Warts, moles and skin tags look unsightly and are also uncomfortable. Dealing with skin tags is even more difficult than dealing with acne. However, you need not resort to expensive tag and wart removal treatments like electrolysis or cryotherapy. There are many easy ways to remove skin tags at home and they are completely safe, natural and inexpensive. So here are the proven and easy ways to remove skin tags at home.
1. Apple cider vinegar
Apply apple cider or white vinegar on the tags daily. This easy way to remove skin tags is effective but you need to be patient and use it for several weeks to see results. Take a clean sterile cotton wool and dip it into the organic apple cider vinegar. Apply it on the tags or warts or moles and leave it to dry naturally. Do not worry-the smell of vinegar will disappear soon. Repeat application 3-4 times daily until the tag falls off.
2. Duct tape
This is a safe method of skin tag removal. Apply duct tape on the tag and press down tightly before pulling it off with a little force. In most cases the tag will come off. Even if it does not come off completely, it will loosen a bit. If the tag has not come off, you must continue using the duct tape method until it comes off.
3. Vitamin E oil
Buy a few caplets of Vitamin E, cut them open and collect the oil in a teaspoon. Using a sterile Q-tip, apply the oil on the tags. Leave it on overnight covering the tag with an adhesive tape. Repeat application every day to see results.
4. Cut off blood supply to the skin tag
This is a slightly painful technique of tag removal but it is effective. Use a thin string or twine and tie it around the base of the tag. Make sure it is very tight. The knot should be such that the blood supply to the tag is cut off completely. This method of skin tag removal shows results quickly.
5. Use bloodroot salve (Sanguinaria canadensis)
This is an easy way of removing all kinds of abnormal growths including skin tags. Bloodroot salve is a small herb which is readily available in the form of tinctures or caplets. Take bloodroot salve internally and also apply it externally to the warts, skin tags and moles. Cover the tag with a bandage to ensure that the salve remains on the tag. Use this remedy diligently to see results.
6. Use essential oils
Many essential oils have the ability to destroy tags, warts and moles. Tea tree oil is one of the best oils for skin tags. Apply tea tree oil undiluted to the skin tag and cover it with a band-aid. Use this remedy daily for 2-3 weeks or until the tag falls off.
7. Onion juice
Chop an onion and rub some salt on it. Let it sit overnight. Next day, take the onion juice and apply it on the tags. Store remaining juice in the refrigerator for use later. Apply the juice every night on the tag. Cover it with a bandage. Repeat application every day until the tag falls off.
8. OTC wart and tag remover products
Many over-the-counter tag and wart removers contain salicylic acid and are easily available in the market.Make sure you protect the skin surrounding the tag with petroleum jelly first. Cover the tag completely with the wart remover. Cover with a bandage. Remove after a few hours to see if the tag has fallen off. If not, repeat application.
9. Drink chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that can strengthen immunity and dry up all kinds of skin irregularities.
Many people have actually meditated their skin warts, tags and moles away.
11. Miscellaneous remedies
Other remedies for home skin tag removal are lemon juice, potato juice, Aloe Vera, pineapple juice, mixture of olive oil and used tea bags. Use these remedies to remove tags.
12. Get it checked out
Skin tags, warts and moles are usually benign. However, some moles can be cancerous so make sure to have them checked out to rule out that possibility. Likewise, warts can caused by herpes virus and generally result from poor diet or low immunity. Warts can also be contagious and could spread to healthy areas of the skin. So do get your ‘skin tags’ checked out especially if they recur or appear to change shape.
If you have skin tags, warts or moles, there are many things you can do to remove them naturally. While all these problems can be dealt with surgically, it is better to try getting rid of them in the comforts of your home. Try the above easy ways to remove skin tags but if these ways do not show results, seek medical attention.