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How to Get Rid of Beauty Marks?

How to Get Rid of Beauty Marks?

Moles and beauty marks are one and the same thing, and while the name “beauty mark” may be used to describe these skin features, many people feel as if they are anything but beautiful.

Many people with beauty marks and moles feel self-conscious about their appearance and want to get rid of them. While many people try to cover them up with makeup, this is only a short-term solution. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why more people these days are asking how to get rid of beauty marks permanently.

Unfortunately, there are no proven methods of effectively getting rid of beauty marks at home. There are a variety of commonly-used home remedies that aren’t harmful, but the simple truth is that the only solution to an unwanted beauty mark is to have it surgically removed—or to change your mindset with a bit of self-acceptance.

What Is a Beauty Mark?

In order to be called a beauty mark, a mole must be located in certain parts of the body – namely on the shoulders, collarbone, neck or face. These marks may be tan, brown, red, black, pink or even blue in color and will have a round or oval shape. They may feel either wrinkled or smooth, and they may be either raised or flat. Some may even have hair growing out of them.

Many people with beauty marks and moles feel self-conscious about their appearance and want to get rid of them. While many people try to cover them up with makeup, this is only a short-term solution. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why more people these days are asking how to get rid of beauty marks permanently.

Should I Cut Off a Beauty Mark?

You shouldn’t try to cut off a beauty mark using any type of sharp object such as a razor blade or scissors at home. Cutting off any type of growth will increase your chance of suffering from an infection, particularly if you haven’t properly sanitized the tool that you use, and you could end up with a permanent and unattractive scar in place of the mole.

Reducing the Appearance of Beauty Marks

Though it’s not possible to totally remove a beauty mark at home, there are some home remedies that may make them less prominent—though even these are only marginally effective at best, so don’t expect overnight results or for your marks to disappear to nothing.

Lighten It With Lemon Juice

a woman holding up half a lemon

One common way people try to lighten beauty marks is to apply lemon juice. Lemon is known for its effective lightening properties, and might be able to reduce the shade of a prominent birthmark on your skin.

If you’re keen to give this natural method a try, just squeeze out a lemon then rub the juice onto your beauty mark every day in the morning and evening. You can’t expect immediate results to since it will take a while for any lightening properties to work, however your skin may gradually lighten after performing this routine every day for some time.

You can successfully improve the appearance of skin blemishes and reduce dark spots even more effectively by combining lemon juice with sugar and baking soda to make your own DIY skin scrub. This won’t just help to exfoliate your skin, but will also remove dust and bacteria from your pores, and could lighten beauty marks at the same time.

Keep in mind that overapplication of lemon juice can cause peeling, redness, and irritation, particularly to those who have sensitive skin. Those with sensitive skin should avoid it altogether, and anyone else who wants to use this method should combine it with a high-quality moisturizer suitable for dry skin (since the lemon juice will dry out just about any type of skin).

Reducing Dark Patches With Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
a jar of coconut oil along with fresh coconuts

Coconut oil has many excellent beautifying properties, but one of its most important is that it is packed with vitamins K and E. Olive oil also contains both of these vitamins, and when combined together into a massage oil, creates a fantastic blend that can reduce dark patches on your skin while also boosting its tone and elasticity.

Both vitamin K and vitamin E are known for their abilities to improve the well-being of the skin and to lighten skin tones, so massaging your face with this mixture is a great solution. Simply mix an equal amount of olive oil and coconut oil in a bottle, then apply it liberally to your skin, massaging it well into the desired areas for 4 – 5 minutes using a circular movement.

Use a Honey and Tomato Cleanser

It may sound odd to mix tomato and honey together, never mind apply them to your skin, however these two ingredients together could be the solution you’ve been seeking to remove beauty marks that affect your self-esteem. This cleanser won’t just lighten any darker patches of skin, but it will also clean the pores and remove any pigmentation marks.

You can make this cleanser by adding one tomato to a mixer and grinding it before draining its juices into a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of honey then stir well together to make a wonderful cleanser that can become a part of your daily skincare regime.

Toothpaste for Lightening Dark Patches

Many people are aware that toothpaste can help in removing pimples, however, not many people know that it may also be useful in lightening dark areas of skin too. This is due to the fact that toothpaste contains antibacterial and bleaching agents which reduce spots while making dark parts of the skin lighter.

It couldn’t be easier to give this method a try – just apply toothpaste onto the affected area with a q-tip and leave it in place for half an hour before washing it away in cold water. Try this twice weekly, and you might see a difference.

Consider Apple Cider Vinegar

a bottle of apple cider vinegar along with some apples

One popular natural remedy for removing beauty marks using only products that you would find in your home is to apply apple cider vinegar. While there isn’t any scientific evidence to back up this home remedy, many people report that they have had great success in using it to remove all kinds of different types of beauty, marks including age spots, birthmarks, and moles.

If you’d like to give this removal method a try, just get a cotton wool ball and soak it in a bowl of apple cider vinegar before placing it on the mark. Secure it with a bandage and allow it to stay in place overnight, allowing the vinegar to get to work on your beauty mark over an extended period of time.

Once you’ve woken up, take off the cotton ball and bandage, then repeat the same process again every night with a new bandage and cotton ball until the mark is gone.

Application of Aloe Vera

a pile of sliced aloe vera plants

Aloe Vera is well-known for its beneficial effects on the skin thanks to the vitamins E, C, B and A that it contains. This plant also contains beta-carotene – an ingredient that is famous for its anti-aging properties. Aloe vera provides depigmentation, treats sunburn and removes dark spots—and it couldn’t be simpler to apply it to your skin.

Simply cut an aloe vera leaf in half and squeeze out the gel onto a clean cotton pad. Apply the gel onto the beauty mark and secure the cotton pad over it in place using medical tape. Leave in place for 3 – 4 hours, then remove the pad. This method can be repeated twice daily until you see the beauty mark beginning to fade.

Alternatively, a store-bought aloe vera gel could work, too.

Rice Water and Cumin Seed Ice Cubes

Another interesting recipe for lightening dark patches of skin is a mix of rice water and cumin seeds. This is an effective natural solution that contains both lightening and cleansing properties to banish pimples and acne marks while also reducing pigmentation.

Just add 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Drain out the water into a large bowl, then add a cup of rice water. Stir well and then pour into some ice cube trays and put them in the freezer. When they are frozen, take out one ice cube and rub it onto the affected area for 3 minutes.

Face Mask With Turmeric, Milk, and Sandalwood

If you enjoy using face masks and also want to remove a mole-like mark, this homemade remedy could be just what you’re looking for. Sandalwood is known for its anti-blemish and anti-aging properties, and this makes it ideal for anyone who needs to get rid of age spots or pimples.

Meanwhile, turmeric is a well-known natural product that is used for lightening skin. Preventing skin pigmentation can be achieved by adding milk to the skin, and therefore, a blend of all three ingredients makes an effective face mask.

Just add a pinch of turmeric to 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder and 3 tablespoons of thick, fresh milk and mix well to form a paste. Apply to the face liberally and let it dry naturally for 20 minutes. You can then rinse away using lukewarm water before patting the skin dry gently.

Using a Garlic Paste

Although it seems like an unlikely solution, using a garlic paste on beauty marks has been reported by some to be a successful way to eradicate them.

You can make up a garlic paste yourself by taking 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and washing them before crushing them into a paste. Apply petroleum jelly to the areas around the beauty mark you wish to treat, and then apply the paste to the mark with a cotton ball or pad. Cover the mark with a new, clean bandage and allow it to do its work for between 3 and 4 hours.

Repeat twice or three times daily until you notice results. Bear in mind, though, that garlic may cause burns to sensitive skin.

Buttermilk Lightens Dark Spots

Buttermilk contains alpha hydroxy acid, which is known to remove dead skin cells and lighten dark spots. There’s no need to mix any ingredients with buttermilk before applying it to the skin, just pat it onto the affected area using a cotton ball.

Keep the buttermilk on your skin for 20 minutes before rinsing it away using clean water. This remedy can be repeated daily or, alternatively, you can mix tomato juice with the buttermilk before applying to your darkened patches and leaving it in place for 30 minutes.

Overnight Onion Juice

Although onions don’t have a particularly pleasant odor, this beauty mark removing remedy doesn’t involve eating or drinking them. All that is needed is a few drops of their juice.

Onions contain vitamins A, E and C and these are known to protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. This is why onion juice might help to remove beauty marks while also evening out the skin tone.

It is easy to apply this remedy. Just make up some onion juice before applying it directly to the beauty marks on a daily basis. Continue with this regime for a month and you’ll begin to see results.

The onion juice can be combined with a variety of other beneficial ingredients to maximize its effect if you wish. Garlic juice or honey are two effective additions to onion juice that can moisturize the skin effectively while also reducing pigmentation.

Professional Treatments for Beauty Marks

If you’ve tried the above home remedies and had limited or no success, it could be time to seek professional help from a skin specialist. Laser treatments are one way to remove beauty marks that is painless and speedy.

Depending on how large your beauty mark is, you may need to have several treatment sessions to remove it completely, however, it is a very effective way to get rid of these troublesome and unsightly marks.

Laser treatment can cause the skin to become very sensitive, so applying sunscreen regularly before going outside or avoiding going outdoors in daylight for some time may be required afterward. This procedure is also quite costly, so it may be wise to try the remedies mentioned above before you go for this option.

Of course, it goes without saying that if you have a mole that is bothering you or that worries you, you should visit your doctor. A mole that has changed could possibly be cancerous, and therefore, your doctor may need to remove it and carry out a biopsy. You should not attempt to remove any mole yourself that you have concerns about – always get medical advice straight away.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

smiling woman with beauty marks

While there are a number of common home remedies for removing beauty marks, they’re unlikely to be effective at anything more than lightening and hiding them. If you want to remove a beauty mark, the only surefire option is surgery.

But we think the best thing to do is to leave it alone. It’s a harmless, natural, part of you, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so let your mark be what it was named to be.

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