Most people feel that moles lower their confidence when communicating with others. If you feel a lot less confident because of an unwanted mole on your face or any part of your body, don’t worry because there are ways to remove it.
The fastest way and also easiest way people immediately think of is laser surgery. However, laser surgery is expensive to begin with. Moreover, it could be quite hurtful and cause scarring if there is any error during the process.
Due to these reasons, many people resort to removing moles using traditional remedies that are more natural and safer.
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Before Deciding to Remove Your Mole
However, before consider removing your mole, you should visit your doctor to make sure it is benevolent. Malevolent moles could be the sign of cancer, and removing it is the most dangerous thing you could do to yourself. Many people risk their life when they attempt to remove a mole without consulting a doctor to know if it’s benevolent or malevolent.
If you have found out that your mole is safe, it’s time to think about ways to remove it. Among many suggested home remedies for moles, castor oil is considered one of the most effective ways. The plus side is you can buy castor oil at an affordable price at any drugstore. The down side is that you have to be patient because the results just don’t come overnight.
The Effectiveness of Castor Oil: Does it Work for Mole Removal?
Castor oil for mole removal is not a new concept. It has been used for ages by older generations. The attribute that makes castor oil so effective in removing mole is its discutient characteristics. It contains a substance that helps remove the accumulation of pathogens in the body. Castor oil is extracted from castor bean seeds, which are very famous for their antibacterial, antiviral an antifungal characteristics. It has a pale yellow color and is beneficial in treating a lot of conditions related to the body, including the skin and hair.
Castor oil has a low molecular mass, so it can penetrate deep into your skin, right into the layers of the pigmented skin and help remove the mole. Due to its non-acidic character, it is very safe to the skin as well. You don’t need a large amount of castor oil for mole removal. Just a drop or two every time is enough. The time needed for a mole to disappear really depends on which type of mole it is. If it is a small mole, it takes less time. If it is a big mole with dark color, it may take more time. Don’t stop using it after a few days just because your mole just sits there smiling at you.
How to Use Castor Oil for Skin Moles?
Generally, there are two method of applying castor oil for your moles: with baking soda and without.
The method is basically the same:
- You need to wash your face with clean water and soap first and then dry it with a towel.
- Then you apply the oil directly on the infected area (the mole) and then massage it gently.
Usually you need to do this at least twice a day: one in the morning and one in the evening. However, if you want faster results and you have free time, you can apply it more times. Castor oil will eliminate the mole after some time. Some people reported that their mole becomes smaller and lighter in color after just a few days. Others may need to be consistent in using castor oil for skin moles for weeks or months before they see the effects. You should not stop using castor oil before the mole is gone completely.
The key to this method is patience. Most home remedies work slowly, and if you are not patient enough, you end up wasting time switching from one method to another without achieving anything. On average, people need to apply castor oil consistently for two months to reach a desirable result. Before the mole disappear on your skin, it will shrink off, dry up and become flattened. Be patient with the process and don’t attempt to rub it off before it completely falls off your skin naturally. The more consistent you are with this method, the quicker the results.
Here we will talk about the two different ways to apply mole repellent castor oil: with baking soda and without it.
With Baking Soda
First you put a few tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl. Then slowly pour castror oil into the baking soda until a paste is formed. Apply it to your mole, preferably before bedtime because you can leave it overnight.
In the morning, gently wash your skin and apply a moisturizer. If you apply it in daytime as well, you can leave it on as long as you desire.
The use of baking soda and castor oil to form a mask makes it last longer on the skin, therefore increases the effectiveness of the treatment.
Without Baking Soda
If you prefer to use castor oil alone because you can’t find baking soda (It is readily available in most supermarkets and drugstores) or you don’t like its acidic character, you can just use castor oil alone.
The same steps apply. Each time you will only need a drop or two, depending on the size of the mole.
Remember to massage your skin thoroughly to enable maximum penertration of the oil into the deeper layers of your skin. Be consistent when applying castor oil for your skin mole.
What side effects are we talking about here? Castor oil is generally safe for external use. However, if you are allergic to it, or can’t stand the smell of it, then this method may not work for you. Castor oil for skin moles is a proven method that has been used for hundreds of years. However, depending on the texture of your skin and the size of your mole, you may find it effective or not. Over-exposure to castor oil could cause skin irritation. Ideally you should apply it twice a day.
Apart from helping you get rid of moles, castor oil is also very beneficial in the treatment of acne, scars, wrinkles, and stomach pain. It is an inexpensive and highly effective home remedy that everyone should be aware of.
If you are currently frustrated with your mole and have tried other home remedies without results, it’s time to try the castor oil method. It’s quick to apply (five minutes if you add baking soda, and basically no reparation at all if you use pure castor oil) and each time you only need a drop or two (so economical). The key here is to be patient and don’t keep switching around, because different home remedies mixing together may have a bad effect on your skin and you will end up with more problems to deal with.