Skin tags are small growths or flaps of skin which are usually found around the neck, eyes, underarms, breasts, or groin. Thought to be caused by friction, skin irritation, obesity, and even genetics, these growths – which affect one in four people – are harmless. However, many people find them annoying, while others would like them gone for cosmetic reasons.
While you can visit your doctor to have skin tags burned off, cut off, or frozen off, at-home methods are usually much gentler, and more cost-effective.
Here are 8 home remedies to remove skin tags with minimal effort:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a magic ingredient that is used in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. This ingredient is known to remove the issue of skin tags completely as it destroys it very effectively. All you need to do is dip and soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the area where the skin tag is located.
However, before applying this liquid make sure you have thoroughly cleansed that portion of the skin and dried it completely. Also squeeze the piece of cotton over the skin tag so that it is able to saturate the apple cider vinegar completely. Apple cider vinegar being acidic in nature can result in itching and stinging to some people during the initial stages; for this you can dilute the vinegar with some water. However, pure apple cider vinegar if applied to skin tag three times a day on a regular basis is likely to destroy the skin tag completely.