freckles. how to cover them?

(33 Posts)
memphis83 Mon 17-Jun-13 23:27:28

I have had freckles since really young and although I use spf everyday they are geting worse.
I hated them as a kid and used to rub concealer of my mums all over my face from about 5. (when she wasn't guarding her make up bag) they really get me down and would love to be rid of them but lasering my whole body is out of the question.
I am pale and camoflage make up is always too dark so has anyone got any advice on covering them up?
Thanks im advance

xTillyx Tue 18-Jun-13 23:35:26

Oh and just wanted to point out, Alex Jones who presents The One Show has a lot of freckles on her arms, I think I've read an interview where she mentions them. Also,Jennifer Metcalfe who plays Mercedes in Hollyoaks has a lot of freckles but is always very glam. Its true though, more freckles in films/tv please!

JazzDalek Wed 19-Jun-13 11:10:43
Abra1d Wed 19-Jun-13 11:14:12

I have them, and so does my teenage daughter. I always think she looks very pretty and youthful with them. Not so sure about me. My SIL always says, very loudly: 'Oh, I see the freckles are back!' whenever she sees me in summer. She has serious issues, though.

AlwaysReadyForABlether Wed 19-Jun-13 11:21:05

I love my freckles and am disappointed that they've faded as I've grown older. A result of spending too much time in the office and not enough time outside!
People never believe I'm the age I am and I think the freckles keep me looking younger.

memphis83 Wed 19-Jun-13 23:02:35

Thank you all for all the replies. I have been looking at myself a bit in the mirror today and my cheeks and nose I can live with it I have had these since as long as I can remember its the ones on my forehead and arms that bother me more, I always had a fringe growing up and think a fringe is an option again at some point.

I have had a few weird comments recently. And last week some lady commented about how I was so pale and I would look half healthy if my freckles joined up to colour my skin. I walked away kicking myself for not saying the mn 'did you mean to be so rude?'
will look at a better foundation and powder for when I go out and have picked up a face cream with a higher spf

xTillyx Wed 19-Jun-13 23:23:20

Can't believe how rude that woman was to you! Hate all this being pale is unhealthy idea that some people have. People like that are the reason I don't dare wear skirts or shorts in this weather.

JazzDalek Thu 20-Jun-13 01:05:38

That is awfully rude angry

My dd was in a rage this evening because her little brother is developing freckles and she is not. She is desperate for them!

marmaladesandwich Thu 20-Jun-13 14:14:05

A fringe might make you feel less self-conscious.
I'm the opposite: I don't have many freckles on my forehead and it looks a bit odd compared to the rest of my (freckly) face, so I would like a fringe for that reason!
I went to Japan years ago and my freckles joined up after 6 weeks there. I looked very orange, as freckles aren't really the same colour as a tan!
It always amazes me that some people just think they can pass comments on the appearance of others (or their children) without invitation.......

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