Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots caused by extreme sunburn triggered by UVA rays. This skin condition is particularly common in individuals of fairer skin especially on cheeks, nose, arms and upper shoulder. Freckles are due to an increase in the amount of dark pigment called melanin.

Freckles look adorable on kids but may not look attractive when one gets older. In fact, some individuals like their freckles as they give a charm to one’s uniqueness. The cosmetic improvement of the skin is a frequent request among individuals with freckles.

How can freckles be prevented?
Heredity and skin type are very important factors for the tendency to develop freckles. Freckles tend to be inherited genetically and are most common in individuals with fair skin and/or with light or red hair. Since we cannot change our gene, our main prevention measures are aimed at sun avoidance and sun-protection, including:
Use sunscreens

Use of sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) 50.

Cover up

Use of wide-brimmed hats (6 inches) and sun-protective clothing (shirts, long sleeves, long pants).

Avoid peak sun hours

Avoidance of the peak sun hours 10am to 4pm, seeking shade and staying indoors.

How can freckles be treated?
Crystal Clear Skin Solution

Skin Treatment therapies rich in Vitamin A and C, arbutin, carotene and liquorice increase fairness. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, low level light laser therapies are effective and proven to lighten age spots and sun damage spots.

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