by Harvey Lee
Skin tags, also known as Acrochorda, are small, flesh coloured deformed outgrowths of the skin that usually appear on the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, chest, and inner thighs. Some of the most common causes of developing skin tags are hormonal changes during pregnancy, excessive use of steroids, friction of skin against skin, skin against clothing and jewellery, obesity, diabetes, and heredity.
Generally speaking, skin tags are harmless and painless. Sure, they can be itchy and cause an enormous amount of discomfort, but skin tags are usually non-threatening. For those who suffer from skin tags also complain of lower self esteem as skin tags can affect your look. Therefore, it is wise to get rid of skin tags as quickly as possible.
Although skin tags can be safely removed through medical procedures like excision, ligation and cauterization, it is vital to know that these procedures are expensive. Besides, if logic prevails, then one might wonder, why should one undergo such expensive procedures when there are plenty of safe, natural, inexpensive homemade remedies available for removing skin tags effectively?
Homemade Remedies for Removing Skin Tags
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil containing powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties that keep the skin free from impurities that cause skin tags. Tea tree oil will help to dry out skin tags from the inside of the skin. But, make sure that you do not ingest this oil as it may then lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, and drowsiness.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) plays a pivotal role in removing dead skin cells and in reducing warts, moles, and of course skin tags. Some individuals use it topically and others use it internally to detoxify the skin.
Wash and dry the surrounding skin of the skin tag. Then soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze it to wring out excessive vinegar. Now apply it to skin tags and leave on for a few minutes.
If you are looking for a simple way to remove skin tags, then choose pineapple juice for your treatment. Pineapple is rich with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all known for building the immune system. Moreover, pineapple juice also clears away all dead skin cells and in return help the body generate collagen, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
- Baking Soda
It is easy to find baking soda in most of the households. Baking soda is quite useful in removing skin tags. Mix the baking soda with warm water. Apply the paste on the skin tags and allow it to dry. Reapply at least twice a day, for two weeks at least to see the difference.
- Aloe Vera
Lastly, but most importantly, rely on Aloe Vera for effectively removing skin tags. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, Aloe Vera is well known for healing all kinds of skin tags. It is a good idea to rub fresh Aloe Vera gel on the skin tags at least thrice a day for a few weeks.
In addition to relying on the mentioned homemade remedies for treating skin tags, it is also very important to follow a disciplined lifestyle. For instance, it is vital to keep weight under control. And, one must also include fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in fibre in the daily diet. Consume foods that are power packed with anti-oxidants. Sugar should be avoided, at all times. In addition, try to avoid grease, fat and processed foods. Alcohol and smoking should be avoided.
Try to maintain a balance in the hormones. Moreover, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Remember to wear loose clothing and jewellery that does not create any friction with the skin. Always wash your skin regularly. And, by all means, avoid using cheap skin creams for your skin.
About the Author
Harvey Lee is a health and beauty blogger and works with various industry leading health and beauty product brands e.g. Tagband: UK’s leading brand for skin tag removal devices. He has an interest in building the knowledge and self – confidence of people who really want to improve their lives by following proper health guides and staying fit for life.