Skin tags refer to a skin disorder, characterized by benign growth of excess skin, which looks like a tiny piece of delicate hanging skin. These tags are usually flesh-colored, slightly wrinkled and irregular in size. The common target areas include inner thighs, neck and armpits.
The exact causes are not known, but heredity and obesity are considered to be two major factors. Though skin tags are harmless, but they can put you in an embarrassing situation. Following are some of the most effective natural ways to remove skin tags.
Natural Cure For Skin Tags
Tea Tree Oil
Wash the affected areas gently with water and a mild soap. Dry the areas with a soft towel.
Now, soak a clean cotton ball in tea tree oil and rub it with gentle pressure against the skin tags. Do it three times daily. The skin tags will disappear within just a week.
Dermisil is a natural substance that is extracted from three plants – Melaleuca alternifolia, Thuja occidentalis and Ricinus communis. Rubbing this herbal extract on skin tags can also be very helpful.
Prepare a herbal paste by grinding the dry or fresh leaves of the bloodroot plant with water. Apply this paste gently over the skin tags. For best results, cover it with a band-aid and leave it for a day. As compared to other natural remedies for skin tags, this one works much faster.
The only problem is that the paste can be a little harmful for healthy skin. Therefore, you will have to play great caution, making sure that you are applying the paste to the skin tags only.
Asphyxiation Using Duct Tape
Asphyxiation is a treatment procedure for skin tags, where the affected area is packed using a solid, non-porous barrier in a way that deprives it of oxygen. It kills the tags and they fall off automatically.
You can try this remedy using duct tape. Just cover the skin tags tightly with a duct tape and continue with your daily routine. When the tape starts loosening, remove it and check if the skin tags are falling off. If not, put another airtight seal with a new duct tape. This natural remedy to remove skin tags is completely safe and painless.
Baking Soda With Castor Oil
Prepare a paste by mixing baking soda with castor oil in the ratio of 2:1.
Apply this paste to the affected areas and leave the application for an hour or two. If you try this remedy at least two times daily, skin tags should fall off within just 3-4 days.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and rub it against skin tags. This remedy is also very effective.
Band-Aid with Vitamin E
Put some vitamin E powder (you can get it by opening a vitamin E capsule) on band-aid and tape it on the affected area. Leave the band-aid for a day. Next day, remove it and see if the skin tag is falling off. If not, tape another band-aid with vitamin E and leave for another day.
It should remove skin tags within 2-3 days. However, before you try any natural remedy for skin tags, you have to be 100% sure that you are not mistaking any malignant tumor for skin tags. If you are not sure, consult a doctor first.