Jan 12, 2016: Acrochordons which is known as skin tags in common words, often occur in people over 60 years. Sometimes they are found in youngsters too. They are mostly harmless and painless.
Skin tags are composed of nerve cells, fat cells, core of ducts and fibers, covered with epidermis. They generally form on such body parts where there are creases on skin. These usually occur in areas like around the neck, under the breasts, over the eyelids, under the armpits or the groin folds. They are mostly irregular-looking, brownish or skin-colored outgrowths.
People who suffer from obesity or overweight, diabetics and pregnant women are prone to have skin tags. Sometimes heredity is also a cause for skin tags. Skin tags equally affect males and females.
Here are some easy tips to get rid of skin tags..
=> Dental Floss
Another easy way to remove skin tags is by tying a dental floss around the tag. This is done to stop the blood supply to it. After a short period, you will notice that the tag has darkened, and it will fall off in 2 to 3 weeks.
The citric acid in lemon juice removes the dead cells. Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it over the tag. Wash it off after some time. Do this twice or thrice a week. In 2-3 weeks, you will notice that the skin tag is slowly decomposing.
=> Banana Peel
Banana peel is a good remedy for skin tags. To use it, cut the banana peel into small pieces. Put the peel on the affected area and hold it securely with a bandage. Take care that the inside of the peel comes in contact with the affected skin area. Let it rest overnight and repeat this process daily until the skin tag falls off.
Aspirin dries off the skin. Dissolve aspirin in water to make a paste and apply it over the tag.
=> Castor Oil
Castor oil can be used both internally and externally. It can be used as an external ointment by mixing it with a little baking soda to make a paste. You can also add some citrus oil to the paste as it will be very stinky. Apply this paste on the affected area and use a band aid to cover it. Repeat this for 2 – 4 weeks or until the skin tag disappears.
Garlic is antibacterial and antifungal. Crush some fresh garlic cloves into a paste. Now, apply it over the skin tag. Wash it off. After a few days, the tag will drop off, leaving smooth skin behind.
=> Nail Polish
Apply nail polish over the area. Leave for some time and then remove it. Repeat the process 3 times a day for a few days until you see visible results.
=> Onion Juice
Slice onion into small pieces and soak it in a container with salt overnight. Now extract juice from this soaked onion-salt mixture. In the evening, apply this onion juice on the affected area or skin tag and cover it. Leave it overnight. Rinse if off in the morning with warm water. Continue this process every night for a week.
=> Pineapple Juice
Pineapple is a good remedy to get rid of skin tags. Apply pineapple juice on the affected area twice or thrice each day for 7 to 10 days without rinsing it off. This makes the skin tag fade away gradually.
=> Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek is an amazing herb that contains powerful antioxidants. The properties of fenugreek seeds help in skin tag removal. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water and drink this water in the morning before having breakfast. You can even chew the soaked fenugreek seeds. This herb also helps you in avoiding anemia or thyroid conditions, but do not consume more than 1-2 tsp each day.
=> Tea Tree Oil
Wash the site of your skin tag with soap and water, drying thereafter. Apply 1 to 3 drops of tea tree oil to the skin tab, rubbing it in to the skin with a Q-tip. Repeat this process three times a day until the skin tag darkens and eventually falls off. If the tea tree oil irritates the surrounding skin, dilute it with a little bit of water. Apply several times a day, as needed. Placing a plaster over the skin tag after treating it with the oil helps the oil get to work much quicker, and the skin tag could be gone within two days.
=> Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is good for any skin condition. Massage it onto your skin daily. Apply the aloe vera juice directly on the skin tag. Because of its ability to heal any kind of skin disorder, aloe vera is used as a main ingredient in many skin care products. To make it a more effective skin tag remedy, make a paste using black walnut hull and aloe vera gel. It will remove the skin tag faster.
=> Apple Cider Vinegar
Rub a little bit of apple cider vinegar onto a cotton ball and soak the cotton ball on the site of the skin tag 3 times a day. 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.
=> Duct Tape
Cover the skin tag completely with a small amount of duct tape, 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 reapply a new piece of duct tape to the skin tag and wait for it to fall off.