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.

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


Erica Crews
Erica Crews4 years ago

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

Judy T.
Judy T4 years ago

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

Judy Apelis
Judy A4 years ago

Thank you!

Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago


Alicia N.
Alicia N4 years ago


Boo Boo
Boo B4 years ago

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

Franck Rio
Past Member 4 years ago


Jan L.
Past Member 4 years ago

Seems like a gentle glycolic peel.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Carol D.
Past Member 4 years ago

I might try this try anything once