How do I remove black moles from my face?


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Moles are often harmless and are no cause for concern unless they change shape, size or colour. You may feel that they are unsightly, though, and might want to remove black moles from your face.

According to the NHS Choices website, you will probably have to pay quite a lot to get moles removed at a private cosmetic clinic, unless there is a medical reason why your mole should be removed. It is possible that the surgeon would just shave the mole off so that it is level with your skin and then cauterise it, which means that the wound will be closed off with heat.

Ways to get rid of moles without surgery

I personally wouldn't bother going to great lengths to remove black moles from my face, because in a lot of cases they are regarded as beauty spots! Also, it just seems like a lot of trouble for something that is supposed to be a part of you and is causing you no harm. Be proud of what makes you you! However, you could try a some of these ideas:

Cover it with make up

Whether you're male or female, you can get concealers, foundations, tinted BB creams, tinted moisturisers and goodness knows what else that will help you to cover up moles as well as other blemishes on the skin. They won't become invisible, but they'll definitely become a lot less noticeable. It's also completely non-invasive, so you don't need to worry about being in pain or discomfort.

Home treatments

I'm a little skeptic of home mole removal remedies, but I found one on the Livestrong website which seems to be the most reliable source I've come across. Here's what they say to do:

1. Apply a thin slice of garlic to the mole and cover with a bandage. Repeat in the evening and then twice daily for several days until the mole dries out.

2. Put a slice of potato on the mole for up to five minutes a few times a day. Apparently, potatoes contain enzymes that help the mole to break down.

You'll probably look quite funny walking around with potato on your face though. ;)

3. Soak the mole in sour apple juice three times a day for three weeks. The acid in the juice causes a lighter skin pigmentation according to Livestrong.

4. Make a paste of one part baking soda and one part castor oil. Dab onto the mole before bed. It might be best to put a plaster or bandage over it so you don't wipe it off in your sleep. Then wash it off the next day and do this for about two or three weeks.

5. Use the juice from a dandelion root to apply to the mole. Apply a thin layer, making sure it's completely covered. You have to do this several times a day for a couple of weeks.

Phew! What a lot of steps to go through to remove a mole from your face. Hopefully these work for you - and if not, perhaps you'll decide that your mole is just a part of you and should be loved like the rest of you!

You may also want to check out this video I found. It's of a lady demonstrating how she removes moles with apple cider vinegar. Like all home remedies, exercise caution and be aware that they might not always produce the effect you want them to. Good luck!

For reference, the Livestrong advice can be found here: Http://

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