Natural Ways to Remove Skin Moles

A skin mole is a growth that appears on the skin randomly. A mole is usually raised off the skin and dark brown in color, although occasionally they can appear flat on the skin and be pink or peach-colored. A mole will have a rougher feeling than that of the rest of your skin and when pressed on, will have a mushy feel, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Someone is examining a light brown mole. Credit: belchonock/iStock/Getty Images

Garlic Cloves

Take a clove of garlic and cut it into strips that are thin and about the same size as the skin mole. Place a strip directly over the area where the skin mole is located. Cover the strip of garlic and mole with a sterile bandage. Leave the garlic on the mole until you feel a burning sensation. At this point, you should immediately remove the bandage and garlic. Repeat this process three times each day. Medicrit-Medicare states that over time, the mole will decrease in size and fall off. If the mole has not gotten significantly smaller or fallen off after two weeks, stop the treatment and try a different remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Saturate a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and use it to lightly dab at the skin mole. Use a large bandage to tape the cotton ball directly onto the mole. The treatment is used for several days. Switch out the cotton ball with a new one two times each. Carefully watch the mole to ensure it is getting smaller or trying to fall off. If the apple cider vinegar causes your skin to burn, simply wipe the mole with the cotton ball, remove it from the skin and just place a bandage over the mole. It should begin to dry and fall from your skin in a few days.

Duct Tape

Cut a piece of the tape that is just large enough to entirely cover up the mole. Place the piece of tape onto the area where the mole is located. The duct tape should not be removed for a period of five days. When you go to remove the tape, the skin mole should come off onto the duct tape, according to If this fails to work on the first try, perform the process over again for another five days. If the mole does not come off after the second attempt, another remedy may have better success.

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