There’s no doubt some of the most common cosmetic issues affecting both men and women include moles, skin tags, clogged pores and age spots. These skin issues often result from hormonal imbalance, unhealthy lifestyle or simply genetics. But, the list of causes is much longer.
Although you can find a wide array of over-the-counter products to treat skin issues such as warts or tags, these products are not always the safest solution as they are often filled with harsh chemicals that do more damage than good. These harsh chemicals can irritate your skin, especially if it’s sensitive.
On the other, natural medicine provides effective, chemical-free solutions for excellent skin care. If you read on, you’ll find out how you can treat these common skin issues completely naturally.
Moles can occur at any time of life and affect people of all ages, including children. There are two major factors for the appearance of moles – sun exposure, which affects skin pigmentation cells, also known as melanocytes, and the genetic factor.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
You can get the same results by using a combination of castor oil and baking soda. Simply mix the two ingredients into a gummy paste then apply this on the mole. Cover the area with a bandage and leave it overnight. Remove the bandage in the morning then wash the area. Do the treatment every night.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in some apple cider vinegar then apply on the mole. Secure it with a bandage or some medical tape leaving it on for several hours. The mole will fall off.
Garlic extract or simply plain garlic is one of the most beneficial natural remedies for a number of skin issues including moles. It’s very strong, so it’s important to protect your surrounding skin (you can use masking tape or petroleum jelly for this) before doing the treatment. What you do is apply some garlic extract or crushed garlic to the mole, cover the area with a bandage and leave it for four hours. You should do this on a regular daily basis.
Skin tags are growths on the skin that often result from skin rubbing against skin or clothes. They can appear anywhere on the body, but normally in places where skin folds such as the neck, armpits, upper chest and eyelids. Except for being quite ugly in appearance, skin tags can also cause skin irritation, even infections, when you accidentally scratch them with clothes or jewelry.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
This mixture is extremely efficient in treatment of skin tags. Mix the ingredients to create a paste then apply it to the tag, securing it with a bandage. You can keep the paste refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Do the treatment 2-3 times a day.
Tea Tree Oil
Soak a cotton ball with water and add a couple of drops tea tree oil. Pat the cotton ball on the skin tag then secure it with a bandage. Repeat the treatment 2-3 times a day for a month. Although it takes some time, this method is the safest for skin tags around the eyes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. Pat the skin tag with ACV leaving the cotton ball on for as long as you want. The skin tag will darken and fall off by itself in a few days.
Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV. The conventional treatment of these small bumps on the skin includes salicylic acid or freezing, but these are not 100% effective. The best natural remedies for warts include:
Crushed garlic or garlic juice can eliminate warts in only two weeks. What you do is rub some crushed garlic on the wart and put a Band-Aid over it every night before going to bed. Alternatively, you can apply garlic juice to the wart twice a day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and apply on the wart. Secure with a bandage. Leave overnight then replace with a new one. The wart will gradually dry up and fall off.
Rub the wart with the inside of a banana peel every night before going to bed. Do the treatment for two weeks or until the wart disappears.
Pure Raw Honey
Rub some raw organic honey on the wart before you go to bed then wrap it with a bandage.
Dark spots, also known as age spots, usually affect middle-aged or elder people, this is not 100% rule. They are discolored patches of skin on the face, hands and forearms which appear with age. Other causes include sun exposure.
Simply juice or blend the onion and apply this to the dark spot. Leave it to act for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. Do the treatment on a regular daily basis until the dark spots disappear.
Apply some fresh aloe vera gel on the dark spot and leave it to act for half an hour. Ideally, you should use the inner gel of a fresh aloe plant.
Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice then rub it on the dark spot twice a day.
Mix some horseradish with vinegar then apply this to the dark spot every day. The dark spot will slowly fade away.
Vitamin C Serum
Organic, chemical-free vitamin C serums are extremely beneficial for skin health. These contain topically active vitamin C and can rapidly eliminate dark spots. Also, they can repair damaged skin.
Clogged pores, which are more typical of oily skin, are caused by excess sebum secretion by the skin oily glands. They are not just ugly in appearance, but also painful, especially if left untreated or if grow in size. They significantly affect your skin quality.
Start by washing your face then steam it over a pot of freshly boiled water. Cover your head with a towel so as to get optimal effects from the steam. Remain in this position 10-15 minutes. Wash your face with warm water several times after the steaming. In the end, apply some vinegar to remove any extra debris.
Create a paste using sugar and lemon. Rub this in using an organic cotton washcloth in a circular motion. Once you are done scrubbing, wash your face thoroughly.