A mole is cluster of skin cells which are not spread evenly on the skin. These skin cells are technically known as melanocytes and these are the cells that give the pigment its colour. Most of the moles initially appear as abrasions or skin irritants and due to exposure to the sun and melanin in the skin, they turn brown with time. While some moles pass off as beauty spots, some look not so pleasant. And, if you have some on your face or body, there are ways to get rid of these ugly spots that too at the comfort of your home. Here’s a look at some of them.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most commonly used ingredients to get rid of moles. Malic and tartaric – the acids found in the vinegar can actually dissolve the mole and eventually remove moles from the skin. All you need to do is take a cotton pad and apply some apple cider vinegar to it. Now, clean the mole with the cotton pad and leave it over the mole for an hour. Repeat this for two weeks to get rid of the mole.
Garlic is considered to be very warm and that’s why it works wonderfully well in removing or burning the mole. Simply crush a few garlic cloves and form a paste. Now, apply the paste to the mole. Once the paste starts to dry, apply an adhesive bandage over the mole and leave it overnight. Repeat this for a week and you will soon get rid of that ugly mole!
Castor oil is known to tackle a lot of skin ailments and removing moles is just one of its qualities. Take one tablespoon of castor oil and mix it with one tablespoon of baking soda. Apply the paste to the mole and leave it overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Apply the paste for a month to see results.
Pineapple juice is known to kill bacteria, hence it is used extensively in many skin creams. Simply take some pineapple juice and mix it with some sea salt (to make a good scrub). Now apply the mixture over the mole and start to scrub. Scrub the area for fifteen minutes to remove the top layer of the mole. Use this scrub for a week for best results.
Aloe vera is a wondrous plant that not only heals the skin but also has antibacterial properties. Apply aloe vera pulp to the mole to get rid of it. Though it’s a slow process, it’s definitely the safest. Just clean the mole first and apply some aloe gel to it. Now, cover the area with a bandage and leave it to dry for a two hours.