Skin blemishes and moles can have an impact on self-confidence, but there are ways to reduce or eliminate them.
Many skin-related solutions are costly, but there are natural remedies you can try that are rather inexpensive and certainly worth giving attempting. As these things go, results may vary.
Home Remedy Daily’s website has a rundown on a number of ways to naturally cure blackheads, moles, skin tags, and more.
For skin tag removal, the site recommends oregano oil, a mixture of castor oil and baking soda, or lemon juice. Oregano oil is an antiseptic and antispasmodic that will aid in drying out a skin tag. The oil should be applied 5-6 drops, 3 times daily. Results are typically seen in a month.
A mixture of castor oil and baking soda is also an option for skin tags, as the two can create a thick paste that you can dip a cotton swab in and dab on the area. Additionally, the acidity of lemon juice makes it another great suggestion for skin tag removal and it’s also an antiseptic.
Age spots can be significantly reduced with some homemade mixtures, so consider one of the following options: onion and apple cider vinegar, horseradish and milk, or buttermilk and tomato.
Equal parts of onion juice (simply blend an onion and strain it) and apple cider vinegar can be combined and applied to the age spot. If you choose the horseradish and milk suggestion, simply soak raw horseradish in a bowl of milk for 30 minutes and apply to the spots to help them eventually fade. The acids of tomato and buttermilk, when combined, are also an effective remedy for eliminating age spots.
For mole removal, the site suggests making a paste of cumin and water and applying it the mole over a three week period. You might also try soaking in a hot bath with 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup sea salt, 6 drops lavender essential oil, and 3 drops frankincense oil, or try a combination of 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed powder, with enough flaxseed oil and honey to create a paste. This mixture is applied to the mole and covered with gauze for one hour before rinsing with water.
For warts, try applying apple cider vinegar directly to the wart once daily by soaking a cotton ball in the vinegar and using tape or a band-aid to keep the cotton ball in place. Additionally, the proteolytic enzyme of a banana peel can be scraped from inside the peel, then applied to the wart. You can also try soaking a wart with pineapple juice.
For blackhead removal, baking soda can clean and neutralize pH levels to help produce less oil. Just create a paste with the baking soda and a little water, apply to blackheads, and let sit 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Oatmeal also makes a nice cleanser that will scrub away the dirt in your pores and reduce the recurrence of blackheads. Cook oatmeal as normal, allow to cool, then apply to face and let it sit 10 to 20 minutes before removing.