NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS (WARTS, DARK SPOTS, BLACKHEADS, SKIN TAGS) YOU MUST TRY
Warts, skin tags, moles, dark spots and clogged pores are common skin problems which affect most of us. Their treatment can be time consuming and expensive. The chemical treatments that are commonly used can be toxic and are not healthy for your skin. Therefore, we present you some nautral remedies which can help you deal with the common skin problems
Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin. They are usually harmless and are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). The most common treatments of warts is with salicylic acid or freezing. Also, many people wrap warts in duct tape.
Crushed garlic and garlic juice are excellent natural remedies for removing warts, proved to be effective in just two weeks, according to Natural Society. Rub crushed garlic on the affected area every night before going to sleep and wrap it with bandage. Also, you can apply garlic to the wart twice a day.
Pure Raw Honey
Rub honey directly on the wart in the evening and secure it with a bandage. Slowly, honey will remove the wart. In some cases, honey has succeeded in removing warts forever.
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is a powerful natural wart remover. Dip a cotton ball in ACV and hold it in place with a bandage. You can leave it to act for 24 hours. Replace the cotton ball every day.
Banana peel is another natural way to remove warts. Rub the wart using banana peel for two weeks, according to Earth Clinic.
Removing Skin Tags
Skin tags are small flesh-colored or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They usually appear round the neck, upper chest, underarms and eyelids. Commonly, tags occur due to skin rubbing against skin. The most common treatments for skin tags are tying off, cutting off, and freezing. Natural remedies have also proved to be very effective in removing skin tags naturally.
Tea Tree Oil
Dip a cotton ball in water and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply the ball on the skin tag and secure with bandage. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
Make a paste from baking soda and castor oil. Apply the mixture on the skin tag and cover with a bandage. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day. The extra paste should be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze the excess. Apply the cotton ball directly on the skin tag. You can leave it act for as long as you want if you can stand the smell. This treatment takes a few days but the skin tag will eventually fall off.
Moles are a common type of growth on the skin. They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells ad they can occur in both children and adults.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
According to LiveStrong, a combination of baking soda and castor oil can effectively remove moles from the skin. Mix castor oil with baking soda into a gummy paste. Apply on the mole and cover with bandage. Leave it act overnight. In the morning, remove the bandage and wash the area. Repeat the procedure every night.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the mole. Cover the cotton ball with a bandage and let it act for 8 hours.
Plain garlic or garlic juice can effectively remove moles, according to LiveStrong. First of all, you need to protect the skin around the mole with masking tape or petroleum jelly or a petroleum jelly alternative (alternatives are usually made from beeswax and oil). You can apply pressed garlic or garlic juice on your mole. Cover with bandage and allow it to act for 4 hours. Repeat the procedure every day.
Removing Dark Spots
Darks spots usually appear on the face, hands or forearms. Commonly, they occur due to sun exposure or aging liver. Fortunately, you can get rid of dark spots naturally:
Vitamin C Serums
Vitamin C serums contain active vitamin C which has natural bleaching effect which can successfully treat dark spots. Also, it can help with damaged skin.
According to Mind Body Green, onions can be very effective in treating dark spots. You can juice or blend the onion and apply on the affected area. Allow it to act for 10-15 minutes and then wash it. Repeat the procedure once a day until the dark spot completely disappears.
Combine horseradish with vinegar and apply on the affected area. The dark spot will slowly disappear.
Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it on the dark spot twice a day. The lemon has natural bleaching effect, according to Mind Body Green.
Apply fresh aloe on the dark spot and leave it act for 30 minutes. You can visit We Love Aloe! for a more advanced recipe if plain aloe is not working. It is recommended that you use the inner gel of fresh aloe.
Clearing Out Clogged Pores
Clogged pores are usually caused by oil buildups in the skin pores. If you leave them untreated for too long, they can be infected.
Wash your face. Boil water on the stove and place your face over the pot. Cover your head with a towel so you get as much steam as possible, staying in this position for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with warm water. Finally, apply vinegar to remove the extra debris.
Sugar scrub is the best way to clean clogged pores, according to Remedies and Herbs. Make paste using sugar and lemon and rub your face with organic cotton cloth in a circular motion. Finally, wash your face with warm water.