8 Ways To Remove Skin Tags At Home
Natural Ways To Remove Skin Tags
As your largest organ, your skin plays a vital role in regulating your body temperature, detecting hot and cold and protecting your internal organs, bones and muscles. Not to mention, it’s your body’s first line of defense in keeping out infection and disease.
Your skin certainly has one heck of a job when it comes to your overall wellness!
It’s always important to love the skin you’re in… even when it comes to its imperfections (ahem – we are talking about you, skin tags).
What Are Skin Tags?
These harmless fleshy “tags” are very small in size, usually 2-3 centimeters long and appear deformed in shape. They are the most common bump on adult skin. Skin tags usually occur on the eyelids, neck, arms, lower part of the breast, around the groin area and armpits and can occur on both men and women.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags are caused due to the accumulation of blood vessels and collagen in the thicker parts of the skin. Scientifically, skin tags are known as acrochordon.
Risk Factors For Having Skin Tags:
- Being female
- In-balances in your body, including hormonal imbalance, endocrine imbalance and metabolic syndrome
Are Skin Tags Harmful? – And What Can You Do About Them?
Skin tags are harmless. Some people leave them on while others remove them for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons.
Conventional Treatment Methods:
Unfortunately, removal can be painful as burning or freezing the skin tag off are usually some of the methods to remove them. However, there are several less-painful ways to remove them!
You can try any of these 8 natural and safe techniques to remove your skin tags naturally and easily without seeing a doctor.
8 Easy Ways To Remove Skin Tags Without Seeing A Doctor
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of the best home remedies for skin tags on the neck. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it over the skin tag. Use this remedy for about a month for complete removal of skin tag.
2. Castor Oil
Mix a little castor oil with baking powder to form a paste (it will be very sticky). Apply to the skin tag. Keep repeating the process for two to four weeks and you should notice the skin tag disappearing slowly.
3. Pineapple Juice
This is one of the simplest ways to remove skin tags on skin. Apply pineapple juice every day at least 2-3 times, but don’t rinse it off. Repeat it for at least 10 days, until the skin tag is completely scraped off. Pineapple juice is also known to work on moles and warts.
4. Duct Tape
Stick a piece of duct tape to the skin tag for a continuous period of 10-12 days until the skin tag is completely removed.
5. Onion Juice
Cut an onion and place it in a bowl with salt overnight. The next morning, extract the juice from it. Apply this juice every night on the skin tag for at least 10-12 days.
6. Banana Peel
Cut a small piece of banana peel and place the inside part of it over the skin tag. Cover it firmly with gauze and leave it overnight. Repeat this remedy daily until the skin tag falls off.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best natural methods for skin tag removal at home. Soak a cotton ball in water and then put 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on it. Lightly rub it over the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat twice daily for about a week until the skin tag completely vanishes.
Crush a large clove of garlic to help to release potent garlic oils. Secure it with a bandage over the skin tag overnight then wash your skin in the morning. Repeat this for as long as it’s necessary
By using one or more of these natural remedies, you can safely remove skin tags in the comfort of your own home.
Note: Never try to remove them by surgical means or by castration at home. This may cause infection and make everything worse.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Tags
Q. Are skin tags and warts the same?
A. No. Warts are noncancerous skin growths that are caused by a virus.
Q. Are skin tags dangerous?
A. Skin tags are generally harmless.
Q. Are skin tags and moles the same?
A. No. Moles are generally round and brown in color. Skin tags are small skin flaps hanging off your skin.
Q. Do skin tags cause cancer?
A. No, they are harmless and do not increase your risk of cancer.
Q. Can I prevent skin tags with diet?
A. Skin tags can occur in anyone; being female, aging and genetics are some non-diet and non-health related factors. However, eating a sugar-free and overall healthy and whole foods diet can reduce your risk.
Q. Are skin tags common during pregnancy?
A. Yes. Doctors usually recommend you to wait until after birth to remove them.
Q. Are skin tags normal in my armpit?
A. Yes, the most common areas for skin tags are armpits, underarms, neck, eyelids, under the eye, under the breast and the groin area.
Mother nature is prepared to help with nearly any affliction! Natural remedies are a great way to tackle simple health problems at home and save yourself a trip to the doctor. Skin tag removal is fairly easy and painless at home. Give one of our remedies a try and let us know how it goes!
Do you have any other natural remedies for skin tags, warts, acne or other skin problems that worked for you? Share your tips in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Article Inspiration: Organic Health
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