Some label it as a beauty mark, some label it as a distinctive feature and some just find it annoying. Perception of moles is quite relative because most of the times they’re not harmful. As the saying goes- “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, one should not be bothered about opinions because it matters from person to person. Moles are not a sign of imperfection and should be removed only if an individual wants to get rid of them. Moles are pretty natural. They develop mostly during childhood and it is very common for an adult to have 10-40 moles on his/her body. The purpose of moles on the body is still not clear but we do know how they’re formed.
Melanocytes are the cells responsible for producing melanin, the pigment responsible for imparting natural color to the skin. Due to unknown reasons, these melanocytes sometimes cluster together and their combined production of melanin causes formation of moles. They generally appear around the area that is mostly exposed to the sun because sunlight increases melanin production. Moles might get darker during puberty and pregnancy. Frequent exposure to the sun also darkens them.
Every individual should be able to change their appearance as per their desire and that includes removing moles because one can agree on the fact that moles are quite attention seeker. But there is nothing to worry about since there are number of ways to remove a mole. One can always incline towards surgical ways which have a higher chance of leaving a permanent scar but getting rid of them using simple and cheap remedies would be preferable if surgeries seem bothersome. There are number of ways to get rid of them but do remember to consult a dermatologist before giving any of these tricks a try:
9. Banana peel
Cut off a small piece from a banana peel and put it on the mole and tape it with the inside of the peel in direct contact with the mole for the whole night. You’ll have to repeat this process until the mole vanishes. Peel has antioxidants, acids, polyphenols and several other compounds that form enzymes to dry up the moles and shrink them. These enzymes will help in reducing moles and also moisturize the skin. They are also effective in reducing warts and hence possess many benefits. Additionally, peels which are otherwise thrown away can be put to better use.
Garlics are miraculous in treating moles. Crush a garlic clove and mix a small amount of water to form a paste. Apply it on the mole and cover it with a cotton cloth. Leave it overnight. Use it several times in a day for at least a month. Repeated use will turn it into a scab and the mole will ultimately fall off.
7. Aloe vera
The perks of aloe vera for skin and face are abundant. It is because of the nourishing quality of the aloe vera gel and the presence of two essential hormones- Auxin and Gibberellins which are helpful in healing wounds and also have anti-inflammatory properties. Apply cotton swab dipped in aloe vera gel on the mole and cover it with a cotton bandage. Aloe vera will lighten the mole and finally remove it provided it is used three times a day and left for at least 3 hours to be absorbed fully. Use it regularly for at least a month.
Potato has bleaching compounds that are safe and natural which can hasten the fading of the moles. Apply its juice on the mole by rubbing a slice of the potato for 2-3 minutes and leave it like that. You can apply the potato puree after grating the potato since it releases the nutrients faster. Also, you can use the peelings of the potatoes because the upper layers of a potato are highly rich in beneficial nutrients required by the skin.
5. Onion juice
Onion juice is acidic in nature and will make the mole fall off in few days. Grate the onion and extract the juice out of it. Apply this juice on the mole and leave it for an hour before rinsing it. Alternatively, cut a piece of an onion and rub it gently on the mole for few minutes. Continue for 2-3 times a day and the effects shall be visible after few days.
4. Cumin seeds
Cumin seeds have a natural property to bind cells together and hence can be applied on the moles for shrinking them which will dry them and it will fall off. Grind the seeds to get a fine powdered form of it. Add little amount of water slowly to make a paste. Apply this paste several times a day on the mole for few weeks.This method might sting a bit but it is completely safe.
3. Tea tree oil
This is an amazing treatment for several diseases. The oil has to be applied directly on the mole and has to be left to be absorbed by the skin or put some oil on a cotton swab and dab it on the mole. Do this frequently throughout the day and continue for a month. The mole will fade away slowly and soon will be vanished.
2. Flaxseed oil
Another brilliant remedy for the moles. This trick has been used for removing not only moles but also scars and blemishes due to its effectiveness. Mix 2-3 drops of flaxseed oil with few drops of honey. This mixture has to be used by simply applying it on the mole two times a day for an hour or two and wash it with water and your mole will vanish slowly.
1. Apple cider vinegar
Before using this trick, make sure that the area around the mole is completely clean and dry. If it is clean then dip a cotton swab in the vinegar and let cotton absorb it. Now, dab this swab on the affected area slowly and gently till it is applied evenly. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes and then use clean, warm water and soap to wash it away. Do this process several times a day for few weeks and the mole will vanish very soon.
There is absolutely nothing wrong or worrisome about moles unless they change their appearance. Keeping a regular check on the moles will be beneficial. Their appearance might seem annoying then these remedies will help in getting rid of them but if you notice slight change in the mole’s color, shape or size or if you notice that they start bleeding or turn itchy or if they start scaling or if they feel painful then immediately take consultation from a dermatologist.