A skin tag, although harmless, can be an uncomfortable and irritating problem which some people may consider having a small surgical procedure to have removed. There are however a couple of very simple, natural skin tag removal procedures which are very effective. These procedures may take about a week, but the skin tag will be removed naturally without having to resort to surgery.

Skin tag removal

The two natural skin tag removal methods are:

– Removal with vinegar
– Removal by tying off (better for larger skin tags)

1 – Items needed for the apple cider vinegar simple skin tag removal procedure are:

Apple cider vinegar – this is acidic, and you may feel a stinging or itching sensation when you apply this to your skin, but its quite bearable. In a nutshell it gently burns the skin away.

A fresh plaster daily to place on top of the skin tag

Some cotton wool
skin tag removal
How to remove the skin tag:

Take a little cotton wool, just bigger than a pea, and soak it with apple cider vinegar. Squeeze the cotton wool a little so it isn’t dripping, but is still wet.
Place on the skin tag, using a plaster to keep the cotton wool directly in contact with the skin tag.
Change the cotton wool twice a day. Ideally morning and night. Leaving the cotton wool on 24 hours a day. When showering rinse the skin tag but don’t use soap on the area. Pat dry as the skin will be delicate.
After about 5 day the skin tag should become dark, begin to dry out and form a crust.
Stop using the vinegar at this stage and allow the skin to breathe.
The dried up skin tag should fall off itself after a few days just like a normal scab.

2 – Items needed for the tying off skin tag removal procedure are:

Some clean cotton thread. Some people use dental floss but it is thicker and harder to tie tightly.

A plaster to cover the tag and protect the thread from pulling.

skin tag removal

How to remove the skin tag:

Tie some thread tightly around the base of the skin tag. It may feel uncomfortable and pinch a little but it needs to be tight to stop blood flow to the skin tag.
Place a plaster over the tag to keep the thread in place.
After a few days the skin tag should become dark, begin to dry out and form a crust.
If after 5 days there is no change you may need to tie another thread on top a little tighter.
The dried up skin tag should fall off itself after a few days just like a normal scab.

As you can see both methods are simple, and pretty much painless. You may find the skin tag swells after a couple of days but this is normal. It usually then turns dark and shrivels up as it dies.

The first method gently burns the skin away, whereas the second method cuts the blood supply off to kill the skin tag.

A week of inconvenience is well worth getting rid of the skin tag for good.