Thousands of skin and beauty care products promise to give you clear and glowing skin. Instead of relying on these products, try some simple and easy home remedies that can help you improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Here, we’re presenting you some of them.
Warts are small bumps on the skin or mucous membranes caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV. They are very common and normally treated with salicylic acid or freezing. There are also people who wrap warts in duct tape. Here are some more options that you could try:
A banana peel is the easiest method for wart removal. Just rub the wart every night with a banana peel for two weeks. It will vanish quickly.
Remove a wart in two weeks with the use of crushed garlic and garlic juice. Rub some crushed garlic on the wart every night and put a bandage over it. You can also apply garlic juice to the wart twice a day.
PURE RAW HONEY
The benefits of honey are well recorded and wart removal is one of them. Just rub some honey on the wart at night and wrap it with a bandage. The honey will remove the wart slowly. There are even cases of warts not returning after honey had been used to treat them.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is another natural wart remover. Apply apple cider vinegar at night. Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and hold it in place with a bandage. It can be left in place overnight or for 24 hours, although you should replace it every day. The wart will shrivel up and disappear slowly.
REMOVING SKIN TAGS
Skin tags are skin growths that stick out from the skin surface. They normally form around the neck, upper chest, underarms and eyelids. The most common cause of skin tags is from skin rubbing against skin. The common treatments for skin tags include tying off, cutting off, and freezing. But, there are some natural remedies available for you to use at home:
TEA TREE OIL
This process is a bit slower than most (up to one month) but is much safer for skin tags found around the eyes. Soak a cotton ball with some water and add a couple drops of tea tree oil. Dab the cotton ball on the skin tag and cover with a bandage. Repeat this process two to three times a day.
BAKING SODA AND CASTOR OIL
The combination of castor oil and baking soda is a great way to remove skin tags. Mix the baking soda and castor oil together so it creates a paste. Apply the paste to the skin tag and cover with a bandage. Repeat this process two to three times a day and store extra paste in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Soak a cotton ball in some apple cider vinegar and squeeze it to remove any excess. Dab the skin tag with the apple cider vinegar. Leave the apple cider vinegar on for as long as you want, but you should know that it does have a strong smell. The skin tag will darken and fall off after several days.
Moles are common, and many adults and children have them. They can appear at any time of life and are actually close groupings of skin pigmentation cells called melanocytes. Some causes of moles include genetics and exposure to the sun.
CASTOR OIL AND BAKING SODA
Moles can be successfully removed using a mixture of castor oil and baking soda. Mix the castor oil and baking soda into a gummy paste, put it on the mole, and cover it with a bandage. Remove the bandage in the morning and rinse the area. Do this every other evening.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
This is one fantastic method to remove moles. Soak up the apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball, tape the cotton ball to the mole with a bandage or medical tape and leave it there for eight hours a day. The mole will blacken and fall off.
Use garlic extract or just plain garlic to remove a mole. First, you must protect the skin around the mole with masking tape or petroleum jelly. Instead, a petroleum jelly alternative is also good. These alternatives are usually made from beeswax and oil. Then you either apply garlic extract or pressed garlic to the mole. Cover with a bandage for four hours and repeat the process daily.
REMOVING DARK SPOTS
Dark spots or age spots are discolored patches that appear on the skin. They are more commonly found on the face, hands and forearms. Although most doctors are unsure of the real cause for dark spots, many believe it is due to sun exposure and an aging liver. Here are some natural ways to remove dark spots.
VITAMIN C SERUMS
Vitamin C serums for the skin must contain topically active vitamin C. Looks for hand-crafted, chemical-free, organic products. If you manage to find the right product, the results against dark spots and damaged skin can be miraculous.
Onion is a great ingredient for removing dark spots. Juice juice or blend the onion and apply it to the dark spot. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off. Apply once a day until the dark spot disappears.
Horseradish is an excellent dark spot remover. Mix some horseradish with vinegar and it will slowly remove the dark spot on your skin. Mix vinegar and horseradish together and apply to the dark spot daily. The dark spot will slowly fade away.
Lemon is another dark spot remover. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on the dark spot twice a day. The lemon will naturally bleach the dark spot.
Aloe is a great substance for removing dark spots. Just put some fresh aloe on the dark spot and leave it on for 30 minutes. Use the inner gel of fresh aloe that may be grown almost anywhere as a house plant.
CLEARING OUT CLOGGED PORES
Oil buildup on the skin can cause pores to clog and make the skin look bumpy. It’s not a serious condition, but they need to be removed if you want smooth skin. If clogged pores are left alone for too long, they may become infected.
Another great way to unclog pores is steaming. Pull your hair back and wash your face. Then boil water on the stove and put your face over the pot. Cover your head with a towel, so you get as much steam as possible and continue for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, wash your face and rinse it a few times with warm water. Apply some vinegar to clean up any extra debris.
Exfoliating is another great way to unclog pores and the sugar scrub is best. Create a paste using sugar and lemon and rub it with an organic cotton washcloth on the area with clogged pores in a circular motion. When you are done the scrubbing, wash your face and rinse it with some warm water.
Take advantage of these natural remedies and remove the annoying warts, moles, as well as skin tags and age spots efficiently!