Moles are small spots on the skin made from cells called melanocytes that produce the color (pigment) in our skin. They are often brownish in color, although some may be darker or skin-colored. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some have hair growing from them. Most are circular or oval with a smooth edge. Moles normally appear in early childhood and during the first 30 years of a person’s life. It’s normal to have between 10 to 40 moles by adulthood, and they can change appearance over time. Although they are usually not a health concern, some people don’t like the way they look. Here are some ideas on how to get rid of unwanted moles.

1. Banana Peel

Quite a surprising remedy for moles is to place banana peel scrapings on top of your mole, held in place with a bandage. It’s best to do it overnight to minimize the chances of the scrapings dislodging. It seems that banana peel can help to dry up moles, due to some powerful enzymes it contains.