A skin tag is a benign outpouching of skin that usually develops in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit. When using ACV to remove a skin tag - cleanse the skin around the tag to ensure it is free of makeup or dirt, soak a cotton ball in the ACV, apply it onto the tag and hold it in place with a band-aid. Repeat for 3-4 days, until the tag dries and falls off.
Skin tags are hard to get rid of. I bet you have a skin tag hanging around that you’d like to banish for good! My 5-year-old son has two skin tags, which he picks all day long. So they had to go!
I found a solution that was painless and simple. I have used apple cider vinegar to remove warts in the past. I use vinegar all the time, and I even drink apple cider vinegar every day. Apple cider vinegar is well known for its health and healing benefits.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar
- Thoroughly clean the skin area to ensure it is free of makeup and dirt. Make sure you have no open cuts; the apple cider vinegar will make it sting like crazy.
- Soak a small cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess. You want your cotton ball to be saturated but not dripping. I recommend unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Pasteurization kills all the good stuff. But I’ve heard success stories with the pasteurized version too.
- Apply the soaked cotton ball on to the skin tag and cover it with a small band-aid. Leave it alone and let the vinegar do its thing.
- Reapply after the cotton ball is dry – several times a day, every day, is optimal.
Many people complain about the smell of the vinegar. In this case, I would recommend applying as often as you can while you are home and before bed. In case you’ve never smelled apple cider vinegar, it has a strong and distinct odor!
Once the skin tag starts to die, it will turn black, dry out, shrivel up in a few days, and completely disappear.
What Are The Negative Aspects?
This method has a few downsides as well:
- It takes time to work – anywhere between a week and a month.
- You need to be very consistent – if you are only going to apply it a few days per week, this option will not work for you. It needs to be applied at least overnight and, as mentioned, several times per day.
How To Recognize A Skin Tag?
Not sure if it’s a skin tag or not? I highly recommend going to your dermatologist to have it examined. According to WebMD, “Your dermatologist can remove a skin tag by cutting it off with a scalpel or scissors, with cryosurgery (freezing it off), or with electrosurgery (burning it off with an electric current).”
That sounds painful to me! I bet you would rather get rid of that skin tag without any pain – I know I would!
The common places skin tags pop up are on the neck, back, chest, breasts, and armpits.
WebMd reports that skin tags are usually benign abnormal skin growths. But they can develop almost anywhere. My son got his on his forehead. Unfortunately, women are more likely to develop skin tags than men.
I’m not a doctor and don’t pretend to be one. But I’m sharing a great method that has helped others to successfully and safely remove their skin tags. Unfortunately, there is little research on skin tag removal. There are no fancy medical journals proving apple cider vinegar removes skin tags.
Alternative treatments still work. Even though the medical community has not studied it, I would recommend giving it a shot. The only thing you have to lose is that pesky skin tag! So grab some apple cider vinegar and start evicting that skin tag today.
Do share your progress below.
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