What on earth is a skin tag? As if having acne blemishes, warts and discolorations on the skin aren’t enough to get you down, there is this little bit of hanging skin that can develop called a skin tag. Many people will opt for surgical removal or using over the counter remedies for getting rid of skin tags but you don’t have to go under the knife, have them frozen or burned off to be rid of these fleshy little bits. Many are opting for a more natural way to be rid of these. Let’s take a look at some of the top natural remedies beings used for skin tag removal.
Castor Oil mixed with Baking Soda
Baking soda works to dry the skin tag, while castor oil cleans and softens the skin. The combo has long been used for a variety of skin ailments, such as removing brown spots, tumors, moles and those annoying skin tags. Castor oil can be used on its own, rubbed onto the skin tag several times a day. The other option is to blend it with baking soda into a thick paste and apply this to your skin tags. Cover the area with a bandage and leave it to sit overnight. This should be repeated each night for a period of up to ten days, where the skin tag will die off and fall away on its own.
Coconut and Oregano Oils
Oregano is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and antioxidant properties. It can take anywhere between three weeks to two months to remove a skin tag using this method. Oregano oil can be mixed with coconut oil and be applied by rubbing it onto your skin tags three times per day. You will slowly see the skin tag turning darker as it dies and finally dies off and falls away.
* This remedy should not be used on the eyelids
The citric acid found in lemon juice works by drying out the skin tags while it kills off any bacteria. Lemons also have calcium and magnesium, which helps to boost the immune system. Lemon juice has been used to prevent a variety of skin issues when it is used as a cleanser. Take 1 whole lemon and squeeze this to extract the juice, which can then be applied to your skin tags 3 times a day. You will generally see results within 2 to 3 weeks.
Pineapple has been used as a natural remedy to remove skin tags because it is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It hydrates your skin to give it a smoother and more youthful appearance to start. It also assists in clearing away dead skin cells and helps to promotes the production of collagen. Used to remove skin tags, a few pieces of pineapple are blended and the juice is used to apply to the area. This can be repeated three times per day, with results being seen within 2 to 4 weeks.
Garlic is an age old remedy for many ailment due to its anti-oxidant properties. It also has selenium and enzymes that break down your skin tags. Use 4 cloves of fresh garlic and puree, mince or crush these into a paste. Apply this paste to your skin tag, then cover it and leave it to sit over night. Wash this off in the morning and then repeat the process each night. Results should be seen in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Turmeric and Aloe Vera
Turmeric is known for its anti-bacterial properties, which purify and fight off infections. Aloe Vera has a history as a healing plant that goes back centuries and is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The combo together works to break down the bacteria found within and under the skin tag. The gel from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf can be mixed with Turmeric until you have a paste, which is applied to the skin tag. Cover this up and leave it on over night. Repeat this every day until the skin tag falls off on its own.
These are just a few of the natural remedies you can find for removing skin tags. If you’re uncertain about whether your bumps and lumps are skin tags, you should see your doctor. You can also find images and information online.