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3 Natural Cures for Embarrassing ‘Lady Bothers’

Don't let these skin issues get you down.


We might spend a lot of time (and money) on skincare and beauty products, but we all know that some skin problems can be a little more embarrassing and trickier to confront — especially as we age. Luckily, there are a number of easy natural solutions to try for pesky problems like warts, cold sores, and even hemorrhoids. These issues certainly aren’t fun to deal with, but it helps to know the cures can be easier than expected. You might even have some of these remedies in your own medicine cabinet already. Embarrassing skin issues don’t have to hold you back, and with these tips, you’ll be able to stop fixating on them and get back to the important things, like enjoying the season.

Open the Toolbox to Heal Warts

After a summer spent splashing in the water, many of us enter fall with a wart. Luckily, a JAMA study found a little square of duct tape can remove warts as well as expensive in-office cryotherapy treatments. You can smother the wart by placing a square of duct tape over it for a week. Gently remove, then repeat for up to six weeks until the wart disappears.

Try Tea Tree Oil for a Cold Sore

The cooler weather is delightful — except for the cold sores that pop up during the change in temperature. To sidestep trouble, reach for tea tree oil as soon you feel a cold sore budding on your lip. Australian researchers found that applying a drop of the oil twice daily can work effectively to stop a cold sore.

Cure Hemorrhoids With a Soak

Hemorrhoidal itching and pain can leave you squirming in your seat. But soaking in warm Epsom salts–infused water can help. The warmth boosts circulation to speed healing, while magnesium in the Epsom salts tames inflammation.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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