Skin tags are small flesh-colored benign growths that can develop on anyone at any time. Skin tags are harmless but some people find them annoying, especially, when they are highly visible or they become irritated. While you can visit your doctor to have skin tags burned off, cut off, or frozen off, at-home methods are usually much gentler, and more cost-effective.
There are a number of home remedies that you can try to get rid of your skin tags. Just be mindful of the location of your skin tag and if it is near your eyes, it is best to have a professional remove it. If it is elsewhere on the body, there is no harm in using any of the following home remedies to get the job done.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it amazing choice to remove skin tags. Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and soak a cotton ball with this. Apply it to the skin tag after completely cleansing the skin and drying it. This can be done three times a day until the skin tag is gone.
2. Oregano oil: Oregano oil contains thymol, arvacrol, and p-cymene – three types of phenolic terpenoids components – and these have powerful antibacterial properties. They also contain antimelanomic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and antiseptic properties. Dilute oregano essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba, or sweet almond. Apply this oil directly to your skin tag three times a day. Allow to air-dry before covering with a dressing or bandage. Repeat this process daily until the skin tag dries out and falls off.
3. Lemon Juice: Lemon Juice is a powerful antiseptic and it also contains citric acid which helps to dry out skin tags by decomposing the cells. Take a half of a fresh lemon and apply the juice to a cotton ball. Apply this directly to the skin tag and leave it on without washing it off. You can apply this up to three times a day and continue the routine until the skin tag falls off.
4. Dandelion Oil: Dandelions may be effective at removing skin tags due to their rich vitamin and mineral content, which may help to break down and remove excess skin tissue. Take a dandelion with the stem and extract the juice from the stem by squeezing it. A milky liquid comes out and you apply three drops of this liquid to the skin tag three times per day. The tag should be completely gone with just four weeks of continuous application.