Skin tags, or scientifically known as acrochordon, are small benign skin growth. They are very common among people of different ages, but mostly adults. Even though they are harmless, skin tags are often really annoying and unpleasant. They mostly show up on eyelids, neck, groin folds, neck and on your back. The number of skin tags can vary: from one to hundreds. They are a result of accumulation of blood vessels and collagen in the thicker parts of the skin. Obese middle aged adults are most prone to skin tags as well as people who suffer from diabetes. But it is okay because almost everyone will get a skin tag throughout their life. Some people are more susceptible to skin tags than others.
Some people may have had skin tags and never noticed them – they would have rubbed or fallen off painlessly. In most cases, however, they do not fall off. The surface of skin tags may be smooth or irregular in appearance, they are often raised from the surface of the skin on fleshy peduncles (stalks). They are usually flesh-colored or slightly brownish. Initially they are quite small, flattened like a pinhead bump. Skin tags can range in diameter from 2mm to 1cm; some may even reach 5cm.
Here is a list of some of the best skin tag removal treatments that you can easily do at home:
Tea tree oil
For the safe removal of skin tags without pain, you can’t go wrong with Apothecary Australian Tea Tree Oil. It is 100% natural and organic. It is used by so many people because it removes a skin tag with the minimum of fuss. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and apply this to your skin tag few times a day. After a week or so the skin tag will change color and it will fall off on its own.
Apple cider vinegar
This procedure is the same as with the tea tree oil. Soak a cotton ball and apply this to your skin tag for a month.
Apply pineapple juice a couple of times during the day and don’t wash it off in between. This is probably one of the safest ways to do it.
Stick a piece of duct tape to the skin tag daily for approximately two weeks and remove it with this simple trick.
Cut a strip of a banana peel and put it on the skin tag. Put a band aid over it and repeat this until the skin tag is off.
Oil of oregano
For the safe removal of skin tags without pain, you can’t go wrong with Apothecary Australian Tea Tree Oil. It is 100% natural and organic. It is used by so many people because it removes a skin tag with the minimum of fuss.
The juice released from a crushed clove of garlic is believed to remove both warts and skin tags naturally within a few weeks.
Simply crush one clove of garlic and soak it up with a cotton ball. Apply it at night to the skin tag and cover with a bandage.
So there you go. A couple of easy ways to get rid of skin tags.