Being constantly exposed to external factors, our skin becomes highly sensitive over time. Its appearance and health are under direct impact from the sun, wind, pollution, etc. In addition, the chemical-rich products that we use every day lower its moisture and elasticity, thus it becomes damaged, dry, and more prone to additional problems.
The major factors that influence the skin appearance are hormonal imbalances, stress, and unhealthy diets. The most common skin problems are warts, blackheads, moles, skin tags, clogged pores, and skin breakouts. Luckily, in today’s article, we are going to tell you several natural ways to treat these skin issues and improve skin appearance and health:
Skin Tags -- growths which most of the time appear on the upper neck, chest, eyelids, and underarms. In fact, they appear on the body parts where the skin rubs against skin. To remove them, try the following methods:
ACV – Dab the skin tag with a cotton ball which was previously soaked in some ACV. Let it stay until it turns darker and fall off.
Baking soda and castor oil – Make a paste of both ingredients and then rub it on the skin tags. Then, secure them with a bandage and let it stay like that for 48 hours.
Ginger – Rub a ginger on the skin tag for 7 minutes on a daily basis for 14 days continuously.
Tea Tree oil – In some water, add several drops of tea tree oil and soak a cotton ball in it. Then, dab the skin tag with it and secure with a bandage. Repeat a couple of times per day for a month.
Moles – are caused by extreme sun exposure or genetics. To treat them, try the following:
Garlic – First of all, put masking tape or petroleum jelly on the skin around the mole. Then, rub some garlic on the mole and secure it with a bandage. Let it stay like that for several hours. Repeat the procedure every day.
Castor oil and baking soda – Mix both ingredients until you get a sticky paste, and then apply it on the mole. Afterwards, secure it with a bandage. Let it stay until the following morning.
ACV – Soak a cotton ball in some ACV and dap it on the mole. Let it stay secured with a bandage for 8 hours.
Warts – small bumps or mucous membranes on the skin, which are mainly caused by HPV. Usually, they are treated with salicylic acid. But, they can be treated in a natural way as well:
Banana – Take a banana peel and rub it on warts before bedtime for 14 days.
Honey – Before going to bed, apply some honey to warts and secure it with a bandage. Repeat until they are completely gone.
Garlic –Apply some crushed garlic cloves on the warts and secure with a bandage. Repeat for 14 days.
ACV – Dap a cotton ball on the wart (which was previously soaked in some ACV) and secure it with a bandage. Then, let it stay until the following morning.
Age Spots – mostly appear on the face, hands, or forearms. The main reasons for their appearance are the aging liver and sun exposure. Take a look is how to treat them:
Lemon – In some lemon juice, soak a cotton ball and then rub it on the age spots. Repeat a couple of times on a daily basis.
Onion – Dap the age spots for 10 minutes with a cotton ball soaked in some onion juice. Rinse, and repeat every day.
Aloe Vera gel – Apply some Aloe Vera gel on them and let it act for 30 minutes. Then, wash it off.
Horseradish – Put a horseradish to some ACV and apply it to the age spots.
Clogged Pores – Accumulation of oil clogs the pores, which causes skin bumps. To unclog it, try using:
Sugar and lemon juice-- Mix some sugar and lemon juice and rub the paste on the affected areas. Then, wash with some warm water.
Steaming – Wash your face with some cold water, and then put it over a pot containing hot water. Then, steam it for at least 15 minutes, and rinse it with some warm water. Use some ACV to clean the excess debris.