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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Moles

Updated on May 18, 2016
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Do you hate that ugly old mole?

Every year I see a dermatologist to have had my moles checked since my father has had melanoma. This is something everyone should do. Moles that are (or could become) cancerous should be medically removed by a dermatologist.

But what about those moles that are just ugly and annoying?

I have one on my face that a dermatologist looked at and called a “beauty mark.” He told me that it could be surgically removed but may leave a scar. So I had to ask myself, do I want a mole or a scar on my face?

Removing Moles Naturally

I passed on having it removed surgically and have had it for many years. Then one day I read about apple cider vinegar. Could this be what I was waiting for? Reading article after article, I was increasingly curious if it could work.

I debated with myself. It was a risk, and it was on my face, and you just don’t want to screw up. But then again, who wants an ugly mole? I have had this mole forever and it’s going to disappear in a week? Right!

But it really is that simple—all you need is a bottle of apple cider vinegar, cotton balls, Q-tips, and Band-aids. I was a little skeptical too, but it worked for me like it has for many others. It is pretty simple.

Day 2: The mole turns black.
Day 2: The mole turns black.
Day 6: The mole is gone and the skin is healing.
Day 6: The mole is gone and the skin is healing.

How I Removed a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar

  • First, I gently scratched the surface of the mole and poked it a little with a sterile needle. You can use a sterilized nail file too, but be gentle.
  • You can put Vaseline or a petroleum-based product around the mole to prevent burning the outer skin.
  • I bought a bottle with a five percent content of apple cider vinegar at the grocery store. Then I took a cotton ball or a Q-tip and soaked it in apple cider vinegar. I placed it on the mole and kept it there as long as I could. It will sting, but that is how you know it is working. Also, be careful when doing this because it will make the skin around it burn and turn red (this is why the Vaseline helps). Try to keep the Q-tip on the mole itself. Get around the outer edge.
  • I did this on and off as long as I could stand it. I am impatient, so I had red blotch on my face for a couple of days. I would alternate putting hot and cold water on that part of my face. You can put a Band-aid on top or leave it open to the air.
  • After 24-36 hours, my mole went black, flat, and hard. This is what is supposed to happen. It is ugly as sin! But all I could think of was the end result. I put apple cider vinegar on my mole even after it turned black for another day or two. Some people say you should stop after it turns black, but I figured it couldn’t hurt, plus I wanted it done quickly because it was on my face.
  • Eventually, the mole will crust over and fall off. However, I could not wait, so as soon as it began to crust, I picked around the edges and got rid of the dead skin as quick as possible. To my credit, I did make sure to apply vitamin E to prevent scarring.

It was not pretty, but it did get rid of my mole.

Now, the skin is slowly healing. Of course, everyone is different and you should always check with your doctor and make sure your mole is not cancerous before removal. Never would I have imagined this would work, but it did for me. So simple!

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      3 years ago

      Apple Cider Vinegar can do amazing things including on moles, skin tags, and warts. However, here are some things people need to know. First of all, a dermatologist is going to say don't use Apple Cider Vinegar. There are two reasons for that, one is money of course, but also if you burn the mole off, there is no way of knowing if it was cancerous or not. My advice to you is get it looked at first and then if it is healthy consider ACV, it is much cheaper.

      My suggestion is once it scabs stopping putting ACV on it and do not pick off the scab. The scab is going to be black and be there a while, let it fall off. If you let it come off by itself, it is much less likely to leave a scar. Some people prick the mole before putting ACV on it. My suggestion is not to prick it. If you put ACV on top of it and then a bandaid and leave it for 6-8 hours it is going to turn black anyway. When you prick it, you risk it bleeding a lot and run a higher risk of a tiny scar or it being pink for longer. Just let the ACV do the work. I also suggest you putting a teaspoon to a tablespoon in an 8 ounce glass of water and drinking it a couple of days a week. I wouldn't do it everyday because it can wear down your teeth or if you drink it daily brush your teeth immediately after.

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      Eaden 3 years ago

      Should the mole be bleeding when you probe it? Cuz that sounds painful!

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      kgmellen 3 years ago from Sunshine state

      Sorry for not getting back to you. By now your scab should be gone. My scab took a week but I prodded it along. Once again I spilogize for the delay. Don't forget to put a little aqua for or neosporin I should do an update article on this I hope your experience went well like mine did

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      Liz 3 years ago

      How many dAys did it take for the scab to fall .? Becouse I have the same size mole and mine is already flat dark and hard .its been like that for 3 days and I have no signs of it falling it is stuck there but crispy what should I do so it can fall faster ...

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      kims3003 5 years ago

      Great Hub!!

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