Skin tags are those pesky, fleshy little growths or lesions that are more visible as you age. I certainly have discovered at least 5 more than I had a year ago. Not only is it a dreaded sign of aging but is also more prominent in persons who are overweight and those with diabetes. If you are tired of pulling at it all day then read further to find natural ways you can remove them by yourself without using a pair of scissors!
What are skin tags
Skin tags are nothing more than soft tissue growths that can be found on the folded areas of the skin. These growths are loose collagen fibers that become lodged inside thicker areas of the skin. You may have noticed them mainly in your neck, under arms, breasts, eyelids and groin areas. They can be light or dark and actually quite harmless. Besides the aging factor and diabetes, hormonal fluctuations also are a cause for these beauties! It’s more an annoyance than anything but please don’t attempt to cut them off with any sharp objects. Instead, let’s turn to nature to solve our skin tag woes and remove them gently and safely.
5 Home remedies that really work
Apple Cider Vinegar
When you use this remedy you will notice results in two weeks but must try to do this twice a day.
Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and then wipe all over where you find skin tags. You can then cover that section with a clean cloth or bandage for 30 min. Then wash it off with warm water. Over time the acid is the key agitator that breaks down the tissue. It won’t happen overnight but it will eventually be removed with continuous application and patience.
This powerful essential oil fights bacteria and works well when mixed with a carrier oil like castor oil or coconut oil.
Take a cotton bud tip and apply the oil on the tags. Then cover with a bandage or cloth and leave on overnight. Do this for a full week, nightly and the tag will eventually dry out and fall off.
Yep, you read right use pieces of a banana peel.
Next time you want to throw it in the bin don’t and save it for your skin tag removal DIY. Banana peels are loaded with anti oxidants ( the stuff that fights aging). So cover the tag with some of the peel and then cover the peel with bandage. Leave it on overnight and you will see over a week or two it will dry up and fall away.
Vitamin E Oil
This is truly a staple for skin care as it helps address so many problems.
The main quality we love about vitamin E is its ability to heal and keep skin soft and wrinkle free. So then it should be a perfect ingredient for our skin tag removal toolkit. Massage your affected areas regularly and by that I mean twice a day and the tags will start to shrink gradually. Think of this as your long term approach for your skin tag removal and also at the same time you are nourishing and protecting your skin.
OK, I hear the protests rolling in on this but let’s try to bear the stink in order to shrink 🙂
So I love cooking with garlic and just for that reason the next time I make a paste I will save some for my tags. Crush a garlic clove and blend it with some vitamin E oil or for extra super hero power. But on its own its also good. Cover your tags overnight by applying a generous layer and then bandage up. If you not brave enough to call it a night with your paste then keep this remedy for a day off spent at home. Just a heads up to you Dracula!
What else can you do?
If you have tried all 5 natural ways to remove skin tags and you not the most patient of people then go see a doctor. The doctor will advise on medical methods to remove. Also if you are seriously worried about these tags and it starts to grow or become painful then it will need to be tested to rule out any cancerous tumors. Further to this, if the tag is on a sensitive area like your eyelid or groin then bandaging up with the remedies may be a challenge. I recall my mom having hers frozen off with liquid nitrogen at the doctor’s office. Today she is stunned that I know how to do this at home with natural ingredients from my own kitchen 🙂
Some final tags
Skin tags are normally harmless, so don’t rush off to treat it unless they cause irritation. But of you don’t like the look of it and want to smooth out your skin there are natural ways to remove them. The 5 home remedies mentioned in here are effective over time if used regularly and require patience and commitment.
Although home remedies and OTC products can be effective, inexpensive solutions, see your doctor if a skin tag doesn’t respond to home treatment, bleeds, or continues to grow. Always remember that after removing you may need to treat the area with an anti bacterial to prevent infection. I find that tea tree oil is perfect for this and always blend with another oil like coconut / castor or olive oil.
I hope these remedies will be of benefit to you. Leave me a message if you need to comment or ask a question. Which one of the 5 natural ways to remove skin tags will you start with?
Real Skin Angel
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