5 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Skin Tags
How to get rid of skin tags yourself!
Also known as acrochordons, skin tags are really common and can be dealt with quickly and easily. Found on the groin, armpits, and neck here are some natural ways to get rid of them. (Dont use these for eyelids or sensitive areas)…
1. Tea Tree Oil:
A good Tea tree essential oil is great for all sorts of skin issues and particularly for skin tags.
Using a cotton swab, apply the tea tree oil to the skin tag up to 3 times a day. The skin tag will start to darken and then fall off over a period of time. You might need to do this for up to a month.
Please note that tea tree oil can be an irritant on the skin around the skin tag so make sure you apply just on the tag. If using on eyelids be careful not to get into the eye and immediately wash out if you do. The best way to apply to the eyelid is using a cotton bud.
2. Dental Floss:
On those skin tags that are usually under clothes, try wrapping a piece of dental floss tightly around them at the base. Your aim is to cut off the blood flow so that it dies. Over a couple of days it will darken and over the week it will die and drop off. If you use this method, its important to apply antiseptic cream to the area to prevent infection.
3. Oil of Oregano:
Like tea tree oil, apply only on the skin tag as it may cause irritation on the skin around the area. One idea is to coat the area around the skin tag with almond oil to protect it from the oil of oregano. Use a cotton swab and apply oil of oregano on the skin tag 2 x per day. Treatment can take as short a time as a couple of days on small tags, and up to a month on larger skin tags.
4. Duct Tape:
Duct tape has an enormous amount of uses but using it with skin tags is not only effective but cheap! You wont want to put this on your face though. Cut the duct tape to cover the skin tag and about ¼ inch of the skin around it. Once the duct tape loses its sticky (this will take a couple of days), take it off and see if the skin tag comes off with the tape. If not clean the skin tag and area, and apply a fresh piece of tape. Repeat until the skin tag is removed.
5. Aloe Vera:
Only use pure Aloe Vera extract for this to work. Rub onto the skin tag a couple of times a day. You will need to do this for a couple of weeks for it to work.
6. Kits and creams
There are kits that you can buy that remove the skin tag over a few days. They work to stop the blood supply to the tag so after a few days they just fall off. Creams are also available and also liquid nitrogen. Again, dont use these on your eyelids or sensitive areas.