Skin tags, especially larger ones, can really complicate some simple daily routines, such as shaving, or even putting your clothes on. They do not require any treatment, but on the other hand, skin tags can sometimes cause irritation or discomfort, and it is more than enough to say that they are not quite aesthetically pleasing.
Having skin tags is a common condition, and according to the statistics of NIH (National Institutes of Health) in USA, about 46% of the people have skin tags.
What Is a Skin Tag?
Having skin tag is a harmless benign condition, also referred as acrochordon, common for middle aged people. It looks like a soft piece of skin hanging from a stalk. Skin tags can appear anywhere on your body, but they are more common on the areas where skin rubs against skin, in the body folds such as armpits, groin, under the breasts, on the eyelids and the neck.
Several factors can increase the likelihood of having a skin tag, including genetics, obesity and diabetes. Pregnancy is also considered as a factor, due to the common hormonal changes.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Remove Skin Tags?
Apple cider vinegar is believed to be one of the most efficient home remedies. It can be used in the treatment of different health conditions, and the removal of skin tags is one of them, thanks to its acidity. Remember, you must never use apple cider vinegar to remove a skin tag around the eyelids, as it can irritate your eyes.
- Gently wash the area around the skin tag using water and a mild soap, and then dry it.
- Soak a small piece of cotton in some apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess.
- Place the cotton directly on the skin tag, and secure it with a bandage, just to be sure it stays in place.
- Leave it for 15 minutes. Repeat the procedure 3 times a day, for several days up to a week or more if needed. The skin tag should first darken, then dry and finally fall off.