Moles are an accumulation of the cells that give skin its natural color. Because they are a bunch of cells in one place, moles are usually dark. Most of them are brownish, but a few are black, white, blue, or other colors.
Depending on where it’s located on a lady’s face, a mole is sometimes regarded as a beauty mark. You may not regard your facial or other moles so favorably and would prefer to make them go away.
A number of natural remedies have been used over the years for mole removal in your home.
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Remove Your Moles Safely
Just because a particular remedy is natural doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be careful with it.You can damage the surrounding skin if it isn’t adequately protected. It’s also possible that you’ll have an allergic reaction, so you will need to test whatever remedy you choose on an inconspicuous part of your skin.
Dermatologists use liquid nitrogen to freeze moles. Home freezing kits are available that use different types of freezing agents. Many individuals use kits made for freezing warts to also remove their moles. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s medical grade and follow the directions very carefully.
Freezing off a mole is relatively painless, although you’ll usually experience uncomfortable burning or stinging. When the mole is frozen, it will fall off. You shouldn’t experience bleeding; however, a blister will usually form. The blister should heal with a week or two. Blisters rarely leave scars, but you may notice that your skin will be either lighter or darker where the mole was.
The best advice is to never try anything on a facial mole that you’ve not already tried elsewhere. It’s important to know how your skin will look after the mole has been removed.
Some of the removal remedies may be too harsh for facial skin. You also need to be extra careful removing moles near your mouth or eyes. Experts recommend seeking help from a dermatologist if you have moles in these areas, as you can seriously damage eyes or lips.
Because removing moles involves putting something on your skin, sometimes for long periods of time, you want to use remedies that are safe. That’s why you use ingredients that are as natural and pure as possible. When you prepare the remedies yourself from ingredients such as fresh foods or liquids, you know that you’re avoiding harmful chemicals.
Essential oils are helpful for some individuals. If you try these, make sure that nothing has been added to them. Read the label carefully and if the bottle contains any ingredients other than pure oil, don’t use it.
The most effective oils for removing moles, warts, and skin tags are:
- Evening Primrose,
- Tea Tree.
Because essential oils are strong, they have to be diluted to avoid burning your skin. A good ratio is one teaspoon of essential oil to eight teaspoons of olive oil or almond oil. Use a cotton swab to dab the diluted oil on your mole several times a day for two to three weeks. It will dry the mole so that it flakes off layer by layer.
Moles are often benign, or harmless. However, some moles are malignant, or cancerous. Most home remedies will remove the surface moles and leave the cancerous cells untouched. When that happens, the cancer can spread, potentially threatening your life. Unless you’re absolutely sure that your moles are normal, have them examined by a medical specialist before trying to remove them yourself.
Several changes in moles can signal skin cancer. If a mole, or any skin growth, changes in color, size, shape, it needs to be examined by a dermatologist.
If you have moles that suddenly become painful, itchy, or bleeding, and if you have not injured them, then it’s urgent that you seek medical attention. Any change in an otherwise normal mole is often a sign of abnormal growth.
Do NOT try to remove these yourself.
If you think your mole is normal, but you’ve tried a variety of home remedies and none of them worked, then you need to seek medical advice. The skin of some individuals will reject all attempts at blemish removal if a malignancy is present. More about normal looking moles here.
Removing Normal Moles
The natural remedies you prepare at home are usually a blend of ingredients you apply and leave on for a specified amount of time. Most are made from ingredients that contain either enzymes or acids that cause the mole to fall off by loosening it or drying it out.
Two easy and natural remedies are onion juice and pineapple juice. Dab the fresh juice (don’t use canned) on the mole two or three times a day until it disappears.
Most home remedies work very slowly. Flax may work a little faster than some of the other remedies. Mix a tablespoon of finely ground flax seed with one teaspoon of honey with enough drops of flax oil to make a paste. Apply the paste to your mole three times a day for up to an hour each time until the mole drops off.
Three Effective Home Remedies
- Castor oil
Castor oil mixed with baking soda has the best reputation for removing moles, warts, and skin tags. A few drops of castor oil combined with a small amount of baking soda will make a paste which you can apply twice a day on your mole. The paste is okay to leave on overnight. Don’t expect quick results. It can take weeks to months to completely eliminate some moles.
More about castor oil for mole control here.
A home remedy that works for many individuals is garlic. Start with a fresh garlic clove and mash it into a paste. Protect the skin around your mole with petroleum jelly or a gentle oil, because garlic will burn healthy skin. Apply the paste to your mole and cover with a bandage for about four hours. Repeat until your mole falls off, but not for more than five days.
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- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an acidic home remedy. Put a little bit of the vinegar on a cotton ball, then secure it over your mole. Leave it in place for about two hours. Repeat three times a day. After a week or so, the mole will begin to dry and flake off. You can also use apple cider vinegar the same way to safely remove warts and skin tags.
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Take a banana peel and cut out a piece of the white inside portion. Tape this to your mole. Leave it in place for at least two hours. Repeat as needed. The enzymes in the peel will slowly dry out the mole.
If apple cider vinegar is too strong for you or if you find the smell unpleasant, try mashing up a sour apple and using the juice. It works in the same way as the vinegar, but slower.
Some individuals have discovered that securing radish slices or grated radishes directly on a mole or skin tag two or three times a day for several weeks will remove it.
What Doctors Say
Naturally most doctors prefer that you let them remove your skin growths.
But if you want to do it yourself, they offer these tips:
- Use only pure ingredients.
- If any remedy irritates your skin, stop using it immediately.
- Let the remedy do its job. Don’t try to hurry it by picking at the growth.
- Don’t scratch or rub a growth you’re treating even if it itches.
They also advise never cutting off a mole yourself. It’s painful, you’ll bleed a lot, and you’ll probably end up with an infection. You may also create a scar that’s far worse than the mole.
Three plant remedies that are gentle on your skin are:
Aloe Vera. Just cut a leaf in half and apply the gel on the skin growth. Leave on for three to four hours. Reapply up to three times a day for a month.
- Dandelion Root. Cut off the end of a root. It will exude a milky sap when squeezed. Apply the sap to your mole or skin tag two to three times a day.
- Fig Stem Sap. Squeeze a cut stem end until you see milky sap. Apply the sap to your skin tag or mole once a day.
Be sure to clean the plants carefully before using.
Recommended Products for Mole Removal
Various products are available online and from many pharmacies. You’ll have the best results with products that are formulated with natural substances.
Products with positive reviews include:
- Rx Life, made by AmeriMark, is available online for about $7.00 for a 1.4 oz jar.
- H-Moles Formula is manufactured by Healing Natural Oils, and can be purchased online for about $33.00 for an 11 mm bottle.
- Pristine Herbal Touch makes Wart & Mole Vanish. It retails for $60.00 to $80.00 on their website or at pharmacies.
Each product is made with different ingredients, allowing you to experiment to see what works the best for you.
Rx Life Homeopathic Wart, Mole and Liver Spot Cream is a gentle cream formulated to remove most skin growths. H-Moles Formula is a blend of several gentle and natural essential oils.
Both of these products can be applied directly on the mole.
Over The Counter Products
Most of the mole removal products that are available OTC are creams. If you buy one of them, be sure to read the labels carefully. If the cream contains synthetic ingredients or chemicals, it will likely leave a noticeable scar.
Creams usually work by penetrating below the mole and they can leave a hole in your skin when the mole falls off.
You have many choices for safe mole removal at home. You can prepare your own products from ingredients that are usually easy to obtain. Whether you make or buy a product, you must be patient as most work slowly to remove moles gently without leaving a scar.