A Home Remedy for Seborrheic Keratosis That Works A Treat!


QUESTION:

What is a good natural remedy to remove the beginnings of a seborrheic keratosis (age spot) on the temple area of the forehead? I'm 65 and just beginning to get these (one is about the diameter of a pencil eraser).


ANSWER:

Hello, and thank you for your question regarding a natural way to get rid of age spots.

Firstly, to successfully get rid of a seborrheic keratosis (and prevent more from occurring), you need a combination of internal and external remedies.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is definitely the number one choice. It not only works as an external remover, it's also a very powerful internal cleanser.

To use as an external remover simply use a cotton swab dipped in apple cider vinegar and dab it on the spot for a couple of minutes. Do this 3 times a day and you will find that in around 8 weeks the age spot will be gone.

For internal use, mix 2 tablespoons (30 ml's) in a glass of warm filtered water (add a small amount of natural honey for taste if you need to). Drink this concoction 2-3 times daily, 10 minutes before food.

When it comes to purchasing your ACV, only ever buy the raw organic apple cider vinegar that contains the "mother" apple (it will tell you on the bottle). Do not buy processed ACV's as these won't work anywhere near as well. If you struggle with the taste of the ACV, you can now purchase apple cider vinegar capsules, which are much easier to take.

It's also interesting to note that one of the main causes of seborrheic keratosis is yeast infections and pathogen overload. It's therefore a good idea to give yourself a yeast fungus and parasite cleanse (you'll also feel much better afterwards and have loads more energy). Have a read of our article on natural ways to rid yourself of yeast infections and be sure to follow the recommendations... Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections.

In addition, age spots and liver spots can also be a sign of rancid fat accumulating in the body. Consuming coconut oil (2-3 tablespoons a day) and taking a good quality fish oil or krill oil supplement is a terrific way to get rid of, and prevent, toxic rancid fat from accumulating in the body. Serrapeptase (a powerful protein destroying enzyme that comes from silk worms) is also extremely effective for removing age spots, liver spots, warts and seborrheic keratosis's as well.


So hopefully these tips help you out.


Good luck with it and all the best to you!


Regards

Troy (Admin)

Comments for A Home Remedy for Seborrheic Keratosis That Works A Treat!

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Nov 16, 2015
It Works!
by: Tony

This must be some kind of treatment record, but I followed your advice and my seborrheic keratosis is gone! I actually used Bragg's apple cider vinegar for about 20 minutes, three times a day. Anyway, thanks!

Nov 17, 2015
Reply
by: Troy

You're very welcome Tony. Glad it helped! All the best to you.

Apr 27, 2016
Try a band aid!
by: Anonymous

I covered mine up with a bandaid - just the sticky part, not the pad - in the mornings and took it off at bed. No apple cider vinegar or anything, just the bandaid. I noticed it was smooth in just a couple of days. It was gone in about 4 - 6 weeks and hasn't come back. That was a couple of years ago. Give it a try!

Apr 27, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Aug 23, 2016
Inherited?
by: Anonymous

I've never heard of seborrheic keratosis being called age spots? My dermatologist told me they are inherited, which I thought was strange. I have also heard of people having great results using Tea Tree oil on these. I have so many of them... all around my bra area, behind my ears and two on my face. I hate them. Also, the dermatologist gave me a script for a very expensive cream which did absolutely nothing! This is really just putting in my two cents. I just bought the Tea Tree oil today so I'm going to try it and hope I get good results.

Aug 24, 2016
Reply
by: Troy (Admin)

Dermatologists usually refer to seborrheic keratoses as "seborrheic warts", however, they are also usually "generalized" as being age spots or liver spots. As far as seborrheic keratose being an inherited disorder? Load of rubbish! Not sure how your dermatologist came up with that one?

Anyway, hope the tea tree oil works. If not, go with the apple cider vinegar instead. ACV works like magic on seborrheic keratoses.

All the best!

Sep 29, 2016
Seborrheic Keratosis and Warts
by: Anonymous

I have very tiny warts the size of a pin scattered on my neck, abdominal area and face. Recently I started to get them on my hands. Will aloe vera gel work for these? The ACV smells and stings and I can't keep it on for long. I tried aloe vera for 2 weeks. Applied it on the body and let it dry (left it on for the whole night and washed off in the morning) but no results have shown yet?

Sep 29, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Not sure if aloe vera works for warts or seborrheic keratosis? Apple cider vinegar is still the best natural treatment for both of these problems. Try diluting the ACV at a 50/50 ratio (half water - half ACV) and see how that goes. You can also have a read through this article and try some of the remedies listed... Natural Wart Remedies - Earth Clinic.

Hope this helps. :)

Oct 02, 2016
ACV for liver age spots?
by: Lucy

Hi Troy:
Can ACV help reduce liver age spots on the face? I thought they were caused by the sun, rather than rancid fats (yuk). Does it need to be taken internally and also dabbed externally?

Oct 03, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Lucy. The theory that age spots or liver spots are caused by excess sun exposure is false. If this were true then people who avoid the sun should not get age spots/liver spots, yet they still do. Rancid fat accumulation (and therefore liver spots) is primarily the result of a poor functioning liver. The ACV is excellent for cleansing the liver and thus reversing age spots. Yes you take it internally, along with using it externally for best results. Lemon juice or organic castor oil applied externally are also very good for reversing age spots due to their high antioxidant levels. In addition to these (and the coconut oil and fish oil), the trace mineral selenium is also crucial for preventing and treating liver spots...

"Selenium is the most efficient antioxidant (anti-peroxidant) and is found at the subcellular level in the glutathione peroxidase enzyme system and metallo amino acids (selenomethionine, etc.). Selenium prevents cellular and subcellular lipids and fats from being peroxidized which literally means it prevents body fats from going rancid (seen externally as "age spots" or "liver spots" - this brown gold peroxidized lipid is known as ceroid lipofucsin)." DC Nutrition

So try and get some selenium into you as well (brewers yeast is an excellent source).

Hope this helps you Lucy.

All the best!

Oct 21, 2016
Treatment for Seborrheic Keratosis
by: Robin Patton

I had a large one appear on my right hand temple area. This was very unsightly and I noticed people staring at it when they were having a conversation with me. I researched some natural remedies on the net and came across this site. I thought what the heck I'll try the remedy of dabbing apple cider vinegar ACV. What have I got to lose, as I had some in the cupboard. Well, thank you. My seborrheic keratosis is gone completely. Wonderful!

Oct 24, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

You're welcome Robin. Glad it helped!

Nov 16, 2016
I used vinegar and it worked!
by: Amy

I suddenly had a strange bump by my hairline, so I went to my general practitioner. He said it was a seborrheic keratosis. I didn't want to go to the dermatologist until I tried the apple cider vinegar first. I bought the organic ACV "with the mother" and applied it 5 times a day (gently) with a q tip. After one week it fell off, and no scar!

Nov 18, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

Nice one Amy! Gotta love the good old ACV. Works for just about anything!

Dec 06, 2016
Many keratosis on my body
by: Anonymous

I have a lot of these keratosis, large and small. I've looked for answers and never heard about the liver problems or yeast. Hmmm, that's interesting. I'm wondering, since I have a bunch, do you think taking the ACV internally will work?

Dec 06, 2016
Reply
by: Troy

The ACV will definitely help, but should be taken internally AND used externally for best results. According to Ancient Chinese medicine, the main cause of all types of keratosis is low immunity, a poor functioning liver, and pathogen overload (including bad bacteria in the gut and colon). This is why an internal cleanse and detox (yeast infection cleanse) is so important. Don't forget about the coconut oil and fish oil (or krill oil) as well. These contain some powerful antioxidants and help to flush the rancid fat out of your body.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jan 24, 2017
Organic Raw ACV?
by: Anonymous

Does the ACV have to be raw?

Jan 24, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Yes it MUST be raw, organic apple cider vinegar and it must still contain the "mother" apple. No other vinegar's will work as these have been processed and have had all the nutrients and antibiotic properties removed from them. :)

Feb 01, 2017
Worked for me!
by: Carolyn

I wanted to add that this worked for me. I actually applied a cotton wool ball with acv to the wart and then held it in place with cling film. I left this on during the day and then washed the area and left it uncovered at night. This was quick and easy and was hidden on my body by my clothes, which is why I did it this way. The wart disappeared in under 2 weeks.

Thanks so much for the tip!

Feb 01, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

You're welcome Carolyn. Glad it helped!

Feb 08, 2017
Using serrapeptase to get rid of Seborrheic Keratosis
by: Nils

I had a truly yucky looking seborrheic keratosis "wart" on my forehead next to my eyebrow... so big and weird looking that people would look at me with concern and ask if I had skin cancer.

After putting up with it for over a decade, watching it getting worse and more ugly by the month, I decided to seriously try and get rid of it. I tried aloe vera first, just to see if it would do anything. The aloe vera lightened it but did not remove it. And it would darken up again as soon as I stopped using the aloe vera. This went on for several months... no permanent progress that I could see, though again, the Aloe vera did make it lighter and harder to see. It seemed to drain the dark pigment out of it or something like that.

After that, I tried serrapeptase, both internally and externally. To apply it externally, I mixed it with a few drops of coconut oil or MCT oil to make a thick paste, then dabbed it on with a Q-tip. Sometimes I left it uncovered, other times I covered it with a band-aid. I also took serrapeptase internally at the same time, being sure to not take it within a couple of hours of eating any food.

The great news is, it worked. The damned thing is gone! Truly, permanently... no trace of it is left. It took a few weeks to get rid of it. My skin looks great. I wish I'd taken photos now.

The interesting thing is when it started going away, the first thing it did was to divide down the middle... it looked like a cell splitting into two cells. Then each half started shrinking. Once it started breaking apart, it took another month or so to get rid of it completely.

Feb 13, 2017
Seborrheic keratosis
by: Mike

Ive got one on the back of my head near my left ear and I also have one near my penis. I've noticed these bumps formed when I cut myself with the clippers since I barber my own hair and cut myself when I was trimming the hair on my penis. I've went to the medic to remove the one on the back of my head. It's still a little bump, but not completely gone. The Dr just used a q-tip with liquid nitrogen to remove it. Will ACV remove the little bit that's there and also will it help remove the one sitting at the top of my penis?

Feb 16, 2017
Reply to Mike
by: Troy

Yes the ACV should remove them Mike. Just make sure the skin is completely healed from the liquid nitrogen first before starting with the apple cider vinegar. Remember too, only use organic ACV with the "mother" apple. :)

Feb 16, 2017
Reply to Nils
by: Troy

Nice one Nils. Thanks for taking the time to share your remedy with us! :)

Feb 16, 2017
Sk bumps
by: Mike

Yes. It's been 3 years since I've had the liquid nitrogen applied to the one on the back of my head. It went down significantly, but there's still a small bump there that's annoying whenever I cut my hair. I have not had the one near my penis cryofrozen off because I don't want to go back and spend $250 per visit. Especially when my health insurance doesn't cover it. So, I wanted to try the ACV since I'm hearing all the great things about this product to combat this issue. I've got the Braggs ACV with the mother. I started Sunday and I've been soaking a cotton ball in the ACV and applying it on SK bumps (neck, penis) and leaving overnight. Is this a good method to treat them or is dabbing with a cotton swab best?

Feb 16, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Either way is fine Mike, or you can just use a Q-tip. Be sure to apply 3 times a day if possible. Have a read of some of the comments too for some extra tips.

All the best!

Feb 22, 2017
Seborrheic Keratoses
by: Mary

I have quite a few on my body and will try dabbing them with the organic ACV. I also wanted to share how I removed one on my temple. It took a long time to develop into this ugly raised dark brown thing that I couldn't cover with my hair anymore. I used a cream with 10% glycolic acid. I rubbed in a good dolop and left it there. I did this every day unless the surrounding area got red. Then I would stop for a couple of days. Anyway, in less than a month it fell off and hasn't been back.

Feb 22, 2017
Advice
by: Kiki

Hi there. I've had a rather large sk behind my left ear for around 10 years (I'm only 32). It has gradually grown and had a thick dark brown top layer. I started using Braggs ACV 1 week ago for a few hours a day and the thick layer has come off and it's gone more flesh coloured and there are lots of smaller bumps. Does this sound normal? Should I start applying the ACV over night to speed things up? Thanks

Feb 23, 2017
Reply to Kiki
by: Troy (Admin)

Everybody heals differently Kiki, but what you describe isn't out of the ordinary. As long as the ACV isn't burning excessively there's no harm in applying it whenever you want. It can take 4-6 weeks for the SK to fall off and the skin to heal completely so you will need to be patient.

All the best!

Feb 23, 2017
Reply to Mary
by: Troy

Nice one Mary. Thanks for sharing your remedy with us! :)

Feb 24, 2017
Seborrheic Keratosis
by: Andrew

I have the same problem as Mike. I have one of these on the top of the hub of my penis coz of trimming down my pubic hairs. Its been 4 years already and it is still getting bigger and wider. Hope this band-aid and ACV method works on me. Gonna try this tomorrow. I'm worried sick about this.

Feb 26, 2017
SK's on my back
by: Mare

I have multiple SK's on my back. How is the best way to apply the ACV? They're hard to reach. And will it harm normal skin if I try a broad coverage?

Feb 27, 2017
Reply to Mare
by: Troy

It would be good if you had someone who could apply the ACV to the SK's on your back, however, if this is not possible then applying it in a broad fashion would still be okay. Apple cider vinegar will not harm your skin, it will actually help it. ACV is regularly used as a natural facial skin toner and cleanser for this very reason.

Best of luck!

Apr 22, 2017
I have wasted so much time
by: Luke

Hi,
After reading the positive feedback of a lot of people who have successfully removed their keratosis, I will try myself tomorrow. Looking forward to removing them for good and regret that I have wasted so much time in doing nothing and searching for a medical/surgery solution.
I will let you know how it goes.
For the moment, thank you for your advice.
Luke

Apr 23, 2017
What about using vinegar for spot under hair?
by: Luke

Hi. Just another question: are there any collateral effects for using the ACV on the scalp? If this is successful I would like to have a hair transplant, so just want to be sure that the vinegar can't damage skin tissue?
Thank you
Luke

Apr 24, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

The apple cider is perfectly safe to use Luke and does not damage the scalp or hair at all. In fact, it actually helps to heal the skin and hair follicles, which is why it's a recommended remedy for both dandruff and folliculitis. And yes, definitely let us know how you get on removing your keratosis.

All the best!

Apr 26, 2017
Seborrhoeic warts
by: Kay

Hi, this is all very interesting. I have some on my body over 1 cm in diameter and 1 mm thick. One gets caught and bleeds as it's positioned near my waist. Does the cider vinegar work on SK's this size too? I hope so.

Apr 27, 2017
Hydrogen peroxide
by: Anonymous

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) seems to be very effective for treating SK's too.

Apr 28, 2017
Reply to Kay
by: Troy (Admin)

The great thing about apple cider vinegar is it works on ALL size SK's. With the larger ones, it may just take longer for the ACV to get rid of them. Make sure you purchase the right type of apple cider vinegar too Kay. This is crucial.

All the best!

Apr 29, 2017
A little puffy?
by: Nell

Hi there. I've been using the acv for one week for two SK's on my shoulders. One has definitely dried up and seems to be on it's way out! The other one is thicker and not drying up as fast. I realize this one might take longer. I think the area around the sk looks a little swollen. It's not particularly sore though. I was using band-aids with saturated cotton balls underneath overnight, but the sticky part of the band-aid caused a lot of irritation. Would there be any advantage to alternating acv and hydrogen peroxide to speed the drying up process?

May 04, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

You can certainly use a combination of hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar if you think it's not drying up quickly enough. Still continue to use the ACV 3 times a day, but also use the hydrogen peroxide twice daily in between. This should help to speed up the process. Here's how apply the hydrogen peroxide... Treat Seborrheic Keratosis With Hydrogen Peroxide.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you Nell! :)

May 04, 2017
Very helpful!
by: Dolly

It is my first time on this site. I've had a seborrheic keratosis for over 8 years now on the left side near my eye approx 7 to 8 mm in size. I started using the acv less than a week ago and the growth has fallen off, but there is still a light brown surface left. Should I continue to use the acv or do I have to use something else to get the brown remaining spot out? And for anyone who has a seborrheic keratosis I recommend Bragg apple cider vinegar with the mother. It's amazing.

May 05, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Continue to apply the apple cider vinegar every day Dolly (and don't forget to drink it as well for extra benefit!) The brownness will eventually fade, but this will take time.

All the best to you!

May 10, 2017
Sub K's
by: Robin C

I started getting sub k's after age 40. When I went to the dermatologist, he asked me who had them, my mother or father. Surprisingly, he was right as my father also had them. He also pointed out they are usually symmetrical, i.e., they show up on both sides of the body in nearly the same place.

I'm now in my late 50's and they are all over my body in varying shades of grey, brown and almost black. I had the dermatologist use liquid nitrogen on the ones on my face, but they came back.

I will try the ACV treatment, as well as the coconut oil and fish extracts, but to be honest, I don't have much hope. I'll let you know in a month or two how it worked for me.

May 15, 2017
Help
by: Anonymous

I am covered in sebaceous keratosis. Can you put ACV in bath water?

May 18, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Yes you can certainly do this, however, organic ACV does work best when it's applied undiluted to the skin and to SK's. You could always use a combination of both methods? This would work very well. :)

May 19, 2017
All over back
by: Phyllis

I have sk's but they are not all elevated, some are smooth and flat. Will the acv still work? They are mostly covering my back. How would you suggest I apply it as there are so many? Also, should I apply something for dryness afterwards?
I also noticed you suggested an enzyme. Is this safe?
Help!!!!

May 23, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Phyllis. The organic ACV will need to be applied undiluted all over your back and anywhere you have SK's. There is no other way. To stop your skin from drying out use either organic castor oil, a natural aloe vera cream/gel or a natural vitamin E cream afterwards. In regards to taking Serrapeptase, this amazing enzyme is perfectly safe and has been used in Europe for over 30 years with no problems. The only caution is for anyone on blood thinning medications to check with their health care professional first. Serrapeptase is extremely effective so be sure to add it to your daily regimen.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jun 11, 2017
Vitamin E
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I have seborrheic keratosis all over my neck, chest, back and legs. My dad has them too. Is vitamin E good for removing the warts?

Jun 12, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Vitamin E can help, yes, but the ACV is definitely the most effective remedy you'll find by a long shot. :)

Jun 12, 2017
Progress Report
by: Robin C.

I've been using undiluted ACV for a month on the Sub K's on my face. So far, no change on the "flat" ones. The one that is quite raised seems a little smaller so I will continue for another month. I've also been using a facial Scrub that may help scrub off what the ACV breaks down.

Jun 20, 2017
Internal use
by: Sara

For the internal use, it says 2 tbs acv in a glass of warm water, but what size glass?? 8 oz? 12? And specifically filtered water? Thanks!

Jun 24, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

There is no "exact" way as such Sara as long as you get the ACV into you. An 8 oz glass is usually enough. Some people even take the ACV straight in a shot glass! With the water, yes, definitely make sure you use clean filtered water.

All the best! :)

Jul 02, 2017
Oh my god, SK on my temples
by: Anonymous

Its seems that ACV is the number one choice for SK's. I've got around 10 to 15 on both sides of my temple. I only had a few, but as I'm getting older, my late 40s, my hair is getting thin and grey so I decided to have my head shaved and oh my god... there are so many of these hidden under what little hair I had left. I am so gutted, and now I'm really depressed as these are the first thing people see, it really makes me self conscious. I know there is no quick fix and I'm going to try the Braggs apple cider vinegar. How many times a day do I apply the ACV and how? Please help as this is really getting me down and depressed. I was going to a private dermatologist but at £150 for a consultation fee and the actual treatment over £500, I cant afford this.
Thanks

Jul 04, 2017
I have 100's
by: Larry

Mine are skin-to white colored and there are literally a 100 on each foot. My skin feels like it is sun burned most of the time. What can I do?

Jul 05, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

You apply the ACV 3 times daily (minimum) with a cotton swab directly and undiluted on any SK's. It's as simple as that. Don't forget to take the ACV internally as well for extra benefit and even faster healing. :)

Jul 05, 2017
Reply to Larry
by: Troy

Make sure they are definitely SK's first Larry. If they are apply the Braggs ACV all over the affected areas. You may need to dilute it at a 50/50 radio to begin with if your skin is highly sensitive. Be sure to test first. Don't forget to drink the apple cider vinegar as well for added benefit.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Jul 09, 2017
ACV
by: Bruce

Just starting down this path. Have had a SK spot on my head since 06. Derm Dr said nothing to worry about and left it at that (VA Dr), so went looking and found this site. I'm a big believer in home remedies as I taught survival medicine in the Navy and home remedies are a big deal in survival and prisoner of war environments. If I can post pictures on this site, I will be sure to give "photographic progress reports" as they are available.

Jul 15, 2017
SK healing process
by: Nicole

I had a somewhat medium to large SK on my face. I was applying the ACV a couple of times a day but last night decided to wet a small cotton ball and hold it with a bandaid. Well this morning I got up and it was really white so I washed my face to get all the ACV off and the SK dead skin came off as I was washing my face. I applied some Neosporin to it. My question is how long will it take to heal since the skin of the SK fell off and has anyone had this happen?

Jul 19, 2017
Stucco keratosis
by: Pat

Hi,
I've recently been to my dermatologist and she told me what I have on my ankles and legs are Stucco Keratosis. There so so many on my ankles and legs that having them removed looked worse than the stucco keratosis.
I tried the ACV but there are so many to put drop by drop on them. Is there another way to get rid of them naturally? I really am in need of help as it is spreading to my upper legs.
Thanks in advance.
Pat

Jul 20, 2017
Reply to Pat
by: Troy

Try soaking the ACV with a paper towel or wash cloth then wrapping this around the ankles/leg area where the keratosis's are Pat. This should make it easier. Remember, the ACV is natural and wont damage your skin. :)

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