Our skin is our largest organ, so we should really pay attention to it and treat any skin problem which appears. Skin products can be very expensive and unfortunately, some of them even don’t treat our problem as they are expected to. Here, we’ve decided to present you several natural remedies that can help you treat your blackheads, warts, age spots, skin tags and moles!
Why is Our Skin Important?
Three layers compose our skin: the outer layer is the most visible one and it’s called epidermis, the middle layer is called dermis and the inner one is actually the thickest one and it’s called hypodermis.
These are the most important things our skin can protect us from:
- Pain and pressure
- Fluid balance, body temperature and peripheral (hands, arms, legs and feet) circulation
- Elements like snow, rain, and the sun
- External impacts as well as pressure
- Hot and cold temperatures
- Synthesis of Vitamin D and metabolism
- Radiation, micro-organisms and chemicals
Our skin can protect us, but it can still suffer from wounds, cuts or some blackheads, moles, warts, age spots or skin tags. We can see them easily as they’re visible.
Conventional Removal Methods
There are several options that your doctor will suggest in case you want to remove these:
- Laser surgery which “burns” these skin formations with the help of a laser.
- Topical creams like for example, the retinoid cream that isn’t as extreme as a surgery, but it lasts long.
- Cryotherapy that freezes e.g. uses extremely cold temperatures to remove these skin problems.
Disclaimer: This list is composed of natural remedies which are only for your information. There aren’t many scientific evidence to prove their efficiency, so make sure you consult a dermatologist before you decide to use them.
Warts: Top 2 Natural Remedies
Warts are noncancerous growths that are very small. They are mostly present on our feet or hands and are caused by a type of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which isn’t the one that causes the appearance of genital warts. Warts can be developed or spread between people from direct, but also indirect contact.
Fresh Garlic: Crush one garlic clove. Apply it on your wart and secure it using a bandage. Leave it to act for half an hour and then wash it away with plenty of water. You can repeat this procedure 2 times a day for 1 week. You’ll notice an improvement immediately. If it doesn’t disappear in 1 week, you can continue doing this procedure 2 times a day.
Vitamin C: Crush several tablets of vitamin C tablets. Put them in a dish and add an amount of water in less than a teaspoon. Stir them well to form a paste. Put this paste over the wart and cover it using a bandage. You may feel a burning sensation, but that’s because of the acidity of the vitamin. You can repeat it every day.
Moles: Top 2 Natural Remedies
Moles don’t cause any health problem that can be dangerous. They are rather an aesthetic problem. They can be flat, black, brown, smoot, rough, hairy or hairless. They mostly appear during the 20s or 30s years of life. They are usually a genetic problem or appear because of a greater exposure to sun.
Castor Oil (with Baking Soda): Put several drops of castor oil into a pinch of baking soda. Rub this mixture over your mole. Leave it to dry naturally for several hours. Repeat it 2 times a day for 1 month.
Pineapple Juice: This isn’t a method that will remove your moles. The juice only makes the pigment lighter. Put some pineapple juice on a cotton ball and secure it on the mole. Repeat it 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Blackheads: Top 2 Natural Remedies
Blackheads can appear in people of all ages. They mostly develop where there are dead skin cells, dirt or sebum. They can also appear on your nose and their color is yellow. They can become even more visible if you don’t treat them.
Cinnamon: Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and cinnamon powder. Apply this mixture on your face it to stay for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with plenty of water.
Oatmeal: Mix the juice of 4 tomatoes with a teaspoon of honey into a bowl of oatmeal. Prepare a paste that you will put on your face and keep it for about 15 minutes. Repeat it every day.
Skin Tags: Top 2 Natural Remedies
Skin tags mostly appear from the 50s up. They can vary in color or be soft and small.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Put a little bit of apple cider vinegar on a skin tag. You may feel like it’s stinging you, but it will disappear soon. Leave it on your skin tag for about 4 hours. This procedure can be repeated up to 3 times a day or until the tag disappears.
Tea Tree Oil: Put some tea tree oil diluted in a little bit of water on a cotton ball. Massage the skin tag with it and leave it on for 3 hours before you rinse it away. Repeat the procedure 3 times a day. You’ll see that your skin tag will fall off without pain in only several weeks.
Age Spots: Top 2 Natural Remedies
Age spots mostly appear to the area that is exposed to the sun the most. They vary in color and are usually flat. They mostly appear in people over 50.
Rosehip Essential Oil: Apply this oil on damp skin. Massage it thoroughly for 1 or 2 minutes. It contains plenty of antioxidants that can reduce the brown age spots especially.
Geranium Oil: Geranium oil is also full of antioxidants that can reduce your age spots. Mix 5 drops of geranium oil with some coconut or olive oil. Massage this blend before you go to bed and leave it to stay like that overnight.