Being the largest organ in the human body, the skin acts as a barrier while protecting the body from harmful environment.  However, most people take it for granted and become aware of its importance when something like wart or skin tag appears!  This article focuses on natural remedies to treat skin issues like moles, warts, blackheads, and skin tags.  

Before we go into details, let`s go through the importance of skin first.

What Makes Our Skin So Important?

The skin is made of three layers, known as an epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. As the largest organ in the body, it serves three important functions:

It protects us from elements like the sun, snow, or rain; external impacts and pressure; and chemicals, radiation, and micro-organisms

It regulates body temperature, circulation, and fluid balance as well as metabolism and synthesis of vitamin D

It senses pain and pressure as well as hot and cold temperatures

However, besides the protection it offers, the skin is not impenetrable. In other words, wounds like cuts affect all three layers of the skin.  The good news is that we can see moles, blackheads, skin tags, and age spots right away, as they appear on the outermost visible layer.

Conventional Removal Methods

If you don’t have the patience to wait for warts, skin tags, or blackheads to go away on their own, you can undergo any of the conventional removal methods available:

Topical treatments like applying retinoid cream offer longer solution and are the least extreme

Cryotherapy uses extreme cold to freeze the warts or skin tags prior removal
Laser surgery uses use lasers to “burn” them off

All-Natural Remedies

Moles: Top 2 Natural Remedies

Apart from being aesthetic issue, moles are typically harmless.  They range from being hairless to hairy, raised to flat, smooth to rough, and pale to black in color. Genetics and sun exposure are the major contributors to their development, which generally begins in our 20s and 30s.

Castor Oil (with Baking Soda): Mix some baking soda with a few drops of castor oil and rub the mixture over the mole. Allow it to dry for a couple of hours and repeat the procedure two times daily for a month.

Pineapple Juice:  Pineapple juice lightens the pigment, but doesn’t actually remove the mole. If you do opt for this method, soak a cotton ball in the juice and put it over the mole, securing it with a bandage. Repeat the procedure two times a day for two weeks.

Warts: Top 2 Natural Remedies

Warts usually appear on the hands and feet and are caused by an infection from a strain of HPV. They may spread between people from both direct and indirect contact.

Fresh Garlic:  Crush the garlic clove, apply onto the wart, and secure with a bandage. Let it work for half an hour before washing the wart thoroughly.  Repeat the procedure two times a day for at least a week.

Vitamin C:  Crush a few vitamin C tablets and combine the powder with a teaspoon of water to create a paste.  Apply the paste onto the wart and secure with a bandage.  Repeat the procedure on a daily basis.

Blackheads: Top 2 Natural Remedies

People of all ages are prone to blackheads, which appear as result of dirt, dead skin cells, or sebum in the hair follicles. They typically appear on the nose and may lead to breakouts if left untreated.

Cinnamon:  Combine a teaspoon each of lemon juice and cinnamon powder to create a paste. Apply onto the face and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

Oatmeal:  Mix a teaspoon of honey with the juice from four tomatoes and then stir in the mixture into the previously prepared oatmeal. Scrub the paste in the face and wash it off after about 15 minutes.

Skin Tags: Top 2 Natural Remedies

Skin tags affect people in their 50s and are range from being skin-toned to brown and soft to rough.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Soak a cotton ball in ACV and rub it onto the skin tag.  Tape the cotton ball and leave it on for a few hours.  Repeat the procedure three times a day.

Tea Tree Oil:  Apply four drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and use it to massage your skin tag with.  Leave it on for a few hours before rinsing it off.  Repeat the procedure three times a day for a few weeks.

Age Spots: Top 2 Natural Remedies

Age spots affect bodily parts which are most exposed to sun and tend to range in color from tan to black.

Rosehip Essential Oil:  Apply a few drops of rosehip essential oil directly onto the age spot, making sure the skin is damp.  Massage the skin for a few minutes so that the oil gets fully absorbed into the skin.

Geranium Oil: Geranium is packed with antioxidants which help reduce age spots. Mix it few drops of geranium oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil like olive or coconut oil, and massage the blend into the face before bedtime.

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