Best home remedies to remove the skin Tags effectively

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Skin Tags 

Skin Tags are non-cancerous skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. The scientific name of skin tags is achrochordon, the various other names of skin tags are cutaneous papilloma or cutaneous tag, fibro epithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum or fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag, However this growth is harmless.

These skin tags appears in any place of the body where generally caused in the places where there is rapid rubbing of skin with skin, some of the places where skin tags generally found are Eyelids, Axillae (armpits), Lower portion of breasts, Groin, Upper chest portion and neck. Their appearance is different, commonly irregular in shape, brownish fleshy color hanging from the skin. The size varies from 2.5mm diameter to larger size, sometimes they may grow up to size of a grape approximately 5cm diameter. They are composed of nerve cells, fat cells, core of ducts and fibers, covered with epidermis.

Skin tags are commonly caused in the people who are suffering from obesity or overweight, diabetes and women who are pregnant. Sometimes heredity will also be a reason for skin tags. These skin tags equally affect males and females.

Follow the best home remedies to remove the skin Tags:


Rub slices of raw ginger on the affected area for around 2 weeks and the skin tag is supposed to fall off eventually.

Onion Juice

Slice the onion into small pieces and soak it in a container along with the salt for the whole night. Now extract juice from this soaked mixture. In the evening, apply this onion juice on the affected area or skin tag and cover it. Leave it overnight and rinse if off in the morning with warm water. Continue this process every night for a week.

Lemon Juice

The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, that helps you in decomposing off the cells in the skin tags. Dab some lemon juice onto a cotton ball and apply it directly on the skin tag. Leave it on the affected area till it dries. You will notice some changes in the skin tags after a applying it for few days and in due course the skin tag will dry out and vanish.

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple is a good remedy to get rid of skin tags. Apply the pineapple juice on the affected area or skintags for twice or thrice each day for upto 7 to 10 days without rinsing it off, this makes the skin tag to fade away.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloevera is good for any skin condition. Massage it onto your skin daily. Apply the aloevera juice directly on the skin tag. Because of its ability to health any kind of skin disorders so it is used as a main in gradient in many skin care product.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is the one of the primary home remedy that  control and cure many skin disorders, including skin tags and moles.  To use this sure, firstly clean the skin tag and take a cotton ball soaked in water, add 3 drops of tea tree oil to the soaked cotton ball and then  apply it directly to the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat this 1-2 times daily for a week or 10 days until the lesion vanishes.

Castor Oil

Castor oil can be used both internally and externally. By mixing it with a little baking soda to create a paste it can be used as an external ointment. 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.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is very effective in removing skin tags. Apply a small dab of vinegar on cotton ball or a q-tip and apply it on the skin tag. After application, it causes a stinging sensation for a few minutes. Use it for two to four weeks for the skin tags to vanish.

Banana Peel

Banana peel is a good remedy for skin tags. Cut the banana peel and retain it in the area of affected with the help of 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.

Dental Floss

Another method to get rid of skin tags. It can be used on any body part. In order to use this dental floss, tie a knot tightly around the base of the skin tag close to your body. After a period of 2 – 3 weeks the skin tags will become smaller and will disappear in due course. This helps in killing the skin tag by blocking blood flow temporarily to the affected area.


Apply some crushed garlic juice onto the affected area and cover it with a band. Take care that you change the band and the garlic juice at least thrice a day.

Compressed Air

In cryotherapy, the lesion is frozen off. Compressed air in a tin also has a same effect as that of cryotherapy. After 1 – 2 applications of compressed air the skin tag will change its color and will fade off eventually.

This method has downside too, as it may result in freezing. This damages the surrounding tissues and results in the breakage of the cells.

Nail Polish

Cover the lesion completely with nail polish and leave it on until it gets dry. Repeating the same procedure for 2 – 3 times using fresh paint daily will make the tag fade off in due course.

Duct Tape

Duct tape applied on the skin tag for 7 days will help the skin tag to drop off while removing the tape. This method is usually used in mole removal, and is an effective natural home remedy for removal of warts.

Vitamin E

A best treatment for removing skin tags. You need to rub the vitamin on to the lesion two times a day. This will help you remove the skin tags in 1 – 2 weeks. Combine vitamin E with garlic and let it rest overnight for better results.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is an amazing herb that contains powerful antioxidants. The efficacy of fenugreek seeds helps in skin tag removal. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water and drink this water in the morning before having breakfast.  Or even you can chew soaked seeds. This herb also helps you in avoiding anemia or thyroid conditions, but do not consume more than 100 g each day.


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