Ever notice little fleshy lumps sticking off of your skin? These benign growths are called “skin tags” and they’re incredibly common.

Skin tags can crop up on any part of your body, but they’re most common on your chest, neck, and underarms. Usually, they’re the exact same color as the rest of your skin, but resemble a small flap attached to your body by a stalk.

Almost everyone will develop at least one of these unsightly growths at some point, and it can be tempting to simply pull or scratch them off like a scab. However, this approach to skin tag removal is painful, gory, and can leave your body open to opportunistic infections later.

Fortunately, it’s easy to learn how to remove skin tags safely. Your doctor can remove them for you with a minor procedure. You can also get rid of skin tags yourself (minus the blood and pain) using ordinary apple cider vinegar. Check with your doctor before trying this procedure.

The acid in the vinegar helps break down the “stalk” of the skin tag, removing the skin tag and leaving your skin smooth and healthy! Scroll through to learn how.

 

What Is A Skin Tag?

<u>What Is A Skin Tag?</u>

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A skin tag is usually a small, harmless flesh-colored flap that grows from the skin. They tend to develop in high-friction areas of the body, like your neck, eyelids, chest, and underarms. They also sometimes develop in the groin area. Skin tags are usually caused by friction, which triggers the skin to produce extra cells.

Typically they aren’t painful, but may be annoying or unsightly. It’s typical to want to remove them.

It’s also important to keep an eye on any skin growth, and pay attention to changes in color, sizes, texture, and shape. These can be early warning signs of precancerous skin.

How Can I Get Rid Of Skin Tags?
Step #1: Clean Tag Thoroughly

<u>How Can I Get Rid Of Skin Tags?</u><br>Step #1: Clean Tag Thoroughly

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If you want to remove your skin tags at home, apple cider vinegar does the trick nicely.

Just make sure you check with your doctor before trying any home procedures.

Then, thoroughly cleanse the affected area with hot water and antibacterial soap.

You want to make sure you don’t leave your skin vulnerable to any germs.

Step #2: Soak Cotton Ball in ACV

Step #2: Soak Cotton Ball in ACV

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Next, take a clean cotton ball or piece of sterile medical gauze.

Soak it thoroughly in apple cider vinegar until the whole piece of material is saturated.

Make sure it’s big enough to cover the skin tag you’re looking to remove.

Step #3: Bandage Cotton On Top Of Skin Tag

Step #3: Bandage Cotton On Top Of Skin Tag

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Place the saturated cotton ball flat against the skin tag you’re targeting. You want the tag to be completely covered in the cotton.

Preferably, some of the ACV should be in contact with the “stalk” of the tag. This is the part of the tag you are targeting.

Now, place a clean bandage or piece of medical tape over the cotton to hold it in place.

Step #4: Leave Overnight

Step #4: Leave Overnight

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Prepare your ACV treatment as part of your nighttime routine, then go to sleep with the cotton ball in place.

You can apply the ACV in the morning if you prefer, but you run a higher risk of accidentally knocking it off.

Either way, make sure the cotton stays on for between six and eight hours. This will give the acid of the vinegar time to start working on the stalk or “stem” of the skin tag.

Step #5: Remove And Rinse Thoroughly

Step #5: Remove And Rinse Thoroughly

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In the morning, carefully remove the bandage and cotton ball, and thoroughly rinse the affected area. You can wash again with soap and hot water to remove the vinegar smell.

Towards the end of the treatment, the tag may begin falling off, but be careful not to rip off any pieces that aren’t ready to come off yet when you are rinsing or removing the bandage.

Step #6: Repeat Until Tag Falls Off

Step #6: Repeat Until Tag Falls Off

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Repeat these steps every night for a several weeks or until the tag falls off.

With repeated applications of ACV, the tag should slowly start to change color and shrivel. It might appear to dry out or scab.

Don’t pick at it. Simply keep applying the vinegar until it falls off on its own.

If the tag is still totally intact after four weeks, stop the treatment. It might be time to try a different approach.

Step #7: Go To Doctor If You Suspect Something Is Off With Skin

Step #7: Go To Doctor If You Suspect Something Is Off With Skin

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If the ACV treatment doesn’t work, go to your doctor to ask about having a tiny “micro-surgery” to remove the unsightly bump.

You should also call your doctor if you have any skin tags that are painful, strangely colored, bleed easily, or have changed in shape, texture, or size.

While most skin tags are harmless, any skin that displays the above symptoms needs to be checked immediately for cancerous cells.

Will you give this home remedy a shot? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this brilliant and easy treatment with friends and family!