15 Home Remedies for Skin Tags | MaxHomeRemedies.com

15 Home Remedies for Skin Tags

Skin tags, while not painful or dangerous, are unsightly and annoying. They can get caught in clothes and cause general irritation, making them troublesome little things that seem hard to get rid of. Skin tags are certainly treatable, and you never have to step foot inside of a doctor’s office in order to do so.

The possible causes of skin tag formation:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive use of steroids
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Scratches due to shaving, jewelry and clothing

In this article, we will discuss the best home remedies for skin tags. Each remedy that we detail will come with a step-by-step guide on how to complete them.

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is known as one of the best ways to get rid of skin tags. It can be found in different health food and grocery stores. It is quite common and inexpensive due to its popularity and multiple applications.

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Directions

  • Mix the tea tree oil essential oil with the pure vegetable oil. The vegetable oil will help carry the oil into the skin.
  • Dab the tea tree essential oils onto the affected area.
  • Rub the tea tree oil around the skin tag that you want to remove and over it as well. Use circular motions.
  • Keep repeating these steps until the skin tag goes away; the tea tree oil will remove the skin tag over time.

2. Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is highly acidic. It also contains an enzyme called bromelain that can eat away, so to speak, at the skin that you want to remove. Pineapple can be purchased at any grocery store in the produce aisle.

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Necessary Items

  • Pineapple juice

 Directions

  • Get pineapple juice on a cotton swab.
  • Put it onto the skin tag and around it as well.
  • Repeat this step twice daily until remedied.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar creates an acidic environment that kills the excess skin cells. It can most likely be found in your pantry, but if not, it costs next to nothing to purchase.

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Directions

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar with the vegetable or olive or oil. The oil will help carry the oil into the skin.
  • Put the apple cider vinegar onto the affected area.
  • Dab on the vinegar-oil mixture around and over the skin tag that you want to remove. Massage it around the area affected.
  • Repeat this again and again and dry up the skin tag to remove it.

4. Castor Oil and Baking Soda

Castor oil and baking soda is a cheap and easily accessible way to manage your skin tags. It can be applied overnight so that you can put it on and forget about it. Baking soda is a common household item, so it is likely that you will only need to buy the castor oil.

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Directions

  • Mix the Castor oil with the baking soda.
  • Dab the mixture onto the affected area.
  • Rub the mixture around the skin tag that you want to remove and over it as well. Use circular motions.
  • Leave it on overnight.
  • Wash it off when you wake up.
  • Keep repeating these steps until the skin tag goes away; the mixture will remove the skin tag over time.

5. Onion Juice

Onions are potent ways to get rid of skin tags. They draw out moisture in the excess skin to help it disappear more quickly. Onions can be purchased at any grocery store for your convenience. They cost next to nothing.

Necessary Items

  • Onion juice

Directions

  • Juice a small onion and strain it.
  • With a cotton swab or Q-tip, put the onion juice onto the skin tag.
  • Rub the onion juice around the skin tag and stimulate the blood flow.
  • Repeat these steps for as long as it takes.

6. Nail Polish

Nail polish is an excellent home remedy for skin tags. It works by smothering the skin tag so that it cannot get oxygen and continue to thrive. Any nail polish will do, but it is recommended that you use clear nail polish on skin tags that are in visible places.

Necessary Items

  • Clear or colored nail polish

 Directions

  • Apply nail polish to the skin tag.
  • Be sure that it is covered completely.
  • Let the nail polish dry.
  • Repeat these steps for 2 to 3 times every day for a few days.
  • Eventually, it will fade away from the skin.

7. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a highly acidic ingredient. This ingredient can create an unbalanced environment where the skin tag cannot thrive. Lemon juice is easy to come by; you can use fresh lemon from the grocery store or bottled, pre-prepared lemon juice.

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Necessary Items

  • Lemon juice
  • Q-tip or cotton swab/ball
  • Bowl

Directions

  • Squeeze a lemon and get juice out of it or use store bought juice instead.
  • Soak a cotton swab in the liquid.
  • Tape the cotton swab to the skin tag and leave it there for an hour or so.
  • Remove the tape and the swab but do not rinse.

8. String

String can cut off the circulation of the skin tag. This will cause it to dry up and get smaller before eventually falling off. Any sort of string will do, making this a free home remedy for skin tags.

Necessary Items

  • String of a small gauge

Directions

  • Tie the string tightly around the skin tag.
  • Place a band-aid over top of the area to keep it from becoming distressed or irritated.

9. Garlic

Garlic is a potent way to get rid of skin tags. It boasts antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help keep the skin tag free from infection during the healing process.

Necessary Items

  • Garlic or garlic juice
  • Q-tip or cotton swab/ball
  • Bowl

Directions

  • Mince some fresh garlic cloves.
  • Tape them onto the skin tag with medical tape.
  • Leave it there for up to four hours.
  • Remove the tape and garlic.
  • Repeat daily.

10. Essential Oils

Certain essential oils can help remove skin tags. These include:

They are cheap and can be found in most health food stores. These are best for skin tags on the face.

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Necessary Items

  • Bottle of your choice of essential oils listed above
  • Pure coconut oil
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil

Directions

  • Blend the essential oil with the pure coconut and olive or vegetable oil. The oil will help carry the oil into the skin
  • Put the oils onto the affected area.
  • Massage in the essential oil around the skin tag by using circular motions.
  • Keep repeating these steps until the problem has been solved.

11. Potato

Potato is effective at drying out the skin. This means that the potato used in this method will dry out the skin tag, causing it to shrink up and disappear with time. Potatoes are likely already in your home, and if they aren’t, you can find them at the store for next to nothing.

Necessary Items

  • Potato
  • Medical or scotch tape

Directions

  • Clean the affected area with the skin tag.
  • Cut off a large portion of the potato.
  • Use medical or scotch tape and secure the potato to the skin tag.
  • Repeat this step once every 12 hours or so.
  • Continue this process for one week until the skin tag has gone down and disappeared completely.

12. Dandelion root

Dandelion root is great at drying out the skin. You can apply the root by itself or use an essential oil on the skin tag. This will cause it to shrink up and disappear with time. They can be found at any health food store.

Remedy 1 – Necessary Items

  • Dandelion root
  • Medical or scotch tape

 Directions

  • Clean off the area with the skin tag.
  • Cut off a generous section of the dandelion root.
  • Use scotch or medical tape to keep the dandelion root to the skin tag.
  • Repeat this once each four hours or so.
  • Continue doing this until the skin tag is removed.

Remedy 2 – Necessary Items

 Directions

  • Blend the dandelion root essential oil with the pure oil of your choice. The oil will help get the dandelion essential oil into the skin.
  • Put the dandelion root essential oils onto the place with the skin tag.
  • Rub the dandelion root essential oil into and around the skin tag. You will want to do this with circular motions.
  • Repeat these steps long enough for the skin tag to go away.

13. Vegetable Juices

Juices from vegetables such as garlic, potatoes and cauliflower are especially useful for getting rid of skin tags. You can extract the juices or get essential oils of them to use in a more concentrated form.

Necessary Items

  • Garlic juice
  • Potato juice
  • Cauliflower juice

Directions

  • Combine equal parts of the 3 juices.
  • Apply the juice blend to the skin tag with a cotton swab.
  • Rub the juice blend in and around the skin tag. Use circular motions.
  • Do this until the skin tag is completely gone. It may take up to a week.

14. Duct Tape

Much like nail polish, duct tape will help to smother the skin tag. it is likely you already have this in your home.

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Necessary Ingredients

  • Duct tape

 Directions

  • Place a small piece of duct tape over the skin tag.
  • Repeat this for a few days until it goes away.

15. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is one of the swiftest ways to get rid of a skin tag. It dries it up from the inside out and causes it to fall off.

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 Directions

  • Bring water to its boiling point.
  • Place the Fenugreek seeds into the bottom of the mug or mix the Fenugreek seeds in. You want to be sure that it is thoroughly blended in.
  • Cover the Fenugreek seeds with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily.
  • You can drink it when symptoms are present or as a way to stop them.

Conclusion

While they are harmless, skin tags are unsightly and annoying, prompting people to want to get rid of them. In this article, we discussed several home remedies for skin tags. Did we forget to mention your favorite method? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Very informative! Home remedies are actually helpful for treating many skin problems. These remedies are the best because they usually never come with bad side effects. I was able to got rid of my skin tags by tea tree oil.

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