Finding a strange, irregular growth of skin anywhere on your body is cause for concern, but if it’s a skin tag then it need not be. Skin tags are soft, small, painless skin growths that can pop up just about anywhere. They are thankfully harmless and pose no known risk to humans. In fact, they are exceedingly common, so much so that practically everyone reading this right now will develop one or more at some point in their lifetime, if they haven’t yet already.
To spot a skin tag look for a raised flap of skin that appears to be either smooth or irregularly shaped. That is how they are most commonly described but they may appear as slight variations of this general description. In addition, skin tags often appear on the areas of our bodies where the skin naturally folds or creases which includes the eyelids, armpits, neck, groin, and under breasts. It is because of these locations that it’s believed they are somehow formed from skin rubbing on or against skin. Also, certain types of people are much more susceptible to forming skin tags. Those who are obese, as well as middle-aged adults, have higher incidence rates of skin tags and may have between 1 and 100+ on their body.
Overall, skin tags are completely harmless. There are reports of discomfort and irritation but this is often caused by shaving, other skin conditions like eczema, or jewelry and clothing rubbing against them.
The main issue with the little skin growths is that people find them to be very ugly and unattractive. That’s why they often look for ways to get rid of them for good and resort to some pretty gruesome means of doing so. People have tried cutting and tying them off and freezing them as well. While these methods often work, they must be done by a trained medical professional under clean, sterile conditions. If not, the patient risks infection, permanent scarring, or an even more serious medical issue.
Instead of self-mutilating or spending a lot of money visiting the doctor, there is a much less drastic and more affordable way to easily remove skin tags by yourself in the comfort of your own home. This removal method involves only one simple thing, apple cider vinegar. In the accompanying YouTube video Dr. Doug Willen explains exactly how to treat your skin tags with the home remedy. Here’s a step by step breakdown of the information he outlines:
1. Take a bottle of apple cider vinegar and use it to thoroughly soak a cotton ball.
2. Rub the cotton ball right on top of the skin tag(s) at least 2 – 3 times per day. You want to saturate the area and can do even more applications if you wish to.
3. Do this each and every day successively for one week or longer if needed. As time passes, the skin tag should begin to appear darker until it eventually turns black and falls off.