This is probably the most effective way to eliminate freckles. Protect your skin from the sun. Wear hats with wide brims so your face is in shadow and wear long sleeved shirts and long pants. It’s not just your face you need to protect. Try to avoid going outside when the sun is high in the sky since this is the time when you get the most uv radiation. If you must go out, try to stay in the shade as much as possible. And wear sunscreens with SPF 50 – all the time, every time.
Lemon juice is one of the best natural bleaches. The citric acid in the juice lightens the skin. Using the juice from fresh squeezed lemons or the pre-squeezed variety you can buy in a bottle, gently apply the juice onto the freckled areas. Be very careful to keep the juice out of your eyes. Leave the juice on for ten to fifteen minutes and then wash off with warm water. You will have to do this twice a day for several weeks before the freckles disappear.
Horseradish and onion juice are also lightening agents, but less pleasant to use. You can rub slices of red onion on the freckled areas daily. All of these treatments can cause skin irritation. If your face turns red and burns after a treatment, stop using that method.
Sour Cream Facial Peels
Sour cream contains lactic acid, which a very gentle peeling agent. Apply the sour cream to the freckled areas like a mask and leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes. Then wipe it off with a soft cloth and rinse with cool water. Repeat this daily for several weeks.
Fruit Flavored Facial Peels
You can also use mashed strawberries and kiwi or cucumbers for a facial mask that will cause a peel. The natural agents in the fruit are very gentle to the skin. The layer of skin underneath will be lighter in color.
Banana mashed with mint leaves provides you with salicylic acid in the banana, which gives you a natural peel. B vitamins and folate in the mint are lightening agents and in addition, mint contains antioxidants and vitamins C and A, providing extra nutrition for your skin.