Sake (Rice Wine) for Removing Freckles
If you read labels of skin whitening cosmetic products carefully, you notice that many of them contain Kojic acid as one of their ingredients. Kojic acid is a by-product which is obtained during the fermentation process of malting rice. Sake, native to Japan, is an alcoholic beverage distilled from rice. It contains kojic acid as kojic malt is used in its fermentation process. Thus, sake is the rice wine, and can be very useful in eliminating freckles due to its high kojic acid content. Kojic acid, just like lactic acid, is tyrosinase inhibitor. It can reduce the production of melanin by inhibiting tyrosinase enzyme. You can use Sake for making a facial mask that will not only remove freckles but also deeply moisturize your skin along with its anti aging effects due to antioxidants that are also there in kojic acid!
Lemon for Removing Freckles
Citric acid present in lemon is one of the best ingredients that can fade away freckles or any other spots on your face due to its bleaching properties. Not only lemon, any other citrus fruit like orange or lime can be used to apply on your face to bleach your skin in order to help diminish freckles. You can simply take lemon juice and rub this on your freckles. If this feels too strong, add some yogurt an then apply on your face. Here is one Ayurvedic remedy for freckles which uses lemon as its main ingredient.
Buttermilk Compress for Freckles
The very healthy drink buttermilk, obtained from good old milk, contains a lots of lactic acid. Lactic acid, as we discussed earlier has bleaching effect which makes your skin light. It also has skin peeling effect and thus can be used to get rid of freckles too. Make a soothing compress with buttermilk.
Licorice Root Extract for Removing Freckles
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract has a component called Glabridin. This Glabridin is a tyrosinase inhibitor just like lactic acid which inhibits the production of melanin pigment. Thus, it can be called a skin lightening agent and when it is mixed with jojoba oil, it helps lighten your skin excellently.