How to Remove Moles Naturally

To remove moles and spots, it's best to go to your doctor and follow their recommendations. The natural remedies that are commonly recommended aren't safe nor effective.
How to Remove Moles Naturally
Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas

Written and verified by the doctor Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

To remove moles naturally, many people mostly resort to makeup. However, they’ve also resorted to natural remedies.

Below, we tell you more about these remedies and their effectiveness. On the other hand, we also tell you how to remove moles and other spots on the skin.

What you need to know about moles

“Moles are small, usually dark, skin growths that develop from pigment-producing cells in the skin (melanocytes).”

Dr. Denise M. Aaron

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Moles are usually small. Some aren’t even an inch in diameter. They can be located in the same area of the skin or be scattered in different places and, as Dr. Aaron explains, they can be brown or black.

While some moles are present at birth and are likely to be inherited from parents, most of them appear between the ages of 20 and 30 and can be raised or flat, have hair, or be hairless and look soft or rough.

Some fade on their own as we get older. Here are some of the factors that promote the development of moles:

  • Hormonal fluctuations.
  • Sun exposure.
  • Genes.

Are they a health risk?

In most cases, moles or freckles are harmless and don’t require a specific treatment.

If they change size, color, or shape, you should consult a dermatologist as they could be signs of other health problems.

However, they can sometimes be annoying or problematic, aesthetically speaking. Not everyone thinks that a mole on the face is sexy. In fact, this has happened to celebrities such as Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, or Cindy Crawford who decided to remove her mole even though it made her famous.

The medical name given to moles is melanocytic nevus. Moles are brown or black skin patches that are formed by an accumulation of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment or melanin).

Can moles be removed naturally?

To remove moles naturally, various options have emerged within the world of alternative medicine. Now the question is: do they work?

Home remedies aren’t proven to be effective or to aid skin care in any way. However, some decide to take advantage of them to try to get rid of moles.

In the popular sphere, it’s said that remedies could help eliminate moles that appear in the form of bumps- In other words, those that aren’t completely flat.

Home remedies to remove moles

An onion cut in half.

Onion juice

  • Simply chop the onion into julienne strips and crush them with a hand mixer.
  • You’ll get a kind of paste that you must place on a certain part of the skin (to see how it reacts). If there’s no irritation, place on the mole and let it act for a few hours.
  • Never apply it on your face.

Castor oil

  • Rub the oil directly on the mole and don’t rinse it off.
  • Castor oil is commonly recommended to make eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair grow.

Banana peels

Banana peel to remove moles.
  • Every time you eat a banana, save the peel.
  • Cut a small piece of the size of the mole and place it on your skin with the inner part on the mole.
  • Repeat this every day, always at night. Don’t rinse.
  • Besides removing moles naturally, it’s also a way to moisturize skin. It’s believed it doesn’t cause adverse reactions.

Pineapple juice

  • Apply the pineapple juice to the mole by using a cotton swab.
  • Let it dry.
  • Rinse with warm water and soap.

What’s best to remove moles from the skin?

It’s important to note that these (and other home remedies) can cause adverse skin reactions, such as: irritation, dryness, redness, itching, etc. Therefore, it’s important to do an allergy test on a small area of the skin (the forearm) before proceeding to apply it to larger areas.

If you suffer from atopic dermatitis or any other type of skin disorder, it’s best to consult your doctor before applying any type of home remedy to avoid worsening the problem.

As we’ve seen, despite the fact that several natural remedies claim to be useful for this, the truth is that they don’t have the desired effect, not even applying them daily. Therefore, the best solution is to go see a dermatologist.

On the other hand, to improve the appearance of your skin, you can read what dermatology experts, such as Dr. Rocío Gil Redondo, say.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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  • Mole removal at home. (2014).

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.