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Retin A and Freckle Treatments

by Patty

Retin A and Freckle Treatments or a Natural Approach?

Retin A and Freckle Treatments or a Natural Approach?

I would like to learn about retin A and freckle treatments. I have both light and dark freckles all over my cheeks and the bridge of my nose. I would like to get rid of them or to at least make them less noticeable. I've heard that Retin A would be a good choice.

How long would it take to see a difference? Are there any other products that would work? What would be the best choices to use so that I can get rid of all my freckles?

Hi Patty,

Retin A is helpful as a freckle treatment; however it is usually used along with a lightening product like hydroquinone, kojik acid or even a strong vitamin C product.

To be honest, while it is easier to treat the lighter freckles, the darker ones can be quite stubborn and take a very long time of persistent spot treatments before you are going to see visible results.

Combining the spot treatments along with a weekly peel (depending on your skin type) as well as home microdermabrasion treatments on a regular basis will speed up the process quite a bit.

The drawback to these treatment ingredients is that they are very strong and can irritate the skin, especially when you combine several together. So take it slow and let your skin build up a tolerance to each product before adding another product.

Did you know that you can also use natural citrus fruits to help lighten freckles and age spots on your skin?

Lemon, lime or orange juice are all great choices. They aren't nearly as irritating and can be just as effective as over the counter treatments- but a whole lot cheaper!

Just squeeze a little juice and rub it into the areas of your skin that you want to treat. Quick, easy and very cheap. (Your skin will be a little sticky though so do it while you are at home. . .)

Let us know how it goes!


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