Moles are skin blemishes that can be harmless (depending on the type of course), however, can have an effect on your self confidence if it is located on an awkward placement. Now this effect is what drives people to have them removed.
These skin blemishes are always safest to be removed by a dermatologist through surgery and may cost money. However, for those of you who are hesitant to cough up money just to have these removed, there are unverified home remedies on how to get rid of moles you can try:
(Note: There are different types of moles, before you try these remedies out, make sure that your dermatologist has identified what type you have. If the mole starts to feel itchy, bleeds or changes in size or shape seek medical attention immediately as it may be Melanoma, a type of skin cancer. You also need to understand that these remedies may result in skin damage and scarring.)
Treatment 1 – The Garlic Treatment
Step 1: Take a clove of garlic and crush it to release its sulfur containing juices that will be absorbed by your skin.
Step 2: Place it over your mole and wrap with gauze bandage to keep it in place. It is advisable you do this before you go to bed. This may sting a bit but over the course of several days, the mole should fall off.
Treatment 2 – Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
Step 1: For this method, it has been testified by some people that the treatment may affect the surrounding skin around the mole, so to make sure that does not happen apply a layer of petroleum jelly around that skin.
Step 2: Have a cotton ball and soak it in pure apple cider vinegar in undiluted form. Vinegar that is just distilled will not have the same benefits.
Step 3: Place the soaked cotton ball over the mole and wrap it in gauze bandage for about 30 minutes. Repeat procedure until mole dries up and fall.
Treatment 3 – Castor Oil and Baking Soda Treatment
Step 1: Mix the baking powder and Castor oil until it has a pasty consistency.
Step 2: Apply on the mole and leave overnight. In a few days the mole will fall off.
Treatment 4 – Tea Tree Oil Treatment
Step 1: Dab a cotton swap in tea tree oil.
Step 2: Apply over mole for about two to three times daily.
Step 3: Before going to bed at night, dip a cotton ball into the oil and place it over the mole.
Step 4: Hold the cotton ball in place with a gauze bandage. The mole should dry up in a few days.
Treatment 5 – The Aloe Vera Gel Treatment
Step 1: Soak a cotton ball into an aloe Vera gel.
Step 2: Apply over the mole.
Step 3: Hold in place using a gauze bandage. This is the most preferred method by most people as it is not painful; however, take note that the effects will show only after several weeks.
All of the treatments stated above are natural. Therefore, if one proves to be ineffective, then you can try another. However, as previously stated, always consult your physician before trying these home remedies out.