I am known to my friends a bit of a fiddler. I make my own scrubs and tonics and now I have turned the fiddling with natural skin tag removal. I know the doctor or even myself can lance them off… but they bleed heavily and can leave a scar so I thought I would try a different approach, not to mention the money saved for a doctor’s appointment. Here is what I did and what worked and what didn’t work. I only have 2 skin tags (one on my arm and one on my neck), so I don’t have that much to experiment on. This goes without saying I am not a medical professional and this is only my experience, so make sure you check with your doctor that the skin tag/mole is not of concern before you attempt to remove it yourself.
First attempt: Used clear nail polish. Painted over the skin tag (in my inner crook of the arm). Skin tag blew up in size — almost blister like and little scary — and my skin reacted very poorly to the nail polish and I developed quite a rash. Opinion: I would NOT do this again. And it did not finish the tag off. I had to use Apple cider vinegar to finish the job.
Second attempt: Apple cider vinegar. I cut a tiny square of cotton pad to cover the tag and soaked it in organic apple cider vinegar and then used a band aid to secure and left over night. Repeat if necessary. Results: Skin tag turned black and fell off in about 3-5 days with no bleeding and no scarring. Once it is at the black/dark brown stage it is dead and you can stop using the vinegar and just wait for the tag to fall off. Do not pick! I do have slightly red skin around the area from the nail polish but that is fading over time and my skin is smooth. I can’t believe a tag used to be there! Opinion & Mistakes: I would use this method again if I had more skin tags! Apple cider vinegar is strong acid and I did not protect the surround skin so I got a bit of an acid burn around and near the skin tag. I am using Rose Hip Oil to reduce the redness and heal the skin. If I did this again what I would do differently: 1. protect surrounding skin with Vaseline and 2. maybe start by just holding a q tip on the tag 3 times a day to see if that works before leaving it on over night.
Good luck and let me know how you get on.