Freckles, are spots of a yellowish colour, about the size of a lentile-seed, frequently appearing on the face, neck, and hands.—• These discolourations are either constitutional in the individual, or arise in consequence of the jaundice, or the action of the sun upon the part. Heat, or a sudden change of the weather, often causes the skin to assume a darker colour than natural, and thus produces what is called tan, sun-burn, and morphew which differ only in degree, and usually disappear in winter.
Persons or a delicate complexion, and particularly such as have naturally red hair, are most subject to freckles in the face, and other parts exposed to the air. For the gratification of those who consider the removal of such little blemishes an object worthy of their attention, we shall communicate the following remedies:
According to HombeRG, one of the best applications tor dispersing freckles, is a mixture of bullock s gall with a solution of alum, which, after tire latter has subsided, must be digested in the sun lor three or four months in a close phial. - Ano-ther preparation is made by taking 4oz. of lemon-juice, and mixing with it 2 drams of sugar, and one of borax, finely powdered; and, after these ingredients have stood a week or fortnight in a glass bottle, the liquor will be fit for use. - As, however, freckles generally vanish during the winter, and have been observed to re-appear in early spring, the sharp morning-air of" which, though salubrious, is said to be uncommonly favourable to their re-production, perhaps the most easy method of preventing them, would be a careful attention to this circumstance.