial skin but being sensitive to the UV rays of sun they may also appear on other skin areas which directly exposed to UV Sun rays including arms, upper shoulder, etc. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, hormonal imbalance, genetics, certain skin diseases and side effects of certain  medications are some causes behind the formation of freckles.


When Freckles become more prominent, not only reduce your facial beauty but also cause a lot of embarrassment and decrease your self esteem. However you don`t need to embarrass more because now you get back your facial beauty and can diminish their appearance simply by following some natural home remedies which are given below:



10 Natural Home Remedies to Cure Freckles



1. Turmeric, Milk and Lemon Juice

To diminish the appearance of freckles take 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder and mix with 1 teaspoon of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this smooth paste on freckle affected areas and leave for about 20 minutes. Finally wash off with warm water and then splash with cold water to close skin pores. For best results, repeat this process thrice per week.

Note: If you are allergic to turmeric or have too dry skin then avoid the use of turmeric.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon is also considered very effective in treating freckles and in helping to lighten their appearance. You can simply apply some of the freshly squeezed lemon juice on to those areas of skin which are covered by freckles. Skin bleaching properties of lemon juice have the ability to lighten these dark spots of freckles. Let the lemon juice stay on affected areas for 15-20 minutes and then wash off.

3. Sour Cream

Massage the affected areas with sour milk cream. The lactic acid that is present in the sour milk causes the skin to peel in a gentle way without any irritation removes the dead skin cells and gradually reduces the appearance of freckles.

4. Buttermilk and Oatmeal


A combination of buttermilk and oatmeal is also very beneficial in reducing the appearance of freckles. Take about 1 tablespoon of oatmeal powder in a bowl and add sufficient amount of buttermilk to it. Stir it well to make a thick paste and apply this paste on the freckles affected area of the skin. Leave for about 30 minutes and then wet your fingers to rub it gently to clear the dead skin cells. Finally wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process on a daily basis until you get the desired results.

5. Cucumber

Take one tablespoon of cucumber juice and mix with 1 teaspoon of rosewater and half teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this combination on freckle affected skin and wash off after 20. minutes. Regular application will give you an amazing result within few days.

6. Red Onion

Red Onion massage is also considered very helpful to treat freckles.Slice a red onion and rub on the spots for few minutes. Finally wash off after half an hour. Repeat this process two times a day and you will observe the difference within 2 weeks.

7. Lemon and Sugar


Take one lemon and cut it into half. Now take half a piece of lemon and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon  of sugar on it. Apply this lemon piece on the affected skin and gently scrub for 2 – 3 minutes. Let it stay for 5-10 minutes and then wash off. This simple home remedy not only bleach your skin  but also exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and reduced the appearance of the freckles. For best results, follow this remedy for twice a week.

8. Honey

Make a mixture by adding some water in Honey. Gently warm(but not over heat) this mixture and apply on affected areas. This simple home remedy also considered good to treat freckles.

9. Vitamin E and Castor Oil

A combination of Vitamin E and castor oil is highly beneficial in reducing the appearance of freckles. Extract the content of one Vitamin E capsule and mix with 3-4 drops of castor oil. You can apply this overnight on the affected area and wash off the next morning.

10. Honey and Lemon Juice

Make a mixture by adding some honey in equal amount of lemon juice.Mix them well and apply on affected areas.After 15-20 minutes rinse off with warm water then with cold water.Regular application with show you best results within few days.