Moles are small dark patches of skin that differ in color to the rest of the face or the body. Sometimes, they are very cute, they give character, and make your beautiful face memorable, however, sometimes they can be considered unsightly and unwanted. If your mole is not a skin condition that you should worry about (always consult with your doctor to check if the mole is malignant or not), there are some ways in which you can remove them, and one of those methods includes the beautiful, delicious honey.
Since surgical procedures can get quite costly, not to mention they require a lot of preparation on your side. Honey, on the other hand, is completely natural and harmless. It has been used as a remedy for a myriad of skin conditions and other issues, it is a perfect ingredient to use for those pesky moles.
What Kind of Honey Do I Need?
The enzymes that honey contains will help reduce the size of your unwanted mole, therefore, it is essential to use pure honey. People usually do not even think about the possibility of fake honey even being a thing, however, it is quite a common issue on the market today. So what is exactly pure honey?
Adulterated, or artificial honey is the honey with added sugar syrups, corn syrup, molasses, dextrose, and other additives and artificial flavors. To check if honey is fake or real can be done at the lab, however, there are several methods of testing this at home.
One of those methods is the famous thumb test. To do this, put a drop of honey on your thumb and check if it spreads around or spills. If it does, it is not real honey. Another option is the water test, where you would add a tablespoon of honey into a glass of water. If the honey dissolves, it is the adulterated version. Finally, you can perform a matchstick test where you would dip the top of a dry matchstick into a jar of honey and strike it on the matchbox. If the matchstick lights easily, the honey is pure.
Make sure to buy your honey directly from the beekeeper if possible, or, alternatively, at a health food store. The label should say that the honey is organic and 100% natural.
How to Remove the Moles
When you’ve acquired pure honey, it is time to remove the unwanted moles. Start by cleaning the mole and the area around it with mild soap and water in order to remove the dirt and sweat from your skin. Never skip this step, as the layers of dirt your skin has picked up throughout the day combined with sweat can cause additional skin issues such as pimples or blackheads.
Next, apply a thin layer of honey to your mole and let it sit. You can cover this area with a sterile gauze, a bandage, or a band-aid to prevent the debris and dirt from sticking to the honey or to prevent it sticking to your clothes. The honey will soften and moisturize your skin, and reduce the size of your mole.
You need to repeat this process every morning and night until you are satisfied with the results. If you’ve slept with the honey patch on your skin, make sure to rinse it off in the morning before applying a new layer. Your move should reduce in size in four to six weeks, however, it is perfectly safe to use this remedy longer, as pure honey has no unwanted or detrimental effects on the skin.
Flaxseed and Honey
Another option is to use flaxseed oil combined with honey to make it even more effective in the role reduction. To do this, you need to mix a teaspoon of honey with two to three drops of flaxseed oil and apply it to the mole. As with the previous method, bandage it and leave the mixture on.
You can also use flaxseed powder instead of oil and add a few drops of castor oil. You do not have to purchase flaxseed powder as you can make it very easily at home. Just grind some flax seeds into a fine powder and enjoy all the benefits it brings. It is also much more potent when you grind it yourself, as the beneficial ingredients stay fresh when ground just before the application.