• Learn more about Skin Tags

    on Jan 18th, 2018

What is Skin Tag?

Skin tags are benign skin growths that look like small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless and can come in multiples. Skin tags can fall off spontaneously but most will persist once they have formed. The medical term for skin tag is acrochordon. You maybe be wondering how or why you would get skin tags. Most people will get skin tags at some point in their lives but skin tags are more common among people with diabetes as well as people who are overweight or obese. The friction created by skin rubbing against skin is a cause of skin tags in certain people.

Skin tags often grow in body folds. Although skin tags are typically harmless, depending on the location, they may become annoying and lead you to look for ways to remove the annoying extra skin. There are a few options when considering how to remove a skin tag. You can make a visit to your healthcare physician or dermatologist. The doctor may use liquid nitrogen and freeze the excess skin off. If you are looking for home remedies to treat your skin tags you can use apple cider vinegar. You will want to apply the apple cider vinegar to the skin in fifteen min increments three times a day with a cotton ball until the skin tag dries up and eventually falls off. You can try a chemical. They even sell skin tag removal kits. Skin tags are harmless growths so don’t worry about them too much unless they make you uncomfortable or if they are simply annoying.

Skin Tags Removal and How-To

Skin tags are benign skin growths. Although this is a harmless growth it can often become annoying especially when the skin tag in on a part of your body that is constantly being rubbed. There are a few options for skin tags removal and how-to. You can make a visit to your healthcare physician or dermatologist. The doctor may use liquid nitrogen and freeze the skin tag off.

If you are looking for home remedies here are a few options:

Apple Cider Vinegar. You can use apple cider vinegar and apply it to the skin in fifteen min increments three times a day with a cotton ball until the skin tag dries up and eventually falls off.

Vitamin E Oil. Vitamin E oil is known to be great for skin. It is also known to be used in the treatment of scars. Apply this magical oil to your skin tag and watch it disappear.

Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil is a topical antiseptic. It is also great for treating fungal infection. Because of its’ great healing power, it is often used to treat acne and rashes. Tea tree oil can also be used to dry up skin tags.

Oil of Oregano. Apply oil of oregano directly to your skin tag three times a day. Allow the skin to air dry before cover with a bandage. Repeat this process until skin tag dries up and falls off.

Iodine. Apply coconut oil to surrounding skin to avoid skin irritation. Apply iodine directly to the skin tag with a Q-tip.

Garlic. Because of garlic’s high levels of allicin, it is used to get rid of inflammation and skin breakouts. Getting skin tags can be a reaction to an irritant so using garlic is a great way to heal this skin issue.

Places Skin Tags Form

Places skin tags form can be anywhere. They are more common in places that the skin folds. Skin tags are not limited to these dark and often moist places. Skin tags can appear anywhere on your body where the skin is present, so basically anywhere except your eyeballs and your mouth. Skin tags are common on the neck and armpits, maybe because these two places tend to be covered and sweaty. Other common places that skin tags occur are the eyelids, upper chest, buttock folds, and groin folds. Skins tags are most likely to occur where the skin rubs against other skin or clothing such as places like the inner thigh, especially on women. Babies tend to have many folds or rolls on their body especially ones that are plumper. Active individuals, especially individuals who're active life includes plenty of running, tend to develop skin tags. Friction from the activity is probably the culprit for the surfacing of skin tags.

Sweat and friction lend itself to the development of skin tags. Skin tags have been reported in the following areas of the body:

While these are common areas when skin tags can be found they can occur anywhere on the body. Skin tags are benign and are harmless. They don’t need to be treated but often are only for cosmetic reasons. Most people will eventually have to deal with having a skin tag as this is very common especially as we age.

Products for Skin Tags

There are many products for skin tags available to help remove skin tags. Many of with can be purchased at the local drug store or even grocery store. Try one or a few of these natural substances to treat and remove skin tags.

Apple Cider Vinegar. Vinegar is very acidic. Because of the acidity apple cider vinegar can be applied to a skin tag in the attempt of drying the skin out to the point that it will eventually fall off. Use apple cider vinegar instead of regular white vinegar as it is softer on the skin.

Essential Oils. Essential oils are used in a variety of home remedies. They can be used to give your skin an extra glow, to cure a headache, relax muscles, and some people just love the way essential oils smell. Included with all of the great uses for essential oils you can also use some of them to remove skin tags.

Frankincense Essential Oil. Using frankincense oil helps acne, stretch marks, and eczema. Any oil that helps your skin in so many ways will also be able to assist you in the removal of skin tags.

Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil is known to be great for the skin in general. It gets rid of inflammation and fungus.

Lavender Oil. Lavender oil is great for calming the skin.

Oregano Essential Oil. Apply oil of oregano directly to your skin tag three times a day. Allow the skin to air dry before cover with a bandage. Repeat this process until skin tag dries up and falls off.

Vitamin E Oil. Apply Vitamin E oil to the skin tag. It is an antiseptic.

Iodine. Apply coconut oil to surrounding skin to avoid skin irritation. Apply iodine directly to the skin tag with a Q-tip.

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