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Love Your Freckles Day

Love Your Freckles Day, Solar Lentigines

About Love Your Freckles Day

When is Love Your Freckles Day? This holiday is always observed on November 22

Today is the day those fortunate enough to have freckles happily look forward to. It’s Love Your Freckles Day. On this November 22 holiday, some of us get to show off those cute little spots. The rest of us with clear skin can only look at freckled folk with envy. Oddly, this holiday is in colder weather when they have faded from people with summer freckles or solar lentigines. Freckles are those cute little sun-kissed spots on your face, legs, or arms. The spots are shades of brown, tan, or red.  

The dermatological name is “ephides”. Members of every ethnic group from anywhere in the world can have them. From a genetic standpoint, people who have the MC1R gene, or the VCI92 variant can have them. It appears most often on people who are light-skinned or have red hair.

It is important to note that they are not skin defects, and they are not harmful in any way. Although throughout much of history, people looked upon them as unsightly and unfavorable. During Medieval times, people with freckles were persecuted and accused of witchcraft. As recently as the 1920s, they were undesirable. Skincare companies made products specifically to hide them or make them fade. People with freckles hid them behind heavy layers of makeup. They also used various methods to remove them through surgery, chemical treatments, and more recently laser procedures.

My how times change. Nowadays freckles are “in”. People who have them wear them with pride. They are described as cute and youthful. Will this be just a passing fad? We think not, as people who have are beautiful people.

Did You Know? The word comes from the Scandinavian word “freken”.

Summer Freckles

Perhaps you have “summer freckles” or “sun freckles”. Sunlight can bring them out on the exposed skin of people who otherwise have clear skin. They appear most frequently on the face, back and arms. However, they may show up on the legs or any other part of your body. Formally called solar lentigines, it is temporary and goes away in the fall when you’re indoors your tan fades away. 

While they are considered more fashionable than in the past, some people prefer to avoid them.  There are two ways to avoid summer freckles. The first way is to stay out of the sun. The second way is to slather on a high-SPF sunscreen.

Freckles Trivia

What do you know about Freckles? Here are some interesting factoids:

  • They are harmless.
  • Freckles are caused by genetics.
  • They are a natural sunscreen. They darken under the sun, to protect your skin.
  • If you have the MC1R gene, you are likely to have them.
  • While there is no exact count, it is estimated that 4-15% of the world’s population have freckles.
  • Not all redheads have them.
  • They are not a sign of cancer.
  • Freckles are shades of brown, tan, or red.
  • People with red hair and light skin are more likely to have red freckles.
  • They can be lightened with chemical treatment, laser treatment, and other methods.
  • People with them were once persecuted and accused of witchcraft.
  • In the Victorian era in England, carboxylic acid was used to attempt to remove. It caused burns.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Love Your Freckles Day

Here are some other ways of celebrate and enjoy Love Your Freckles Day:

  • If you have them, show them off.
  • Wear clothing that exposes them for others to see.
  • Post pictures of your freckles on social media.
  • Have a freckles party.
  • If you live in a warm, sunny climate, go out into the sunshine and let those solar lentigines shine through.

Today's Quotes

“I had so many freckles that my mother used to say that they were kisses from the angels. I’ve still got them.” – – Lara Flynn Boyle

“I really believe in less is more in terms of makeup. Additionally, I try not to wear too much foundation. I like to see my skin coming through. I like to see my freckles. And I just think that’s the most youthful look.”- – Michelle Monaghan.

“I love the texture of my skin and I love my freckles and even if my nose gets a little red, I don’t mind so much.”- Camille Rowe

History and Origin of Love Your Freckles Day

We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began, or who originated it. The oldest article we found about this holiday was in 2020. We found countless older articles on the topic of freckles, solar lentigines, and famous people who had them. But, none of the older articles referenced this holiday.

For some strange reason, the creator of this November 22 picked a day in cold weather, when our freckles are covered up on long shirts, sweaters, and pants. It would seem to us that a summer day is more appropriate so our fine-freckled friends could display them with pride. And, people who get temprary summer freckles could get in on the fun, too.

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