The skin tags or the acrochorda are soft and small skin outgrowths that can appear on the different areas of the body. They are painless and harmless, but they are a cosmetic problem. The skin tags can vary in size and they can be wrinkled or smooth and flesh-colored. They are made of collagen fibers and blood vessels around the skin. There is no exact cause for the apparition of skin tags, but the specialists think that it is triggered by friction. That is why most of the skin tags are located on the underarms, the neck, eyelids, breasts, stomach or groin. Heredity can also play an important role when it comes to this problem. Diabetes, pregnancy and the hormonal changes can also be some of the causes.
Skin tags can be removed through excision, ligation, cryosurgery or cauterization, but they can also be eliminated by using home remedies that have no side effects and are less invasive.
Tea Tree Oil
The tea tree oil is acidic and can help you get rid of skin tags. The oil dries out the excrescence and in the end, it will fall off without causing any pain. The tea tree oil also has antiseptic properties and will prevent the skin from getting infected after the skin tag is eliminated. Use a cotton ball to dip in water and after you have eliminated the excess water, you can add 4 drops of this beneficial oil. Rub the affected area in circular motions. Let it cure for a couple of hours and after that wash it off. Repeat the remedy thrice a day until you see the skin tag disappeared.
Numerous skin conditions can be treated with fresh garlic and skin tags are some of them. The garlic contains a few enzymes that will shrink the skin tag and eliminate it naturally. Make a paste with a couple of crushed garlic cloves and then apply it on the skin tags. Cover the entire area with as bandage and let it sit for the night. In the morning, you can use warm water to wash the area. Continue the treatment every day for a couple of days until you see the skin tag removed.
This oil comes with antiseptic properties that will help you get rid of the skin tags. The oregano oil dries out the tag and it is also a numbing and cleansing agent. Mix coconut oil (4 drops) with oregano oil (2 drops) and apply the solution on the affected area. After it has dried, you can cleanse it with water. The remedy must be repeated thrice a day until the skin tag is removed.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Skin tags don’t get along with the apple cider vinegar, that is why they can be easily removed with this remedy. The apple cider vinegar is acidic and eliminates the skin tags by breaking down their excess cells. Use a cotton swab to dab with apple cider vinegar. Apply the swab on the affected area and even if you feel a stinging sensation, keep the cotton swab on for up to 4 hours. Use warm water to wash it off and repeat the remedy thrice a day for almost 4 weeks.
Other home remedies for skin tags are: banana peel, onion juice, castor oil, vitamin E oil, aloe vera and fenugreek seeds.