Everyone who has skin tags knows they are useless. They are usually benign, non-cancerous little bits of skin that hang off of areas where a lot of skin-on-skin contact occurs: eyelids, armpits, breasts, neck, chest, and groin. But can you get rid of skin tags at home?
Why deal with this unnecessary piece of skin? Sure, skin tags may not be unhealthy, but a lot of people with skin tags find them unsightly or embarrassing. There are a number of ways to get rid of skin tags that don’t put you on a cold table and under a doctor’s knife.
The safest way to get rid of skin tags is to use apple cider vinegar, but there’s a catch: you may smell like vinegar. The trade-off to smelling like vinegar for a few days is getting rid of a skin tag that will be with you for life. I think that’s a fair trade.
So use this common ingredient that you should have in your kitchen already.
Apple cider vinegar
That’s the trick. ACV is the secret ingredient that gets rid of unwanted skin tags in 5 days.
- Clean the area around your skin tag using lukewarm water and mild soap.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Scratch the tag gently with a toothpick. This will make it more porous. Do not let it bleed.
- Soak a small piece of cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. Squeeze out the excess vinegar.
- Place the soaked cotton ball on the skin tag and hold it with a bandage.
- Leave overnight.
- Remove the bandage the next morning and rinse the area thoroughly with water.
- Repeat it for 5 days or until the skin tag darkens, dries, and falls off.
You can also just put 2-3 drops of apple cider vinegar on a band-aid and cover your skin tag. Make sure you’ve got enough apple cider vinegar – it will gently “burn” off the skin tag. You may feel a slight stinging sensation when you first apply the ACV – this is normal.
The acid in the vinegar is mild and will remove your skin tag without scarring or burning. The mild vinegar is even enough to remove warts, although it may take a few days longer. If you experience any inflammation or irritation, please consult your doctor.
If ACV doesn’t work for you, or you just don’t like the smell, there’s another trick. A safe alternative to apple cider vinegar is tea tree oil. It
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a more subtle approach to removing skin tags. It takes longer than ACV (about 2 – 4 weeks) but doesn’t have the same smell. Actually, tea tree oil smells kind of nice. The application process is the same,
So try apple cider vinegar, or tea tree oil, to get rid of unwanted skin tags (and even warts) in less than a month. Just remember to wash the area thoroughly and, if you’ve named your skin tag, don’t forget to say goodbye. It will be gone shortly.
TAG – YOU’RE OUT