What are Skin Tags?
Soft and unwanted growth of skin cells anywhere on the body are called as skin tags. Everyone in this world suffers from skin tags, ranging from one to hundred skin tags at some point or the other in their life time. The most common areas where skin tags grow are under the breasts, armpits, neck, eyelids, groin folds and many other places where you would definitely not want them to grow. Although they are not painful, they surely are annoying, so here we explain to you some of the home remedies for skin tags.

Skin tags do not differentiate between male and female. They may fall off on their own but that happens very rarely and so you would not want to take that risk. Here we mention simple but effective how to remove skin tags method, you can get rid of these unwanted developments in your body.

1. Castor oil and baking soda

This is a perfect combination to get rid of skin tags in a natural way. Mix castor oil and baking soda to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin tags thrice a day, so that the tags shrink away and fall off naturally. This may take a few weeks to give results but believe us that this is the ultimate way to get rid of tags easily.

2. Tea tree oil

The acidic properties of tea tree oil are very strong and so just a single drop of this oil is effective. This is the reason why this oil is used in many cosmetic products. It can also be used for skin tag removal at home. Due to its natural antiseptic properties the skin is protected even after the skin tag is removed. Apply the oil on the tag thrice a day depending on the size of the tag. The tea tree oil penetrates deep inside the skin leading to drying off the skin tag and its eventual fall off. In case you have a sensitive skin, try diluting the tea tree oil with coconut oil and then apply it.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is known for its beneficial properties for the skin and the hair too. The strong acidic properties treat skin tags naturally. Before you apply ACV directly on the tag, soften it by applying some warm water on the tag, then use a cotton ball and apply ACV on the skin tag. Press the cotton ball on the skin tag to make sure that the vinegar seeps inside the skin. Repeat this for a few days until the tag falls off.

4. Asphyxiation

This is fully scientific method to get rid of skin tags naturally. The basic science that skin needs oxygen to grow is used in this method. Asphyxiation is a method to deprive the skin of oxygen so that it does not grow and eventually falls off as its dies. So for this method, cover your skin tags with nail polish, band aid or anything that is non-porous.

This will cut off the supply of oxygen to the skin tag and within a period of 8-10 days, the tag will fall down. You can even use powdered aspirin on the skin tag and seal it with the duct tape, so that the skin tag falls off. Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid which shrinks the skin tag.

5. Frankincense oil

This is highly concentrated oil and so in case you have sensitive skin, you need to do a patch test before applying it on the skin tag. If the oil is too sensitive and causes irritation for the skin tag, then dilute it with different oil, may be coconut oil or almond oil. You need to continue with this treatment for a month or two before you see results. The tag will soon shrink and fall off.

6. Dandelion Juice

The pesky yellow flowers which are otherwise considered as weeds in our pretty garden have many beneficial properties. One of them is helping get rid of skin tags. Dandelions are naturally rich in minerals and vitamins and so they break down the skin tag, hence removing the excess skin cells. If you see a dandelion growing in your garden, pull out the plant and squeeze the root gently to extract the milky sap. Now apply this sap to your skin tag with a cotton ball. Do this thrice a day and you will surely see incredible results within a month.

7. Garlic

The pungent smell of garlic is evident of its antiseptic properties. It is easily available in our kitchen and so you do not need to put in extra efforts to find garlic. This one single herb has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. To use garlic for skin tags, crush a few cloves of garlic and squeeze out the juice from it.

Now apply this garlic juice to the skin tags with a cotton ball and seal the tag with a band aid overnight. Next morning, remove the band aid and wash off the garlic juice from the tag. In case, you have sensitive skin you can soothe the skin with vitamin E oil. Follow this method for a few days to get positive results.

8. Oregano oil

This single oil provides comfort from several skin conditions which also includes skin tags. Oregano oil can be mixed with olive oil, sweet almond oil or jojoba oil to emphasize its healing properties. Apply this concoction on the skin tag at least three times a day for best results.

9. Liquid Iodine

Iodine naturally helps break down the unnecessary skin cells and causes them to safely fall off. It is strong enough and so you need to make sure that the surrounding area remains unaffected. For this, take liquid iodine and apply it on the skin tag using a Q-tip. To make sure that the surrounding area remains safe, you can apply coconut oil around the skin tag to avoid penetration of the liquid iodine. Within a few days of this application, you will surely get positive results.

10. Fig Stem Juice

Squeeze out the juice from fig stems and apply it on the skin tag twice a day to get faster results. To get results within a month apply this juice on the skin tag four times a day.

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