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How to Hide Freckles

While nothing hides freckles completely, learn how to minimize them for a smoother complexion.


  • Step 1: Apply moisturizer Apply moisturizer, SPF 15 or higher, after washing your face.
  • TIP: Exposure to sunlight creates more freckles and darkens the ones you already have.
  • Step 2: Apply concealer Apply concealer to your darkest freckles. Use a concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone. Use a makeup sponge or gently pat it on with your fingers.
  • Step 3: Blend foundation Blend a full coverage foundation over your face using a clean makeup sponge.
  • TIP: Visit your local department store for foundation advice. A makeup consultant can recommend the best shade and formula for your skin.
  • Step 4: Dust on powder Dust on loose or pressed powder to set the foundation.
  • Step 5: Consult dermatologist Consult a dermatologist if you wish to permanently lighten your freckles with a prescription bleaching agent.
  • FACT: Did you know? Judy Blume’s book Freckle Juice was inspired by her daughter Randy’s bath-time blend of shampoo, soap, and powder, which Randy dubbed "freckle juice."

You Will Need

  • Moisturizer
  • Concealer
  • Makeup sponges
  • Foundation
  • Loose or pressed powder
  • Prescription bleaching agent
  • Professional advice (optional)

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