Skin tag, also known as Papilloma or Polyp is a benign growth of the skin over the areas under friction. It is commonly seen over the neck, breast, groin, eyelids, armpits, etc. It shows an equal predilection in males and females. It is generally harmless and painless, but poses a cosmetic concern. It is seen with increased frequency with increasing age. It can be corrected by surgical excision, cauterization and other medical procedures, but theses skin tags can also be removed by your own.
Here Are 12 Natural Remedies To Remove Skin Tags
Apple Cider Vinegar
Take a cotton swab and soak it in apple cider vinegar and apply it over the skin tag for a few minutes. The skin tag may itch a little. Let it stay there for a few hours and then wash off the area with warm water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day for 2-3 weeks.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil allows the skin tag to fall naturally without causing pain. Its antiseptic properties will protect the skin late. Dip a cotton ball in water and add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil over the cotton ball. Apply the cotton over the skin tag and massage in gentle circular motions. Let it stay for a few hours and then wash it with warm water. Repeat it 3-4 times a day for a few weeks.
This has properties to heal the skin after removing the skin tags. Prepare a paste by mixing castor oil with baking soda in 2:1 ratio. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply the paste over the skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Allow it to stay overnight. Wash it off in the morning. Repeat it daily, for a few weeks.
Garlic extract is known to shrink the skin tag tissue. Take a few garlic cloves and grind them so as to prepare a paste. Apply this paste over the skin tag and ensure that it stays there by covering it with a bandage. Let it stay overnight and then wash the area with warm water in the morning. Do this everyday for a few weeks to notice the difference.
Onion, naturally removes the skin tag due to its acidic properties. Cut an onion and add salt to it. Allow it to stay overnight. Extract the juice out of this salted onion the next morning. Apply this juice over the skin tag the same night. Simultaneously, cut another onion and add salt for the next day. Cover the area with a bandage and allow it to stay overnight. Wash the area the next morning.
Take a small piece of banana peel and apply it over the skin tag in such a away so that the yellow skin is out and the white fibrous portion is over the tag. Use a first aid tape to ensure that the peel is safe at the place. Repeat this every night until the tag falls off naturally.
The natural ingredients of this vegetable helps the skin tag to go away. Just chop a cauliflower, finely and add some water to it to prepare a paste. Alternatively, you can chop some potato, garlic and cauliflower and prepare a paste out of them. Apply the prepared paste over the area and ensure that it stays overnight by covering it with a bandage. Repeat this for a few days.
Pineapple has the property to remove your skin tags. Just extract the pineapple juice and apply it over the skin tags with a cotton swab. Allow it to stay for a few hours and wash it with warm water. Notice the difference after regular application for a few weeks.
Lemon in itself contains citric acid, which helps in removing the skin tags. Apply the lemon juice with a cotton swab over the skin tag 3-4 times a day. Wash off after a few hours of application.
Aloe Vera with its healing and anti-inflammatory properties heals the skin tag effectively. Apply the fresh aloe Vera gel 3-4 times daily over the skin tag and massage gently using circular motions. Allow the gel to get absorbed in the skin and then wash the skin with warm water.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E has skin regenerating property and antioxidant property for which it can be the best treatment for skin tag removal. Apply few drops of Vitamin E oil over the lesion and allow it to stay for a few hours after which you can wash it off. Repeat it twice daily.
Apply a piece of ginger every day over the affected area for a few weeks and rub it gently. You will notice the difference soon.