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Get Rid of Moles and Skin Tags with Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the joys they never tell you about getting older: you end up growing moles in places you never imagined. Or tiny moles that had been there all your life suddenly decide they are tired of not being noticed, so they begin growing. Big. Of course, skin tags, those clear little pieces of hanging skin that like to show up in places where they will bug you the most, can show up anytime, at any age, and usually at the worst time.
Well, the good news is that these are easier to get rid of than you might think. All you need is a little apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is getting a whole lot of attention lately as many studies back up claims that it can help with digestive problems, insulin resistance, obesity, infection, even help prevent cancer. Apple cider vinegar is known to be antimicrobial and is strong enough to stop almost any pathogen that is put in front of it.
There are plenty of studies showing that apple cider vinegar can help improve the metabolic health of obese rats, reduce cholesterol, and helping to break down fat in the body. However, there is no known research of apple cider vinegar working well to remove moles or skin tags.
There are several online testimonials. The largest one comes from a gentleman who had a mole near his hairline. As he aged, his hair receded but the mole grew larger and larger. He posted pictures of his efforts at “removing” the mole with apple cider vinegar and he got amazing results! He literally saw results within days and within 2 weeks, the mole was gone, leaving only a small white mark behind. This was all done with nothing more than some apple cider vinegar and a needle. No pain, no blood, no mole.
Of course this man had already had this mole investigated and was told that it was not cancerous, and that it was nothing more than a benign growth. If you are uncertain about your mole, you should have it checked out by a dermatologist before attempting this method.
There are other stories of people doing the same thing without the needle (although moles have no nerves, so it won’t hurt) however this requires keeping a band-aide on the mole for a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a day. Not the kind of fashion statement you will want to be making at work if the mole is on your face, head, or neck.
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If you would like to try these methods to remove your moles or skin tags, here are the two most popular ways to do this.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar and a Needle
You shouldn’t feel anything since moles have no nerves. The reason you are going to poke it, however, is that moles have a protective coating, so to speak, that keeps them from being “seen” by our immune systems. You need to penetrate that coating. The easiest way to do this is with a sterilized needle. You can burn it with a match or rub it with some alcohol to sterilize it. Poke the mole in one or two places. You don’t need to pierce it all the way through, just poke it so that the apple cider vinegar can penetrate it. Now get a cotton ball, soak it into apple cider vinegar, and apply it to the mole for about 20 minutes. That’s it.
Do this every day until the mole develops a scab. This will take only 3 to 5 days. Then you can simply apply the apple cider vinegar directly to the scab. The scab will fall off in another day or two. You can stop the entire process as you should see new pink skin underneath.
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2. Apple Cider Vinegar and a Band-aid
If you are squeamish about poking yourself with a needle, you can always use this method. Most people simply leave the band-aid on during the night and then take it off in the morning. This method might take a bit more time but it appears to be equally effective.
Dip a cotton ball into a spoon of apple cider vinegar and then squeeze the excess of the liquid out. (You don’t want it dripping down your face half the night!) Place the cotton ball over the mole and secure it there with a band-aide. Leave it on for a minimum of 8 hours; 10 to 12 is better until the mole turns into a scab. Once the mole has formed a scab you can stop applying the apple cider vinegar. The scab should fall off on its own in another day or two and you should see fresh, pink new skin underneath.
Be aware that apple cider vinegar can burn the skin surrounding the mole, especially if it is delicate or sensitive skin. No matter which method you try be careful not to apply too much. You want to use enough to soak the mole, but not so much that it runs down your body.
Persons who have used these methods say that even after a year, the mole did not grow back. Give it a try; what do you have to lose other than an unsightly mole?