Everyone experiences skin problems sometimes, regardless of age or lifestyle. There are more than 3,000 different types of skin issues you may experience, but some of the most common are skin tags, age spots, moles, warts, and blackheads. For every type of blemish, you can find dozens of products that claim to help. However, many of these products can be harsh on your skin, and they can be expensive if you have to buy them frequently.
Fortunately, you can try a variety of different home remedies for any skin problem. You probably have most of these items in your kitchen already, but they’re cheap to buy at any grocery store if you need them.
Moles aren’t usually a health threat, but some people still want to get rid of them. If the color or size of your mole changes, you should see a doctor right away as it may be a sign of cancer. If you just have a normal mole you want to get rid of, though, try applying raw garlic or garlic extract. Cover the skin around the mole with vaseline or masking tape to keep it clear. You can also try making a mixture of castor oil and baking soda and applying it to the mole. Cover it with a bandage and wash it off in the morning. Another option is to cover the mole with a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar. Repeat any of these remedies several times, and the mole should eventually fall off.
You can get rid of a wart by rubbing it with a banana peel every night for about two weeks. Applying raw honey to the area can also eliminate a wart if you keep it wrapped in a bandage. Like with moles, a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar can help too. If you have raw or juiced garlic in your kitchen, you can apply it to the wart every night and wrap it in a bandage, and after about two weeks, the wart should be gone.
Skin tags occur most frequently around your neck, eyelids, underarms, and upper chest. The most common way to treat skin tags is by tying them and cutting them off. If you want an alternative, you can try applying apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil overnight. Apple cider vinegar should only take a few days to eliminate the skin tag, and tea tree oil should take about a month. You can also try using a mixture of baking soda and castor oil and applying it two or three times a day.
Dark spots appear on most people as they age. To help them fade, soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply to the spots twice a day. You can also try applying raw aloe vera on the spot for 30 minutes every day. If these treatments don’t work, put an onion in a juicer or blender and apply it to the dark spot for 10 or 15 minutes. Horseradish is another natural ingredient that can help dark spots vanish, especially if you mix it with vinegar.
To prevent blackheads and other blemishes from appearing, you can clean clogged pores by using a sugar scrub. Make a mixture of sugar and lemon juice and use a cotton ball to rub it onto your skin. Rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Steaming is another excellent way to clean out your pores. Place your face over a pot of hot or boiling water and let the steam clean out your pores for 10 or 15 minutes.