The human skin contains a number of pigments known as melanin. The function of these pigments is to keep safe the skin from the harmful Ultra Violet rays. Freckles are small flat, pigmented spots on the skin. The color of sunspots varies from red, brown or dark brown. Freckles are not seen at the new born babies. Freckles are more exposed to sun seen part of the skin. Nose, face, forearms and shoulders are the most affected of Freckles.
Freckles rarely develop into skin cancer. However, freckles especially common in people with fair skin and light skin that burns easily increases the risk of skin cancer. Even some skin cancer in its earliest stages resembles a freckle. If you have a pigmented lesion - whether you think it is a freckle or mole - that changes in size, shape or color, or painful, ask your doctor.Here are some home remedies to remove freckles.