Home remedy for skin tags: Here's how to get rid of it easily

There must be one lurking around somewhere on your body, for everybody's got skin tags. And while they can be the bane of your existence, you can get rid of them rather easily.

You Can Easily Get Rid of Skin Tags With This Simple Home Remedy
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You Can Easily Get Rid of Skin Tags With This Simple Home Remedy

Human bodies are a curious thing aren't they? Our skin is filled with pores, pimples, beauty spots, moles, and of course skin tags. Also known as acrochordons, they are neither painful nor dangerous.

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However, as natural and harmless as these little growths of skin are, they do tend to annoy the people on which they are growing. Especially if their resident thinks they are 'ugly'.

How can you tell a skin tag apart from a mole or beauty spot?

There is a very simple, natural way to get rid of skin tags. However, it's important to first ask your doctor before you try this for yourself to make sure it is, in fact, a skin tag!

According to the NHS, skin tags are usually the same colour as your skin or a little bit darker. They add:

They can look like they're hanging off the skin. They do not usually hurt and are normally harmless.

Of course, there are also treatments you can get from the pharmacy for skin tags, but they can burn a hole in your pocket. So this home remedy is not only cheaper and is also made from a product that almost everyone has at home anyway.

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How to get rid of skin tags

All you need is apple cider vinegar and a little cotton wool. Healthline suggests that you dab a little bit of the liquid on the growth with a cotton ball or swab two or three times a day for two weeks. How does this work? Experts at the publication state:

The acidity of apple cider vinegar breaks down the tissue surrounding the skin tag, causing it to fall off.

Apple cider vinegar has another positive property as well: it is an antiseptic which means it prevents inflammation and accelerates the healing process.

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Healthline: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Remove Skin Tags?

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