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Try These 5 Home Remedies To Remove Skin Tags Permanently

Skin tags can be frustrating at times, here are some home remedies to help you get rid of skin tags

Written by: Puru BansalPublished at: Nov 15,2021
Updated at: Nov 15,2021

There are numerous number of skin problems that occur but not all of them are harmful for the skin in general. There are a few marks that are with you from the very beginning or happen in the meantime as you grow up. It could affect your looks and skin colour a bit because of which people try to get it removed from your skin. Almost half of the adults have skin tags, this is very natural and normally treatments are not required. Hence today we will know about some home remedies through which these skin tags can be removed from your skin.

What are Skin Tags?

This is a small piece of skin that is hanging from any part of the body. It can be present anywhere and it is usually soft and harmless. It is usually present on places where the skin rubs from the clothes more often or by anything else. Skin tags do not cause any harm to your health but it can be little bothersome if you try to maintain your looks or have a clear skin. This condition is called by many names and occurs to men and women equally.

Home Remedies to Remove Skin Tags

Skin tags can be present at following places, not all remedies work equally on all the parts of the body, hence knowing where skin tags tend to occur are important-

  • Eyelids
  • Groin
  • Upper chest
  • Neck
  • Armpits
  • Under the breasts

1. Skin tag removal bands

There are bands that help to cut the blood supply of the skin tag from your body. This can help in removing and taking out the skin tag from the body. In this process the bands cut off the blood supply due to which the cells in that tag die and then they gradually fall away. This process of removal of tags is called ligation. 

Removing several patches from the skin without the help of medications is a better option and it can be effective in a smooth removal process. However you must be aware of the conditions while removing skin tags with removal bands.

2. Freezing Kits

Well the other option for removal of skin tags is through freeing kits. It is not a very natural process that can be done easily at home, but it does need little professional help. Healthcare professionals actually use liquid nitrogen that helps to destroy unwanted skin tags present on the skin tissue.

This process is called cryotherapy. It can be done in the home as well by bringing the freezing kits filled with liquid nitrogen, this needs to be applied on the skin with temperature of kit around -195 degree C. Avoid it letting the spray touch around surrounding skin, you then need to apply petroleum jelly around the tag and to protect the skin.

3. Tea Tree Oil

This is an essential oil which is very helpful for many skin problems and conditions. Tea tree oil can be an effective remedy to get rid of the skin tags. For this you need to apply a few drops of tea tree oil on the cotton ball, then apply bandage on it. Leave the cotton that has tea tree oil on the skin tag for around 10 minutes three times in a day. After few days or weeks, the skin tag will fall automatically. A person should be extra cautious while applying tea tree oil if you have sensitive skin. Consult a skin expert once before applying this oil.

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4. Iodine

There are some studies that suggest that liquid iodine is efficient to remove skin tags from the body. However this is not yet proven, but people who have applied it have shown some good symptoms. A person should first protect other parts of the skin surrounding the skin tag so that they do not get affected. You can then apply coconut oil or petroleum jelly on the surface of skin tag. Low apply liquid nitrogen on the tag and let it dry. Do this for a few days, after that the tag will eventually fall down.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another method to remove the skin tags. The process remains almost same as with tea tree oil. You need to soak a cotton ball in the solution of apple cider vinegar and then apply it on the tag. The cotton ball needs to soaked properly and dried up on the tag so that the skin tag absorbs all the apple cider vinegar in it. This will encourage the skin tag to fall down in a matter of few days and make your skin smoother. 

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Another thing to be kept in mind is that there should not be skin irritation. Since apple cider vinegar is highly acidic in nature, it can cause burns on the skin. Hence it should be prevented by sensitive skin people and areas where there is a greater chance of irritation. There parts can include eyelids and groin.

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