Skin tags are an embarrassing annoyance. Most people get it at some point in their lives. The bits of flesh colored or darker colored tissue that projects from the surrounding skin from a narrow stalk are known as skin tags. These growths can occur anywhere on the body but are more common in certain areas like the base of the neck, eyelids, groin folds, under the breasts and underarms.
They form wherever the skin rubs against skin and the friction creates repetitive irritation. The skin tags can be as small as a pinhead or can be as big as a grape. They are harmless but often become a cause of cosmetic concern. One person can have as many as hundred skin tags. Obese and middle-aged people are more prone to them. Sometimes the mass of hanging skin falls off on its own but mostly the tags persist once they have been formed.
Best Ways To Get Rid Of Skin Tags
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has great healing and curative powers and is widely used to cure all sorts of skin diseases and disorders. Take a cotton ball and dip it into some tea tree oil and dab it all over the skin tags three times daily.
The oil will sting terribly but it will cause the tags to fall off naturally. After a couple of days, the tags will begin to shrink and in a few days’ time, they will vanish altogether.
Castor Oil And Baking Soda
Mix castor oil and baking soda into a thick paste and rub it on your tags two three times daily. Castor oil and baking soda will work together to shrink the tags and cause them to fall off naturally after a few weeks. You can use castor oil alone but combined with baking soda it works faster to remove the tags.
Take a piece of dental floss and tie it around the skin tag. Pull the floss gently each day to tighten the noose around the tag. The tightening of the floss around the tag will cut off the blood supply to the tag and it will begin to shrink bit by bit. You will notice the change in the color of the skin tag after a few days. When the blood supply is completely cut off, the tag will fall off naturally after a few days.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You should never pick at the tags or scratch them. These actions can irritate the tags and inflame them. They also become open to infections and become infested with bacteria and fungi. Apple cider vinegar has potent antifungal and antibacterial properties which will take care of the infection and will also cause the tag to fall off simultaneously. Soak a cotton ball into apple cider vinegar and tape it onto the tag. Do this everyday until the tag falls off.
Cover the skin tag completely with some duct tape and leave it there until it loosens own its own. Remove the loose tape and apply a fresh piece of duct tape. Repeat this procedure until the skin tag falls off.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.