Skin tags are harmless; they are benign growths that from a medical standpoint bear no significance. The only effect they have is on someone’s self-esteem. Some of them tend to fall on their own, while others need to be removed.
Removing them can be complicated, especially if the skin tag is near the eyes, around the genitals, if it’s large, or it causes pain. Otherwise, there isn’t much to be concerned about them. Here we will explain the top seven natural ways how to remove a skin tag at home.
#7 Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has antiseptic, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimelanomic properties. Plus, it contains p-cymene, thymol, and Carvacrol components. Each of them features strong anti-bacterial properties. The oregano oil can take care of a skin tag in about a month or so.
Make a mixture of two to three oregano oil drops and five or six drops of coconut oil. Apply the mixture directly on the skin tag three times per day. As a result, the skin tag will dry out and will fall on its own. Just keep it away from your eyes, and you won’t have to worry about anything.
#6 Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply them on the skin tag. Make sure that you clean the skin before applying the vinegar. The apple cider vinegar should be used three times every day until the skin tag falls off. If there is some itching, make sure that the next time you dilute it with some water.
Garlic’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties are well known to researchers and dermatologists. As long as the garlic is fresh, it can dry out a skin tag. To make the most of it, you need four fresh garlic cloves to ground them up into a paste. Then the paste needs to be applied directly onto the skin. Also, find a small patch that can keep the paste in place.
#4 Lemon Juice
Lemon juice contains citric acid and is a powerful antiseptic, both of which are very helpful in drying out skin tags. To make it work you need to squeeze out half a fresh lemon on a cotton ball. Afterward, apply the cotton ball on the skin tag. Let it stay there for some time and don’t wash it off. Repeat that three times a day and keep on doing it until the skin tag falls on its own.
#3 Fig Stem Juice
Fig steam juice can help balance alkaline-acid and thus make the skin tag fall off on their own. All you need to do is to get some fig stems and blend them in order to extract the juice. The juice can be applied three or four times each day. Typically, you will see results in three to four weeks.
#2 Dandelion Stem Juice
The beauty of this juice is that it can be used for all sorts of skin issues, not just skin tags. Squeeze the stem, and you will be able to extract the juice. After you extract the juice, apply it on the skin tag. Just make sure that you cover the area with a band-aid. That way, you can keep it on the skin tag. You can apply the dandelion stem juice up to four times per day.
Don’t use this juice if you are allergic to ragweed, marigold, chrysanthemums, and daises. There is a pretty good chance that you are allergic to dandelion if you are allergic to one of those plants. Other than that, make sure that you cleanse the skin between applications. Soon enough, the skin tag will dry out and fall off on its own.
#1 Castor and Tea Tree Oil
Both plants contain potent antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties that can effectively dry out a skin tag and make it painlessly fall off by itself. To use this remedy, you will need a cotton ball soaked in water and then added three drops of castor oil or tea tree oil. But before you apply it, thoroughly clean the skin tag, as well as the surrounding skin.
Grab the cotton ball and gently apply it on the skin tag. You can even massage it with the soaked cotton ball. You can repeat that up to three times a day for as many days as needed until the skin tag falls off.
Always consult your doctor before using any home remedies.
Each of the remedies is 100% natural, each can be very effective, and each is super-easy to apply it. Simply follow the given guidelines and the skin tag will be gone without any intervention from a doctor and painlessly. Visit the doctor’s office if you don’t see any results within the expected time frame.