Skin tags sounds like something new, right? Just think about how price tags are placed on a number of products – they are hanging just like how tags do. When it comes to skin tags, they are growing out of the skin. It is still considered as part of the skin. It is not even harmful nor dangerous to your health. However, its appearance alone can be an embarrassment and even an annoyance, especially when there are a lot of them growing out of the skin. They even appear at the most inconvenient places of your body – places that are really visible even when you wear over your clothes. The middle aged people, especially those who are obese are mostly prone to skin tags. Even the belief that removing a single skin tag manually does not prevent them from growing back or more of them to appear.
The good news about these skin tags is that you can remove them naturally by trying one of the many home remedies below. You must first visit your doctor to see if they really are skin tags before you apply these remedies at home.
The black walnut herb is considered and recognized for a very long time to be very effective in removing different skin diseases such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, impetigo, acne, moles, warts, eczema, and skin tags. A number of herbalists believe in the primary ingredient found in the hull of the black walnut, the Juglone, influences the unneeded skin cells into a toxic element that the body rejects them from infesting the tissues.
When you apply the black walnut hull directly to the skin tags, it will eventually die and then fall off from its place. There are even recipes of black walnut hull used internally in order to kill the intestinal worms and parasites. When used for a number of skin diseases, the black walnut hull tincture is used and applied through external means. You can make your own tincture recipe using black walnut hull at the very comfort of your home. There are two ways to prepare this tincture – water-based and alcohol-based. If your skin is sensitive to the sting dealt by alcohol, go with the water-based recipe instead. However, the alcohol-based tincture recipe is more effective in immediately eradicating the skin tags.
To make a water-based tincture using black walnut, take at least 10 black walnuts which have green husk on them; water that is enough to let the husks immerse in it; saucepan, plastic gloves and 1/4 teaspoon vitamin C powder. The vitamin C ingredient is optional. You can take vitamin C tablets and crush them really well to make a powder. Make sure that you wear the gloves before making this recipe as black walnut has the tendency to stain your skin. Remove the husks from the walnuts. Take the green husks and place it in a saucepan. Pour water over the husks at a level that covers all of them. Bring it to boil. Take the saucepan out of the heat and cover it with a lid. Leave it aside for at least 24 hours. After one whole day, strain the liquid and store it inside a bottle. If you prefer, you can add the vitamin C powder which acts as a preservative. This mixture is also good for the skin, too.
As for the alcohol-based tincture, you prepare the same ingredients, but changing water with alcohol instead. You prepare the green husks inside a saucepan, pour in alcohol and bring it to boil. Remove heat and leave it aside for 48 hours. After that, strain the alcohol mixture and add water of equal amount to it. Store the mixture inside a bottle.
You apply the tincture mixture for at least three times per day. If you are pregnant, don’t use this method unless you consult from your doctor.
Oregano oil comes with antibacterial properties. This is due to the p-cymene, thymol and arvacrol, which are phenolic terpenoids components. Although such things may mean nothing to you since they sound too scientific, such components are essential in removing skin tags and many other skin issues. Such components have other properties as well, such as antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-oxidative, antimelanomic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Thus, oregano oil is able to eradicate skin tags quickly, give it two to four weeks. However, most cases with skin tags that makes use of oregano oil takes at least two months to treat it. You will only know the time it takes to treat your skin tag when you use the oregano oil.
What you need is 2 to 3 drops of oregano oil mixed with 4-6 drops coconut oil. Apply this mixture for at least three times per day. You will notice your skin tags changing its color daily. Don’t be alarmed when it gets dark red, purple then to black. It is the process that it is “dying” from your skin and will peel off on its own.
Make sure that you have the carrier oil mixed with oregano oil, in this case the coconut oil. This is necessary in order to avoid having red skin marks all over you skin, especially the surrounding area of the skin tag. You should also avoid applying this remedy on skin tags that are on the eyes as it will cause irritation. It is preferable that you consult a specialist for this if you wish to remove the skin tag from your eyelids.
There are still other remedies that claim to remove skin tags. The aforementioned two are proven to remove them, however you should be careful that your skin is not allergic to it. Make a test spot beforehand and leave it on for twenty four hours, in order to see if you get skin irritation from the remedy you made.