So this is a little different than some of my posts, but last year I was looking all over online for pictures and/or proof of this, and I had a hard time finding anything.
I decided last year to do an experiment on myself, and this is my experience with removing Seborrheic Keratosis using apple cider vinegar.
First thing I want to say is I am NOT a doctor. I highly suggest that if you have something on your skin, you go and see your doctor first.
I went to my doctor in February last year, and made an appointment to have this removed from my hairline. My appointment was booked for May 28, 2014. It was a small in patient procedure at my local hospital.
Here is what my Seborrheic Keratosis looked like on March 1, 2014.When I told a couple of people close to me that I had this on my hairline and that it bugged me and I wanted to get rid of it, they said “I didn’t even know it was there”.
From the way I saw it every day, it was right in the middle of my forehead and I wanted it gone. I had a super bad cold, plugged head, and could not hear for about a month at that time last year, so it was the perfect time for me to do an experiment on my face (which was really my hairline at the top of my face, but to me, it was always glaring at me). I wasn’t going out or working with clients for 4 about weeks anyhow, so how I looked in the short term didn’t matter much to me.
So what I did is I put pure apple cider vinegar on a Q-Tip and rubbed it on my Seborrheic Keratosis about 3x per day.
This is what it looked like after 5 days.
Okay, so a little red and nasty, and it was still there. This picture is when it is actually wet with the apple cider vinegar.
I wasn’t really diligent with putting lots on, and I would just put it on every now and then. This picture is me kind of half a**ed applying the vinegar after a couple weeks. This is dry (unlike the picture above). You can only see the changes if you look really closely, but there are changes.
After March 14th, I decided that yes, there were changes, even with me not applying the vinegar as often as I could. So I ramped it up. I put apple cider vinegar on it every time I thought about it, and a few times I put some on a cotton ball and taped it to my head for the evening. (I was still sick so didn’t care that it was taking so long and that I looked funny, I wasn’t doing much but resting anyway). So I did lots of vinegar for a week, and then nothing again.
Then around the end of March, this happened (no vinegar for probably a week at this point).
So I put vinegar on for a couple days and it disappeared completely. I phoned my doctor at the beginning of April and cancelled my removal appointment because it was gone!
I cannot find the picture from a week after March 29, but this is a picture from January 22, 2015 – a year later… still gone.
Here are some tips if you decide to try removing Seborrheic Keratosis with Apple Cider Vinegar for yourself:
1. Check with your doctor to make sure that it is indeed Seborrheic Keratosis and not something else.
2. If you can, I suggest using pure organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
3. If it is in an obvious place on your face do it when you are on vacation from work or when you don’t need to be out in public (if you are worried about what you look like).
4. You can use a Q-tip and apply the Apple Cider Vinegar that way, just do it at least 3x a day, 5+ would probably be better.
5. You can also use a Apple Cider Vinegar soaked cotton ball and tape it to the Seborrheic Keratosis to keep the Apple Cider Vinegar moisture on the spot for longer.
6. From my personal experience, even if you get a really good start on this process, and then leave it for a bit, in a couple of weeks it will start to change whether you do anything or not.
7. If I ever need to do this again, I am not going to give up after 2 weeks and stop the vinegar. I will keep going until the Seborrheic Keratosis is gone. For me it took a month, and I didn’t care because I was stuck at home sick and it was just an experiment.