We all have skin tags or at least we’ve had at some point in life. They can appear on every part of your body, your neck, chest, feet or under your arms and even though they’re not dangerous they can be uncomfortable and unpleasant to look at, especially if in some visible part of your body.
They can appear at any age and affect both men and women, but more commonly affect people over 50 and those with weight problems. Why? Well because obese people often experience unpleasant skin rubbing that causes friction, irritation and this actually leads to skin tags. It’s also one of the reasons why skin tags most commonly appear in places where the skin folds, even in people with normal body weight.
If you’re overweight you need to avoid wearing tight clothes because they can also cause skin tags. But if you already have problems with skin tags and want to find a natural way to eliminate them here are a few effective natural remedies to do it quickly and painlessly.
5 Most effective natural remedies for skin tags elimination
Apple cider vinegar is a very effective home remedy for skin tags. And the application is very simple. Wash and dry the skin around the skin tag completely then soak a cotton pad in some ACV but make sure you don’t have any excess dripping and gently apply it on the affected area. Leave it until it dries off and then remove it. Repeat the process 3 times a day for a week or 10 days for best results. You’ll notice the skin tag getting darker and darker until it eventually falls off.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1,5 tbsp. castor oil
In a small bowl mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply this paste directly onto your skin tags and leave it for half an hour. Rinse with some warm water afterwards. Repeat the treatment 2-3 times per day for up to 15 days.
Tea Tree Oil and Water
- 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
- 4-5tbsp. cold water
Again just mix the ingredients in a small bowl and apply the remedy on clean skin. Rub it in using a cotton ball and leave it until it dries off. Repeat the treatment every day 3 times a day for a period of one month.
Lemon juice is also known for its amazing effects against skin tags. Slice a lemon in half and squeeze its juice. Soak a cotton pad in the lemon juice and place it directly onto the skin tag and repeat this procedure every day until it falls off. If you notice some change in the skin tags you think it’s suspicious consult with your dermatologist.
This is the simplest method. Take a bottle of nail polish and apply it on the affected area a few times a day, every day.