Skin tags are harmless, soft skin growths that tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under the breasts. They are most prone among middle-aged, obese adults. Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow, and there is a harmless way to go about it, without having to make a trip to the doctor.
Instead of spending money on a cosmetic operation to safely remove skin tags, you should consider using a natural product as an alternative. As a result of its acidic properties, apple cider vinegar can be used to treat and help prevent a variety of common health problems. One of its benefits lies in its effectiveness in removing skin tags safely, and with minimal irritation to the surrounding area.
Why apple cider vinegar works
Apple cider vinegar doesn't attack the tag itself. Rather, it targets the tissue that causes and forms it. Once the tissue is destroyed, the tag turns black and falls off. Using apple cider vinegar targets the skin more deeply, ensuring that a tag is much less likely to grow again. Preferably, opt for an organically-produced bottle of apple cider vinegar, due to its higher quality.
Using apple cider vinegar to treat skin tags The following detailed steps will ensure that you are performing the treatment correctly, effectively and safely: Step 1: Clean the surrounding area well, washing it with warm water and soap. Dry it thoroughly. Ensure that all sweat and dirt is removed, as it may inhibit the apple cider vinegar from working effectively. Step 2: Soak a small cotton ball in organic apple cider vinegar, squeezing out any excess vinegar before applying it to the skin tag. Step 3: Once you have finished applying the cider vinegar to the skin tag, clean the area once again. Note that cider vinegar has a potent smell. Step 4: Repeat the process for several days until you start to see results. At first, you will notice that the tag will darken in color, indicating that it will soon fall off completely.
In the helpful video below, Dr. Doug Wilen, author of Quantum Paleo provides a short overview of how apple cider vinegar can be used to remove skin tags.