The majority of us have suffered a skin problem, such as skin tags, moles, dark spots and clogged pores at least once. The chemical treatments to solve this issues are time consuming and expensive, and at the same time, they can be toxic and harmful to the skin.
Fortunately, the folk medicine offers numerous natural remedies that will help you deal with the common skin problems.
Dark spots occur due to sun exposure or aging liver, and the most often appear on the face, hands or forearms. However, there are natural ways to eliminate them easily.
According to Mind Body Green, the lemon has natural bleaching effect. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on the dark spot twice a day.
Apply fresh aloe on the dark spot and leave it act for 30 minutes. You can also use the inner gel of fresh aloe.
Vitamin C Serums
You can successfully treat dark spots with Vitamin C serums, for they contain active vitamin C which has natural bleaching effect. Also, it can help with damaged skin.
Combine horseradish with vinegar and apply on the affected area. The dark spot will slowly disappear.
Mind Body Green also promotes that onions can be very effective in treating dark spots. Juice or blend the onion and apply on the affected area. Allow it to act for 10-15 minutes and then wash it. This method should be done daily, until the dark spot completely disappear.
Moles are a common type of growths on the skin, and they are small, dark brown spots. They come as a result of clusters of pigmented cells ad they can occur in both children and adults.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the mole. Cover the cotton ball with a bandage and let it act for 8 hours.
Boil water on the stove and place your face, previously washed, over the pot. Cover your head with a towel so you get as much steam as possible, and stay thus covered for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with warm water. Finally, apply vinegar to remove the extra debris.
Live Strong suggests that garlic or garlic juice can effectively remove moles. Firstly, protect the skin around the mole with masking tape or petroleum jelly or a petroleum jelly alternative and then apply pressed garlic or garlic juice on your mole. Cover with bandage and allow it to act for 4 hours. For best results, repeat this method daily.
According to Remedies and Herbs, the method with sugar scrub is the best way to clean clogged pores. Mix sugar and lemon to prepare a paste and rub your face with organic cotton cloth in a circular motion. Finally, wash your face with warm water.
Clearing Out Clogged Pores
If left untreated for too long, clogged pores can be infected. They are caused by oil buildups in the skin pores.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Live Strong claims that skin moles can be effectively eliminated by the combination of baking soda and castor oil. Mix castor oil with baking soda into a gummy paste and apply it on the mole. Cover with bandage and leave it act overnight. In the morning, remove the bandage and wash the area. You should repeat this procedure every night.
Warts are usually harmless and are caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). They are small, and most often painless growths on the skin. Their treatments consist of salicylic acid or freezing in most cases. Moreover, sometimes warts are cured by wrapping in duct tape.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Among the other benefits, apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural wart remover as well. Dip a cotton ball in ACV and hold it in place with a bandage and leave it to act for 24 hours. Remember to replace the cotton ball every day.
Pure Raw Honey
Honey is extremely effective in removing warts, and in some cases, it has even succeeded in removing them forever. Rub honey directly on the wart in the evening and secure it with a bandage. Slowly, honey will eliminate it.
According to Earth Clinic, banana peel is another natural way to remove warts. Rub the wart using banana peel for two weeks.
Natural Society promotes that crushed garlic and garlic juice are excellent natural remedies for removing warts in just two weeks. Rub crushed garlic on the affected area every night before going to sleep (or even twice a day) and wrap it with bandage.
Removing Skin Tags
Skin tags are small flesh-colored or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They occur due to skin rubbing against skin and can appear round the neck, upper chest, underarms and eyelids.
Skin tags are most often treated by tying off, cutting off, and freezing. However, they can also be effectively removed in several natural ways.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze the excess. Apply the cotton ball directly on the skin tag and leave it act for as long as you want. This treatment offers great results, but you need to repeat the procedure for a few days.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
Mix baking soda and castor oil and prepare a paste. Apply the paste on the skin tag and cover with a bandage. You can store the extra paste in the fridge for up to 48 hours. This procedure should be done a few times daily until you remove the skin tag.
Tea Tree Oil
Dip a cotton ball in water and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply the ball on the skin tag and secure it with bandage. This treatment should be done 2-3 times a day.