Skin tags are a common skin condition which are caused by overgrowth of skin tissue. These extra pieces of skin are harmless. Skin tags often appear post midlife, most often at those parts of the body where skin rubs against skin. The most common sites of skin tags are eyelids, under the breasts, arm pits, and upper chest. Here is a list of tested and tried skin tags remedies:
• Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil helps in controlling and curing many skin diseases. Take a cotton ball soaked in water and clean the skin tag. Add 3 drops tea tree oil to the cotton ball and apply directly to the skin tag, Using a plaster over the skin tag might help the process and you will see your darken skin tag after 2 days, But if you don’t want to use plaster , Repeat this process for 10 days twice a day until the tag vanishes.
• Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very effective in removing skin tags. Apply some vinegar to a cotton ball and apply it to the skin tag, after couple of days you will notice the color change of your skin tag ( it will become darker ) . Apple cider vinegar causes a stinging sensation post application. Use it for 2-4 weeks until the tag goes away.
• Banana peel
Banana peel is also a good remedy for removing skin tags. Cut the peel into small pieces, place the peel on the affected area and let it remain there using a bandage. Leave it overnight and repeat the process daily until the tags go away.
• Castor oil
This oil can be used as an ointment by mixing it with baking soda to create a paste. Apply this paste to the affected skin area and see the tags vanish. You can also add some citrus oil to the paste as it becomes very stinky.
Crushed garlic juice is effective for removing skin tags. Apply some of this juice onto the tags and cover with a bandage. Do it before going to bed and first thing in the morning remove the garlic and rinse the tag with water , Apply it for 3 nights but no longer, because your skin may begin to burn. After 3 days Your skin tag will fall off.
Rub slices of raw ginger on the affected area for about 2 weeks and the skin tag will eventually go away.
• Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice is also very powerful for removing skin tags. Apply pineapple juice on the affected area twice each day for about a week without washing it off. This exercise will make the skin tag fade away.
• Fenugreek seeds
This is an amazing herb that contains powerful antioxidants. Keep fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink this water in the morning before having breakfast. Do not consume more than 100 gm, or a little less then 1/2 cup, each day.