Are you troubled and annoyed about skin tags? What then is skin tag?
Skin tags are medically known as Acronchordon, It is a skin growth caused by running or friction. They appear at the face, neck, armpits, chest and around the groins. They are harmless in most cases but sometimes they need to be checked by a doctor because they make you feel unpleasant.
Mostly painless, harmless swollen tiny brownish growth on the skin.
We all desire to look flawless but there are some factors beyond our control that can trigger all kinds of skin conditions that disturb our self-confidence, self-shaming and make us uncomfortable the way our skin looks.
Skin tags are skin condition that protrudes on the surface of the skin slightly darker than the complexion on the skin mostly in roundish shape, some may be small, others big in size.
Acrochordons often occur in aged adults over 60 years. Sometimes, they are found in young people too. They appear as small growths on the surface of the skin, where the skin folds.
There are simple ingredients found at home you can use to get rid of them easily, and at a minimal cost.
Please keep in mind that these natural remedies take a little longer than the chemical procedures.
Here are some home remedies for natural skin tag removal that you can try.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Tags
Dip a cotton ball in ACV and apply to where you have the skin tag on your skin and using a duct tape to hold the cotton ball firm on it. Allow to sit for an hour before removing it. The acidity of the vinegar aids quick shedding of the skin tag, for best result apply twice daily until it falls off completely.
2. Banana Peel
Banana peels have been shown to be effective in removing warts with their enzymes and acids. The same chemicals found in the peel can help to shed the skin tags.
Cut a small portion of the peel. Apply the fibrous part (white side) of the peel on the skin tag for an hour or so.
3. Baking Soda
Mix a little castor oil with baking soda to form a paste. Apply this paste on the skin tag and rinse it off after 1-2 hours. Repeat the process for 4 weeks, and you will notice the skin tag disappearing slowly.
4. Garlic paste
Garlic is antibacterial and antifungal in nature. Grind the fresh garlic cloves into a paste, apply the paste on the skin tag. Wash it off after an hour or so.
Repeat twice a day after a few days, the tag will fall off, leaving behind smooth skin.
5. Ginger juice
wash the skin tag and the surrounding area and pat it dry. Apply the ginger juice with a cotton ball on it for a minute or two, allow to sit for 10 minutes then rinse out with water. For best result apply 4-6 times daily.
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6. Castor Oil
Apply castor oil on the skin tag and cover it with a bandage.
The strong phytochemicals present in castor oil are often used to remove warts, moles, and skin tags. An additional benefit of using this oil is that it has wound healing and skin conditioning properties. Once the skin tag is gone, your skin will heal quickly and be hydrated and moisturized.
7. Coconut oil
Coconut oil contains lauric acid and alpha-tocopherol that help to remove skin tags in a matter of a few weeks. Regular use of coconut oil on skin tag helps eliminates it.
Tea Tree Oil; Dilute the tea tree essential oil in the carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil) and apply the blend on the skin tag.
Repeat this 2-3 times every day until the skin tag sheds.
Tea tree oil dries up the skin tag and helps in speeding the shedding process.
It is also antimicrobial in nature. This means that it will protect the skin from infections once the skin tag is out.
Oregano Oil; this has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
It is often used for treating skin conditions like acne, eczema. Mix the oils and apply the mixture on the skin tag. Apply 2-3 times daily.
8. Almond Oil
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E.
It hydrates your skin and speeds up the healing process once the tag has fallen off.
It also eases the process of decay and death of the skin tag and keeps your skin nourished. Apply this oil on the affected area regularly until you see positive changes.
9. Lemon Juice
The citric acid in lemon juice removes the dead cells. In 2-3 weeks, you will notice that the skin tag is slowly decomposing. Dip your cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it to the affected area.
10. Aloe Vera Juice
Massage the skin tag and the surrounding area for a minute or two with aloe vera juice.
11. Onion Juice
Add the salt to the water and mix well.
Soak the onion slices in this overnight. Apply this water to the affected area. Repeat this 2-3 times a day.
Use fresh onion-soaked water every day.
Rich in sulfur-containing compounds, this commonly used vegetable also contains plenty of antioxidants and helps to heal scars.
The remedies mentioned above are both low cost and effective options to remove skin tags. At the end of the day, it boils down to whether you want to sweat it out at a dermatologist’s office or whether you want to try removing them at home.
How to care for skin tags after removal?
1. Avoid scratching the area or rubbing it with pressure.
2. Clean the area twice a day with an antibacterial soap.
3. Use a good moisturizer to keep the skin nourished.
When stepping out in the sun, always use a sunscreen with a good amount of SPF as the skin is already sensitive in that area. It needs all the nourishment and protection it can get.