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How to Naturally Remove Skin Tags

It’s not only over-the-counter treatments and procedures carried out by medical professionals that can be used to remove skin tags. There are many natural products that most of us already have at home which have been proven to successfully remove skin tags in a safe and natural way. The key to removing skin tags at home naturally is to have patience. Whilst most over-the-counter treatments work in a matter of days or weeks, it can take much longer to remove skin tags with natural products found in your home.

Natural remedies for skin tag removal

Using Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a common staple ingredient in most households. Not only is it useful for cooking, but it is also a great way to treat a number of mild medical conditions at home, skin tags included. It’s the acidic quality in the vinegar that helps break down the skin tag and cause it to drop off, without affecting the healthy skin on the body.
To remove a skin tag with apple cider vinegar:

  1. Wash the skin tag and the surrounding area thoroughly with soap and water then dry.
  2. Dip a cotton ball into the apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess.
  3. Press the soaked cotton ball onto the skin tag and hold it there, making sure the whole skin tag is exposed to the apple cider vinegar.
  4. Remove the soaked cotton ball and thoroughly wash the treated area.

There is some debate on how long you should press the soaked cotton ball onto the skin tag. Some people state that a few minutes is long enough, whilst others argue that you’ll achieve faster results if you keep the soaked cotton ball in place for several hours or overnight. Everyone reacts to this sort of treatment differently, so in order to find what works for you, you’ll need to experiment.

Removing skin tags with apple cider vinegar will leave no scarring of any sort and you should feel no pain at all during the process. This makes this method suitable for using in sensitive parts of the body, such as the face, anus and genital area. However, because of the acidic quality of apple cider vinegar, this treatment should not be used on the eyelids or vulva.

Using Lemon juice

Lemon juice is another natural ingredient most of us use on a regular basis in the kitchen that can also help to remove skin tags. The juice from this fruit eradicates skin tags in a similar way to apple cider vinegar – the citric acid works to decompose the cells of the skin tag by drying it out.

To remove a skin tag with lemon juice:

  1. Wash the skin tag and the surrounding area thoroughly with soap and water then dry.
  2. Cut one fresh lemon in half and squeeze some juice onto a cotton ball.
  3. Hold the cotton ball onto each skin tag for a couple of minutes, making sure the whole skin tag is exposed to the lemon juice. Do not rinse.

If you repeat the lemon juice application on your skin tags on a daily basis, they should shrivel up and drop off in a matter of months. Removing a skin tag with lemon juice won’t hurt at all and you won’t be left with a scar when the tag falls off. Because there is no pain involved, you can safely use lemon juice to remove skin tags from sensitive parts of your body, but use extreme caution when using it around your eyes.

Using Baking Soda

Not only is baking soda great at cleaning tough stains in your kitchen and adding height to baked goods, but it’s also an effective skin tag removal treatment. Whilst many people have succeeded in removing skin tags through the use of a baking soda and water combination, others recommend a baking soda and castor oil combination, stating that the castor oil helps to fight inflammation and generally improves the look of the skin.

To remove skin tags with baking soda:

  1. Wash the skin tag and the surrounding area thoroughly with soap and water then dry.
  2. In a small bowl, combine baking soda with either water or castor oil, until you’ve got a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste onto the skin tag, making sure it covers it completely. Leave the paste to dry and do not rinse off in between applications.

The baking soda paste should be applied three times each day and you should begin to see results within the first week. After around two months of regular applications, your skin tag should drop off. As with most natural skin tag removal methods, there is no pain involved in removing skin tags with baking soda and the chances of scarring are minimal. Whilst this treatment is suitable to use on all parts of your body, you might want to avoid it for highly visible places, since you need to leave the paste on in between applications.

Using Dental floss

If you don’t have the time to apply oils or pastes to your skin tags several times each day, the dental floss method could work for you. Instead of removing the skin tag by drying it out, dental floss works to cut off the blood circulation to the skin tag, after which it will shrivel up and die off.

To remove skin tags with dental floss:

  1. Take a piece of dental floss and tie it around the base of the skin tag. Try and tie it as close to the skin as possible and make it as tight as you can for the best results.
  2. Cut off the excess dental floss.

After a few days or weeks of receiving no blood supply, the skin tag will fall off on its own without the need of any further attention. It’s important to remember to check the dental floss every day to make sure it’s still tight. If it loosens up enough to let blood flow to the tag, it will continue to thrive. If you choose to remove a skin tag with dental floss, you might feel a tight or numbing sensation shortly after the blood flow stops, but it won’t be overly uncomfortable. There is a small chance of scarring with this method, but the scar will only ever be as large as the skin tag stem. Just like the baking soda removal method, the dental floss removal method is mild enough to use on all parts of your body.

Using Nail polish

Although there is no scientific backing behind nail polish being an effective skin tag removal treatment, many people swear by it. However, overall, the results are fairly mixed and there is an equal chance that the treatment will do nothing for your skin tag.

To remove skin tags with nail polish:

  1. In the morning, wash the skin tag and the surrounding area thoroughly with soap and water then dry.
  2. Apply a small amount of clear nail polish into the skin tag, making sure you cover the whole tag.
  3. Just before bed, wash and dry the tag and surrounding skin again and apply a second coat of clear nail polish onto the skin tag.
  4. The next morning, use nail polish remover to get rid of the two previous coats and repeat the process.

Removing skin tags with nail polish takes at least two weeks for most people to see results, which makes it a rather quick removal method compared to others. And even though there is absolutely no pain or discomfort involved in removing a skin tag this way, there is a chance that you could be left with a scar. Because the nail polish needs to dry in between applications, this method is best left for parts of the body exposed to the open air.

Using Aloe vera gel

Regularly applying tea tree oil is the preferred skin tag removal method by many sufferers, but using aloe vera gel works just as well. The gel obtained from this plant has been used to treat a wide variety of skin condition for thousands of years and many people have had great success in using it to remove skin tags.

To remove skin tags with aloe vera gel:

  1. Wash the skin tag and the surrounding area thoroughly with soap and water then dry.
  2. Take a small amount of the aloe vera gel onto your finger and rub it onto the skin tag until it has been absorbed. Do not rinse.

For the best results, you’ll need to apply aloe vera gel to the skin tag at least twice each day for several weeks. There is no pain involved in removing skin tags this way and the possibility of scarring is almost nil. Because aloe vera gel is a mild, natural product, you can use it to remove skin tags from almost any part of your body.

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How to Remove Skin Tags on Neck

The neck is one of the most common body parts for skin tags to grow on. And whilst skin tags on the neck aren’t dangerous to your health, they can be unsightly and frequently catch on clothing and jewellery. If you’re not experiencing any discomfort from your skin tags and having them visible on your neck doesn’t bother you, then it’s wise to leave them alone. Skin tags rarely get bigger or cause any health problems if left untreated.
However, if your skin tags are bothering you, you can easily eradicate your discomfort and embarrassment by removing them. There are many methods and products you can use to remove skin tags at home or, if you prefer, you can visit a skin tag clinic to have your skin tags removed by a medical professional. Since the neck is not a sensitive place, there are plenty of safe and effective methods you can use to remove skin tags located on this part of the body.

Removing skin tags on neck with tea tree oil

If you prefer natural remedies to chemical treatments, removing your skin tags with tea tree oil might be the best option for you. The only major negative aspect of using tea tree oil to remove skin tags is that the process takes a very long time – it can take months of daily usage before your skin tags begin to dry up and drop off. However, tea tree oil is easy to buy over-the-counter or online and is often very cheap.
To remove a skin tag with tea tree oil, simply pour a small amount of the oil onto a cotton pad and dab it onto all of the skin tags, being sure to cover each one thoroughly. Repeat this process once or twice each day and in a couple of months, your skin tags should change colour and drop off.

Removing skin tags on neck with wart and mole remover

Another effective way of removing skin tags on your neck is to treat them with wart and mole removers, such as Cuplex Gel or Wart & Mole Vanish. Although these products aren’t marketed as skin tag removal treatments, many people have had success in using them to remove their skin tags. With wart and mole removers, you’ll get positive results more quickly than with tea tree oil, but you can still expect to wait at least a few weeks before your skin tags disappear.
Most wart and mole removers can be bought over-the-counter from your local pharmacy or online for very reasonable prices. To ensure you’re purchasing a product which will also remove skin tags, it’s always best to read reviews online first to see if anyone has tried it on skin tags or purchase one of the products we recommend.

Removing skin tags on neck with a freezing treatment

One of the most popular ways to remove skin tags on neck is to apply a freezing treatment. Although this removal method can often be uncomfortable, it’s one of the fastest ways to get rid of your skin tags. To use a freeze treatment, simply stand in front of a mirror and point the nozzle of the bottle directly over your skin tag on your neck. Then press and hold the button on the top of the bottle for as long as indicated by the instructions. During this time you’ll feel a numbing sensation as the treatment gets to work on the skin tag, but it will only last a few seconds. How long skin tags take to disappear following the use of a freezing treatment is entirely dependent on how large your skin tags are.
Most chemists sell skin tag freezing treatments over the counter without the need of a prescription, but you can also buy them online. They’re usually a little bit more expensive than tea tree oil and wart and mole removers, but they tend to work more quickly.

Removing skin tags on neck with a removal device

Removal devices are a great way of removing skin tags on the neck because you just need to carry out the treatment once and then forget about it until the skin tag falls off. This makes it one of the best options if you have many skin tags you want to get rid of. With a skin tag removal device, you simply use the cone provided to slide a small rubber band around the skin tag, thereby cutting off its blood supply. Over the course of a few days (for small skin tags) or weeks (for medium-size skin tags) your skin tag will die and fall off.
Skin tag removal devices are available to buy over-the-counter in some chemists, but they can be difficult to get a hold of. It’s for this reason we recommend that you buy your skin tag removal device online.

Removing skin tags on neck using a clinic

Since there are so many safe and effective ways of removing skin tags on your neck at home yourself, there’s really no need to visit a skin tag removal clinic and have them removed professionally. This method can prove to be very costly – especially if you have a lot of skin tags – and can take a lot of time. However, if you’d much rather a professional carry out the removal treatment, there are several ways it might be done.
Many dermatologists use a sterile blade or pair of scissors to slice off the skin tags. Other methods include using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tags (known medically as Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery), removing the skin tags with strong lasers and burning the stem between the skin and the skin tag until it falls off (known medically as cauterising).

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