The appearance of a mole on your face or any other part of your body, though harmless for the most part, can annoy some people who feel that it hinders with their beauty. Now, there are some people who consider it as a beauty-spot, there are others who absolutely hate getting moles. If you are one of the latter set, we bring to you easy home remedies to get rid of flat moles. Also, much thanks to Maitri, for requesting this topic using our Request Box feature.
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Castor Oil And Baking Soda:
Castor oil has the ability to get rid of scars and moles, while baking soda has drying properties that aid in making the process faster.
All you have to do is mix castor oil with a pinch of baking soda and apply it on your mole. Cover this with a band-aid. Leave this mixture on the mole overnight or for a few hours, basically just until it dries off naturally and then wash it off with water.
Repeat this method for about a week, or till you see that the mole is fading off.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is a very gentle acidic agent and will help get rid of moles by slowly burning off the flat mole-cells and dissolving them.
Wash the mole with warm water and let it dry completely. Use a cotton ball or cotton ear bud to apply the vinegar onto the mole. Leave this on until it dries off and then wash it with water. Do this a few times a day for about a week.
You will notice that the mole will get darker and drier. It will turn into a scab. Make sure you don’t touch or peel off the scab, and let it fall out naturally, to avoid a getting a scar.
Remember not to confuse apple cider vinegar with synthetic vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is natural vinegar made out of crushed apple juice, while synthetic vinegar is made chemically. Only use apple cider vinegar when trying this method.
The enzymes found in garlic break down the cluster of cells that have formed the mole. These enzymes not only break down the cell clusters but also help lighten the pigmented area, thereby reducing its appearance.
Crush some fresh garlic into a paste using a mortar-pestle or using a food processer. Apply this freshly made paste on the mole. Secure it with a band-aid or surgical tape and leave it on for a few hours, then wash it away.
Do this daily for about a week. The mole will fall off on its own. This method is believed to work its magic in 5-7 days.
Honey And Flaxseed Oil:
As tasty as honey is, it is also quite useful in making the mole look lighter, while flaxseed oil is believed to treat a number of skin problems related to scarring and pigmentation.
Mix a drop of flaxseed oil in little bit of honey. Apply this mixture to the flat mole. Leave it for an hour and wash it off.
Results should begin to appear within a week. Also, if you don’t have flaxseed oil you can apply honey by itself.
The acidic property of onion juice will not only help you get rid of moles but will also help even out your skin tone.
Grind an onion into a paste and squeeze out all its juice using a muslin cloth. Apply the juice directly on the mole. Leave it on for about 30-40 minutes before you wash it off.
This method takes a longer time than others to show results, but is extremely safe nonetheless.
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Always remember to apply petroleum jelly, like Vaseline, on the areas of your skin around the mole. This will protect your skin from any harm, while the methods do their job of removing your mole.
We hope these easy home remedies to get rid of flat moles help you in removing your mole. Now, while there are no concrete sciences backing up any of these methods, grandmas everywhere swear by them. And, everybody knows, that grandma knows best!