Skin Care for Freckled Light Skin

Episode #170 / Mar 17, 2010
In honor of St. Patty's day, Dr. Schultz answers a question submitted during the February 2010 DermTV Live: If you have light skin and freckles, are there any specific skin care tips or concerns that you should think about?
Mudit on March 26, 2010 at 12:53pm

I have brown spots on my face and i am not sure whether it's freckles or not, currently i am using lime juice and aloevera gel on my face. Will these help? Please help..


Neal Schultz, M.D. on June 1, 2010 at 1:40am

@Mudit: It is unlikely that the ingredients you mention will lighten your freckles (or any other type of brown spots). In fact, lime juice and sunlight can cause a severe darkening of the skin, i.e., hyperpigmentation. For information on effectively removing brown spots, see How to Remove Brown Spots.

alania on June 21, 2010 at 4:25am

is that ok to use heliocare if i am breastfeeding(do it 2 a day only)

Neal Schultz, M.D. on June 28, 2010 at 8:28pm

@Alania: There is not sufficient data to demonstrate safety of heliocare in pregnancy or while nursing to recommend its use in either.