face without freckles is like a night without stars.'
Love em or hate em, freckles are a common feature for many of
us and the word is they're the next big thing to hit the catwalks.
Described by some as angel's kisses, freckles are not
harmful or the sign of a health problem. Irrespective of skin color, it
is the uneven distribution of the melanin pigment in the skin that results
in freckling. A freckle is nothing more than an unusually heavy deposit
of melanin at one spot in the skin.
Some people's freckles fade away almost completely
in the winter and return in the summer. Other people's freckles don't
change much with or without the sun and can be seen all year-round. Freckles
also tend to fade as people get older. Whether you're freckled or not,
be sure to wear sunscreen and follow other sun-safety rules.
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and even today many
people go to great lengths to try remove their freckles often resorting
to skin lightening creams and laser treatment. Many celebrities have their
freckles digitally removed from their photos and the wonders of television
mean that there's hardly a freckle in sight on the box.
All that is set to change now that freckles are back in fashion and watch
out for a sudden emergence of freckle faced celebrities and models everywhere.
Five Things You May Not Know About Freckles
Cats can have freckles. They can appear anywhere on a cat's skin and even
in its mouth.
Freckles were painstakingly painted onto Cate Blanchett's face, arms,
and chest to make her resemble Katharine Hepburn. for the film the Aviator.
In studies of twins, including pairs of identical twins and pairs of fraternal
(nonidentical) twins, it has been found that among identical twin pairs,
there was a striking similarity in the total number of freckles found
on each person. Such similarities were considerably less common in fraternal
twins. This clearly confirms that the occurrence of freckles is influenced
by genetic factors. In fact, the variations in freckle counts appear to
be due largely to heredity.
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume is the story of a boy who buys a recipe to
grow freckles - with disastrous results!
Best freckle quote: 'A face without freckles is like a night without stars.'