Beauty marks or moles are common phenomena that may occur on any part of the body. You may even have multiple beauty marks on the same spot. While moles may be considered beauty marks by several people, an unfortunately placed mole can make you look far from perfect.
I’ve been through the same issue, and when I wanted to remove a mole that had popped up on the side of my face, I thought there was no way of getting rid of the mark but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Today, the beauty mark on the side of my face has vanished, and my confidence is back up. If you also want to get rid of these unwanted blemishes, read on to find out how to remove beauty marks effectively.
The methods shared below are simple-to-follow, inexpensive and can be performed from the comfort of your home. Most of the ingredients used in the following methods can be easily found lying around the home. If not, you can easily purchase them from a supermarket nearby or from any online marketplace.
What Will You Need?
In this guide, I will be sharing more than one effective way of battling beauty marks or moles. All the methods are equally effective, so you can choose the method that you find the most convenient.
I would advise you to make a physical note or save a list on your mobile of all the things you will need, so you can always cross check what you need when you’re out to buy. Also, it will make it easier for you to share these home remedies with your friends and family.
- Garlic cloves
- Cotton swab
- Petroleum jelly
- Garlic press
- Masking tape
- Adhesive bandage
- Baking soda
- Cool water
- Castor oil
- Lukewarm water
- Dry, clean cloth
Ways to Remove Beauty Spots
To begin, you need to make some garlic paste. To do this, take about 1 or 2 cloves of garlic and crush it using a garlic press. You may wash the garlic cloves under water before using them to treat your moles, just to be safe.
Once you have crushed the garlic cloves using a press, check if a thick, uniform paste has formed. If not, crush the garlic further using the back of a spoon. If you are unable to apply enough pressure, you may ask someone with stronger arms to help you out!
Before applying garlic on your skin, you should be aware that garlic can cause your skin to burn – especially, if you have sensitive skin. That’s why you have to be extremely careful to apply the garlic paste only over the mole and not around it.
The best way to ensure this is to place masking tape around the mole area to protect the skin around it.If you do not have any masking tape lying around, but do have petroleum jelly, then you can also use that to create a barrier between your skin and the garlic.
Next, you have to apply the garlic paste over your mole or beauty spot. Once you have properly guarded the skin around the mole, start applying the garlic paste over your mole using a cotton swab. Do not use your fingers to apply the paste over your mole. Spread the gel uniformly over the mole in a calm, gentle manner.
After you are done applying the garlic paste over the beauty mark, cover it up neatly with an adhesive bandage.
Leave the adhesive bandage up for up to four hours. Do not remove the bandage in between to check the progress. No home remedy can help you remove beauty marks in one single sitting. You will need to exercise patience and repeat this method three times a day. And no, you won’t have to wait weeks or months to see the results.
If all the steps are followed properly, you should start seeing results as soon as two to four days.
This method too begins with making a paste. Take about half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix some cool water into it to make a thick, smooth paste. This is the paste that you will be applying over the mole.
Compared to the first method where we use garlic, baking soda is less reactive and may be more suitable for people with sensitive skin.
- Once the paste is formed, ensure it has uniform consistency.
- If it has become too tight and lumpy, add some water to it.
- If you added excess water and made the paste too thin, add some baking soda to improve consistency.
Once you are done making a smooth, uniform paste, you need to add one more ingredient to the paste - castor oil. Castor oil is widely known across the globe for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Adding castor oil to the paste will ensure that your skin remains nurtured and taken care of during the whole beauty spot removal process.
Next is application. Just like the previous method, use a cotton swab to apply the paste of baking soda, water and castor oil over the beauty mark.
Unlike the previous method, you don’t have to apply masking tape or petroleum jelly to protect the skin around. Simply apply the paste over the mole and leave it for about two hours.
Two hours after application of the paste, remove the paste using lukewarm water. Do not scratch the mole with your nails or rub too hard with your fingers. Remove the paste in a gentle and careful manner. After this, use a clean, dry cloth to pat the area dry.
You need to repeat this method once daily to see the results within a few days.
Apart from the two simple and easy-to-follow methods described above, you should be aware of few more tips and tricks to help you manage your beauty mark removal better.
Consult A Dermatologist
If at any point, while using the above two methods, you feel that your skin is reacting to the treatment negatively, stop immediately and consult a dermatologist.
You may be allergic to a certain ingredient or some other minor issues may have popped up – but in any case, do make it a point to consult a dermatologist.
You may have heard many people recommend surgery for mole removal. For smaller moles, home remedies discussed above are quite effective.
I would urge you to at least give them a try before considering surgery. However, if your dermatologist strongly suggests going for surgery, he may have a good reason to do so.
Apple cider vinegar is also a popular mole removal agent. Dip a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and fix it over the mole using an adhesive bandage.
Do this before you get to bed and remove the bandage in the morning.
Repeat this daily till you see the results. Certain sensitive skin types may find apple cider vinegar a bit harsh, so they can instead use fresh apple or pineapple juice.
Do not repeat this treatment more than once a day.
Follow any of the methods discussed above and you will see the results yourself. However, take care to follow each step carefully, just as described. If any discomfort does arise, be prompt in meeting your dermatologist.
I hope this guide will help you remove your beauty spots effectively. If you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends. If you have any queries or suggestions to share, please feel free to use the comments section below.