How To Get Rid Of Skin Tags Yourself

Health & Medical Blog

There is not a lot you can do to prevent skin tags from growing on your skin, but there are steps you can take to get rid of them without visiting a doctor. Skin tags are generally harmless, but they are not pretty to look at. They are small growths that can appear anywhere on your body and are most prevalent on areas of your body where skin rubs together. Here are two methods you could try that may help you eliminate all the skin tags you have.

Castor oil

Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil that comes from castor oil plants. It is used for a variety of purposes, including to remove skin tags naturally. Castor oil in extremely inexpensive and easy to find; however, it will take dedication for this method to work well for removing skin tags.

To use castor oil for this purpose, you will need to make a paste by combining a few drops castor oil with enough baking soda to make the paste. You can then apply this paste directly to any skin tags you would like to eliminate. Do not rinse this off. If desired, place a bandage over the paste to help it stay in place.

The castor oil in the paste will cause the skin tag to dry up and eventually fall off. The baking soda will simply help the oil stay in place for a longer amount of time. Without the use of baking soda, you would have to place castor oil on your skin tags up to 10 times each day to get the same results.

Banana peel

The second option you could try involves the use of a banana peel. To use this option, cut small pieces off a banana peel and place one directly over each skin tag you would like to get rid of. Next, place a bandage over the banana peels to hold them in place. Repeat this daily until the skin tags dry up and fall off. The best time to do this is at night while you sleep, but you can use this method during the day as well.

Banana peels contain a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. When you leave them on your skin, these nutrients will absorb into your skin, and this will cause the tags to dry up. Rubbing banana peels on your face can also help reduce acne and other skin issues.

If you have any types of skin issues that you cannot treat yourself, you could always visit a dermatologist for help. To learn more, contact a dermatologist like Henry E. Wiley, III, M.D.


30 March 2016