Moles : Causes, Prevention and Home Remedies

Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in a cluster with tissue surrounding them. Moles are very common. Moles are usually pink, tan or brown. They can be flat or raised. They are usually round or oval and no larger than a pencil eraser.

Since skin moles are very common, they are usually not removed. However, if they are especially large or unsightly, people may want them to be removed. There are several ways of removing moles. However, the removal has to be done carefully or these moles may leave scars behind. There are many medical ways of removing moles from the body. However, there are also some home remedies which can be used to remove moles naturally.

. Make a poultice out of ground coriander. You can apply this poultice on the skin on specific moles. When you keep applying this poultice for some days, the moles may begin to lighten.

. Sour apples are also another remedy for moles. Extract the juice of these apples and apply it on the mole several times during the day.

. If you have a raised mole on your skin, applying the juice of sour apples can thin the mole and ultimately the mole may fade away.

. Consuming foods rich in potassium can help you get rid of warts and other blemishes on the skin.

. Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of potassium and therefore should be consumed everyday.

. Laser treatment can be used to remove large moles. This is a non-invasive procedure and has the least chance of leaving scars as compared to other surgical removal methods.

. Castor oil is very beneficial in the treatment of moles and should be gently massaged into the area of the mole at least twice daily for best results.

. Apply a garlic clove making a slit on the pulpy side and pasting upon the mole so that it's liquid spreads on the mole. Cover it with a tape. Keep for 6-8 hours.

. Try crushing some vitamin C tablets and applying the powder over the spotted area of the skin, holding it in place with the help of an adhesive bandage.

. Make a paste of castor oil and baking soda. Soak a gauze with this paste and tape it over the mole. Leave this overnight.

. Make a fresh paste daily from ground flaxseed, a drop of flaxseed oil with honey. Apply this mixture on the moles.