While skin tags commonly occur in the elderly, younger people can also develop them. Most people see them as a deformity and want to get rid of them forever. Luckily, you don’t have to seek out medical procedures to remove them. There are herbal remedies that can help you naturally get rid of skin tags.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are benign skin growths that resemble tiny flaps of skin. From a medical standpoint, skin tags are harmless, but they can cause self-esteem issues in those who have them. They typically appear where the skin folds, for example, around the neck, over the eyelids, under the armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin folds. They are usually brownish, irregular-looking skin outgrowths.
Let It Be Known: Skin tags and warts are not the same thing. That is all.
When you are attempting to get rid of skin tags, it is important to cut off their blood supply. Even though this can happen gradually over time, there are certain natural ingredients that can do that for you.
Tea Tree Oil
Because tea tree oil contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, it helps the skin tag fall off by itself. You won’t even feel the removal process! Soak a cotton ball in water and add three drops of tea tree oil. Clean the area around the skin tag with soap and water and dry the area. Massage the skin tag with the cotton ball three times a day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is an age-old remedy for getting rid of skin tags. The acidity of apple cider vinegar, along with the pH balancing properties, works to make the skin tag go away. Soak a cotton ball in two tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar and apply it to the skin tag after cleaning the area. You can massage it three times a day, or tape the cotton ball on overnight until it naturally falls off.
Banana peels have actually been known to be an effective remedy for wart removal. They contain enzymes and acids that can help you shed skin tags. Cut a small portion of the peel and apply the fibrous part (white side) of the peel to a clean skin tag for about an hour a day until it the tag falls off.
Manuka honey is a non-peroxide honey variety and applying it to the skin tag works to restrict the oxygen supply, which helps with the removal process. Manuka honey also contains healing properties that help the skin heal faster once the skin tag falls off. Additionally, it helps prevent scars.
Garlic contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. In order for this remedy to work, you have to crush the garlic because the juices help to remove the skin tag. Apple 1-2 cloves of crushed garlic on the skin tag for about an hour. Do this twice daily until the skin tag falls off.
Known to remove warts and moles, castor oil can also help with the removal of skin tags. The potent phytochemicals in castor oil help with the quick removal of skin tags and they promote a swift recovery. Apply 1-2 drops of castor oil on your skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Reapply this the castor oil bandage two or three times daily.