Introduction and background
The general view about skin tags is that they are pretty much harmless and not too big thing to worry about but if they grow in the wrong places, they can be a source of great discomfort too. The medical name for skin tags is Acrochorda and they are found in places where the skin usually folds. This includes armpits, necks, the groin area and sometimes on the eyelids too. There is the option to simply let them do their time and then have them remove themselves from the spot they are on. But if they grow in the wrong place and cause discomfort or give a bad overall look, then you feel like removing them as soon as possible. However, simply ripping them off the skin isnâ€™t exactly the brightest idea as this could lead to further growth and a bad mark. Therefore there are several tested ways that are not only safe but can also ensure that you are not bothered by skin tags again once you remove them. These methods have been described below in proper detail so that you can apply them easily as an effective home remedy.
Methods of removal
- Oregano Oil â€“ Take 2-3 drops of oregano oil and mix it with 4-6 drops of coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the place where there are skin tags and then repeat the whole process 2-3 times daily. Your skin tags will change color for a few days before they automatically drop off from their place. A word of caution is to not use the oregano oil with the coconut oil otherwise you will end up with red colored skin marks.
- Tea Tree Oil â€“ What you need for this remedy is 3 drops of tea tree oil, a small cotton ball and some water. What you need to do is first of all, clean the skin tag. After that, dip the cotton ball in water and then squeeze it very gently to remove excess water from it. Put the oil on the cotton ball and then rub it on the skin tag. Repeat the whole thing three times a day and your skin tag will be gone in no time. One thing you must remember is to not swallow tea tree oil as it can possibly contain toxic substances which could result in several digestion problems or drowsiness. Consult a physician in case of such an accident.
- Dandelion Stem Juice â€“ This one is pretty simple. All you need to do is take a dandelion stem and squeeze it over the skin tag. The juice inside the stem is what you need on your skin tag. Once it is applied, leave it to dry. Repeat the whole thing 3-4 times daily. The skin tag will turn black and then eventually fall off. Before doing it, make sure you arenâ€™t allergic to dandelions.
- Lemon Juice â€“ Take the juice from half a lemon and dip a cotton ball in it. Apply it to the skin tag and then leave it to dry. Repeat the whole thing 2-3 times daily. The tag will get removed in about 2-4 weeks. One small thing that you should remember though is to not go out in the sun with the lime juice applied on the skin. You donâ€™t want a bad skin tan because thatâ€™s what is going to happen if you do.
The remedies above are very simple and the materials are easily accessible too. With no side effects to worry about, you can easily treat your skin tags and have them removed permanently. However it is still recommended that if you feel that even the slightest complication is developing then contact your physician immediately. All that is left now is for you to go ahead and say goodbye to your skin tags for good.