Popular Home Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar Mole Removal

Popular Home Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar Mole Removal

Of all of the many home remedies, the apple cider vinegar mole removal method is among the most popular with many people claiming to have success with the treatment. You can compare this method to natural products such as Dermatend. In this article you will learn what causes these blemishes and how to remove them using home remedies.

The vast majority of people will find that they have moles on their body. The majority of the blemishes will present themselves in the first 25 years of life and by the age of 40, they could have anywhere between 10 and 40 of the dark skin lesions. Moles are clusters of cells called melanocytes. These cells are responsible for carrying the pigment in the skin which gives it its color. Because there is so much pigment in one place, the blemish becomes darker in color compared to the surrounding skin. 

Why Remove Them?

Most moles are harmless; however some can become cancerous and lead to melanoma, one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer. It is therefore imperative that anyone wishing to remove a blemish consults a dermatologist to find out if the mole in question is benign (non-cancerous).

If the mole is indeed benign, many people may choose to remove the spot because it is:

  • In a highly visible place such as the face
  • In a place which is constantly being knocked or scratched on clothing
  • Particularly large

Alternative methods

There are a number of methods which are used to remove moles. These include:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Laser
  • Excision
  • Over the counter topical treatments

Apple Cider Vinegar

There are tens of home remedies documented which have been used to remove moles over the years. However, apple cider vinegar mole removal is one of such remedies which appear to consistently produce positive results for people.

The method for using the treatment is as follows:

  1. Clean the area around the blemish with warm soapy water and dry
  2. Rub some Vaseline on the skin around the blemish. This is to prevent the acid in the vinegar from burning the healthy skin
  3. Soak a small amount of cotton wool in the apple cider vinegar
  4. Place the cotton wool directly onto the mole and secure with a bandage
  5. Repeat the method three times a day

Within a week, a noticeable difference in the mole should be apparent. In most cases, the mole will shrink and dry up before falling off. There is little risk of scarring and for many people who have enjoyed success with the process, the mole never returns and skin is left clear.

It is thought that the acidity contained within the vinegar is responsible for removing the moles. This is also the reason why great care must be taken when applying the liquid so that the skin is not burnt in any way.