Proven Home Remedies to Remove Skin Tags Naturally

proven home remedies to remove skin tags naturally

Skin tags are tiny and fleshy growths that often appear on the surface of skin. Sometimes, they are even hanging from the surface. However, they are not painful and cause no harm, until you decide to remove them away by scratching or rubbing them. Once you scratch or rub a skin tag, they form a blood clot and can be painful. Also, they aren’t cancerous, so you don’t need to worry about some serious problem. It is just some normal skin growth that can be treated.

There are various factors that can be responsible for causing skin tags. It can either be natural and caused because of aging, or sometimes it may appear because of friction in areas where the skin rubs against skin such as armpits. It may also be caused because of friction between skin and clothes or jewelry. Skin tags can appear at many areas of body, such as under the eyes, under the breast, neck or inside or around the groin. No matter what causes it or what area it affects, the important part is that scratching it away isn’t the right way to remove it. So, now you might be thinking how can you get rid of these annoying skin tags?

Well, you don’t need to run here and there anymore. We are here to tell you the ways in which you can get your skin tags removed naturally without any painful blood clots. Here are some home remedies to remove skin tags naturally:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

One of the most widely used element for skin care, apple cider vinegar (ACV) actually works magic for your skin. It can balance the pH levels of skin and can also help in killing harmful bacteria and fungi that can harm your skin. Moreover, it contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that can be beneficial for cleansing the skin. With its large number of benefits for skin, apple cider vinegar can not only be used for treating skin tags but also for the treatment of other skin conditions like warts, acne, and eczema.


How to use:

All you need to do is take a sterile cotton ball and dip it in a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar and water. Now place the cotton ball over the skin tag and bandage it there. Wait for 20 minutes and remove the bandage. If there is no skin irritation, you can keep going with the treatment. All you need to do is follow the same 20 minutes treatment method several times a day. Also, you can also put the soaked cotton swab bandaged to your skin overnight.

As you continue with the treatment, you’ll see that the color of skin tag will become darker which indicates that it is dying. The complete treatment might take a few days or sometimes weeks. But, it is a safe and effective treatment method for curing skin tags.

Note: You should only use the diluted form of apple cider vinegar to apply on your skin, as the concentrated form can inflict damage to the upper layer of skin and cause irritability.

apple cider vinegar

2. Oregano Oil

Oregano belongs to the mint family and its antioxidative, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antimelanomic properties makes it a very effective ingredient for skin care. It can help in killing the bacteria and fungi on the skin that can cause infection. It is one of the most effective solution to treat your skin problems like skin tags.

How to use:

Oregano oil is quite strong and thus should be consumed mixed with some carrier oil. You can mix it with almond or coconut oil to use it on your skin. All you need to do is take 4 drops of oregano oil and 2 drops of any carrier oil of your choice. Apply the mixture on skin tags several times a day and don’t cover it with any kind of damage. Let the skin absorb it naturally and soon you’ll get rid of skin tags.

oregano oil

3. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has strong antiseptic properties and it can help in killing fungal infections that causes skin problems. It is also very effective in skin soothing. The oil can be used for the treatment of a large number of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin tags. When used for the treatment of skin tags, it works by drying the fleshy growth. The skin outgrowth finally falls off the skin.

How to use:

All you need is to add 6-8 drops of high quality tea tree oil on a sterile cotton swab. Then, bandage the cotton swab on the skin tag. Later, you have to take off the bandage after 15 minutes. You need to repeat this process at least three times a day. After a few days, (or sometimes weeks) you’ll see that the skin tag isn’t there anymore.

tea tree oil

4. Black Walnut Hull

Black walnut is an effective home remedy for not just skin tags but many other skin problems including impetigo, ringworm, moles, warts, acne, etc. Black walnut hull works by toxifying unwanted skin cells and soon they get so toxic that the body rejects them. As a result, the tags fall off from the skin and you finally get rid of annoying skin tags.

How to use:

Black walnut hull can be used in the form of tincture which when applied on skin tags can help in their removal. All you need is to take 5-10 black walnuts and remove their hull and put all of it in a saucepan. Pour some water in the saucepan to cover the hull. Now, boil the mixture and then turn down the flame and tightly cover the pan. Let it stay covered for 24 hours, and later strain the liquid and store it in a container. Also, add about ¼ teaspoon of vitamin C powder to the mixture, as it is a natural preservative.


Apply this black walnut hull tincture on your skin tags about 2-3 times a day, and soon the annoying skin tags will fall off your skin and you’ll be left with a smooth skin.

black walnut hull

5. Lemon Juice

Lemons are antibacterial in nature. They contain an organic acid called citric acid that can help in decomposing the cells of skin tags, thus reducing them. Lemon juice can also be helpful in the treatment of other skin conditions like acne.

How to use:

Take half of a lemon and squeeze the juice out of it. Now, dilute the pure lemon juice by adding 1-2 cups of water to it. Further, apply the diluted lemon juice on your skin tags using a sterile cotton ball and let it dry there. Repeat the process about 2-3 times a day every day for a few weeks. After following the treatment for 2-4 weeks, you’ll soon observe that the tags are falling off your skin.

Also, it is advised to avoid exposure to sunlight right after applying citric lemon juice to it.

lemon juice

6. Liquid Iodine

Liquid iodine can work wonder for skin tags. It functions by breaking down skin cells, thus the topical application of liquid iodine on the skin tags can be helpful for removing the tags. You can buy liquid iodine from nearby cosmetic stores or from online stores as per your convenience.

How to use:

As liquid iodine causes cell breakdown, it is important to use it carefully. It is necessary to apply it carefully only on the skin tag and not on the nearby skin. As a precaution, before using liquid iodine, it is advised to apply some coconut oil on the skin tag to safeguard the surrounding skin from breaking down. Just apply about two drops of liquid iodine using a cotton swab on the tag every day until falls off.

liquid iodine

7. Onion Juice

Onion has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. It can be helpful in the treatment of various skin conditions like skin tags and acne. Applying onion juice on the skin tags can be effective for the removal of skin tags from your skin.

How to use:

Take an onion and slice it. Now add ¼ teaspoon of salt to it and leave it overnight. Next morning extract the juice from the salted onions. You can apply this onion juice on your skin tags before sleeping by using a sterile cotton swab. Once applied, cover it with bandage. Next morning, remove the bandage and wash the skin tags. Continue this process for a few weeks and soon you’ll get rid of skin tags.

onion juice

8. Garlic

Garlic might smell unpleasant to you, but it is widely used for the treatment of skin conditions like warts and skin tags. This is because of its natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. It is a very effective ingredient to help you in the removal of skin tags at home.

How to use:

All you need is to crush a few cloves of garlic to make a paste. Now, collect this paste and apply it directly on the skin tags before you got to sleep. Remember to cover the tags using a bandage after applying the garlic paste to it. Repeat this every night for a few days and wash the tags every morning after removing the bandage. Soon you’ll observe that there is no tag on your skin.


9. Castor Oil and Baking Soda

The good news is that you don’t need to drink castor oil to treat your skin tags. Instead, you have to apply it along with baking soda, which is equally effective and is widely used to exfoliate skin. These two ingredients when used together can help you in removing the tags from your skin without causing much trouble.

How to use:

You can use only castor oil. Just rub it on the tags at least 5 times a day or more, and soon you’ll see tags disappearing from your skin. Also, you can mix it with baking soda to increase its efficacy. All you have to do is take some two parts of castor oil and mix it with one part of baking soda to make a smooth paste. Just apply this paste on the tags, cover the area with a plastic wrap and finally put a bandage over it. Do this for a few days until the tag falls off your skin.

castor oil and baking soda

10. Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is rich in antioxidants and an enzyme called bromelain, which makes it effective for the treatment of various skin problems such as acne and skin tags. Also, it can also be beneficial for reducing the signs of aging such as fine lines and also helps in treating a sun-damaged skin.

How to use:

To make pineapple juice, all you need is a sliced pineapple. Just put the pineapple pieces and some water in a blender and blend them to make smooth juice. Strain the juice before using. Now, simply take a sterile cotton swab, dip it in pineapple juice and apply on the skin tags. Repeat this process twice a day and you’ll see results in a few weeks.

pineapple juice

11. Banana Peel/Papaya Peel

Both banana and papaya are rich in nutrients that can be essential for the skin. It is evident that applying peel of banana or papaya on the skin can help in getting rid of the skin tag. Also, the peel treatment becomes more effective when used along with tea tree oil.

How to use:

Before you go to sleep, apply some tea tree oil on the skin tag and then cover it with the peel of banana or papaya and apply bandage to it. Just keep going with the process until the tag falls off the skin naturally.

banana peel papaya peel