Whether you’re young or old, at some point you will experience skin issues that will drive you crazy. Maybe it is when your hormones are starting to develop and your face breaks out with acne. Or maybe as you’ve gotten older, skin tags have started to develop. In addition to all of that, you might have a mole or a wart that is embarrassing you and you just want it gone.
The bottom line is that everyday people experience at least one of those issues, and not everyone can afford the expensive cosmetic products that apparently work perfectly. Not to mention those same products contain harmful chemicals that could make your skin worse and even harm your body.
So what do you do? The answer to that question is you go natural. You expose skin to natural remedies that are not harmful to your skin or body. The following are the best ways to treat skin issues.
In most cases, moles are caused by “too much fun in the sun”, or it can also be caused by genetics as well. The bottom line is that you don’t want the mole, so here is what you are going to do. You’re going to get a garlic clove and cut it in half. Then take a piece and tape it to the mole and leave it there for 4 hours. The smell might be horrible but repeat it daily.
Not a fan of garlic? Then you can try apple cider vinegar. Just take a cotton ball and soak it with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, then place it on the mole and tape it there. Leave it for eight hours and let the apple cider vinegar soak into the mole. If you repeat daily, the mole will eventually blacken and potentially fall right off. Make sure to use a very good moisturizer after; ACV can be very acidic and irritating to the skin!
You can do the same with a mixture of castor oil and baking soda. Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply it to the mole. Cover it with a bandage and leave it on overnight. Rinse in the morning and repeat every night.
Warts commonly seen on the skin are usually caused by a viral infection. These are small bumps on the skin and they are usually removed by freezing or by salicylic acid. Here are a few natural remedies for removing warts from your skin.
- Pure raw honey
It has been reported that warts removed in this way may never return. Cover the wart in honey and wrap it up with a bandage overnight.
Rub a banana peel on your wart every night for two weeks and watch your wart disappear.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Again with the apple cider vinegar.. it helps with so many things! Soak a cotton ball in it and cover with a bandage. Leave it on for 24 hours then replace it with a new one and you’ll begin to see the wart shrivel up and disappear.
Skin tags are usually found on the neck, eyelids, and upper chest. They are growths on the skin, don’t worry, they’re benign, and can be easily removed with the help of that apple cider vinegar mix we suggested earlier. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in the water and ACV mix and apply it to the area of the skin tag and tape it there. Leave it overnight.
If you have a skin tag around the eyelid area, try using diluted Tea Tree Oil, because you don’t want to risk damaging your eyes with some of the other products mentioned. All you have to do is soak a cotton ball in water and add 2 drops of tea tree oil to it. (Please keep in mind that tea tree oil can be irritating if it makes contact with your eyes, so apply it very carefully!)
Dark spots are usually a result of skin exposure to the sun or aging of the liver. These spots are normally found on the face, forearms and hands. Here are some of the best natural treatments for dark or age spots on the skin.
The first one is mixing a few onions and apple juice together. Let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse it off. Repeat this daily for full effect. Or you can try applying Aloe Vera to the dark spot areas and let it sit for a half an hour. Lemon is a natural bleacher than can work wonders on dark spots. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on your dark spots twice a day to see results.
Mix horseradish with vinegar and apply it to your dark spots daily and watch it fade away slowly. Blend up an onion and apply it to your dark spots daily. Leave it on the spot for 10-15 minutes each time you apply.
If you are constantly on the go, have high stress, you’re a very active individual and love the outdoors, chances are you’re experiencing acne and other skin impurities.
So here is the best way to unclog those pores. Boil some hot water. After it reaches a rolling boil, remove the pot from the flame, pour it into a bowl and lean over the steam (but don’t get too close or you can burn yourself!) and cover your head with a towel. Steam your face for about 20 minutes then go rinse it off with apple cider vinegar mixed with water.
Using sugar and lemon, make yourself a nice sugar scrub to exfoliate your skin. Rub it on your face with a wash cloth in a circular motion, then rinse your face with warm water.