Top 10 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Moles

Most people have moles on their skin, which are harmless, posing no health hazards. They can be troublesome only from an aesthetic aspect as many people find them ugly.

Medically termed melanocytic nevi, moles appear on the skin as black, brown, or flesh-colored spots or else as patches on the skin that form due to the collection of melanocytes. These melanocytes are cells that produce pigment that is the coloring substance also called melanin.

What age do moles appear at?

Most moles appear by the end of the twenties. Regarding their look, moles can be:
flat or raised,
rough or smooth,
with or without hair.

The number and appearance of moles depend on:
genetic factors,
hormonal fluctuations,
sun exposure.
While some moles will fade and disappear as you age, other will not, right when you are most concerned about how they look.

These simple home remedies can help you get rid of unsightly moles
Before applying the home remedies to your skin, it is most important to inspect your mole(s) for abnormal developments such as:

1. asymmetry of the border,
2. color, and
3. diameter.
If you spot any of these 3 alarming issues, or the mole is changing in shape or color without any treatment applied, get it checked by a specialist in dermatology to make sure it is not a cancerous one.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TREAT SUSPICIOUS CANCEROUS MOLES ON YOUR OWN!

The following are the top 10 home remedies for moles:

1. Garlic

The good old garlic is considered one of the most effective home remedies for skin moles because it contains enzymes that help break down the clusters of pigment-producing cells. Additionally, it helps to lighten the undesired dark pigmentation.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Crush a fresh garlic clove and place it on the mole.
2. Secure it with a bandage and leave it on overnight, or at least for 4 hours.
3. Repeat this daily for a few days. The mole will then come off naturally. This method is said to give positive results with just 5 days of daily application!
Note: Make sure to disinfect the area with rubbing some alcohol (or another mild disinfectant) before repeating the process the next day. Plus, to protect the surrounding skin of the mole, apply some petroleum jelly or oil.
Warning: Applying garlic directly to skin can cause redness and irritation in some people.

2. Apple- cider- vinegar

The apple-cider-vinegar is another very popular home remedy for mole removal. It helps scab the mole and fall off over time owing to its acidity.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Dip a disinfected cotton ball in ACV and place it on the mole. Secure it with a bandage or a medical tape and leave it on overnight. Do this daily for about 10 days or until the mole falls off by itself.
2. Alternatively, you can rub warm water on the mole or lightly scrape the surface with an emery board and then apply the ACV to it until it turns pale white. Leave it like that until it dries naturally.
The apple-cider-vinegar is likely to make the mole worse in the initial few days, but it will get better in a week. If the application of ACV leaves a visible scar on the skin, apply some coconut oil.
Note: To protect the skin around mole, apply petroleum jelly to the surrounding area before applying ACV.

3. Castor oil

The castor oil is also known to help remove warts, moles, and skin tags. Being a discutient, it helps dissolve and eliminate unusual growths. This method is not likely to leave scars if the oil is of high quality. However, it tends to take quite a lot of time as it gets rid of moles layer by layer.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Mix a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of castor oil (you can also add in some ground aspirin).
2. Gently rub the mixture onto your mole.
3. Leave it on for a few hours until it dries out naturally.
4. Do this twice a day for about 1 month.
Note: If you do not have baking soda at hand, you can use castor oil alone.

4. Flaxseed oil

The flaxseed oil is particularly useful for eliminating a bit raised moles. It acts by softening the moles and loosening them around the edges so they can easily come off.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Mix enough finely ground flax seeds and honey with flaxseed oil to make a paste.
2. Apply it to the affected area and leave it on for at least 1 hour.
3. Apply this remedy 3 times a day for a few weeks.

5. Iodine

Iodine tincture can likewise be used to remove moles and skin tags. It triggers natural cell death and removes the clusters. You can get iodine tincture from any drug store.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Clean the affected area and apply a drop of 5% iodine solution to your mole. For flat moles, you can also scratch it slightly with an emery board before applying the iodine.
2. Cover it with a bandage or gauze and leave it on overnight or as long as possible.
3. Repeat the procedure daily for a week or two.
If you do not want to use a bandage, then apply the iodine solution 2-3 times a day and leave it on until it dries completely.
Note: Iodine will remove moles without scarring, but it is likely to stain the skin. To avoid this deep purple staining, apply a little lotion or petroleum jelly around the mole to protect the surrounding skin.

6. Pineapple juice

Freshly-squeezed organic pineapple juice can help lighten the pigmentation of a mole, thereby making it less conspicuous on the skin.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Soak a disinfected cotton ball in the pineapple juice and apply it to your mole.
2. Leave it on overnight or until the juice dries out.
3. Do this several times a day for a few weeks or until your mole completely fades.
Note: For fast results, use fresh pineapple juice made daily as it contains more citric acid. You can also use other acidic juices such as lemon, grapefruit, and sour apple juice.

7. Grapefruit seed extract

Since it is rich in vitamin E and flavonoids, the grapefruit seed extract works as a very good natural home remedy to say goodbye to moles.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Apply 1 drop of grapefruit seed extract to your mole, cover it with a bandage or gauze and leave it on for a few hours. Repeat this 2-3 times a day for about a month.
2. Alternatively, you can combine one part of grapefruit seed extract and 10 parts of avocado oil. Apply it to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Do this daily until you are satisfied with the results.

8. Onion juice

Fresh onion juice can help get rid of moles and accomplish an even skin tone due to its acidic properties.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Extract fresh onion juice and apply it to the mole using a cotton swab. Leave it on for 30 minutes or longer and then wash it off. Do this 2-3 times daily for at least three weeks.
2. Alternatively, apply a mixture of equal parts of onion juice and apple cider vinegar. Leave it on overnight or at least for half an hour. Do this daily for a month or until your mole fades away.

9. Frankincense

Being astringent in nature, the frankincense essential oil, helps dry up a mole and remove it one layer at a time.
Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Dilute frankincense essential oil by adding 8 teaspoons of olive oil to 1 teaspoon of this oil.
2. Dab it on your mole and leave it on for a couple of hours.
3. Do this 2-3 times a day for a few weeks.
Note: To prevent scarring, continue the treatment for several days even after the mole has disappeared.
Do not use this remedy if it produces skin irritation and redness.

10. Aloe vera

Unlike other acidic remedies, the Aloe vera gel works as a mild, natural remedy for removing and lightening skin moles.

Here’s how to prepare and use this remedy:

1. Apply fresh Aloe vera gel on the mole and secure it from detaching with a cotton bandage.
2. Leave it on for 3-4 hours to allow the aloe to get absorbed by the skin entirely.
3. Do this 2-3 times a day for a month, or until you are satisfied with the outcome.

Before trying out these home remedies, especially the ones with strong properties such as the garlic and the apple-cider- vinegar, make sure your skin IS NOT sensitive to them. In addition, if the remedy worsens your skin condition, then immediately discontinue its use!

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Source:
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/moles