Moles can grow all over your body. Many times, a mole will grow on a spot on your skin that isn't really noticeable and won't bother you at all. However, sometimes a mole can grow on your face or your neck and be very noticeable. You should make sure the mole is benign (non-cancerous) before you try any home remedies on your own. Here is how to tell if the mole is benign and 4 home remedies you can use to remove it once you know you are safe.
If you find a mole on your body, you'll want to look for the following characteristics to determine if it is benign. A mole that is larger than a pencil eraser, has irregular edges, and has different colors in it should be checked by a doctor before you try any home treatments to get rid of it. These characteristics are indicative of melanoma and the following home remedies will not eliminate the occurrence or threat of cancer.
These remedies use common materials and products in and around most homes to remove benign moles.
- Dandelions. Most people try to eliminate dandelions in their yard, but if have moles you want to get rid, you might want the dandelions to last for a while. Pick some dandelions (make sure you get the root of the dandelion) in your yard. Take the root of the dandelion and rub it over the mole. You want to rub until the milky liquid in the dandelion comes out and covers the mole. Keep on repeating this process three times daily until the mole disappears.
- Garlic Cloves. Garlic can not only chase vampires away if you wear it around your neck, but it can also chase away moles, too. Take a clove of garlic and crush it with a garlic press. Place the garlic onto a bandage and place the bandage over the mole before going to bed. The mole should start to disappear within a few days. Be careful with this remedy if you have sensitive skin, because garlic can burn.
- Iodine. You want to purchase some tincture of iodine at a local pharmacy. Place a couple of drops of the iodine on the mole and rub it in before you go to bed. Repeat this process for a few days until the mole dissolves.
- Grapefruit Extract. Buy some grapefruit extract at a local supermarket or health food store. Place a few drops at least three times a day on the mole and cover with a bandage. The citric acid in the grapefruit extract will cause the mole to disappear in a few days.
If you don't feel comfortable trying these remedies, contact your dermatologist for mole removal advice.