Frequent sun exposure, dry air, and cold temperatures can cause freckles on your lips. Age and genetic susceptibility are also to blame.
Lip freckles don’t pose a health risk. But if you find them uncomfortable or have cosmetic concerns, here are a few tips to get rid of freckles on your lips. Read on to learn more about how to get rid of a freckle on my lip.
Consider Your Lip Care Routine
Exfoliation rejuvenates your lips to achieve soft, smooth, and spot-free lips.
We recommend using a gentle store-bought lip scrub or a homemade organic scrub such as a mixture of raw honey and brown sugar. Use the scrub to buff away dead skin cells on your lips. Exfoliate 2-3 times every week for best results.
Make sure your lips are properly moisturised. Apply balms with hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, almond, jojoba or coconut oils.
Protect your lips from the sun. Apply daily SPF 30 or above when you step out. Reapply the sunscreen every two hours.
Try Organic Remedies
Some organic compounds are known to have components that reduce or eliminate freckles and other skin pigmentations.
- Lemon juice: Massage a generous amount of lemon juice on your lips using your fingertips or a cotton ball. Let it sit for ten or so minutes then rinse it off with warm water.
- Buttermilk: This contains lactic acid that lightens dark spots. You can apply it as a lip mask by adding buttermilk to oatmeal or simply apply it directly to your lips. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
- Aloe vera: You can purchase organic aloe vera gel from your local store or get it straight from the garden. Apply the gel on your lips, massage gently for 10-15 minutes then rinse with cold water.
- Almond oil: Rich in vitamin A and E, almond oil will nourish your lips and help clear pigmentation. You can apply this overnight or leave it for an hour or so before washing it off.
If you are using any organic remedy, apply it regularly for best results.
Use Freckle-lightning Creams
Many freckle-removal creams contain hydroquinone, an ingredient that suppresses melanin production to lighten darkened areas of your skin.
Your dermatologist can also recommend a freckle cream based on your individual skin profile, pigmentation, and sensitivity.
Try Laser Treatment Or A Chemical Peel
Laser treatment uses intense light to target the freckled part of your lips. The light scorches the damaged skin cell and causes peeling.
Another option is getting a chemical peel. A chemical solution is applied to your lips. It burns out the damaged skin and new skin begins to form.
If you choose laser treatment or a chemical peel, you’ll need to take oral medication to fight off infections until your lips are healed. The healing process could last up to 2 weeks.
Both these methods are invasive procedures but generally safe. They could cause unwanted side effects like blistering, skin discoloration, crusting, and itching.
Note that lip freckles can recur. It is important to practice a healthy lip care routine to prevent new freckles from forming. Remember to be generous with the sunscreen even on cloudy days.