Skin tags medically known as Acrochorda, are soft, non-cancerous skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. However this skin outgrowths is harmless that may appear on various parts of the body. Skin tags usually occur on eyelids, neck, arms, lower part of the breast, groin, upper chest portion and armpits. These are caused when the skin is rubbed against the skin. They are smooth to appear, fleshy pink or brownish in color and irregular shape.  These skin tags equally affect males and females. Skin tags are caused due to the accumulation of blood vessels and collagen in the thicker parts of the skin. This is mainly caused due to the rubbing of skin, which mainly occurs in skin folds and creases. Usage of steroids causes the collagen fibers in the skin to bond which forms skin tags on the body skin. Skin tags are commonly caused in the people who are suffering from obesity or overweight, diabetes and women who are pregnant. Sometimes heredity will also be a reason for skin tags.

Treatment Options For Skin Tags:

Usually skin tags are not harmful and painful, but commonly people want to get rid of them for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons. Large ones should be removed as they frequently cause irritation when rubbed with Cloth, Jewelry or stuck in something. 
If, however, you want to remove your skin tags because you view them as unsightly, there are a number of ways to remove them, both at home and by visiting the doctor. Instead of rushing to the doctor, skin tags can be easily removed at home by trying out some simple natural home remedies.


1-Tea Tree Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice

Mix well 3 drops of Tea tree oil, 4 drops of raw Apple cider vinegar and 5 drops of fresh Lemon juice. Apply to a small piece of cotton. Place the cotton on the skin tag. Secure the cotton with any plaster or first aid tape. Repeat twice a day. Within 10 days your skin tag will be gone forever.
Tea Tree Oil is an anti viral; anti biotic, strong anti fungal dries out any wart and even skin tags from inside out and probably if there was any surface fungal growth that would be taken care of by the Oil.  Apply Tea Tree Oil directly to the skin tag using a cotton bud / swab or Q-tip. If the tea tree oil irritates the surrounding skin, dilute it with a little bit of water. Put 3 drops of tea tree oil to the soaked cotton ball now apply it directly to the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat this process three times a day until the skin tag darkens and eventually falls off.

3-Castor Oil, Baking Soda

Castor oil was used on a wide variety of common ailments and can be taken both internally and externally. You can use castor oil as an external ointment on your skin growths. Mix baking soda and castor oil and form a thick paste. . You can also add some citrus oil to the paste as it will be very stinky. Now apply this paste on the skin tag and wrap it with bandage. Do this before you go to sleep at night. In the morning, wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process for about 10 days until the tag totally vanishes. Typical time until the skin tag vanishes...2-4 weeks.
Unfiltered/Raw Apple cider vinegar works very well for removing skin tags and the vinegar totally destroys all the tissues in the skin tag. Apply a small dab of vinegar on cotton ball or a q-tip and apply it on the skin tag. After application, it causes a stinging sensation for a few minutes, but if you cannot bear this, dilute your apple cider vinegar in some water and then apply. Do this at least thrice a day. The typical time it will take is 2-4 weeks before the skin tag vanishes.

5-Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which helps you in decomposing off the cells in the skin tags. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it over the skin tag. Do it twice or thrice a day. Repeat this remedy for a few days until the outgrowths completely vanishes. You may see your tag coming off within 2-4 weeks.

6-Onion Juice

There are certain components in the onion that will help you in curing these skin tags on your body.  Peel and slice 1 medium Onion into small pieces and soak it in a container with ½ tsp Salt overnight. Extract the juice from it, the next morning. Apply this juice every night on the skin tag rinse it off in the morning with warm water. Continue this process every night for at least 10-12 days. It will completely remove the tag.

7-Pineapple Juice

Fresh Pineapple juice is one of the simplest and effective ways to remove skin tags. Apply the fresh pineapple juice on the affected area for twice or thrice each day for 7 to 10 days without rinsing it off, this makes the skin tag to scrape off.

8-Ginger Juice

Apply extracted juice of raw ginger on the affected area for around 2 weeks this remedy will help remove the skin tag permanently.

9-Garlic Paste

Garlic has superb antibacterial, anti fungal and antimicrobial properties and it is one of the most popular as well as effective remedies for not only skin tags. Before going to bed apply Garlic paste onto the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Let it rest overnight in the morning, remove the bandage and wash off your skin. Repeat this process every night for few days until the skin tag falls off.

10-Aloe Vera Gel

Apply Aloe Vera jel and gently massage it on your skin tag. Repeat it daily. This is an effective home remedy as it will help in eliminating the skin tag in a few days. Because of its ability to health any kind of skin disorders so it is used as a main in gradient in many skin care products.

11-Banana Peel

Cut a small piece of banana peel and place the inside part of it over the skin tag and hold it securely with a bandage. You can also use first aid tape so that the peel doesn’t go anywhere while you sleep for the whole night. Take care that the inside of the peel comes in contact with the affected skin area. Let it rest overnight and repeat this process every night for a few days until the skin tag falls off.

12-Potato, Garlic, Cauliflower Paste

Make a thick paste of a small raw potato, 2-3 garlic cloves and 1-2 cauliflower florets. Apply it on the skin tag. Apply a dab of this paste on your skin tags at night before you go to sleep. Wrap the area with a bandage to let it stay on place. Keep applying this juice for a few days every night, until the skin tag completely vanishes. Potato helps to dry off the skin tag while removing it in a few days. Cauliflower dries out the skin flap and makes your skin smooth.

13-Dandelion Root

Dandelion herb is good for any skin diseases including eczema, warts, moles and skin tags. Apply the extract juice (milky liquid) of Dandelion root on the skin tag at least 3-4 times a day. Your skin tag will gradually become dark black and then will fall off.

14-Fresh Figs Milk

Apply milk of fresh Figs directly on the skin tag. Or Apply extract juice of fig stems on your skin tags 3-4 times a day. Practice it till the tag falls off. The effect can be seen in about 2-4 weeks.

15-Fenugreek Seeds

Soak 1 tbs Fenugreek seeds in a cup of water for overnight. Drink this water on an empty stomach, the next morning. Fenugreek is an amazing herb that contains powerful antioxidants. The efficacy of fenugreek seeds helps in skin tag removal.

16-Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is also used for the removal of skin tags. Press a vitamin E capsule over the skin tag and rub it. Cover the tag with a band-aid. Leave the band-aid on for several days before checking whether the skin tag has fallen off. If it hasn't, reapply some vitamin E formula and the band-aid, waiting for another couple days. For best results, repeat this procedure at least twice for continuous ten days.
Rub a little bit of alcohol onto a cotton ball and soak the cotton ball on the site of the skin tag 3 times a day. This method may sound a little painful, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Follow this procedure for up to several weeks or until the tag has fallen off. After several days, you should notice the skin tag changing color. It will gradually darken until it eventually falls off.


Dissolve an aspirin in a little bit of water. Now, apply this solution on the skin tag. This will dry the skin tag and let it fade off from the skin.

19-Essential Oils

Mix 40 ml/8 teaspoon of Sesame essential oil with 5 ml/1 teaspoon of oregano essential oil and ½ teaspoon of basil essential oil. Now, soak a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on the skin tag. Let it be for 30 minutes, and then, wash it off with water. Use this remedy once in a day until you get rid of the skin tag from eyelids or face. You can also apply a combination of lime essential oil and avocado oil, Oregano oil and Coconut oil. Oregano essential oil has very strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimelanomic, anti-oxidative, antispasmodic, antiseptic properties

20-Dental Floss

This is a common home remedy to get rid of skin tags. It can be used on any body part. Tie a dental floss a bit tightly around the base of the skin tag close to your body. This might sound painful to you, but it is not so. After a period of 2 – 3 weeks the skin tags will become smaller and will disappear in due course. This helps in killing the skin tag by blocking blood flow temporarily to the affected area.

21-Nail Polish

Duct tape or nail polish over a skin tag do work but can be painful. Cover the skin tag with nail polish, and let it dry for a day or two. If you are very sensitive to pain, numb it with ice cubes.  Repeat it for 2-3 times a day for a few days until the tag completely fades off from the skin.

22-Duct Tape

Duct tape is also a good way for removing skin tags at home.  Cover the skin tag completely with a small amount of duct tape for a continuous period of 10-12 days, keeping it over the skin tag until it the tape loosens. When it loosens, check to see whether the skin tag has either loosened or fallen off. If it hasn't reapplied a new piece of duct tape to the skin tag and wait for it to fall off.

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