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All-Natural Ingredients To Help Fade Freckles

Here’s a list of treatments you can try for lightening freckles that I’ve gathered from my collection of notes. I only selected the ones that use natural ingredients and a couple of them are pretty old (over 100 years). Do they work? I have no experience using them since I’ve never tried removing mine, they never bothered me and seemed to have gotten lighter and fewer as I’ve aged. I know some people hate theirs and just want them gone so here ya go.

I noticed many of the older tips and articles frequently recommend freshly grated horseradish, buttermilk or lemon juice so who knows, they might just do the trick!

Looking at the list of ingredients noted below, I would say these have a good chance of lightening them if used faithfully and with some patience.

Watch skin tones as you use them over time, they may not only fade the undesirable freckles but also bleach or lighten the surrounding skin.

Recipe #1

2 1/2 tablespoons horseradish (freshly grated)
1/2 cup buttermilk




1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 tablespoon buttermilk



Applying the juice from one half lemon each night can help fade them. Do not wash off at bedtime.


Massage in rice vinegar every day.


A thin, even layer of plain yogurt, rinse off with cool water after 10 minutes.


1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons cornmeal
pinch of salt

Tips: You may want to try testing just a couple spots first to see how skin reacts, be careful around the eyes. If sensitive to a treatment, try massaging in either olive oil or vegetable oil first (not for overnight facials).