Skin tags are protruding, distorted growths on the skin which are harmless but unsightly. They usually occur in areas where there are skin folds such as on the eyelids or neck, or where skin rubs against skin such as in the armpits.
While obesity and diabetes may increase the risk of developing skin tags, some people ae naturally more susceptible to them than others. Removing these skin outgrowths is mostly done for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons and there are some natural ways to get rid of them at home before considering medical options.
1. Tea tree oil
Skin tag removal is possible with the use of tea tree oil. To use, simply soak a cotton ball with water and dabbed with a few drops of the oil. Gently dab the soaked cotton ball onto the skin tag and keep in place by covering with a bandage.
This method needs slightly prolonged administration since the process needs to be repeated at last two to three times a day and continued for approximately a month. However, it is considered one of the most suitable ways of removing skin tags especially those found around the eyes.