A skin tag is a small piece of soft, hanging skin that may have a peduncle, or stalk. They can appear anywhere on the body, but especially where skin rubs against other skin or clothing.
Other names are an acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tags.
Skin tags are very common and generally occur after midlife. They affect men and women equally.
As skin tags are usually harmless, removal is normally for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons.
Large skin tags, especially in areas where they may rub against something, such as clothing, jewelry or skin, may be removed due to irritation.
Removing a large skin tag from the face or under the arms can make shaving easier.
1) Use Dental Floss:
By tying off skin tags you can stop the blood circulation and oxygen supply to that portion and as a result it dries off and falls down. Ligation is the other name you can give it to this procedure. It is very popular among people as it is inexpensive and quite easy to follow. you should first clean and sanitize the area where it resides so that there will be less chances of any other skin infection. Wrap the skin tag with a string tightly at the root of it. Keep tightening it daily so that skin tag does not get blood supply until you get the desired result. After 2-4 days the skin tag will turn black in color. Within a week or so you will get rid of your skin tag. Indeed, it is one of the simplest ways to remove a skin tag.
2) Use Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar can be used to remove a skin tag naturally. In a simple procedure, you just need to apply apple cider vinegar using a cotton ball to that area where skin tag lies. Repeat it 3 times a day. In a week or so your skin tag will start changing its color to black. It dries off and fall off eventually without leaving any visible mark or scar on your skin.
3) Use Liquid Nitrogen:
You can opt to freeze off your skin tag using liquid nitrogen. It is a simple home remedy. Buy a liquid nitrogen spray from chemist shop and apply it on your skin tag at home. In a week or two you will see the desired result. So, just freeze off your wart or skin tag and get rid of it naturally.
4) Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil can be equally beneficial to remove a skin tag. Though it doesn’t smell good but why not try it to get rid of your skin tags. Firstly, clean the area around the skin tag with soap and water. Now, using a Q-tip apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the skin tag. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day. After a week tag will darken up and eventually falls off without leaving any scar. You can dilute the tea tree oil in case it causes irritation. Dilute it using equal proportion of coconut oil. Try covering the skin tag with a band-aid or plaster for getting results fast.
5) Use Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice contains citric acid and has many antiseptic and anti bacterial properties. It can help you in drying out the skin tags with much ease by decomposing the cells. Take out some lemon juice and apply it on skin tags using a cotton ball. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day. Keep repeating it for a week or so until the skin tag falls off.