Clogged pores, blackheads, pimples, and moles are a common problem for most of us. Sensitivity of our skin makes it prone to irritation, and if we don’t take proper care of it, it will cause us trouble. Even genetics can be a huge factor in occurrence of skin blemishes.
Most people resolve to chemical peelings and skin care products that can often cause even more issues, due to all of the harmful ingredients in them.
Others, who do their research, use natural remedies, and here are some of them:
Moles are close groupings of pigment cells, melanocytes. They appear on all parts of body, at any age, and they are caused by sun exposure and genetic factors.
Garlic against moles
Using garlic essential oil, or just raw garlic can be highly effective in fighting moles. It’s used simply, by applying it to the mole, covering with a bandage, and leaving for at least 4 hours. Make sure you protect the surrounding skin with petroleum jelly or masking tape. Apply every day until the mole disappears.
Apple cider vinegar against moles
Applied by soaking a cotton ball in it, apple cider vinegar is another effective way to get rid of unwanted moles. The mole should be covered with a bandage or medical tape after the application, and left overnight (8 hours).
Castor oil + Baking soda vs. moles
Another effective mole-remover is a mixture of castor oil and baking soda. When mixed into a thick paste, and applied to the mole, the area should be cover and left overnight. It’s important to remember that when you remove the cover in the morning you should always rinse the area.
Warts caused by HPV, or human papilloma virus, are small bumps on the skin, and they are usually removed with salicylic acid and/or freezing.
Remove warts with banana peel
Rub the affected area with banana peel every night, for at least 2 weeks.
Honey vs. warts
Rub the warts with raw honey before sleep, and cover with bandage.
Apple cider vinegar
Soaking a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and applying to the wart might be the most effective way of getting rid of this pest. Secure the area with a band-aid, leave for 24 hours, then re-do the procedure until the warts disappear.
Garlic vs. warts
Crushed garlic, or garlic juice can be used for a fairly quick removal of warts (2 weeks). Rub the garlic on the affected area every night, then cover.
- Skin Tags
Growths that stick out of the skin surface are called skin tags. They are usually found on the neck area, upper chest, underarms, and on eyelids. Most commonly, they are removed by freezing.
Apple Cider Vinegar and skin tags
Soak a cotton ball lightly into the vinegar and dab the skin tag with it. Doing this for several days should remove the skin tag.
Tea tree oil
Soaking a cotton ball with water, and adding a few drops of tea tree oil is a highly effective way of getting rid of skin tags. Dab the skin tag with the soaked cotton ball, and cover with a band-aid or a bandage. Do this for 2-3 times a day for a month. This method is recommended for the area around your eyes.
Castor oil + baking soda
Make a paste using castor oil and baking soda, and apply on the skin tag. Cover the area. Re-do the procedure for up to 3 times a day.
- Dark spots
Spots with lighter or darker tone than your skin can appear on your face, hands, and arms. They are most often caused by aging, sun exposure, or they can even be a sign of liver deficiency.
Lemon against dark spots
Soaking a cotton ball in lemon juice and applying to the affected area two times a day is a safe and fast way to get rid of any skin discoloration.
Squeeze the gel out of a fresh Aloe Vera leaf onto the dark spot, and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off after.
Onion vs. dark spots
Blend one onion and apply to the affected area. Leave it on the skin for up to 15 minutes. Use daily until the issue is resolved.
- Clogged Pores
Oil buildup on the skin causes pores to get clogged. It makes the skin look un-smooth, and due to oxidation black heads can occur. The area most commonly affected is the nose are.
Sugar scrub with lemon
Mix lemon juice with sugar to create a paste. Rub on the affected area with a cotton ball or a soft washcloth, in a circular motion. Rinse the area with warm water afterwards.
The least invasive, and one of the most effective ways of unclogging your pores. Make sure your face is clean first. Then boil water in a pot, and place your head over the pot. Cover your head with a towel to ensure that most of the steam gets to your face. Steam for 10-15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.