How to get rid of skin tags? 10 Natural remedies
What is the deal with skin tags? Why do they develop? What are they?
The good news is that skin tags are harmless. They’re not gonna kill you. But they are really annoying because they look weird, and have a tendency to pop up on really annoying parts of your body!
Sometimes, they even grow so big to actually affect your self-esteem, especially when they appear somewhere really visible.
Skin tags can grow in many places, such as your neck, your grown, your armpits – and even your eyelids.
Removing them is actually not as difficult as you might have thought. There are numerous natural remedies you can use which will clear them right up while causing next to no pain or hassle. It’s worth bearing in mind that skin tags don’t just disappear, and most remedies will take at least two weeks to work their magic.
Let’s take a look at 10 of them!
Oregano essential oil is really effective at removing skin tags thanks to its super strong antibacterial agents. It also has anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidative properties.
Oregano essential oil works really quickly, and can have your skin tag eliminated in just a few weeks – four at the most if a skin tag is especially stubborn!
It really all depends how the essential oil reacts with your skin. Some women are lucky, and the tag clears up within a week or two, but some will have to wait a bit longer.
Dandelion Stem Juice
Dandelion stem juice is used to treat numerous skin complaints. All you need to do is tai a dandelion and squeeze the stem until a milky liquid is extracted.
Then, apply the liquid onto the affected area of your skin, cover with a band-aid and keep it like that overnight.
Applying a used banana peel to your skin might not sound like your cup of tea right now, but you have to hear us out.
The inside of a banana skin contains many vital nutrients and vitamins that your body wants. But because you just eat the banana before discarding the skin, your body misses out.
If you want to get rid of pesky skin tags quickly and cheaply, simply take your used banana peel and leave it on your skin for around half an hour. Then, rinse the area with warm water.
Black Walnut Hull Natural Tincture
You might asking “what the heck?” right now. But bear with us.
Black walnut hull is commonly used to treat numerous skin issues, such as ringworm, acne, moles, warts – and skin tags.
It is reckoned that the reason why black walnut hull is so good at treating skin conditions is because it contains Juglone, a natural ingredient which turns your skin tags (and acne etc) so toxic that your body actually rejects its tissues. It basically boots your skin tags outta there!
If you make black walnut hull tincture, you can either make it alcohol or water based.
Garlic is amazing. Okay? It’s amazing. It’s so good that dieticians and nutritionists are in agreement that you should aim to add garlic to your dinner every single day.
But as well as consuming garlic cloves for optimal health, you can also use a garlic paste to eliminate unwanted skin tags.
Making this paste is simple, and all you have to do is crush a few cloves – that’s it!
Then, apply the paste topically onto your skin tags before covering with a bandage and leaving on while you sleep.
Remove the next morning, wash the area, and repeat the procedure until the tag drops off.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a fab essential oil that you’ve probably already heard a lot about. It’s often applied topically to the skin to treat conditions such as acne, and is also highly effective when it comes to remedying skin tags.
According to ancient Chinese wisdom, skin tags suggest that your body is suffering from dampness. Sounds uncool, right? Fortunately, thanks to tea tree essential oil’s anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it is able to root out the dampness from the inside and eliminate your skin tag.
Lemon juice is great for flushing toxins out of your body, and it’s highly recommended that you drink a glass each day.
Lemon juice can also remove your skin tags. This method is simple, effective – and affordable.
The reason why lemon juice is so good at removing skin tags is because of its citric acid content. After applying topically repeatedly, the citric acid will eventually decompose your skin tag’s walls.
Keep on applying and your tags will eventually be starved of oxygen, at which point they will die – and flake off. Yay!
This method will take a bit of time to work, though – say, a month at least.
Aloe vera can be used to treat numerous skin conditions, and is often used to treat acne and warts. It has various healing properties, and is one of nature’s most potent remedies against diseases.
All you need to do is apply a fresh aloe vera gel on your skin tag before massaging for a couple of seconds.
Do this three times a day until the tag falls off.
Fig Stem Juice
As a alternative to dandelion stem juice, fig stem juice is fab because, as well as eliminating your pesky skin tags, it also helps to restore your body’s alkaline-acid balance – which is very important!
This one is more left-field than anything else on this list, and we urge some caution before you go ahead and try it. The key is to just not overuse it. Why? Because it targets healthy cells just as much as the bad ones! Darn.
BloodRoot has been used to hundreds of years in the treatment of warts, moles and skin tags. It can be effective, but it doesn’t work for everyone when it comes to skin tags. If you aren’t noticing any changes after a few days, stop applying.