I’ve been getting quite a few questions from readers of my blog about how to remove a skin tag. So today I want to offer you a couple of quick suggestions for removing skin tags at home. Now don’t be scared, as skin tags are relatively harmless and painless when you remove them yourself. Skin tags as you probably know, are just outgrowths or benign growths of skin. As such, they don’t have very many blood vessels feeding them and they don’t have many nerves. This is helpful because when removing skin tags or even just removing a skin tag you won’t find it will bleed very much and it will be practically painless.
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Now the first thing you want to be sure of, is that you are actually dealing with a skin tag. A skin tag looks like just a small extra flapp of skin and usually aren’t much bigger than half an inch long or so. Skin tags are also usually the same color as your skin or jus slightly darker, but they aren’t as dark as moles. And unlike moles, they usually don’t have any hair growing out of them. To the left is a picture of a skin tag, or skin tab or skin barnacle as they are sometimes called.
Okay, the first method on how to remove a skin tag yourself, is to tie of the root of the skin tag with fishing string or dental floss. You want to get it as close to your skin as possible. The next step is taking a pair of nail scissors or nail clippers that you have thoroughly sterilized and sanitized. Then, using a mirror or other aid, snip of the skin tag as close to the skin as possible. It might bleed just a little bit but it shouldn’t bleed too much. This is how a doctor removes a skin tag, except they have scissors or surgical instruments that cost a ton more!
Another way for skin tag removal at home is to use a paste of castor oil and baking soda. You “sand” down the skin tag and put this paste on your skin tag a few times a day for several days up to a couple of weeks. This proces seems to work best with the larger skin tags and moles that you are trying to remove. However, the guide that I spoke about earlier has very detailed and easy to follow instructions on how to safely remove skin tags at home using this method and others. You don’t need to live with skin tags, they are not harmful but can be unsightly, and now you know how to remove a skin tag. So get at them and get back your unblemished skin free of skin tags for good.