Cherry angiomas are found on the surface of the skin. They form small protruding or flat rounded circles on the skin. They usually start very small and grow in size and can range in color from purple to red hues. These usually benign and generally people like to remove them for cosmetic reasons. This noncontiguous skin condition that usually appears in people over 40 years old can be treated naturally. These reddish pimples can be found all over the body but usually not on the hands or feet. Here are three home and natural remedies to cherry angiomas:
(1) Topical Treatments
There are various topical treatments for cherry angiomas and most include sandalwood powder. Sandalwood is a fragrant tree usually found in India and in that region. Its medicinal usage in the form of powder and essential oil centers around skin troubles. Commonly sandalwood is mixed with other herbs to make a paste then applied to the skin. First you cleanse the skin where the cherry angioma(s) is/are located. Mix sandalwood powder, fresh basil leaves and a dash of water to create a paste. Apply the paste to the skin and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off. This helps to keep the area cleansed. Some recipes call for the addition of cumin to the paste.
Mineral oil application to the affected area has been known to help with reducing the size of cherry angiomas. In addition, Epson salt baths are helpful in aiding most skin ailments including cherry angiomas.
(2) Dietary Changes
Cherry angiomas can be caused by toxins in the body and a poor diet. An imbalanced diet and junk food consumtion can cause their occurance. Water is helpful in removing toxins from the body and cleansing the skin. Consumption of 8 glasses of water a day is essential to a cleansed and happy body. Vitamins E and A are known to help maintain healthy and vibrant skin. They can be taken in supplement form or by eating a diet rich in those vitamins. Leafy greens such as Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, kale and collards greens as well as other foods like red peppers, broccoli, papaya, kiwi and olive oil are all rich in vitamin E. Red pepper, cayenne pepper, leafy greens, carrots and butternut squash are a few examples of foods rich in vitamin A. In summary, a diet with fresh fruits and vegetables and water will make you quest easier to achieving healthy, glowing skin.
(3) Stress Reduction
Stress is a known cause for many ailments. The size of cherry angiomas will increase with greater levels of stress. High stress levels and chronic stress create a plethora of health problems such as obesity, heart disease depression, digestive problems, to name a few, cherry angiomas are just another. Lowering your stress level will help prevent and eliminate these unattractive spots. Stress reduction is essential to a vigorous and healthy body and mind. There are various relaxation techniques that help combat stress such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing and getting enough sleep to name a couple.
In conclusion, cherry angiomas although unappealing are not harmful. As oppose to going through cryosurgery or electrosurgery there are natural ways to stave them off and rid your skin of them. Their presence and growth can be controlled with behavior modification and herbal remedies.