As the largest organ in our body and an external one at that, the skin is constantly affected by various factors including weather effects, pollution and various irritants. Another problem is that the skin care products we commonly use every day are doing more harm than good and can easily make the skin dry and damaged. Furthermore, stress, hormonal imbalance and eating a poor diet can make the skin look bad and cause the appearance of blackheads, warts, moles, skin tags, wrinkles, age spots and other problems.
The good news is that these problems are treatable naturally. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive treatments and products – there are many natural alternatives that can eliminate all these problems and keep your skin soft, smooth and clean. Continue reading below to see the best remedies against some of these problems:
These tiny benign growths usually appear on the chest, neck, eyelids and underarms as a result of skin frictions. Most people remove them surgically, but there are many non-invasive treatments you should try first. Here are the best:
Castor oil and baking soda
A paste of these ingredients can be rubbed onto the tags to make them disappear. Secure with a bandage and let it to work for a few days, then repeat the process again.
Soak a cotton pad in ACV and rub the skin tag with it. Repeat the process regularly and the tag will eventually dry out and fall off.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil works wonders on your skin and can eliminate various skin problems including skin tags. Just dab a cotton ball previously soaked in the oil on the tags, then secure with a bandage and leave it on for a couple of hours. Regular use of the process will eliminate the tags in under a month.
Cut a small piece of ginger and rub it against the skin tags every day for 2 weeks to make them fall off.
Moles are brought on by either genetics or excessive sun exposure and can be removed with the following natural remedies:
Castor oil and baking soda
A paste of castor oil and baking soda is a perfect solution against skin tags and moles. Just apply the paste on your moles, cover with a bandage and leave it on overnight, then rinse with water and repeat the process again.
Take a garlic clove and cut it in half, then rub it on the moles, cover with a bandage and let it work for a few hours. Use garlic on your moles every day and they should disappear soon.
Soak a cotton pad in the liquid and dab it on the mole, then put a bandage over it and leave it to work for 8 hours. Repeat the process daily until the mole disappears.
Warts are caused by the HPV virus and are either treated cryogenically or with salicylic acid. However, the following remedies can help as well:
Rub a bit of honey on your warts before going to bed, cover with a bandage and let the nectar work overnight to eliminate them quickly.
Rub a banana peel on your warts every day to destroy them in just 2 weeks.
Crush a garlic clove and rub it on the warts before going to bed every night for 2 weeks to get rid of them.
Again, ACV saves the day. Soak a cotton pad in the liquid and put it on the warts, then secure with a bandage and leave it on overnight. This should remove your warts in a few weeks.
Age spots, like the name suggests, are usually caused by aging, but they can also be caused by liver problems as well as excessive sun exposure. Here’s how to get rid of them naturally:
Mash a couple of onions and rub the juice on the age spots for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water and use the process every day for best results.
Apply a bit of lemon juice on your age spots a few times every day in order to reduce their appearance quickly.
Mix a bit of grated horseradish with some ACV, then use the mixture on your age spots every day to eliminate them quickly.
Aloe Vera gel
Apply fresh Aloe gel on your age spots and leave it to work for half an hour, then rinse with water and repeat the process a few times per day.
Our facial pores can often get clogged due to dirt and oil which can cause quite a lot of problems. Here are a few ways in which you can unclog them and keep your skin clean and smooth:
Steaming is the simplest way of unclogging your pores. Just lean over a pot of boiling water and let the steam hit your face and clean all the debris from your skin.
Lemon juice and sugar scrub
Mix a bit of sugar with lemon juice, then use the scrub on your face to clean your pores naturally.