Skin tags are small, fleshy, benign growth on the skin. It can appear anywhere on the skin or face. They can be either of the color of your complexion or slightly darker than that and can be as big as a large grape. They are usually very small and grows even slower never exceeding the size of half an inch. Skin tags are movable, soft and appear to be like a part of the skin attached to it by a stalk. Skin tags can be really irritating if they are on your face or at places noticeable. They can also be at inconvenient locations like under your bra or wrist watch strap.
People want them removed for several reasons. Either they are present in a location which stays mostly exposed or they are located on your face. Having a skin tag on your face can be highly annoying. The obvious result will be the need to remove it. Besides their presence in inconvenient location can also be very disturbing. Most of the people don't care if they are present in parts of the body not visible from outside. The most common reason for the need of removal of a skin tag is because they are ugly to look at.
Many home remedies for skin tags on the internet but only a few of them are effective. First, before you attempt to remove it you should make sure that it is really a skin tag and not anything else. If the skin growth meets all the aforementioned criteria then it is extremely likely that it is indeed a skin tag.
Once you are sure there are multiple home made solutions to remove it. The most effective one is to tie it with a clean thread or a dental floss from the base and clip it off with a sterilized pair of scissor or nail cutter. Keep the place clean by using anti bacterial ointment on the area. A skin tag should not reappear at a same spot.
Here are some additional home remedies that are also used but are less effective:
- Keep your skin tag soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Then apply apple cider vinegar on it with the help of cotton and wash off after 10-15 minutes. Pat it dry.
- Apply cauliflower juice on the tag regularly until it sheds off. Get a Thuja tincture from any herbal store and apply it twice daily. Skin tags will disappear in 2-3 weeks.