Do you have freckles?
Do you like your freckles?
Ephelides, or freckles, in most cases are harmless and they are thought to be a result of your genetic disposition and sun exposure.
The sun (and tanning beds) emit harmful UV rays which the skin absorbs and that enhances the production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment protein found in freckles. Freckles and melanin work to shade and protect our DNA from the sun.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has “trademark freckles” according to some news sources and given she did not cover them up for her wedding a trend seems to have emerged: tattoo freckles. Yes you read that correctly.
Image Source: AP and The Morning Bulletin
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The Coola Cozzies team have decided to simply admire Meghan’s freckles rather than opt for freckle tattoos. Furthermore, we love and admire your natural beauty whether you have freckles or not.
If you have freckles that seem to change colour or shape, they may not be freckles and you should get them checked regularly.
Remember to stay sun safe, your freckles need some help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.