Getting rid of Moles
Moles on your skin may not worry you unnecessarily, but it is a better idea to get rid of them than let them appear on the skin.
Don’t be fooled by moles. We optimistically call them ‘beauty spots’, and some of them may actually impart beauty to our face, but they must normally not make an appearance after the age of 30. Also, if they are painless, and appear like blemishes on the skin, you need not bother about them that much. However, if they are flat and slightly raised over the surface of the skin such that you can feel them as a separate entity from your skin’s surface, you will need to take some steps to remove them.
However, you don’t need to visit a doctor to get them removed. You can very well try some home remedies to effectively get rid of your moles. Here’s what you can try.
- Garlic and onion juice. Garlic juice is very harsh on bacterial impurities, and is also liable to sting a little on application. Crush a small piece of garlic and extract the juice that comes out from it on a spoon. Similarly, crush a little onion and extract the juice. Mix the two and apply directly on the mole. Apply thrice a day till the mole dries and falls off.
- Hydrogen peroxide. This is a mild acid that can be safely used on the skin. However, take care to see that it does not come in contact with hair, because it will instantly bleach the hair. Apply hydrogen peroxide with an earbud directly on the mole thrice a day. The mole will soon dry up and fall off.
- Soda bicarbonate and salt. Mix half a teaspoon of soda bicarbonate with a pinch of salt. Wet this mixture with a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide. Apply this mixture to the mole for four or five days, by which time the mole will completely subside.
- Castor oil and baking soda. Take a spoonful of baking soda and soak it in an equal amount of castor oil. Apply this paste to the mole for five days.
- Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil is used in Mediterranean home remedies for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. It is an excellent remedy for moles and warts. Apply directly to the mole using an earbud or cotton ball. Leave on overnight and wash off the next morning.
- Pineapple and lemon juice. Both pineapples and lemons contain acidic enzymes that go to the root of skin problems in a mild manner. Mix one teaspoon each of pineapple and lemon juices, and apply on the mole using cotton. Leave on for an hour and wash off with cold water. Apply this mixture at least thrice a day.
- Banana and radish mash. Boil a young radish and mash it when warm. Next, mash an overripe banana with the radish, and apply the mash liberally on your moles.