Skin tags are deformed outgrowths of skin that may appear on any part of the body, though are harmful, can lead to irritation and at tim...
Skin tags are deformed outgrowths of skin that may appear on any part of the body, though are harmful, can lead to irritation and at times itching too.
They are red or brown tags that can be caused by hormonal changes or use of steroids, or may appear for no particular reason.
While one can just pop into a dermatologist's office to get rid of these unwanted growths, there are several home remedies to effectively remove these skin tags.
Here are some popular, safe and effective remedies to remove skin tags, and most ingredients required are right there in your kitchen:
PotatoesPotatoes are really good for the skin. They help with the discolouration, get rid of puffy eyes and even help in skin tag removal. A slice of potato may be gently rubbed on the skin tag and held with a bandage. Repeating the process regularly will soon get rid of the skin tag.
Tea Tree OilTea Tree Oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and helps dry out skin tags. Diluted Tea Tree Oil can be applied on the skin tag for a few days, and you will surely be surprised with the results as the skin tag will fall off.
GingerGinger is a root that helps cure most skin problems. Sliced raw ginger can be rubbed on the skin tag daily for about 15 days, and eventually the skin tag will be removed by the process.
Nail PolishClear nail polish is a unique way to remove skin tags, and many people love this remedy. A blot of clear nail polish can be applied over the skin tag and once dried, should be removed gently by hands. Continuing this process for three to four days will make the skin tag disappear.
Apple Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar is another popular remedy for dandruff and skin tags. A cotton ball dipped in organic Apple Cider Vinegar should be applied on the skin tag (after squeezing off the excess), and then gently washing off with lukewarm water. The process should be repeated at least thrice daily for quick results.
Banana PeelBananas are also skin friendly and work wonders for skin tags. The inner part of a banana peel can be put over the skin tag and held secure with the help of a duct tape overnight. This process should be repeated until the skin tag falls off.
Baking SodaBaking soda is known to cure acne and can be used for skin tags too. A simple mixture of baking soda and water can be applied over the skin tag, and should be removed once the mixed has dried off completely. This application should also be done twice daily until the skin tag has been removed.
Lemon JuiceLemon juice has citric acid that helps remove the skin tags by decomposing the cells of the skin tags. Lemon juice soaked in a cotton ball should be applied over the skin tag at least thrice daily until the problem is cured.
Castor oil is popular for thick strong lashes, but can also cure skin tags. A mixture of castor oil and baking soda can be applied directly over the skin tag and gently washed off once completely dried. Lemon juice can also be added to this mixture. The process has to be repeated regularly until the tag falls off.
Vitamin E works wonders for the skin, and it is easily available at any drugstore. Vitamin E applied over the skin tag then sealed with a bandage or duct tape with stop the blood supply, and eventually the tag will fall off.
While all these remedies help, it is advisable to consult a doctor if the problem persists. Keeping the area clean and sterilized with also help prevent infection. Do not use tools to cut off the skin tag yourself, it is better to seek professional help. Avoiding sugar and oil in the regular diet will also help solve the problem.