Every year, National Love Your Freckles Day is celebrated on Nov. 22, encouraging people to love their freckles and embrace their true selves. Freckles are tiny melanized cells that manifest themselves predominantly on the forehead area in the form of brown dots. They are not to be confused with moles as freckles come in clusters, unlike the former, that appear solo and whimsically all over the body.

There was once a time when people would hide their freckles under layers of make-up, but ever since Hollywood A-listers like Adwoa Aboah, "Big Little Lies" fame Zoë Kravitz and Lily Newmark positioned freckles as a beauty quotient, by flaunting theirs with pride, people have increasingly found it silly to try and cover them.

And since the trend has picked up the pace, more and more people are joining the bandwagon and ditching high-end foundations in favor of a casual, carefree freckled look which also is undoubtedly sexy.

So that brings us to the conclusion that beyond just being sunkissed marks on the face, freckles have gained an elevated status in society, that of the proponent of change in the beauty pantheon. And on National Love Your Freckles Day, let us discuss some unique information about freckles and gain more insights about them.

Freckles are harmless: Many people have earned compliments for their freckles but don't know why they have them in the first place. Freckles come in two variants: ephelides and solar lentigines. The former is especially common in Asians and Caucasians, who have a fair complexion with light-colored hair. Both types of freckles are generated by overexposure to the sun, and among them, ephelides start to appear in early childhood itself. None of the types is harmful whatsoever.

Freckles are caused by genetics: Freckles are inherited as genetics plays a crucial role in sending the condition down through generations.

Freckles can be lightened: There are various means by which freckles can be lightened, including home remedies and laser treatments, cryosurgery, and chemical peel, among others.

Kids can also have freckles: Since freckles can appear in a very early stage of a person's life. Kids, too, can develop freckles on their faces, shoulder, and arms.

Freckles can be prevented: One can create a resistance barrier against freckles by slathering on high amounts of sunscreen.

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