The common skin growth is called a skin tag or acrochordon. Skin tags appear as a result of the accumulation of blood vessels and collagen in the thicker parts of the skin. In fact, they cause little to no harm and usually appear on the armpits, neck, groin, and areas with wrinkles.
These tags normally are of little consequence and require no treatment. However, when they appear in certain body parts may impact your personality and confidence.
Nowadays, there are lots of natural methods available, plus the removing process is extremely safe and leaves no scars behind. There’s no need for visiting a doctor.
You may be at greater risk of getting skin tags if your parents already have them. Also, they can appear on people who are overweight and obese.
Here are 7 easy ways to remove skin tags:
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best natural remedies against many skin problems including skin tags. To apply it, simply dab a cotton ball in some water and then pour at least 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on it. Then, lightly rub it over the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat on a daily basis for a week.
- Pineapple Juice
Surprisingly, this is one of the simplest ways to remove skin tags. Just, apply pineapple juice on the skin tag several times per day, but don’t wash the juice off. The same method works for moles or warts as well and is pretty effective.
- Castor Oil
Buy high-quality castor oil and mix it with baking powder. You should get a very sticky paste, then apply it to the skin tag for 2- 4 weeks, or until they fall off on their own.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is a great remedy for almost all skin problems. You should soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it over the skin tag, repeat for a month to make them fall off.
- Onion Juice
Cut an onion in half and sprinkle some salt on it, then live it in a glass during the night. The next morning, extract the juice and apply it to the area for 10-12 days to remove the skin tag.
- Banana Peel
Cut a small piece of banana peel and place the inner part on the skin tag. Then, cover it with gauze, and leave it overnight. You should notice the results after a few weeks.
- Duct Tape
Stick a piece of duct tape on the tags for a period of 10-12 days, or until the skin tag is completely removed.
You can try the natural treatments at home, as they are 100% safe. However, you should never try surgical means or castration at home, as it may cause infections.