It’s a myth that freckle causes skin cancer. Freckles can no way lead you to skin cancer. Anyway as people with freckles have lighten skin and weak skin protection from UV rays; they may prone to get skin cancer.
It is important for you to differentiate myths from facts of freckles. Below listed are interesting facts about freckles.
1. Kids can have freckles
Baby with 1 to 2 years of age can have these brown spots on her face, shoulders and arms.
2. Freckles are formed by a bunch of melanocytes
Skin gets its color because of a pigment called melanin produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin doubles when your skin gets exposed to sunlight to protect you from harmful UV rays. When a bunch of pigments accumulates at one place because of uneven distribution it forms a dark brown spot called freckle.
3. Freckles are harmless
Normally freckles are harmless. Except few people who think freckles add beauty, for others it’s a cosmetic concern.
4. Genetics Causes Freckles
If anyone of your parent has freckles chances of you having freckles are more. Hereditary is one of the main causes of freckles.
5. Brown spots of freckles lighten and darken naturally
Depending on the climate, freckles spots may lighten or darken. In summer when your skin gets exposed to sunlight more melanin is produced which results in dark spots and in winter they get lighten. No need to worry if you see this change.
6. Freckle spots can be lighten
You can try natural remedies to fade these spots or try bleaching and fading creams available in local stores. We recommend talk to your dermatologist before taking any medicine.
7. You can also prevent freckles
Freckles darken when exposed to UV rays, so avoid going out in summer if possible, or else wear sunscreen creams and hats to cover your skin from sunlight.
If you want to get treated then consult your dermatologist.