Do you have skin tags AKA acrochordon? Skin tags are small, flesh coloured growth. Skin tags are caused due to the accumulation of blood vessels and collagen in the thicker parts of the skin.
Tags rarely grow larger than half an inch in length and tend to be quite soft. Most tags are skin-colored and easy to identify. Some people will develop them in different parts of their bodies i.e. underarm, eyelids, neck and other parts of the body. It is said that 40% of all adults will have skin tag or tags at some point in their lives.
Skin tags are not dangerous. However, they can lower your personal confidence.
Below are some tips on how to remove skin tags fast and easy. If you are allergic to any plant or anything mention here please don't use it.
Take a half of a fresh lemon and apply the juice to a cotton ball. Apply this directly to the skin tag and leave it on without washing it off. You can apply this up to three times a day and continue the routine until the skin tag falls off.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and soak a cotton ball with it. Make sure to squeeze the cotton ball while you massage the skin tag so that the skin tag is saturated with the vinegar. This can be done three times a day for about a month or until the skin tag is gone.
This is one of the best home remedies for skin tags on the neck.
You need four fresh garlic cloves and then ground these up into a paste and apply the paste directly to the skin. Place a bandage over this to keep the paste in place.
Dandelion Stem Juice:
Take a dandelion with the stem and extract the juice from the stem by squeezing it. A milky liquid comes out and you apply this liquid directly to the skin and then cover the area with a band-aid. Do this four times a day, making sure to thoroughly cleanse and dry the skin between applications.
Tea Tree Oil:
Soak a clean cotton ball in water and then apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to it. Thoroughly clean the skin tag and the surrounding area with soap and water and then completely dry the area. Use the cotton swab that has water and tea tree oil on it and gently massage the skin tag and the surrounding area.
Repeat this daily at least twice a day for about a week until the skin tag completely vanishes.
Create a mixture of four to six drops of coconut oil and two to three drops of oregano oil and apply this directly to your skin tag three times a day. This should dry out the skin tag so that it falls off on its own. Make sure to always use a carrier oil to dilute the oregano oil to avoid redness and irritation. Do not use this near eyes.
Mix a little castor oil with baking powder to form a paste. It can be very sticky. Keep repeating the process for two to four weeks, and you will notice the skin tag disappearing slowly.
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 gone. Pineapple juice is also known to work on moles and warts.
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.
Cut an onion, and leave it overnight in a container containing some salt. Extract the juice from it, the next morning. Apply this juice every night on the skin tag for at least 10-12 days. It will completely remove the tag.
A banana peel also seems effective to remove skin tags. 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.
Dental Floss /Hair:
By tying with a string you can constrict the flow of blood and oxygen off the skin tags. This technique is also called as ‘ligation’. It would take 2-3 days to darken the skin tag. Then it will fall off after a week. Just make sure the string is extremely tight. Some people use hair instead of dental floss. Works the same.