If you desire better skin, one of the things that you might be wondering is how to get rid of moles on your face. Removing moles on face, hands or other parts of the body can be done and there are several ways to go about it. But it starts with understanding what moles are and how they form in the first place.
Moles are actually perfectly harmless and many people don’t mind having a mole or two on their body – or even the face. Moles form when too many skin cells called melanocytes grow too closely together. These are skin cells that give the pigment to your skin but the interesting thing is that scientists know that this is what causes a mole to form but not why it happens in the first place.
There is a theory that they are caused by sun damaged skin cells, which stems from the fact that you get black moles on face or hands when that skin is exposed to the sun. In this article, we will go over five ways to learn how to get rid of moles on your face naturally at home.
1. Apple cider vinegar
The first treatment that we will discuss for how to get rid of moles on your face is apple cider vinegar. This is one of the most effective natural remedies out there for a number of different maladies and moles are definitely something that can be treated with ACV.
The reason is that apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic, and that acid can slowly turn into moles, if you use it properly, causing them to eventually fall off. Luckily, ACV is also antibacterial, so you are protected from getting a bacterial infection at the mole site.
You want to make sure that you’re not allergic by using a tiny amount at first and if nothing more than a tiny sting happens – fading after a couple minutes – then use a cotton ball or Q-tip to apply apple cider vinegar to the moles that you want to remove.
2. Tea tree oil
The next home remedy that we are going to talk about is tea tree oil. Although the studies with this particular remedy haven’t proven particularly useful, plenty of people say that it helps them with getting rid of moles as well as a variety of other problems. Like apple cider vinegar, it is antibacterial, so you will get an infection by removing your moles.
Tea tree oil should be effective as long as the roots of the mole in question are not too deep. If that is the case then you might not have success with tea tree oil. This is also something that you should test before you start using in earnest, because people can have allergies to tea tree oil as well. You can apply this with a Q-tip or cotton ball as well but you want to put something over it – like a Band-Aid – so that the tea tree oil has time to work its way in.
Garlic is pretty amazing for the person that wants to get rid of the moles that they have on their face. The reason the garlic is so interesting when it comes to mole removal is that the enzymes that are within garlic are able to break down the cell structure – and as mentioned, it is a cluster of certain types of cells that cause moles in the first place – so this can be a very effective treatment.
What you want to do is get some garlic from the grocery store and cut off a piece. Then apply the inside – the side that wasn’t visible until you cut it open – onto the mole. You want to cut this pretty small because you’re going to need to tape it on there or secure it with a Band-Aid and leave it on there overnight.
Iodine is pretty amazing in its own right when it comes to removing moles. The reason is that iodine can cause cells to die which is why it is so effective on moles, which after all are clusters of cells. What you want is a tincture of iodine with a 5% solution. You can find it at CVS, Walgreens or other pharmacies.
You want to make sure that the area that you’re going to apply the iodine is clean and then you’ll take something rough – like a nail file – and use it to open up the mole at the surface. Then, use a cotton ball (or Q-tip) and apply the iodine directly on the mole. You should leave it on there between two and four hours, although some people do it overnight with no problems. Make sure that you secure the iodine and keep it from leaking out with a Band-Aid or some other adhesive bandage.
5. Baking soda mixed with castor oil
The last home remedy that we will talk about for how to get rid of moles on your face is baking soda and castor oil. Baking soda in castor oil are supposed to be a great treatment for moles when they are mixed together, thanks to the discutient properties of Castor oil – which just means that it is able to separate and disburse pathological growths like bacteria or skin cells.
This method is a little slower than some of the others, but it does have the advantage of protecting your skin much better against scarring. Mix the two together until you have a sort of paste and then apply to the mole overnight. You can secure it with a bandage if you like but it should stay pretty well on its own.
You really don’t have to resort to very drastic tactics when trying to learn just how to get rid of moles on your face. Please try some of these home remedies above first and make sure that you remain patient instead of trying to take a fast and quick shortcut.