Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It covers and protects your body.
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching.
Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
We all suffer from one skin condition or another at some point of our life. Moles, skin tags, clogged pores or skin breakouts are the most common skin conditions which can be caused by lifestyle changes or hormonal imbalance.
And, although there are thousands of skin and beauty care products, they can be very expensive and ineffective as well.
The good news is that there are natural, chemical-free solutions to all of your skin problems. You can prepare your own natural remedies at home which can eliminate all problems and make your skin soft and smooth.
Here are a few natural remedies for common skin problems:
Moles are a common skin problem which can affect anyone regardless of age or type of skin. They are a type of lesion that contains nevus cells (also known as melanocytes), and are often a result of sun exposure or genetics.
Here are some natural remedies which can help you get rid of moles:
Garlic is an effective remedy against moles, but before applying it on your skin, you should protect the area around them with a masking tape or petroleum jelly. Afterwards, apply pressed garlic on the mole, cover it with a bandage and leave it for 4 hours. Repeat the process every day for best results.
Castor oil and baking soda
A mixture of castor oil and baking soda can also be effective against moles. Make a paste of the ingredients and apply it on the mole, then cover the area with a bandage and leave it to work overnight. Remove the bandage and rinse with water in the morning, and repeat the procedure every night until you see improvements.
Apple cider vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply it on your mole, securing it with a bandage and leaving it for 8 hours. Regular use of the remedy will make the mole blacken and fall off.
Warts are caused by HPV and look like small bumps or mucous membranes on the skin. They are usually treated with salicylic acid and freezing, and some people even apply duct tape over them.
Here are a few natural solutions for warts:
Rub a banana peel on your warts every night and you will get rid of them in only 2 weeks!
Rub some honey overnight on the wart and cover it with a bandage – this will eliminate the warts quickly and prevent their recurrence.
Apple cider vinegar
Just like moles, ACV is effective against warts as well. Apply some ACV with a cotton ball overnight, then apply a new cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar after 24 hours. With time, the wart will start shrinking and fall off.
Crushed garlic or garlic juice can help you eliminate warts in just a short time. Rub some crushed garlic on the wart every night, or apply garlic juice to the wart twice a day for best results.
Skin tags are growths that stick out of the skin surface and appear around the neck, upper chest, underarms and eyelids. They are mostly caused of skin rubbing against skin, and can be eliminated by cutting off, tying off and freezing. The following natural remedies will also get rid of skin tags:
Apple cider vinegar can be applied with a cotton ball on the tag and it will fall off in just a couple of days.
Tea tree oil
Soak a cotton ball with water and add a few drops of tea tree oil, then apply it on the skin tag and cover with a bandage. Repeat the process twice a day for a month and you’ll be surprised by the results!
Baking soda and castor oil
Make a paste of baking soda and castor oil and apply it on the skin tag securing it with a bandage. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day for best results. The paste can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Dark spots on the skin are discolored patches on the face, hands and forearms, which occur due to sun exposure and aging liver. Here’s how you can eliminate them:
Lemon is a great skin bleacher – apply some lemon juice with a cotton ball on the dark spots and they will soon disappear.
Put some fresh Aloe Vera gel on your dark spots and leave it to work for half an hour. Always use fresh gel from the plant’s leaves if possible.
Onion is a great natural remedy against dark spots. Juice or blend an onion and apply it on the dark spots, then leave it to work for just 10-15 minutes. Repeat the procedure every day until the dark spots lighten.
Mix some horseradish with vinegar and apply the mixture on your dark spots every day. In just a short time, you will see notice them vanishing.
Vitamin C serum
Organic, chemical-free vitamin C serum can do wonders for your skin! They contain high amount of vitamin C and can eliminate dark spots quickly. The serum will also repair broken skin.
Clearing out clogged pores
Pores get clogged when there’s excess oil in the skin, making it look bumpy. They are not a serious condition, but make the skin look rough and unattractive which is why everyone wants to clean them quickly. Not treating the condition on time may cause infections.
Exfoliating is the best way to unclog pores and restore your skin’s glowing appearance. Make a paste of sugar and lemon then rub it on the affected area with a cotton washcloth, rinsing with water in the end. This homemade sugar scrub will make your skin smoother than ever.
Steaming is a popular way of cleaning clogged pores. Wash your face first, then place your head over a pot of boiling water, covering your head with a towel. The steam from the water will open your pores and clean them nicely, and you’ll only need to rinse with warm water afterwards. Apply some vinegar in the end to clean any extra debris.