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Put An End To Most Skin Problems By Using These Common Kitchen Items
At one time or another, everyone will have to deal with some type of skin problem. Whether it be warts, moles, pimples, skin tags, blackheads, acne, or age spots. No matter what it is, what can we say? Skin happens. No one wants these problems, but they do occur, so we try everything under the sun to get rid of them and do it quickly.
Unfortunately, most of that over the counter stuff doesn’t work, and worse still? They tend to make the problem worse than before.
This is because in many cases the chemicals we are attempting to use to fix the problem, tend to have either the opposite effect or they have unwanted side effects such as dry, peeling skin or even more acne.
When we use natural ingredients to help our skin heal, we find that it might take a bit more time, but it will work.
Case in point, almost all warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus can also be transmitted to others. So we want to get rid of the wart, and get rid of the virus at the same time. Those over the counter sprays and drops will freeze off the wart, true, but because they don’t kill the virus, they usually grow back.
Let’s take a look at the top five items that you probably have in your kitchen that will help you with just about every skin problem you will ever have.
1. Raw, Organic Honey
For example, if you want to get rid of that wart, Manuka honey is the best kind to use. If you don’t have that handy, any type of raw, organic honey will do the trick. Honey has powerful antibacterial and anti-viral compounds that will kill the virus and remove the wart. Simply apply enough honey to completely cover the wart, then cover it with a bandage. Leave on for 24 hours. Remove the bandage, then wash, and reapply. Repeat until the wart is completely gone.
Honey is also great for minor cuts or scrapes. It has antibacterial power to spare and it keeps the skin hydrated while it is healing. Use honey on your next cut and you will find that not only does it heal more quickly, but there will be no scarring either.
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2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar improves the body’s immune response when it comes to fighting viruses and bacteria. It’s also super alkalizing and has anti-inflammatory compounds. You can use this method to kill warts: Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and then tape it over the wart. Allow to sit overnight. If you want this to work faster, poke the wart with a needle in several different spots so that the vinegar can get down inside quickly.
Another great way to stop skin problems like warts is garlic. Crush a clove of fresh garlic and cover the wart with it. Apply a bandage and allow to sit overnight. You can also put a drop or two of garlic oil on the wart and then cover with a bandage. Continue this treatment until the wart turns black and falls off.
You have probably never considered this one, but rubbing a wart with the inside of a banana peel a few times each day is a very efficient way to remove them. Of course, it’s sometimes a bit embarrassing to carry around a banana peel so do this: Cut a small piece off the peel and tape it in place so that the white part is touching the wart. Do this before bed each night. In the morning, wash the spot and then repeat with a fresh piece of banana peel. Continue until the wart falls off.
5. Duct Tape
OK, so perhaps you don’t have this in your kitchen (under the sink, maybe?), but you should have some in the house. Although scientists don’t completely understand why this works, duct tape has been proven to be very effective at removing warts and skin tags. In one study, subjects who used duct tape had an 85 percent success rate at removing warts and a 100 percent success rate at removing skin tags. Simply place a piece of duct tape over the offending wart or skin tag. Be certain that it covers the area completely. Change the duct tape whenever it falls off or every few days. Some suggest rubbing the top of the wart with a piece of pumice stone or an emery board but most will tell you that you don’t even have to do that. Within days the wart will turn black and one day simply pull off with the duct tape. The same is true of skin tags.
Be careful when applying any of these methods, as duct tape can pull off the top skin layer if the wart is in a sensitive area. Additionally, some find that apple cider vinegar is too strong for their delicate skin.