Skin tags usually appear on the eyelids, along the folds of the neck and the underarms. They are small, benign growths that can be very unsightly and uncomfortable but do not pose any threat to your health.
This said, they can be also removed easily and painlessly with one of these simple and easy homemade remedies.
1. Tea Tree Oil
The tea tree oil is well known for its ability to treat various skin conditions including the gentle removal of skin tags. To start the treatment you`ll need to soak a cotton swab in the oils and gently rub it in circular motion over the skin tag. Repeat this process twice a day until it disappears. You can also use it after in order to heal the area and remove any unwanted scars.
2. Aloe Vera
For this remedy to work properly you`ll need to use only pure aloe vera extract and not some lotion with a few drops of aloe vera in it. Just look it up in your closest drug store or local grocery. Rub the skin tag with aloe twice a day for a period of two weeks or more if required.
3. Pineapple Juice
The pineapple juice contains acid that can easily remove skin tags in a period of a week or two. Just repeat the same process as before and make sure you don’t wash the pineapple juice by mistake once it`s applied.
4. Lemon Juice
The chances are you already have some lemon juice in your fridge so just apply it to your skin tag twice per day and the natural acid will gently erode it. Use it regularly and watch your skin tag disappear within the next week.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
The vinegar takes a longer time to work but rest assured it will get the job done. Apply it every day, twice per day and the skin tag will be gone within a month.
To prepare the mixture resolve one aspirin tablet in a ¼ cup of water and soak a ball of cotton. Dab the cotton onto your skin tag and cover the area with a band-aid. Keep it covered and the mixture will soak and eventually remove the skin tag forever. Keep in mind that you`ll have to use only aspirin and not substitutes like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
7. Castrol oil and Baking Soda
First, you`ll have to make a paste using the baking soda and the castrol oil. When it becomes nice and thick apply it gently to your skin tag, put a bandage over and leave it overnight. The next morning wash it down with warm water. Repeat this procedure every day. It usually takes up to two weeks for the skin tag to disappear completely.
8. Vitamin E Oil
You`ll need to use pure vitamin E oil (not some king of cream or lotion) in order the treatment to work. The process is the same, rube it twice per day and the skin tag should completely vanish in a period of 10 days.
First, cut a thin slice of white potato and apply it onto the tag. Hold it in place with a help from a bandage for a period of couple of hours or until the potato slice dries out. Repeat the same procedure and watch as the skin tag disappears within one week time.
10. Banana Peel
The banana peel contains potassium and other helpful minerals that will help remove skin tags. Slice only a small part of the peel and put it onto the skin tag with the inside part of the peel. Make sure it stays on the spot overnight using a bandage. In the morning simply wipe it off gently. As before repeat this every night for a period close to two weeks.
As we said these are all harmless ways to help you get rid of skin tags but if for any reason your skin tag is stubborn than see a dermatologist.