Before going for cosmetic surgeries, here are some home remedies you must try for skin tags removal.
Skin tags are the outgrowths of the skin due to the accumulation of blood vessels and collagen. They can be found on the eyelids, arms, armpits and neck. Although they are harmless, they can affect one’s self-esteem. Skin tags can be removed by doctors by using techniques like freezing, threading or cutting off the skin tags.
But before going to the doctor, here are simple home remedies you can try to remove skin tags. These remedies are rich in several properties that prevent the composite of cells and vessels.
Dandelion Stem Juice:
Dandelion stem juice is useful to treat common skin issues, including skin tags. All you need is to take the dandelion with the stem and extract the juice by squeezing it. You obtain a milky liquid, which can be directly applied to the skin. Secure the area with a band-aid. Repeat the process for four times a day and keep your skin clean and dry between usages.
But you should avoid dandelion stem juice if you’re allergic to daisies, ragweed and marigolds as the dandelion belongs to the same plant category.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for healing since 400 B.C. From weight loss, diabetes prevention to the sunburned skin, the vinegar is effective home remedy for most of the health issues. Likewise, you can trust ACV when it comes to removing the skin tag. Thanks to its acidic nature which eliminates the cells in the skin tag, thereby making it to fading away. Dip cotton balls in apple cider vinegar and use it directly on the skin tag; you may feel sensation for few minutes. Wait for 3 hours and rinse it off with warm water. Do the process for three times daily to see the improvement. (Dilute the apple cider vinegar with little water if you have a sensitive skin.)
Like Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon juice is effective on skin tags due to its acidic nature. It is powerful antiseptic and contains citric acids, which dries out the skin tags by breaking out the cells. Simply take lemons slice and extract its juice to be soaked by a cotton ball. Apply the cotton ball on the skin tag and let it dry naturally. Repeat this daily till the skin tag disappears completely.
Garlic has been the old age remedy for various health problems in the East. It is rich in anti-fungal and antibacterial elements which make the skin tags dried out. Take fresh garlic cloves and ground them to obtain a thick paste. Now, apply the paste on the skin tags. Secure it with a bandage for overnight. Next morning, wash the area with warm water. Do this process daily to see improvement.
One of the kitchen staples, onion is loaded with phytochemicals, chromium, vitamins, and minerals to heal several health problems, including skin tags. All you need to slice an onion and leave it overnight in a bowl with some salt. Extract the juice and apply it on your skin tags for 2-3 weeks to see the results.
These home remedies are effective and may take a long time to remove the skin tags. However, you must go the doctor if you don’t see any improvement or feel any irritation.