Moles occur when pigmented cells called melanocytes grow in clusters. Moles come is myriads of shapes, and size, color and adds a uniqueness that differs from one person to another. However, all not always aesthetically appealing and many people want to have it removed. What better way than treating them naturally using natural ingredients instead of chemical-laden products.
Type of moles that make a perfect candidate for natural mole removal procedures?
Natural mole removal remedies work best for moles which are not deeply embedded in the skin and are benign. Consult a dermatologist to make sure that the mole you are going to work on is benign.
Why should one choose natural home remedies over credible surgical procedures?
Surgical procedures cost anywhere between $300-1500 depending on a lot of factors including size, structure, location of the mole etc. And if done for cosmetic reasons (which most of them are), are never covered by insurance. So all those who can’t afford the cost of surgical procedures have the option to consider natural techniques of eliminating moles.
Natural remedies could be used on benign moles with caution and extreme care.
Important instructions to follow before using these home remedies.
1. Don’t let a remedy sit on your mole for more than 15 minutes if your skin is sensitive.
2. If a remedy causes irritation, stop using it with immediate effect.
3. Protect the surrounding area by applying petroleum jelly.
4. Consult your doctor before using them.
5. Avoid direct sunlight.
6. If a remedy has worked for a person, it doesn’t mean it will work for you as well.
7. The mole disappearance/lightening time varies for every individual.
8. Don’t rush into using other home remedies, if one hasn’t worked for you. Most remedies work slowly, so you need to be patient.
9. Don’t scratch or rub your mole while it is being worked upon.
1. Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Take a spoonful of castor oil and mix it with a pinch of baking soda, applying the mixture on your mole. Cover the area with a band-aid. Keep the castor oil, baking soda paste resting on the mole for few hours or overnight for better results. Castor oil has medicinal properties in removing moles and baking soda dries out the mole quickly thus facilitating quick healing. When the paste dries off, wash it thoroughly with water. Repeat the process regularly for a week or until the moles fade away.
The benefit of castor oil is that it doesn’t irritate skin however, baking soda may cause skin irritation. Baking soda is added to castor oil for faster results. If you find irritation, discontinue baking soda and continue with castor oil only. It is comparatively slower but a safer method for natural mole removal.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is frequently used natural mole removal remedy. Don’t be alarmed by the word vinegar, apple cider vinegar is distinctly apart from synthetic vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a gentle, soothing, all natural liquid made from crushed apple juice. Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic that will slowly neutralize flat mole-cells and remove them. Use cotton to dab apple cider vinegar on the mole. Leave it on overnight, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure for 1-2 weeks.
After regular use of ACV, you will find the moles lighten in appearance, become drier, turn into a scab and finally fall off. Resist yourself from touching or peeling off the scab as it will leave behind a scar. However, if the scab is allowed to fall off naturally, no to minimal scarring is expected. Here’s a detailed article on apple cider vinegar mole removal.
3. Garlic Paste
Garlic paste is considered an effective remedy for removing moles at home. Make a thick paste of crushed garlic and apply it on your mole. The activated enzymes in garlic will help to dissolve the cluster of cells, and visibly lighten the pigmented area in the mole. For best results leave on the garlic paste overnight and subsequently wash it off the next morning with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure for one week until the mole falls off on its own.
Garlic may cause burning so it is better to safeguard the surrounding area using petroleum jelly. If you are not used to the smell of garlic, use some other remedy for removing moles at home.
4. Honey and Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is superlative in healing a number of skin problems related to scarring and pigmentation. Honey as sweet as it is, also a very good agent in reducing pigmentation. Leave the beautifully scented mixture of flaxseed oil and honey on the flat mole for a few hours every day for 1-2 weeks or until you start seeing visible results.
5. Onion Juice
Apply the juices squeezed out of one onion on your mole and leave it on for 30 min, subsequently washing it off. The acidic property of onion juice will even out the pigmentation and reduce the appearance of the mole. Do this twice a day for about 2-3 weeks.
6. Banana peels
Place the inner white part of the banana peel on the mole, twice every day, and slowly watch the mole fade away. Faster the area with some adhesive tape or bandage. Banana peel is rich in nutrients that can fade away marks and scars considerably.
7. Fresh coriander
Crush fresh coriander and apply the paste on your mole and leave it on for a few minutes every day. The juices of coriander will melt away the mole and lighten the pigmentation.
8. Lemon Juice
Dab some lemon juice on your mole using a Q-tip. Let it stay on for 10-15 minutes. Repeat it twice a day. Remember to wash it off the mole after 20 min of use. Lemon juice is known for its astringent and skin bleaching properties. Watch your moles getting lighter, eventually turning into a scab and falling off the skin over a period of few weeks.
9. Fresh aloe vera gel
Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the mole and leave it on for two to three hours. Repeat the process twice every day. Aloe vera is rich in enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides, tannins and minerals. It eliminates moles and heals the skin.
Can natural removal techniques be used to treat face moles?
Face moles could be a good candidate for natural remedies but it must be handled with extreme care. Seek advice from a doctor before using any of them. Carefully read instructions mentioned above to treat facial moles. If it causes irritation, stop using it immediately.
Can a mole come back if previously removed using home remedies?
It is recommended to use home remedies on surface level moles. If the mole that was treated previously had deeper roots, it is quite likely that it will come back again. Use of natural remedy only eliminates the mole at the surface. The deeper cells remain untouched which bring the mole to light once again. So, in a way home remedy is not a permanent solution to treat moles.
While we understand the effectiveness of natural remedies, it is also important to get an opinion from a medical expert to make sure that the mole to be treated is harmless and deeply embedded. If are using a natural mole removal procedure just to save your cost, it is important that you understand different mole removal procedures, know their cost, meet a certified dermatologist and take an informed decision.
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