If you’re a woman that has freckles, you may feel like you need to cover them as much as possible. Often times this is due to “sun shaming,” or the implication that freckles develop from a lack of sun protection. Fortunately, this is just a myth and embracing natural beauty (including your freckles!) is a trend that’s here to stay. Mayo Clinic dermatologist, Amit Sharma, MD, found that freckles are a result of genetics, not sun damage.But freckles are common in fair skin tones, so be sure to give them some extra TLC in the sun. For tips on keeping your skin beautiful (freckles and all!) click here.