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10 Effective Home Remedies to Get Rid of Skin Tags

5. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is mostly used as a food additive to make the food taste better. Apple cider vinegar is high in… Denis Courtney - July 5, 2016

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5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is mostly used as a food additive to make the food taste better. Apple cider vinegar is high in acidic content, this is one of the reasons why it is used for removal of skin tags. Just like lemon and pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar will aid in naturally getting rid of skin tags. The only difference is that apple cider vinegar is not as fast-acting as pineapple and lemon juices. This is due to the reason that it has a lower acidic content than lemon and pineapple juice. It is, however, the best when using it on a baby as it will not react with the baby’s skin, and if it gets to an opening in the skin, it will not hurt like lemon juice or pineapple juice.

The procedure for doing it is just the same as the others. You simply soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the skin tag two times daily. Within a month, the skin tag should have gone away. Medical experts advise the users that all treatments that contain acid should not be used near the eyes. If the skin tag is near the eyes, then the best thing to do is to seek medical attention so as to avoid blindness or eye complications. It is also advisable to wear a protective glove on your hand before you apply the products on your skin, and you should also rinse your skin afterwards.

You may opt to use apple cider vinegar after you noticed that using lemon and pineapple juice in the past has not been as effective in the removal of the skin tag as you hoped, or if your skin is sensitive to the other juices. This is because lemon and pineapple juices are naturally more acidic. Remedies that have a high acid content should not be used on people with sensitive skin.

Before you carry out any home remedy for skin tags, you should first of all test how your skin responds to the treatment by applying a small quantity on a small area of your skin. You can also seek medical advice from the expertise that will run tests on your skin first before they resort to giving you advice on the best product to use on your skin. However, if your skin is not sensitive to pineapple juice, aloe vera or lemon juice, to heal faster and reduce wasting time on the treatment, you should consider using them first.

6. Aspirin

Aspirin is a medical drug that is used for pain reduction in all the body parts. Aspirin is a common feature for most people in their medicine cabinet. This is because of its healing power and it can also be used in relieving pain in the body without having many side effects. It was also discovered that aspirins can be used to prepare a good home treatment for skin tags. Many practitioners of alternative health methods believe that it has a greater effect than common treatments for skin tags, such as the other natural products we’ve mentioned. Aspirin contains an active component called salicylic acid; this product was originally obtained from the willow tree’s bark and has been known to be a potent painkiller with anti-inflammatory properties that has been used for more than two thousand years.

Before aspirin was refined into its end product that is being used today, the people could use the product from the tree to cure themselves within seconds. Salicylic acid was also used to heal scars and cure skin tags in which it could only take a few days as compared to the other natural homemade products.

For optimum benefits from aspirin in treating bothersome skin tags, the simple procedure is to drop an aspirin in a quarter cup water, and wait for the aspirin to dissolve. Dip a swab of cotton in this mixture, apply over the skin tag and use a band-aid to cover the area for some time.

You need to be careful that none of the solution is removed when you apply the band-aid. Failure to take this precaution will lead to the treatment being ineffective, hence requiring one to re-do the procedure. Otherwise, if you correctly apply the mixture on your skin, it will seep into your skin, and gradually the skin tag will begin to recede.

Remember, this treatment will work only if you use actual aspirin. This requires one to be extra careful when choosing the product in order to ensure it is the correct product and its expiration date has not expired. Failure to take these precautions may lead to the worsening of the condition of the skin.

Don’t substitute it with other drugs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen as their contents are more than the required amount and will damage you skin. You should keep the remaining products out of reach for the children. If you wish to re use it, you should store it in a cool dry place with a lead to close it.

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7. Baking Soda

This is a common item for many home remedies, therefore it is not surprising that it can also be used in the treatment of skin tags. Baking soda is commonly used for baking, but in this scenario it can be used as a home treatment remedy for skin tags. Baking soda makes a very good treatment when mixed with castor oil. Both are easily accessible as they are products that are used in our foods daily and are highly recommended due to their acidic concentrations.

For this treatment, prepare a paste that is thick using the two items, ensuring that you mix them completely. Be sure to use enough baking soda and castor oil so you can have enough for your particular use. In case you cannot obtain castor oil, water can be an alternative, even though the use of water will not make the paste work as effectively, because when the paste dries on the skin it is likely to flake off when you move that area, or when something rubs up against it. Mix the components well then apply the treatment to the skin tag directly. It is not irritating, so the product may also be used on a baby’s skin.

Make sure you cover the affected area with a suitable material such as a bandage and leave it for the whole night. You should also check it frequently to ensure that the bandage is still on the area, because if it is removed you will need to apply another paste to ensure that it works. Clean the skin using some warm water in the morning, and repeat this treatment until you see no more of the skin tag.

Within two weeks, the tag should have completely disappeared, but within the first seven days, you will start noticing some changes. This is because the skin adopts this new product in the body overnight and it changes depending on the product. In this case, the paste changes the skin to a softer skin and with no skin tag on it. Within these days, expect to see a withering of the stalk that attaches the skin tag to your skin, as well as a shrinking in the size of the skin tag. The procedure should also be used when one needs his or her skin to soften up. Even though it needs extra care, it is also very beneficial to your skin.

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8. Vitamin E Oil

For best results, try using pure vitamin E oil and not any products that have the oil just as an active component. Vitamin E is known for triggering hormones that maintain skin growth and aids in the removal of unwanted substances on the skin. After obtaining the pure oil, apply it on the skin tag two times daily. This can be done after bathing or before, because it is gently massaged into the skin to allow the oil to penetrate. This home remedy is more effective than the treatments using apple cider vinegar and the acidic juices discussed above since the skin tag disappears within about ten days. Vitamin E oil also does not cause any itchiness on the skin as it does not have a high concentration of acids.

Sometimes however, skin tags might be incredibly persistent and a few months down the line, they will grow again in the same place. It is for this reason that one needs to continue using the remedies on a regular basis. Plus, once the previously mentioned remedies have been used, you have to dispose of them and make a new mixture each day.

However, vitamin E oil does not expire immediately so it reduces the cost that one has to endure in order to make a new remedy. If the skin tag grows back, the original treatment will need to be repeated. However, one can also use a different natural remedy than they used previously in order to see if the skin tag disappears and does not return.

Remember, if home remedies for skin tags are your choice, ensure that your doctor examines the area to ascertain whether it is just a normal skin tag or not. It is important to do this, especially if skin tags are new to you. This is because you might not be aware of the development of a more serious issue in your body that has just shown its initial sign by surfacing through a skin tag on your body.

After there has been a thorough examination of your body by your doctor, you need to choose the best option for you. It is advisable to employ caution even if most skin cancer types do not resemble skin tags. You should carefully and gently clean your skin tag if it bleeds to keep infections at bay. Also, visit your doctor in the event you require antibiotics.

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9. Potato

Potatoes are mostly used for preparing foods and snacks; it is one of the natural products that people use to prepare their favorite foods like fried and mashed potatoes. This product can also be used for healing your skin of skin tags. While you may be baffled how a skin tag could be removed using potato, it is in fact a popular home remedy for various skin conditions like rashes and itchy skin. The reputation of the potato is impressive, though it is still a mystery what makes the potato an effective remedy, it is easily accessible and cheap to acquire. For one to make a product that will take away skin tags, they only need one average-sized potato.

From a white potato, which is preferred to other types of potatoes, obtain a thin slice and place it on the skin growth. You can use something to hold the potato slice firmly in place, such as a bandage. This should stay on for several hours in order to allow its oxidizing characteristic to work, plus the fact that the potato is semipermeable, the fluids in the potato are transferred into the skin over time. Remove the slice of potato after it gets dry.

With this in mind, one should avoid placing any strange things on the skin because the skin can absorb the fluids from the product. If the product has dangerous components to it, it might lead to skin complications. One should take great care of the skin as it is the largest organ of the body, and it is one of the organs that allows the body to breathe. It also has nerves that sense the different activities around your body, and so if it becomes damaged, it may not only lead to one getting a skin tag infection, but it also may impair the overall functioning of the skin.

For one to get effective results from the potato method, he or she should repeat this treatment daily. After about a week or so, the skin tag will be gone.

It is important to note that after using the potato once, you need to dispose of the remaining portion of the potato. You are not to use it again, because any potato that has already been peeled prior to the application should not be used, due to the fact that when the white part has been exposed to the air, it loses its effectiveness. If one wishes to use the portion of the peeled potato that was not used earlier, he or she could prepare the remaining portion as food, or it could be preserved carefully by covering it with bread. But if you see any discoloration on the peeled potato, do not use it; peel a fresh potato instead.

The use of a potato to remove skin tags is one of the more effective methods that do not leave the skin with an uncomfortable feeling. Plus it seldom has any adverse effects on the skin.

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10. Banana Peel

It is easy to access banana peels. Ordinarily, before one discovers the importance of banana peels, he or she tends to see it as garbage and immediately after eating the fruit, it is thrown in the trash. Banana peels contain potassium and other important mineral components which work well to clear skin tags. The two acidic components are good in clearing many skin issues; this is why many skin drugs contain these two components.

Instead of one wasting his or her money in buying the drugs or other products, they should consider the use of raw banana peels. To use this remedy, cut off a small part of a banana peel, secure the inside part of the peel to the skin tag with a bandage and leave it on for the night. You will need to maintain extra care and try to avoid unnecessary movements that might shift the banana peel off the skin tag. In the morning, wipe the skin in a gentle manner. Repeat the procedure daily and within two weeks, the skin tag will have disappeared.

It is not necessary to only do the procedure overnight. You can do it during the day if you prefer, but you may feel uncomfortable with the smell that comes from the banana peel over time. On the other hand, the skin picks up new products more efficiently during the night while one is resting. But, the downside of doing the remedy at night is the possibility of the banana peel coming off during the night and soiling your sheets. If you do the remedy at night, you will need to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and ensure that your beddings are exposed to sunlight frequently.

After you take off the bandage, ensure that you rinse your skin with warm water only; do not use scented products. Apply oil on your skin after five minutes; the oil should have fewer chemicals, as this might affect the working of the product from the banana peel.

Seek the services of a dermatologist if your skin tag continues to be stubborn. The dermatologist can remove the skin tag using an ointment to dry the growth, or using dry ice. The doctor might even recommend using laser to get rid of the skin tag. The skin tag can be eliminated in just a single visit to the doctor using some of these simple and popular techniques. However, the procedures can be rather expensive, therefore many people prefer to explore other options, such as the home remedies mentioned in this article before consulting the doctor.

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