What Causes Skin Tags And How To Remove Them Naturally

Skin tags are small outgrowths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are not harmful and can vary in size and color. They are usually found around the neck, eyes, face, belly button, underarms or breasts. The causes range from skin irritation, friction, obesity to genetics. They are usually caused by the skin rubbing against skin. That is why they are mostly found near skin folds. These are tiny bunches of blood vessels and collagen which are trapped inside the skin. Most of the people find them annoying, while others would want them to be removed for cosmetic reasons.

Ways to remove skin tags

 

Natural Ways For Skin Tag Removal

There is no need to visit your doctor to have skin tags burned off, frozen off or cut off because now we have the at-home ways which are easy and much affordable to remove them naturally.

1. With Thread Or Dental Floss

Thread for skin tag removalThis is one of the most effective and simple solutions to remove skin tags. But before removing, you should always check if the area is safe enough to remove it yourself. Because there is always a chance of infection. So better to be safe than sorry. For this,

You need to… 

  • Take a cotton ball and pour isopropyl alcohol on it.
  • Rub the area around the skin tag with the cotton ball.
  • Cut a piece of dental floss or thread and wipe it with the cotton ball having isopropyl alcohol.
  • Now loop the thread or floss around the skin tag. Try to position the thread as close to the base of the skin tag as possible so that it falls right from the base.
  • Tie one knot and then make a loop and then another knot so that it does not gets loose.
  • Trim the remaining ends of  the thread so that it does not gets tangled in anything.
  • Keep on applying the isopropyl alcohol to the area so that remains germ-free.
  • Wait for at least a week or until it fells off itself.
  • Do not forget to apply any antibacterial ointment and cover the area with a sterile bandage after it has fallen off to make sure it has healed properly.

 

2. Banana Peel

Banana peel for skin tag removalBanana peel is yet another excellent remedy for removing skin tags. This remedy requires some patience but the results are amazing!

You need to… 

  • Cut the banana peel into small pieces.
  • Place one piece on top of the skin tag and cover it with a bandage.
  • Leave it overnight. And takeoff the next morning.
  • Repeat the process daily until the tag is removed completely.

 

3. Castor Oil And Baking Soda

Castor oil for skin tag removalApparently this is one of the known practices to remove skin tags as well. As it is less harmful and have more positive results.

You need to… 

  • Take two teaspoons of castor oil and mix it with one teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Now mix them and make a sort of paste.
  • Apply the paste on the skin tag and cover it with a bandage.
  • Again leave overnight.
  • Take out the bandage and clean the area with some warm water.
  • Repeat the process thrice a week until the tag is completely removed.

 

4. Garlic

Garlic for skin tag removalThe juice released from fresh garlic has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. These properties helps to dry out skin tags while keeping the skin healthy.

You need to… 

  • Take one to two cloves of garlic (depending on the size of skin tag) and crush them.
  • After crushing them, they will release some fresh juice.
  • Take a cotton ball and soak the juice in it.
  • Now apply the juice via cotton ball on the skin tag and cover it with a bandage.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the bandage and wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process daily until the skin tag is removed completely.

 

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar for skin tagsApple cider vinegar works wonders for almost every type of skin problem. It has got both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great choice for removing skin tags.

You need to… 

  • Take some apple cider vinegar and soak a cotton ball in it.
  • Now place the cotton ball on the skin tag and leave it there for at least 15 minutes.
  • Then remove the cotton ball and wash the area with warm water.
  • You have to do the process three times a day and continue it for about a week.
  • The skin tag will start shrinking up and getting smaller and darker in color and will eventually fall off.

 

 

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