Freckles are a common feature amongst many people in the world. Freckles are spots usually seen on people with fair or light skin. These spots contain melanin, a pigment protein. Freckles are not dangerous or cancerous. There are two ways how to get it. Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. Exposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds can also cause an increase in freckles. The best way to not get freckles due to UV ray exposure is to avoid spending time in the sun without protection.
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