FRECKLES OR BROWN SPOTS
Freckles are small flat brown spots less than 5 mm diameter with poorly defined margins and typically are the size of the head of a common nail.
These spots are multiple and may develop randomly on the skin , especially after repeated exposure to the sun light.
The spots appears on the children at the age of 1 -2, particularly common in people of fair complexion on upper body skin areas like cheeks , nose, arms and upper shoulder.
The medical term for freckles is Ephilis / Ephilides. The colour is due to pigment accumulating in the skin cells (Keratinocytes).
Freckles are due to an increase in the amount of dark pigment called melanin and are not due to an increase in the total number of pigment producing cells called melanocytes. The melanocytes produced melanin during winters is less but more when exposed to the sun light.
TYPES OF FRECKLES
Two basic types of freckles
The word comes from the Latin word for lentil means certain types of darker freckles and sunburn.
They are darker than normal freckles and do not usually fade in the winter.
Lentigens are also known as Liver spots or age spots.
It is common in those who tan easily or have naturally dark skin.
It is important to distinguish the harmless solar lentigo from an early malignant melanoma .
This term refers to flat spots that are tan, slightly reddish or light broen and typically appears durin sunny months.
They are most commonly found in the people with light or fair complexions and in some families as hereditary / genetic factor.
People with red hairs and green eyes are more prone to these types of freckles.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES
HAME MADE PACK FOR FRECKLES
Mash 1 ripe banana .
Add two TSF of crushed mint leaves.
Make a paste of both and apply it on freckles
When this pack begins to melt ,wash it with luke warm water.