Moles also known as nevi are quite harmless. But if they are in large numbers or big in size then they become a cosmetic problem. They can appear anywhere in the body. They can be flat, rough or smooth textured with or without the hair.
When pigmented cells or melanocytes are formed in clusters, it is referred as mole. The main reason behind the excess production of melanocytes is a pigment called melanin.
Mostly, they are considered harmless but sometimes they can be cancerous growths as well. If your moles are changing in shape frequently or have an abnormal shape or colored in pink, blue or gray then it is better to consult a doctor to get them diagnosed.
Moles can be removed through various procedures like cutting, freezing, burning or laser excision. All these types are quite painful and should be performed only by professionals.
Yet, simple solution like garlic or apple cider vinegar is also available for mole removal. These treatments take some time but can be performed by you at the comfort of your home to remove your unwanted moles. Apart from that, they are cost effective too.
Does Garlic Really Work for Moles Removal?
- Garlic contains enzymes that help in breaking down the pigments which are form as moles.
- They lighten the dark pigmentation quickly.
- It reduces the excess production of melanin substance.
How to Use Garlic for Mole Removal?
There are various ways of using garlic for mole removal. We have listed them below. Choose as per your preference and use it regularly to diminish the appearance of moles.
This process ensures quick removal of a mole. But make sure to avoid the application of garlic to the surrounding skin of the mole as it can lead to scarring.
Process 1: Garlic Bandage
- Peel and slice a garlic clove.
- Place it in the mole and secure it with a bandage or adhesive tape.
- Let it stay for 4 – 5 hours.
- Remove the bandage and wipe off the area.
- Repeat the process up to 3 times a day.
Process 2: With Petroleum Jelly
- Take a garlic clove and crush it to a paste.
- Apply petroleum jelly around the mole to avoid the burns that can be caused by garlic.
- Place the garlic paste on the moles using a q-tip.
- Leave it overnight and remove in the morning.
- Repeat the process daily to diminish the appearance of moles.
- Alternatively, you can use oil instead of Vaseline.
Process 3: Garlic Juice
- Take a garlic clove and extract juice from it.
- Apply garlic juice on the mole.
- Leave it to dry completely.
- Rinse off with water and pat dry.
- Repeat the application 3 – 4 times a day.
2) Garlic Powder with Castor Oil
Castor oil is also known for removing skin abnormalities like moles, skin tags, and even warts. It doesn’t leave any scar behind.
- Combine 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and enough amounts of castor oil to make a thick paste.
- Apply the paste over the moles.
- Leave it for few hours to overnight.
- Rinse off with water and pat dry.
- Repeat the process 2 times a day.
- Note: You can secure the paste with a bandage or adhesive tape.
- Alternatively, you can use fresh garlic paste instead of garlic powder.
3) Garlic Oil
Garlic oil also helps in breaking down the pigmented cells. You have to be careful while applying this as garlic oil contains a more concentrated form of garlic properties.
- Using a q-tip, apply garlic oil on the mole.
- Leave it on until it completely dries.
- Repeat the application daily 2 – 3 times.
4) Garlic with Vinegar
The acidic nature of vinegar destroys the pigmentation of moles. For this process, you can use either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
- Take a garlic clove and crush it into a paste.
- Combine garlic paste and enough amount of vinegar.
- Apply it over the mole and let it stay for 30 minutes.
- Rinse off with water and pat dry.
- Repeat the process.
5) Garlic with Onion
Onion juice improves skin health, fades out blemishes and brown spots. Apart from that it also contains bleaching properties and is acidic in nature.
- Combine equal quantities of onion juice and garlic juice.
- Using a q-tip or cotton ball, apply the solution on moles.
- Leave it to dry completely.
- Rinse off with water and pat dry.
- Repeat the application 2 – 3 times a day.
Tips and Precautions:
- The garlic application may sting a bit but don’t worry as it is normal. If the burning sensation is too high then dilute with water before application.
- For more effective results, pierce the mole with a pin before applying garlic.
- If the garlic application is making the skin dry then apply olive oil or coconut oil after rinsing off the mixture.
- Avoid tanning beds if you have more number of moles.
- Sun exposure is one of the main reasons for developing moles, so reduce going out in the sun. Apply sun-screen lotion before going out. Cover the moles with cloth and face with a hat while going out in the sun.
- Some moles can be cancerous growths. Consult your dermatologist to get them checked.
- Don’t scratch or file moles for longer period of time.
- Don’t attempt to remove moles using surgical methods at home as they can lead to other skin infections. They should be done by professionals.
Are you going to try garlic for removing your moles? Share your experience and suggestions in the comments section below. For more articles, stay tuned with our website.
I tried this method but it only peeled few layers and not the mole completely?
Continue the process for another few days. See, it has helped to remove the remaining mole. If not, try a different process mentioned in this article – http://wellness.guide/moles-removal/
Help i used the garlic mole treatment on my finger for a couple days and the skin get dry and some if the skin peeled off and this morning i woke up and there was a new layer of dry skin sitting in my flat mole so i removed it and in that layer i saw a layer of moles removed the skin around the mole is dry and is peeled off but the mole looks like its getting lighter in colour and decreasing in size should i still continue?
My age is 17 can i apply garlic on mole on face
Yes, you can try. Make sure to patch test before using it. If the application is causing any discomforts then avoid using it. You can find other remedies in this article – http://wellness.guide/moles-removal/
can it completely remove mole ?
Yes, if you try the process regularly as specified without interruption then this is possible.
Can it remove out bulging mole on face?
If the mole is bulging then we recommend getting it diagnosed by a dermatologist. If the report states normal mole, then garlic can be helpful in removing it.
How many days will it take approx for the removal of moles ?I started applying garlic juice …its been 1 week ..and I couldn’t identify any noticeable changes ..pls reply
Moles are very stubborn, they usually take months to lighten them. So, we recommend trying the process regularly for another 2 weeks and check if you see any improvement. If you don’t see any improvement then try any other remedy or consult a dermatologist.
i tried this method but the other day i had a wound do i have to wipe it or just apply over and over again
Just wipe it and try the method again.
Can you mix the garlic powder and apple cider vinegar to a paste to make the mole come off?
Yes, you can. Try it and share your experience with us.
i tried garlic paste on my flat mole last night. when i woke up, i found the mole has swollen with some liquid inside it. then i peeled it and got off another layer of the mole.
should i try the method again? those liquid still coming out from my skin though.
Stop trying the garlic method and consult a doctor.
Can I apply garlic paste mixed with castor oil to remove flat Mole on my face? If yes…how long it takes to clear my Mole?
Yes, you can. It is difficult to tell the exact time period as it depends on the person’s skin texture and healing capacity. So, try the method regularly with some patience until you achieve the results.
How to reduce hyper pigmentation problem ?
Hyper pigmentation is caused by excess melanin production. If you have sensitive skin, then apply potato juice and leave it to dry completely before rinsing off. If you have normal skin, the apply lemon juice and let it dry completely before rinsing off. Lemon make skin photosensitive, so make sure you avoid sunlight for at least 4 – 5 hours after lemon application.
My friend apply a garlic in her mole after a few days some sides of her mole Biggins to peel….but after that it shows small burnt … isn’t came From the garlic… Im worried …. isn’t safe to continue??
Don’t worry, apply some aloe vera gel, the burn will reduce in few days.
I applied garlic paste last night , however today some watery liquid is coming out of mole .. so shall I continue using this method or should stop using it ?
You can continue. It might be clearing out any infection present under the mole. However, if it continues even after 3 days of application then avoid using it further.
I just started using garlic paste on my two flat moles a day ago. Now they both look a bit bigger and swollen. Is it normal and should I continue? Plus one has stain around it like a burn scar. Will it heal?
I have applied garlic paste on my til or flat moles… After 3 days they becomes so dark in colour… Why???
For some people, it may darken a bit in the early days, but after few days it will start to lighten. So, we recommend trying it for another few days and check. If you are not observing any improvement then try any other ingredient mentioned in this article – http://wellness.guide/moles-removal/
Some water like liquid is oozing out of mole!! Wat to do?
We recommend consulting a dermatologist.
I used garlic to remove my mole on face.. At first its remove the mole but after two days it appears again.. What to do.. Please help me
Even after the mole removal, we recommend following the methods at least for a week to prevent recurrence of the mole. If it is recurring again and again then consult a dermatologist.
After mole removal… How can we use garlic again on swap… Its painful
I tried garlic on my mole at face.. For 10 days
Bt mole is not completely removed… Bt fade earlier use garlic.. What should I do??
Continue following the method for another few days until the mole completely clears.
I am using garlic on mole on face about 12 days…. When I peel it ,looks fade.. Bt not rooted out .I appeared dark again.. What I do?
Even after the mole completely fades, you have to follow the process for 1 – 2 weeks to prevent it from recurring. So, we recommend to try the process again to remove the mole.
Bt today it appeared dark again… Why?
I used garlic for 12 days bt moles not rooted out.. Scar also left on face around mole.. What I d. ?
Apply some aloe vera on the scars to heal them. If garlic is not working, try any other remedy mentioned in this article – http://wellness.guide/moles-removal/
I used garlic.. It some fade.. Bt after 2 days it appeared same as before use garic…. What should I do.?
How to identify if the mole is cancerous? I have a big black mole on my fore head and I want to get rid of it using garlic but I’m scared because what if my mole is cancerous?
If the mole is cancerous then its color and shape will change regularly. However, we recommend consulting a doctor to confirm the same. If it is just a normal mole then you can try any method mentioned above in the article.
Garlic is so Effective! It removes my mole in 1 day but the Scar is so big like a pink circle can i Heal it now? Help please.
Yes, it will heal. To improve the healing process, you can apply some fresh aloe vera gel.
R u serious can we try this method ?
I have got a mole beneath my right eye 2-3inch beneath.. I have started to workout with the given procedure n I have been experiencing a burning sensation within my tolerance level.. . Will it work? How many days will it take to show it’s result?
If it is tolerable then you can continue using it. It is difficult to tell the exact time frame as it depends on the mole size, skin healing capacity and other factors. As garlic is effective in removing moles, we recommend trying it for at least 2 – 3 weeks to see the results.
I have apply a garlic paste on moles in 1 week my mole was removed, then 3 days later my mole appear in dark black . It not does properly root of mole remove
What should i do . Give the best remady to remove mole parmanentely in the face and not come back..
I used garlic for 3 days but my moles becomes bigger and their is a liquid going out on my moles . what should i do ?
i applied garlic on my raised mole for 4 days
their is a liquid going out on my mole , i continue the application ? or stop ?
Hii, I had tried this garlic method. But the next day it got worse and now it’s been 15th days my wounds got scars and it doesn’t go(the scars)
Hello.I have two moles under my left eye they r light not complete black so can I use it directly or not.Besides for the first time should I use it on my face or not?
I crushed the garlic and placed it on my mole and i have done this previously and it did work. So i wanted to get rid of the quickly so after i did the garlic on my mole a couple times. picked at it. You could kinda start seeing the skin peel but i was to unpatient so i picked it. The top of the mole is still atached but i coupe see blood. I left it there now.
I tried the crushed garlic mole and a scab is starting to form from the mole is it normal
I tried it on my finger and the mole was removed by the layers peeling off
I tried the crushed garlic in put it on my mole on my forhead it is flat although it is slightly raise but only noticed if you touch it slowly. The mole has gotten hard and has made like a scab. I think the scab will fall off in the nrdt week or so
I have a mole on my face and it is a flat and so dark at first,and after three days it becomes brown.is it OK or should I say,is it starting to fade my flat moles?reply please..
does is go for ever perminently.
From today i started using garlic paste…can it really work?how many days it takes to remove mole on face?
Hi my mom Is 83 she has a mole under her eyebrow thats growing and itchy. It is round in shape no colour. Is it safe to apply garlic and vinegar? Thanks in advance! Yvonne
the moles on my face are small and flat.. but up to 6 or 7 can I use garlic for this?
Can I apply aloe vera gel instead of vaseline before applying garlic paste?!
I had a couple warts I treated with garlic it turned comp blk and fell of after 1 wk I have a mole on my neck will I get sim results
I have been using this method for three days. Today, I see that the fisces are around the mole and there is a little bit of water.
I am having 3 big hairy moles on my face i face many problem due to this..my confidence is extremly low. But i tried garlic paste on my mole but the skin around is also affected i got a scar what should i do suggest me some tips like when i apply garlic it also felt down or if i bandaged it ..it affects my normal skin what should i do
If there is no alovera available in home than what can be do to cure scar on face
works like magic!food is medicine!
I have a small mole in my forehead is it OK if i uuse garlic to remove it?
After applying garlic on my mole …shall I apply coconut oil for safety???
Hello. I have done this method on a flat mole on my nose. The mole is completely gone but I didn’t do the Petroleum Jelly part and now it’s all red and effected.. plz help me. I put A&D cream on it. Will it heal? Please help.
I have a big mole on my buttock, can garlic remove it?