When you think about freckles, what do you think of? Fair-skinned children whose mothers slather sunblock on them? Bright, shocking red hair? Maybe even Pippi Longstocking?
As a beauty feature, freckles are commonly associated with fair-skinned people, leading to the question: “Can black people have freckles?”
The answer is yes—there are many black people with freckles, as well as people with other skin tones who have freckles, too.
In this article, I’ll break down what causes freckles and who has them. I’ll also provide images of black people with freckles to demonstrate the different skin tones that have freckles.