Skin tags are small growths that anyone can get just about anywhere on the body, such as the throat, armpits or groin.
While skin tags are harmless, they can still feel unpleasant to have.
But luckily there are ways to remove them – and you don’t even have to go to the clinic.
Read the home tricks below.
Skin tags are nothing unusual and we all can get them.
They may vary slightly in appearance and size, but they are most commonly found around the neck, armpits, eyelids or in the groin area.
If you think that skin tags are uncomfortable or disturbing, you should always visit a doctor to remove them.
But there are actually some simple and smart tricks to remove skin tags at home.
Best of all – it costs nothing and is completely painless.
Apple cider vinegar
You may already be carrying apple cider vinegar at home – but you you might not know that the malic acid in it works well to remove skin tags, according to doctors.
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cotton ball
Wash your skin with lukewarm water and soap. Wet the cotton pad in apple cider vinegar and apply it to your skin flap.
Repeat once a day until the skin flap begins to change color, and eventually falls off. Simple and painless.
This is an old trick that actually works – and is surprisingly painless.
Common sewing thread.
Tie some clean thread around the base of the skin tag, tightly so that it will not come loose.
Trim the ends of the thread or floss with scissors wiped with alcohol so the ends do not catch on anything.
Wait several days to one week until the skin tag falls off. B
asically the thread serves to inhibit the blood supply to the skin tag, causing it to wither and die.
Also see other 19 home remedies for removing skin tags
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best natural methods for skin tag removal at home. Soak a cotton ball in water and then, put at least 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on it.
Now, lightly rub it over the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat this daily at least twice a day for about a week until the skin tag completely vanishes.
2. Onion Juice
Cut an onion, and leave it overnight in a vessel containing some salt. Extract the juice from it, the next morning. Apply this juice every night on the skin tag for at least 10-12 days. It will completely remove the tag.
3. Castor Oil & Baking Soda
This is an easy skin tag removal method. Mix baking soda and castor oil and form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin tag and cover it. Leave it for a night. Wash it with warm water, the next morning. Repeat this process for about 10 days until the tag totally vanishes.
4. Pineapple Juice
This is one of the simplest ways to remove skin tags on skin. Apply pineapple juice every day at least 2-3 times, but don’t rinse it off. Repeat it for at least 10 days, until the skin tag is completely scraped off.
Apply garlic juice over the skin tag at least 2 times a day. But, make sure you change the garlic every time you put it on the skin tag.
6. Nail Polish
Nail polish is also a good way for removing skin tags at home. Cover the skin tag with nail polish, and let it dry. Repeat it for 2-3 times a day for a few days until the tag completely fades off from the skin.
7. Aloe Vera
Apply aloe vera juice and gently massage it on your skin tag. Repeat it daily. This is a good home remedy as it will help in eliminating the skin tag in a few days.
8. Lemon Juice
Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it over the skin tag. Repeat this remedy for a few days until the outgrowths completely vanishes.
9. Banana Peel
Cut a small piece of banana peel and place the inside part of it over the skin tag. Cover it firmly with gauze, and leave it overnight. Repeat this remedy daily until the skin tags fall off.
10. Duct Tape
Stick a duct tape to the skin tag for a continuous period of 10-12 days until the skin tag is completely removed. This is an effective home remedy to get rid of skin tags.
11. Tying off Skin Tags
This is a common home remedy to remove skin tags. Tie a thread or a dental floss a bit tightly around the skin tag. Now, cut the skin tag by using a nail cutter or scissors. This might sound painful to you, but it is not so. After removing the skin tag, apply an antibacterial cream over the area.
Note- Use a sterile nail cutter or scissors to cut the tags.
12. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant making it useful in the removal of skin tags. Cover the tag with vitamin E oil and then cover the tag with a band-aidEssential oils are gaining popularity for various skin conditions including skin tags.. Repeat this procedure until the tag is completely gone.
You can also rub raw ginger on the skin tag. If repeated regularly for about 2 weeks, this remedy will help remove the skin tag permanently.
Soak some fenugreek seeds in water for a night. Drink this water on an empty stomach, the next morning. Fenugreek is one of the best home remedies for the removal of skin tags.
15. Vegetable Juices
Mash a potato and a garlic clove. Chop some cauliflower. Extract the juices of all three and mix. Apply it on the skin tag. Keep applying this juice for a few days every night, until the skin tag completely vanishes.
You can also put a dab of any of these vegetables on the tag in the night and wrap it with the bandage. Remove it in the morning. Practice it till the tag falls off.
16. Essential Oils
Essential oils are gaining popularity for various skin conditions including skin tags.
Mix 8 teaspoon of sesame essential oil with 1 teaspoon of oregano essential oil and ½ teaspoon of basil essential oil.
Now, soak a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on the skin tag. Let it be for 30 minutes, and then, wash it off with water.
Use this remedy once in a day until you get rid of the skin tag from eyelids or face. You can also apply a combination of lime essential oil and avocado oil.
Place a slice of potato over the skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Potato helps to dry off the skin tag while removing it in a few days.
18. Dandelion Root
Apply the juice of dandelion root on the skin tag. Repeat the process for a few days until the lesion completely scrape off.
Dissolve an aspirin in a little bit of water. Now, apply this solution on the skin tag. This will dry the skin tag and let it fade off from the skin.