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How to Conceal Freckles?
If you're absolutely certain you don't love your unique distinguishing marks, experiment with these tips and techniques.
- Try over-the-counter bleaching agents to lighten the freckles you've already earned, but know that you can't erase them entirely. (Image 1)
- Apply tinted moisturizer or foundation, if you prefer light coverage, in a shade slightly darker than your natural skin tone to blend in and downplay your freckles. (Image 2)
- Slather on sunblock with an SPF rating of 15 or higher every time you go outside, even in cloudy or overcast weather. As your skin tans, so do your freckles. Self-tanners will make your skin appear darker, but they will also darken your freckles. (Image 3)
- Talk to a dermatologist if you want to try stronger measures intended to eliminate freckles.
- Ask about the pros and cons of acid or chemical peels, lasers and various bleaching agents available only by prescription. (Image 4)
- Protect your skin from sun to avoid a new crop of freckles. Freckles are inherited; limiting your sun exposure is the only way to prevent them. That's why you probably don't have any freckles on your derriere.
- Learn the difference between moles and freckles, and keep an eye on the growth and shape of moles (see 'Examine a Mole,' under Related eHows). Let your doctor know about any significant changes.
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Camille from Alabama, January 3, 2008
I like to tan in the tanning bed twice a week during the summer.I have always heard though if u put sunblock on while tanning, it will protect your skin with the uv rays in the tanning bed, and you will still tan and have glowing skin.Is that true?
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