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Lighten Age Spots and Freckles Naturally

Lighten Age Spots and Freckles Naturally

Summer days in the sun can make freckles and age spots more pronounced–at least, they‘ve sure done that to me. I now have a lavish amount of both, so I looked for a good natural way to lighten them that wouldn’t contain harmful chemicals. And I found one!

Wise beauties have used this one kitchen-cupboard ingredient for centuries to make their skin look smooth and flawless. Find the secret to lightening age spots and freckles naturally here.

Lemon juice is the key to lightening age spots and freckles. Its powerful acid action really does the trick. Here are two methods for using lemon juice:

1. To exfoliate dead skin and diminish the appearance of freckles and age spots, gently rub a cut lemon and 1/2 teaspoon sugar granules over the skin for a few minutes. Repeat at least once a week until the darkened areas fade.

2. Or–simply sit with a slice of lemon applied directly to the area for ten minutes. Repeat once a week until spots fade.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Content.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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6:36PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

Not everyone can tolerate lemon juice. If your skin is sensitive, then you should try something milder. Learn more about one skin lightener that is gentle on your skin at

6:53AM PST on Nov 21, 2013

Thank you. My skin is too fair and the freckles from this summer just won't go away!

10:06AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Thank you!

7:07AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013


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12:18PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

LOVE lemons....may have to try this.

2:13AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013


12:35AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Seems like a gentle glycolic peel.

2:50AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Thank you :)

3:33AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

I might try this try anything once

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