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Remove Those Ugly Moles!

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Natural Mole Removal

Getting Rid of Those Pesky & Unsightly Moles

By Dave Griff

If you are on one the millions of people out there with a mole that you just can’t stand, you may have tried to get rid of it, there are several methods that you can try. Personally, I have experience dealing with my own moles. I’m excited to say that my moles are gone because of one of the natural mole removal methods I tried. I did not pay a ton of money to a dermatologist to remove them. I simply spent $60 and it took a few weeks, but my unsightly moles on my face are now gone. This is my journey of how it all came about.

I used to have two unsightly moles on my forehead. One was small, but the other one was larger and was there staring back at me in the mirror every single day. I did not like my moles, but after talking with others about them, people didn’t really notice them like I did. Nobody made fun of them or made me feel like they were hideous, but I didn’t like them and I did not want to look at them in the mirror anymore. So after some research and finding out what my options were, on a college student’s budget, I decided to remove them myself.

First, let me just say that if you take a knife to your moles, you are going to end up with a serious problem. You should never try to cut off your moles or skin tags. I also recommend seeing a dermatologist before starting this process to determine your overall skin health.

What is a Mole?

In essence, moles are clusters of skin pigment cells that form in a group, rather than spreading evenly over your skin. Often harmless, moles appear in your youth and can grow and change as you grow. You may notice more moles appearing as you age. There are several reasons why moles appear; from sun exposure, genetics and heredity, and hormonal changes in your body. Moles should be monitored, especially if you do tend to get a lot of sun exposure, because a mole that changes shape or color can be a sign of a serious skin problem. If you notice changes in your moles, you should really seek the advice of a dermatologist, who is experienced in dealing with these issues. You may need to have your mole biopsied to find out if there is a chance of cancer, and have it removed professionally.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are very common. They are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that look like a soft piece of skin that hangs off your body. Obesity can dramatically increase the chance of getting skin tags, as well as heredity. Some people may have from 50 to 100 skin tags on their body and it can be a self-conscious issue for someone. Small skin tags can sometimes spontaneously rub or fall off painlessly, however most do not fall off naturally and they will persist. The medical name for a skin tag is an acrochordon. Most skin tags form in characteristic locations; under your arms, the base of your neck, your eyelids, and your groin folds. Skin tags are more common in people who are overweight and can be caused due to friction and rubbing of those areas.

Natural Removal Options

Removing moles with surgery can be an expensive and painful process. So if your moles are not showing signs of problems, there are a few options you can try to remove them through natural means.

Tea Tree Oil – This has been known to remove common problems such as moles and warts. Simply wipe the mole and the surrounding area with a cotton swab dipped in oil several times a day for a couple of weeks. This can be a time consuming option and your mole may just fall off on its own after a while, or it may not do anything.

Castor Oil – It’s known to remove moles, however, once again, this is a time consuming process. You should apply it like the Tea Tree Oil.

Sour Apple – Apple’s not only keep the doctor away, but sour apples can also help remove moles. You should apply a slice of sour apple or the juice to the affected area at least twice a day and for several weeks. This is an inexpensive way to remove moles.

Baking Soda – Another option you may try is using baking soda on your moles. This technique works best for small moles, and does not always shrink or remove larger moles. Usually the method of application is to create a paste with the baking soda and apply that to the affected area twice a day for several weeks.

Onion Juice – Yes, onions not only cause bad breathe, but they can also help remove moles. You can purchase onion juice at your local grocery store or make it yourself. Apply it to your moles two or three times a day for several weeks. You may not notice much change at first, but given the proper time and treatments, you can start to see a difference until your mole is smaller or falls off completely.

Dandelion Roots – The juice from the dandelion flower’s root can be used to remove moles in the same manner as all the previously discussed options. Simply extract the juice from the root and apply it in to the affected area for several weeks, several times a day. You may be able to find dandelions in your own backyard!

Each of these methods I have discussed takes time and patience. I personally tried the Castor Oil method, as well as the baking soda and the onion juice methods. However, after several weeks, I did not see any change in the moles on my forehead and I found myself more frustrated than satisfied with the results. Once I had tried these options, I decided to invest a little bit more money into the problem and I went ahead and ordered a natural mole removal product from the Internet called Skinprov®.

About Skinprov®

I took the leap and spent $45 on a small tube of Skinprov® and spent the little extra on shipping and handling. I read all the instructions properly and made sure that I was ready to take the plunge. It was reassuring to know that Skinprov® has received top ratings in 2010 and 2011, and since it is a natural mole removal method, the chance of scarring and side effects is lessened. I viewed the website and read all of the testimonials from happy and satisfied users. So nervously, I tried it.

I kneaded the tube first to make sure that the ingredients were properly mixed, just as the instructions said to do. I washed my face thoroughly and made sure that my forehead, the area where I wanted to apply the paste to my moles, was properly clean. I then took the small nail file (included with your tube) and rubbed it against my moles to open them up to the medicine. After a small prick with a pin, I was ready to apply the paste.

The dark brown paste that comes in the tubes of Skinprov® is not pretty, but I applied the paste to my moles on my forehead and I started to feel a slight stinging sensation. After 20 minutes with the paste on my moles, I was instructed to wash it off and leave it to air-dry. I applied a small bandage and was left with some scraped moles and some redness when I went to bed.

Literally overnight, I noticed that my moles had become a bit smaller. They were not nearly as large and as “puffy” as they had been. Then a scab formed. I was instructed not to mess with the scabs; to leave them alone until they naturally fell off on their own. This was tough, being that they were on my face. I was glad that I had planned before I purchased my tube of Skinprov® and scheduled ahead to use it for the two weeks that I was off school for vacation.

After many years of feeling self-conscious, two weeks didn’t seem like that long of a time to wait for something to happen. I was surprised, when one day, after a week, my scabs fell off and I was almost mole free! I did decide to give myself a week of additional healing time and then I chose to apply the paste once more. Fortunately, the small tube of Skinprov® that I purchased was enough to treat both of my moles.

After the second treatment, my moles were gone! I am happy to report, that I was satisfied with the treatment option that I chose. I certainly would not be reporting on this option, if I had tried it and it didn’t work. I would highly recommend Skinprov® to anyone who has unsightly moles on their body, wherever they may be.

Skinprov® can be purchased online at www.skinprov.com or available on Amazon and it will remove not only larger moles, but small ones and skin tags as well. Skinprov® is offered to you risk free! They will refund your money if you are not completely satisfied, as long as you return the unused portion within 60 days of purchase. So there really is no risk to you, if this method does not work.


After trying Skinprov®, I can say that it worked for me! I am very pleased with the results and I would recommend Skinprov® to anyone who wishes to remove those pesky and unsightly moles. They offer a 60-day money back guarantee, but I was so satisfied with the product, I even purchased another tube a year later and removed another ugly mole. I am happy to say that I am no longer self-conscious when I am speaking with people. I no longer feel that they are staring at my moles on my face and I believe that this change in my body image has helped me make a lasting change to my attitude overall.


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Why Trimmer?

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The Story Behind the Name The Trimmer

A little history of our publication and the people behind it.

By Dave Griff

Everyone has been asking me, “Why the name The Trimmer?” Well… There’s a few reasons.

First, because I believe, like many men do, that we should live a healthy lifestyle and the name Trimmer represents that. I also know that many gay men are into how they look and vanity comprises a large part of how we feel and makes us feel confident and so our hair (either on our heads, or lack thereof, or on our bodies) and our muscles, are an important part of our lives. Health, Lifestyle & Vanity, are what drive many of us.

From 2012 to 2015, we published the first strictly-online magazine for the gay men’s community called HIM Magazine, For the Man Who Invests In Himself, which over three years, grew from zero to over 16,000 readers each month. It was a labor of love!

Publisher Dave Griffiths and Editor Alex Vaughn met while Dave was Art Director for The Florida Agenda newspaper and Alex was the Editor-in-Chief. They hit it off immediately and both found themselves wanting more from a publication that the newspaper and the management could not provide. So we decided to branch off ourselves and in August 2011, began the process of launching our own online mag.

We filled it with over 25 multimedia features each month, ranging on numerous topics from business and politics, to manscaping and landscaping. Over the three years we published HIM Magazine, it grew to 32 issues, over 300 features, and thousands of followers on social media. With many great features on fashion and lifestyle, interviews with people in the entertainment field like singer Matt Zarley, actor Gerald McCullouch, country western singer Drake Jensen, and events and much more, HIM Magazine was truly exceptional!

TRIMMER will be along the same lines, but we realized the need for a monthly printed edition, as well as a strong social media presence and online shopping portal, in addition to the fabulous multimedia features and articles about style, fashion, men’s health and fitness on trimmermag.com that we presented in HIM Magazine. This time, however, you will be able to purchase many of the products you see in the printed magazine online. In addition, our publication will have some very exciting features that will connect the community in ways unseen in any other printed publication. We’ve got ideas that will blow you away!

Secondly, the reason we named this publication The Trimmer is a very personal one. This publication’s name was as an homage to two of my dearly departed friends, Chance Taffer, former Ramrod bartender, and photographer Peter “Guido” Renaldo, who both published RIMMER magazine over the years and whom have both left us too early. Guido passed on years ago, but Chance decided to bring The Rimmer back in 2015 and he published the magazine for over a year. In February 2017, Chance passed away suddenly from a heart attack. Chance and I had been friends for nearly two decades, so as a remembrance to them both, I have named this new publication The TRIMMER to keep them in our hearts and minds. They have been an integral part of our community, raising thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS causes. However, since I personally don’t want to produce a fetish magazine like The Rimmer was… instead, I am choosing to publish a sexy, hirsute, men’s magazine full of fashion, style and products that will make you feel good and look even better, making you a more confident man in today’s world… And confidence is sexy!

I welcome you to join us on this amazing and exciting journey and to remember Chance and Guido for the good they did in our community while they were with us. Subscribe to The Trimmer Magazine today and LIKE us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for more great information, special giveaways and enjoy our online flipbook publication sent directly to your email each month. You can unsubscribe at any time, but we’re hoping you enjoy what we’ve got in store for you!