Removing Skin Tags at Home
Before you go down the route of going to see a dermatologist for skin tags removal which can be costly and may mean you need to take time off work to see the consultant; why not read on and see how you can carry-out skin tags removal at home? There are a number of ways in which you can do this but do bear in mind that some of them may not work for you as everyone is different. Trial and error is the way forward and it could save you a great deal of money. You should also remember that before you try any of the methods detailed below, you should do a skin test to make sure you’re not allergic to any of them.
Nail Polish Remover
This one sounds a bit crazy but for some it does in fact work. The chemicals nail polish remover has in it will help to break down the tissue that has caused your skin tag in the first place. For those that can use this method effectively, they will see results in a matter of 2 or 3 days as the chemicals work very quickly. When you apply the nail polish remover, make sure you don’t get it on to parts of your skin that are not affected as this could damage your skin and you might end up with a scar. If you don’t see any results in 2-3 days, wait a while and try again. If, after the 2nd attempt it still hasn’t worked, try one of the other methods in this article.
Medical professionals have stated that Vitamin E is very effective with skin tags removal; you can purchase it at your local health food store at a very reasonable price. When you apply the Vitamin E, make sure you cover it with a band-aid and leave it until it starts to come away from your skin. When the band-aid is loose enough (you don’t want to “pull” it away) have a look and the skin tag should have fallen away from your skin.
Baking Soda & Castor Oil
This is one of the oldest natural remedies for removing skin tags and has been around for many years. All you need to do is mix the castor oil and baking soda until you have a paste and apply it to your skin tag. Patience is the aim here as it can take some time for results to show, however, lots of people have reported that this method truly works.
This method can be used in conjunction with Vitamin E or you can just do it on its own. Basically all you need to do is tie a piece of string around the base of the skin tag so it’s tight enough to starve the tag of blood but doesn’t actually cut into the skin. After some-time the skin tag will die off and fall away from your skin.