For some, moles are considered beauty marks or birthmarks. But for others, moles can be more pronounced and unsightly, prompting them to look for ways to get rid of them.
Moles, also known as nevi, begin as flat, brown spots on the skin and gradually grow and emerge above the surface. They can develop on any part of the body, including your armpits, under your nails and between your toes.
Cosmetic surgery can cost a fortune, but home remedies can come to your aid to make an unwanted mole history. Read on to learn how to get rid of moles on your skin safely and painlessly.
Here are five effective methods to get rid of unsightly, benign moles.
Method 1: Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic, due to the presence of acetic acid in it. It also contains malic acid, tartaric acids and alpha hydroxy acids that are beneficial for acne and similar conditions.
Apple cider vinegar essentially burns the skin of the mole, causing it to scab and fall off. This process is not as scary as it sounds and is actually painless for many. Some may feel a stinging sensation.
Always use raw, unfiltered vinegar. Processed and refined vinegars often contain chemicals that may harm the skin.
Things you’ll need:
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (burns the mole cluster)
- Cotton ball
Single-Step Treatment: Secure a vinegar-soaked cotton ball over the mole
- Soak a sterile cotton ball in raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
- Place the soaked cotton ball over the mole, and secure it in place with a bandage.
- Leave it on overnight.
- Rinse the skin area with water in the morning to ensure hygiene.
Repeat this remedy until the mole becomes completely scabbed over and looks ready to fall off. Then, discontinue treatment and let the scab fall naturally. This may take 4 to 5 days. Use a fresh bandage every time.