Moles can either be a blessing or a curse. They look good only when they exist on a certain part of the face. For example, a mole above lips or on the nose can make any girl look beautiful. However, unwanted moles or too many dark spots on the face can make people self-conscious. If you are one of them then don’t worry! There are many safe home remedies that help you get rid of moles easily and effectively.
Table of Content
- What are moles?
- What type of Moles are dangerous?
- How to prevent new moles from forming?
- How To Get Rid of Moles?
- 10 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Moles
What are Moles?
Moles are caused by the cluster of pigmented cells. Some are flat and some are skin tags that look like extra skin, they can be brown or dark. Moles can be on any part of the body. Some moles are from birth and some may appear as you age and it is very common to develop new moles! Moles are caused due to overexposure to the sun or hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. Moles can change in size, shape, darken, fade or disappear.
What type of Moles are dangerous?
Moles that exist on your body from childhood are safe unless they don’t grow or change in color. Moles are safe as long as they don’t change their shape and size! Non-cancerous moles are non-itchy, never grows, or change color. It is easy and safe to get rid of Non-cancerous moles after a thorough check-up from a dermatologist. If you notice the appearance of too many moles all of a sudden or change in the existing mole then consult a dermatologist immediately.
How to prevent new moles forming?
Overexposure to UV rays can cause moles on the skin. Harsh sun rays can alter the existing skin moles that may develop skin cancer. Always use a sunscreen with SPF 15 before going in the sun. Acne can also cause moles hence follow a healthy skincare routine to avoid dark spots or developing new moles on your face. Eating healthy organic food can avoid new moles and existing moles can fall off on their own.
How To Get Rid of Moles?
Before removing moles either by a professional or at home, it is always recommended to have them tested with a dermatologist! Also, it is not possible to get rid of moles overnight even if you choose any of the fastest medical treatments because once removed the area needs time to heal.
Moles can be removed by laser treatment, surgical cutting by professional medical experts, cryosurgery (process of freezing the moles), electrosurgery (burning off the moles), Acid treatment, herbal treatment (BIO-T), and using natural home remedies.
Removing moles or til with laser is dangerous because laser removal may leave a scar. Another method is to see a dermatologist and get surgical cutting! They remove it safely making sure the scar vanishes quickly. If you want it painless then there are several mole removal creams that help to remove moles without any surgical pain but remember, not all the products are safe!
Mole removal with natural remedies is a long road to reach but the process will be completed with no pain and scar. Hence it is the safest way to say goodbye to those dark devils. Here we are going to look at those easy ways to remove skin tags but before trying any of these methods make sure to do a patch test (Apply small quantity behind ears to check for any allergies!).
10 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Moles
1) Apple Cider Vinegar
It is said that Malic and tartaric acids found in the vinegar can help to dissolve the mole. Hence many people suggest using Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective way to remove the moles or any dark spots. Since ACV is a very strong liquid it may affect the skin if used in a large quantity or inappropriate way.
Take ACV in a cotton pad and place it on the mole. Secure it with a band-aid for about 15 minutes so that ACV sits on moles. Then wash the face with warm water. Repeat the process until you see moles fade off.
Fruits or vegetables that have acidic properties can effectively help to get rid of black moles on the face. Since Onion is rich in glutamic acid, citric acid, and malic acids, it dries out the moles from the root and thus moles fall off on their own without leaving any scar or mark behind.
Take one full red onion, cut into pieces, and then blend to a smooth paste. You can add water to get the juicy consistency. Dip a cotton pad in this juice and then slightly press on the spots. Wash after 20-25 minutes with warm water. Repeat twice daily until the moles fade away or dry out and fall off eventually.
3) Baking Soda and Castor Oil
A combination of baking soda and castor oil is one of the fastest home remedies to remove the moles. Baking soda has lots of beauty benefits because of its acidic properties. It can be combined with other ingredients to dilute so that it won’t burn the skin. One of the Skincare benefits of Castor oil is that it cures skin problems at the root.
Add few drops of castor oil to half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix well. Using a toothpick apply this mixture like a dab on top of the moles. Secure with bandaid and leave it for an hour. Take out the bandage and cleanly wash the area. This works better if you apply the paste before going to bed. Repeat the process until the mole disappears.
4) Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is in pale blue color known to treat skin problems such as wounds, burns, moles, warts etc. Not only just moles, but Hydrogen peroxide can also be used to treat dark spots, acne, blemishes, and freckles.
Apply a thin layer of Hydrogen peroxide on moles that you want to remove from the skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash with warm water. Repeat the process until the mole fades.
5) Frankincense oil for mole removal
Frankincense oil is extracted from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacra tree. The most commonly used essential oil, Frankincense oil is known for its unique aroma that helps to reveal stress and pain. Also, frankincense essential oil is known to treat dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and stretch marks.
Before going to bed, wash the face cleanly and then apply the oil directly or using a cotton pad on the moles. Leave it overnight and then wash thoroughly in the morning. Regular practice of this method can dissolve moles.
For many years, garlic is used to treat skin infections such as fungus. Garlic is rich in Allicin which helps to reduce swelling, inflammation, kill acne-causing bacteria, and also helps to improve blood circulation. The warm properties of garlic can peel off the skin by burning it. Hence you should be very careful while using garlic on your skin.
Take 2 garlic peels, crush them and apply the paste on moles. leave it for 45 mins. Wash with lukewarm water to remove the dried paste. Garlic burns the mole from inside and eventually burning off the entire mole. Make sure to use the healing cream to treat the affected area.
7) Iodine and Vaseline
Mole removal using iodine is one of the popular home remedies. Iodine effectively removes the brown or black moles that are slightly raised from the skin. It is quite difficult to remove flat moles using Iodine but patience and routine practice can yield desired results. Using Iodine with 5% Iodine concentration is highly recommended. Higher concentration can irritate or burn sensitive skin.
Apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the surrounding skin area. Then take Q-tip, immerse in iodine, and apply it directly to the mole. Make sure it won’t touch the skin area because Iodine in contact with skin turns it purple and leaves the stain (That’s why you need petroleum jelly on the surrounding skin!). Cover the area with a bandage (Make sure it won’t touch the mole!). Leave it overnight and then wash thoroughly in the morning. You may see iodine stain even after the wash but don’t worry! Repeat daily until the mole fades or disappears completely.
8) Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera juice is known for its skincare properties. It helps to shrink pimples, cure acne, treat burns and scars. It also can lighten the dark underarms, remove tan etc. Because of its antibacterial properties, Aloe Vera gel or juice can help to remove the til on the face.
Apply the natural Aloe Vera juice or gel directly on the moles. Leave it overnight and then wash in the morning. This is a very very slow process but you will see results after repeating the process for few weeks.
9) Pineapple Juice
Pineapple is rich in citric acid. Now we know that any ingredient with acidic properties may help to get rid of moles. Hence there is no harm in trying Pineapple juice even though there is no confirming research study about its part in the process of mole removal.
You can apply Pineapple juice on moles or place pineapple slices on the skin tags. In both ways, leave it overnight and then wash it in the morning. You can also add lemon juice for more effective results.
We all know that toothpaste is used to shrink pimples overnight, remove skin tags but do you know toothpaste is also used to fade moles on the face? There is no scientific study but many people have got the best results after using toothpaste to remove skin moles.
Apply a dab of toothpaste directly on the mole. Leave it overnight and then wash in the morning. You can secure it with a band-aid or leave it for air dry.
Please Note: All these methods are based on popular opinions. There is no scientific study or research that can prove the above methods. Always consult a dermatologist and seek medical help to avoid any kind of health issues.