Skin tags are tiny, non-cancerous growths of color similar to the skin or a shade darker than it. You can usually find them in folded areas like armpits, eyelids, or groins. Though they are harmless, people remove them for aesthetic reasons. There are outpatient procedures to remove them but you can try some DIY home remedies as they are natural and safe.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree oil for Skin Tags
1. Tea Tree oil Compress
Take a cotton ball and soak in ta tree oil. Secure the skin tag with s bandage or tape and leave it overnight. repeat this every night until it falls off.
- Tea tree oil can cause skin irritation, so do a patch test on your arms and wait for 24-48 hrs to see if there are any adverse effects.
- Avoid ingesting tea tree oil as it is toxic. Also, keep away from the eyes.
2. Diluted Tea Tree oil with Carrier oil
How to Do:
- Tea tree is a strong oil that can be harsh so diluting it with carrier oils like coconut or jojoba oil is a safer way to use it.
- Mix one teaspoon of carrier oil with 3-4 drops of tea tree oil and
- Apply it on the skin tag twice every day, till it falls off.
[ Recommended: How to Remove Skin Tags With Baking Soda and Castor oil ]
3. Tea Tree oil with Water
How to Do:
- In a cup of water, add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil and 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt.
- Keep it in the microwave for a minute and soak a clean cloth/paper towel in it.
- Hold it against the skin tag for 5-10 minutes
- Repeat it 2-3 times a day till the tag falls off.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
How to do:
- In apple cider vinegar, soak a small cotton ball and secure it with a bandage.
- After 10-15 min, remove it and wash the area with soap and warm water.
- Let it dry and leave it open.
- This can be repeated daily for 2 weeks to see if there is any improvement.
Avoid removal of skin tags at home if they are around the eyes or genitals, cause itching or bleeding and are large. Otherwise, for smaller tags, you can try the above techniques. In case you feel any discomfort, discontinue the process and consult a dermatologist.