Nobody likes moles. They make us look weird, especially if they’re really humongous. It’s like the way we see birthmarks, keratoses and hemangiomas.
Moles are irregular, dark growths that happen on the skin as a result of the clustering of pigment – producing cells. They could appear any where on your skin in groups or alone. They also could have different colours, black, yellow, brown or tan are some of its appearances. It’s usually worse if this mole is on your face.
Sometimes we attempt to get rid of these moles ourselves because a surgical method can be expensive, even though that’s an ideal method. The surgery could be painful too as a blade is usually used. So when these are considered, we decide to do it ourselves with a blade, knife or scissors, but this is not a good option as it increases your risk of infection, especially when your mole – removing tool is not sanitized, plus an ugly permanent scar could be created.
Other times we decide to go for mole removal creams which are not your best bet. They’re usually sold as cheap alternatives to a surgery, meanwhile they could lead to a huge scarring on the mole area. They usually dig beyond the skin while dealing with the mole and could cause more serious problems.
This goes to say removing a mole by yourself is unsafe. Surgery is always your best bet. If you’re wondering if you can leave the mole that way altogether, here’s why you should change your mind.
Why You Should Not Overlook Getting Rid of Moles
Moles are harmless and some people could have over ten of them, so what’s so wrong with leaving a mole on your skin? Well, what’s so wrong is that sometimes the moles can be cancerous. On your own, it is difficult to tell if a mole is cancerous. It is advised therefore that you visit a dermatologist for tests. A cancerous mole that is overlooked can spread through the body and become a threat to your life, it’s that serious. This is also why it’s unsafe to try to get rid of the moles on your own. You might succeed in getting rid of the mole, but the cancerous cells could keep growing without your knowledge and end up endangering your life. If you’re going to get rid of your moles using home remedies, then the proper thing to do is first to have a doctor check if it’s cancerous. A change in size, colour or shape could be a sign that the mole is cancerous.
If it’s not, then you can go ahead and get rid of them yourself . You still could decide to let the mole be if you find out it’s not cancerous and does not bother you. If it does bother you and you feel it affects your appearance, then get rid of them.
Possible Home Remedies For Moles
The home remedies are however not medically confirmed. They are simply founded on anecdotal evidence. This means that they are remedies people tried and found effective.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
A lot of people affirm how effective apple cider is in removing moles. Simply dip a cotton swab in a little apple cider vinegar and place it on the mole. Use a bandage to keep it stuck on the mole for a while, an hour or more would be satisfactory. Keep doing this everyday until the mole eventually disappears. If your skin begins to get irritated, feel free to stop the treatment.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is already a popular natural remedy for a lot of conditions. It’s been used for burns, frostbites, cold sores and psoriasis. Before going ahead with an aloe vera treatment, it’s important that you get an allergy test done first just incase you’re allergic to aloe vera. To use, apply a healthy dose of the aloe vera gel on your mole and cover it with a bandage (make sure the bandage is neat to avoid getting an infection). Leave the gel on for up to three hours. Continue with this method everyday until you notice a significant improvement. This should take about three weeks.
Garlic is another popular remedy used as medicine for a lot of conditions. It contains an enzyme which could dissolve the clusters that form the mole and then completely get rid of the mole. Just slice a small clove of garlic in two and place a part of the sliced clove on the mole, holding it in place with a bandage. You could leave it for as long as possible, hours or even over night. Repeat it for weeks till you notice the moles gradual disappearance. To do this, you’ll need a fresh garlic. Dried garlic just won’t cut it. If you notice skin burns or irritations, which is typical of garlic, then stop the process.
4. Banana Peels
Banana peels possess several benefits. One is its moisturizing property. Apart from that though, it is believed to possess the ability to get rid of moles. This is because the peels contain certain enzymes and acids which are able to dry the mole up. Place the banana peel on the mole, taking special care to make sure the inside of the peel comes in direct contact with the mole and keep it on with a bandage. Do it for several days until the mole disappears, one hour each day is good enough
5. Baking soda & Castor Oil
Baking soda and castor oil is believed to work wonders together in getting rid of a mole. The baking soda’s duty is to dry the mole out while castor oil keeps the skin protected. To use this remedy, add one pinch of baking soda with a few drops of castor oil and mix till you get an even paste. The paste should be applied onto the mole and left for hours or overnight. Repeat the method everyday and remain consistent with it. Be sure to not miss a day until you see significant progress.
Iodine is a strong substance, especially when the concentration is higher. It could burn your skin, so before applying onto the mole, use some petroleum jelly around the mole to keep your skin protected. It is also toxic so you would have to be really careful while using it. If you have an injury or a break on your skin, do not use. Using the substance in high concentrations for a few weeks could result in the flaking off of the mole.
Remember that these methods are not scientifically and medically tested. They have just been tried by the majority and considered effective enough to be shared. Be careful in your usage however, to avoid skin damage. If irritation occurs, stop using immediately.