What are freckles? Can you fake freckles? How to fake freckles?
I intend to find out!
Most people get freckles during their childhood years.
Others generally have freckles even after their teenage years.
This makes one curious as to what exactly are freckles?
Freckles are the tiny spots that appear on the face and especially around the cheeks, after exposure to the sun. They mostly affect people with lighter skin.
This is because freckles are part of a pigment known as melanin.
This pigment is what prevents one from getting affected by UV rays from the sun. The freckles appear if there is
They mostly affect people with lighter skin. This is because freckles are part of a pigment known as melanin. This pigment is what prevents one from getting affected by UV rays from the sun.
The freckles appear if there is heavy secretion of melanin on one part of the body. Since people with darker skin have more melanin, freckles tend to affect those with the lighter complexion.
Sometimes, freckles are genetically based. Most people owe their freckles to their parental DNA.
If your parents have freckles, then there is a high likelihood that you will get them too. Although freckles appear to look alike, they come in different colors.
Some of them may be reddish-brown and some tan.
Then one gets prolonged exposure to the sun, the chances that they will get more freckles increase. When exposed to the sun, the freckles often darken and multiply.
Regular application of sunscreen during the periods when there is too much sun like summer time or when one travels to a sunny place will stop the freckles from multiplying.
There are two types of freckles. There are the simple freckles that are caused by genetic or hereditary factors and there are the sunburn freckles which are the ones that are as a result of too much time under the sun.
To differentiate the two is easy.
The simple freckles are often smaller in size and appear as round smooth spots on the cheeks.
The sunburn freckles will often appear jagged and larger. These are also found on the back and shoulders, since these are the parts that are likely to get exposed to the sun.
Apart from those two types, there are the Lentigines. These often affect people who live in areas which experience the four types of seasons, which are spring, summer, fall and winter.
Due to the changes in the weather, some people will tend to get more freckles during summer but they will disappear in winter.
There are ways to prevent one from getting freckle. For people who have more freckles due to hereditary reasons, there is not much that can be done. These kind of freckles are likely to go away as one grows up.
For those who get freckles due to sun exposure, they should try and limit the amount of time that they spend exposed to the sun. Furthermore, they should not have most of their skin left exposed.
Wearing long-sleeved clothes often helps.
They should also use sunscreen when they go out in the sun.
When these are not applicable, there are medical ways to treat freckles.
One can use creams which can be found in most stores. The bleaching components found in these creams make it possible for one to be able to reduce the amounts of color in the freckles, therefore making them less visible. The creams used to do this are not prescribed by a dermatologist, although for those that have higher levels of hydroquinone, the component used to bleach the freckle color, one has to get a prescription.
There are also those who opt for laser treatment. This works by having a dermatologist remove the freckles by use of a laser. When this is the option chosen, one should make sure that they take measures to prevent skin discoloration.
This works by having a dermatologist remove the freckles by use of a laser. When this is the option chosen, one should make sure that they take measures to prevent skin discoloration.
In addition to these methods, one can try using retinoid to try and lessen the appearance of the freckles.
The retinoid is used together with other creams that contain vitamins which help in skin repair. There is also the option of chemical skin peels which are carried out by a dermatologist in the hospital. The thin layer of freckles is peeled off leaving the skin spotless.
There is also the option of chemical skin peels which are carried out by a dermatologist in the hospital. The thin layer of freckles is peeled off leaving the skin spotless.
Below are 2 YouTube videos that explain this a bit more & also a beauty one that shows you how to fake freckles if you don’t have them !! (yep, the World has indeed gone mad!!).
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