You don’t have to worry about most moles because they are harmless. They can be of trouble only because they affect your aesthetics because people usually think they are not attractive.
The medical term of moles is melanocytic nevi and they are formed because of accumulation of melanocytes. They can be brown, black or have flesh colored complexion. They can be in the form of patches or spots. As you may already guess, it is melanocytes that create melanin, the coloring pigment in our body.
Moles usually appear when we are between 20 an 30. They could be smooth, textured, flat, raised and may have hair too. Their looks and numbers can vary according to your hormone changes, genetics and exposure to sunlight.
Many moles go away as you age. But some may not go and may interfere with your looks. There are some basic home remedies which are beneficial in eliminating those bad-looking moles.
But before you start using any of these home remedies, it is recommended to check the moles for anything abnormal like the asymmetry of the diameter, color or borders.
If you find these characteristics or if the mole changes its color or shape on its own (without treatment), you should go and see a dermatologist to eliminate any chances that it is cancerous. You should never perform own treatment for cancerous moles.
Use these home remedies on moles which are noncancerous.
Garlic has special enzymes that can break down the group of cells that produce pigment. That is why it is considered among the best home remedies to treat moles. Garlic also helps in lightening the dark pigmentation.
How to use garlic? Just crush one clove of fresh garlic and place it on your mole. Use a bandage to secure and leave through the night. Repeat this for a number of days until the mole falls off itself. You can expect to get the desired results within 5 days.
Care should be taken because garlic could cause irritation or redness on the skin.
- Castor Oil
Castor oil can also help in getting rid of moles, skin tags and warts. It is a discutient, which means it can help in the dissolution of different types of atypical growths. You don’t have to worry about it leaving any scars. But you should have patience because it can take some time to remove the moles. It works one layer at a time.
How to use castor oil? Add a few drops of the oil into a pinch of baking soda (you may replace with aspirin). Apply it on the mole and leave for a few hours. Once it has dried on its own, wipe it off. Repeat this remedy twice everyday for 30 days. Castor oil can also be used without baking soda or aspirin.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Many people have been using apple cider vinegar for removing moles. The acidic property helps in scabbing mole and forcing it to fall off after some time.
Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and leave on the mole. Use a bandage to secure it and leave through the night. Repeat every day until the mole falls off. It will take around 10 days.
You may also start by rubbing warm water on the moles and then apply the vinegar until you see that it has turned white. Alternatively, you could start by lightly scraping mole surface using emery board. Leave the vinegar over the mole, allowing it to dry. Repeat a few times through the day.
It should be kept in mind that the mole can worsen during the first few days but it will improve after a week. Use coconut oil if you see a scar.
- Flaxseed Oil
If you have raised moles, flaxseed oil can be highly beneficial. It works by softening the moles and loosening the edges. This makes it easier for them to fall off.
How to use flaxseed oil? Grind them finely and mix with honey and create a paste. Apply the paste on the moles and leave for 1 hour. Repeat thrice a day and follow for a number of weeks.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is loaded with flavonoids and vitamin E. This makes it a great natural remedy for removing models.
How to use it? Just apply a single drop of the extract on the mole and cover it using a gauze/bandage. Leave it for 1-2 hours and repeat 2-3 times per day for 30 days. Another alternative is to mix the extract in avocado oil (in 1 to 10 ratio) and apply it on the mole. Leave this mixture only for 15 minutes. Repeat it daily until the mole falls off.
- Pineapple Juice
You can also use fresh pineapple juice for removing moles. They work by lightening the pigmentation, which makes them less obvious. Just dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply it and leave for the night. Repeat this until the mole fades away.
You may use other juices with similar acidic properties like grapefruits, sour apples and lemons.
- Onion Juice
Onion juice also has acidic characteristics. It can help remove models and retain the natural skin color. You should use only fresh juice. Dip a cotton swab and apply it on the mole and leave for 30-40 minutes before rinsing it off.
Repeat this 2-3 times per day for 3 weeks. You may also mix apple cider vinegar with onion juice (in equal parts). Apply it on the mole and leave through the night. Repeat for 30 days or until the mole goes away.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is considered as a gentle natural remedy that not only lightens but also removes moles. This makes it different from other strong acidic natural remedies. Apply it on the mole and cover with a bandage and leave for 3-4 hours. Repeat 2-3 times daily for 30 days or until you get the desired results.
This essential oil has astringent properties. This makes it dry the mole and eliminate it one layer at a time. Mix 1 tsp of frankincense oil in 8 tsp of olive oil. Apply it on the mole and leave for some hours. Repeat this 2-3 times per day for a few weeks. It is recommended to continue with this remedy a few days after the mole has been removed. This will help in preventing scars.
Check this treatment for any irritation before continuing.
Make sure that these ingredients, especially vinegar and garlic, don’t cause sensitivity issues with your skin. Test them before using. You should stop using them if the skin’s condition gets bad.
Source: Family Health Freedom Network
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