If you find a strange growth of skin anywhere on your body, it’s automatically a cause for concern. But if it’s a skin tag, you don’t need to worry. Skin tags are harmless and actually quite common. They usually look like a raised flap of skin and can be smoothly or irregularly shaped. Nearly everyone will develop at least one at some point in their lives. They can appear just about anywhere, but areas were skin is creased or where skin rubs against skin are prime skin tag sites — eyelids, armpits, the groin, neck, and under breasts, for example. Obesity increases the chances of developing skin tags.
While skin tags don’t really cause any problems, most people find them extremely unsightly. This has led countless amateur dermatologists to cut them off, tie them off, or even freeze them off. While doing that can work, it can also cause infection and permanent scarring. That’s why any drastic approach to skin tags is best done by a trained professional under sterile conditions.
However, it is still possible for you to safely remove skin tags on your own. All it requires is some apple cider vinegar and a little bit of patience. Thoroughly soak a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar. Then rub it on top of the skin tag, saturating the area. Do this at least 2 or 3 times a day. If you do this for a week or so, you should notice the skin tag change color. In due course, it’ll turn black and fall off.
Below, we’ve posted a video by Dr. Doug Willen. You’ll learn more about this remarkably simple and effective method for getting rid of pesky skin tags.
Have you ever had a skin tag? How did you deal with it, if you dealt with it at all? We’d love to hear from you in the comments at Facebook. Like and share: it might save someone an expensive trip to the dermatologist!