Natural Remedies For Skin Tags

Skin tags are fleshy bumps that can be anywhere from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a pea. Technically called acrochordons or cutaneous papilloma, the benign growths of skin are more annoying than problematic.

Why Do We Get Skin Tags?

Skin tags tend to occur where the skin folds and there is friction from clothing, such as in the groin area, on the neck, under the breasts, and on the thighs. They are also common on the eyelids.

Adult onset diabetes tends to be related to obesity and when we are overweight we tend to have more areas of skin folds and friction. It is also believed that there might be a connection between skin tags and human papilloma virus (HPV). Finally, it seems that you have a greater chance of developing the growths if someone in your family has them.

It has also been suggested that we get skin tags when our lymphatic system becomes congested, and I think this makes a lot of sense. If we are constantly applying friction to the top layer of our skin and there is a toxic soup below, it stands to reason that a wart-like growth could occur.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apply twice a day with a cotton ball. It may sting a bit at first but this should decrease with time. It takes 2-4 weeks for the skin tag to fall off.

Castor Oil & Baking Soda

Make a paste with castor oil and baking soda and apply over the skin tag. This can be covered with a bandage. Continue to apply until the skin is smooth.

Tea Tree Oil

Add two to three drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball that has been moistened with water. Apply directly to the skin tag and cover with a bandage. The tag will darken and usually drop off in about a week and a half.

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