6 Important Tips for Your Frisky Freckles
February 21, 2022
Freckles are a common phenomenon among fair-skinned men. There are also some common misconceptions about why freckles appear and what they mean. The fair-skinned redhead with freckles is a common stereotype – but actually, many people around the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Middle East have them. Freckles are also more widespread than may seem, but they are not always as apparent as in people with fair skin. Freckles are not the result of bad suncare and are not in themselves a sign of skin damage. If you’re wondering how to treat those sprinkles on our noses and cheeks, here’s everything you need to know.
Freckles, medically known as ephelides, appear on those parts of the body that get the most sun exposure: the nose and cheeks, shoulders, and hands. Most apparent in fair-skinned people, they are a benign genetic mutation and nothing to be ashamed of. It’s important that you feel comfortable flaunting that freckled body!
Freckles are in fact genetic and are passed on from both parents. They are the result of an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin and hair color. Melanin is how you get tanned after prolonged exposure to the sun. Freckles are a cute variation of this. They first appear around the age of 7 and may continue to increase in number into your 20s. They may appear and wane or disappear, depending on how much sun you are getting. But do you have to treat your skin differently because you have? The answer is yes!
Accept and Protect
Freckles are not the result of you neglecting your skin and are not a sign of sun damage. They are simply your skin type. Accept them as natural and learn to love your fair-skinned freckled self. Use them to your advantage, flaunt that freckle! That said, remember that being fair-skinned means your skin is more exposed to the effects of UV rays and requires more protection. Don’t skimp on sunscreen and invest in hats. But otherwise, let the world feast its eyes on your gift.
Don’t Be So Sensitive
Besides freckles, dryness and sensitivity are among the most common issue for fair-skinned men. A fair complexion makes you more vulnerable to UV rays and thus to wrinkles, burns, redness, irritation. You don’t need to get sensitive about your freckles, but you should be sensitive about your skin. Invest in broad-spectrum moisturizers or sunscreens. There are moisturizers for fair skin, offering broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, yet being non-comedogenic and fragrance free.
Fade and Correct
If you’re still bothered by your freckels, there are things you can do to fade them. The quickest and simplest way is by using makeup. Trust is, it’s no longer just a women’s thing. With the right concealer, you can blur out almost any skin blemishes. And if that still doesn’t help, you can always go for a deeper treatment. Some clinics offer treatments that reduce freckles. Whatever you choose, we support your freckeled decisions!
Lift and Hydrate
However, we personally prefer that you make friends with your freckles and pay attention to your fair skin. Even if you have chosen to remove them, your special skin type still requires special care. Keep your skin hydrated by using moisturizers during the day and hydrating creams. The skin is better at absorbing during sleep and a good lotion will deliver the moisture boost a fair skin needs. Consider complementing this with a range of widely available anti-aging formulas, not just for your face, but also for your entire body.
Full disclosure, we love your freckles and frankly so should you! If you are a fair-skinned man, it’s more important to keep your skin protected and healthy. Your skin is more prone to be affected by the enviromental factors. A happy-looking, beautiful skin will make any type of freckles look gorgeous. We encourage you to stay freckle positive and flaunt those spots shamelessly!