If you want to know how to remove your skin tags yourself instead of having a doctor remove them for you, getting started is easy. You just have to know from the beginning which way you’d like to go:
- Skin tag removal at home with very little wait
- Removing skin tags gradually, with a time period of between 4 and 12 weeks.
Now, the focus of this site, naturally, is how to remove skin tags at home quickly, although we do also feature products and remedies for the long-haul. This second type of product are the kind of home remedies you’ll find almost anywhere on the web, and do work for some people, but don’t for others.
The issue with the second type, naturally, is that once you have made a decision on skin tag removal, you probably don’t want to wait. Skin tags can be very embarrassing, as they unfortunately are definitely not attractive, and in some cases, frankly, a bit scary. Hitting the beach with some monster tags can be, let’s just say, a difficult experience. Nobody needs that kind of embarrassment, frankly.
But no problem. Getting rid of your tags is something that can be completed fast, without scarring, and without having to pay for an expensive doctor visit. OK. So are you ready? Let’s look at the top 3 fastest ways to remove skin tags:
1. Wart & Mole Vanish – You want fast? How about a couple of days? Yep, the Wart & Mole Vanish product by Pristine Herbal Touch is a winner, and a “terminator” of skin tags. This fast acting, tag destroying cream is the Cadillac of skin tag removal products, and it has quite a few fans. The additional interesting fact about this one is that it, as the title denotes, is also effective for removing warts.
Read our comprehensive review here.
2.Revitol Skin Tag Remover – Revitol is of course a well known beauty products company, and their skin tag removal cream is solid, and effective. It is by far the most gentle of the skin tag removal creams out there, and as a result takes longer to work. But, again, this is the most natural formula out there, and it works very well for most users.
Read our comprehensive Revitol review here.
3. Skin Tag & Wart Remover Kit from Buy Naturally – A strong competitor to Wart & Mole Vanish, and a superb middle ground product. This is a newer product, but the results so far from users is actually quite outstanding. The user reviews on Amazon are quite good, amazing even for a newer product. Our comprehensive review is on its way, but a few of our readers have already recommended this, which certainly isn’t common!
Looking At Natural Ways To Remove Skin Tags
Those are our top three skin tag removal products, and they are effective enough that it’s actually quite likely that they may be there to stay. But, remember that this site is all about how to remove skin tags in a number of ways, many of them natural. And if you’re someone that has skin tags in sensitive areas, such as on your face or genitals, well, sometimes the quickest methods are not your best shot.
Instead, you will want to think about building a kit, and building a skin tag removal kit is easier than you might think. Not all skin tag removal products and processes, especially when it comes to the extremely mild natural methods, it should be noted, are going to work the same for everyone. How you remove one skin tag from one place on your body is not always going to work the same way for other skin tags that you may have.
Be Extra Careful With Sensitive Areas
As an example, a skin tag on your face or genitals is going to be very sensitive, and you may not want to go with the faster acting chemical products. The downside is that often natural products like Apple Cider Vinegar do take major amounts of time, and for some folks, don’t work at all!
Often, the effectiveness of the gentle natural methods will depend upon how large your skin tags are and what part of your body the skin tags are located on.
Building Your Kit
Hey, no matter how you look at it, removing skin tags by yourself with natural methods takes a lot of patience. It can cost money, and sometimes more than the formulated creams noted above. There are many things that you are going to want to put in your skin tag removal kit. Remember that any purely natural method takes time and determination… so be prepared to wait!
Tea Tree Oil
This is an essential oil that some people like to put on their skin tags in order for them to fall off. It kind of works in the same way as the different creams that you can purchase but it is a more natural way to remove the skin tags. Using tea tree oil can take a lot of time, but there are certainly some success stories out there.
Read our article on using tea tree oil to remove skin tags.
Dental Floss or String
Using dental floss or string is a common natural technique that can be used to get rid of your skin tags. It can be used on any part of your body and is not as painful as it sounds. You need to tightly tie the dental floss or string around the bottom of your skin tag. The downside here is that you must replace the floss pretty regularly, and it doesn’t always work. It is hugely important to note that this procedure rarely works on smaller skin tags, simply because their smaller size prohibits use.
A lesser known, but reportedly effective procedure includes placing duct tape on your skin tags. Some users have reported that it is very effective, and certainly is worth a try. That ol’ duct tape, I tell ya… you can do anything with it 😉
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
There are a variety of sites out there that recommend a mixture of baking soda and castor oil that you apply directly to your skin tags, which will stay on your skin tag overnight. You may have to do the process between 3 to 6 weeks before the skin tag will completely fall off. If you’re like me, 3 to 6 weeks seems like a lifetime if you’ve got a huge, funky tag. But, again, let’s talk gentle. Another problem here is that this process, as noted by this article, is far from precise.
There are many people out there that swear that using nail polish is the best way to get rid of your skin tags. When using this process, the polish should apparently be applied two times daily. Give it a few weeks, and this process is supposed to work. But, here’s the rub:
Nail polish does contain many chemicals and not everyone agrees with putting nail polish on your skin tags, especially if you are worried about putting strange chemicals on your body. This is definitely not a method for eliminating skin tags that are on your face or genitals. What’s more, if you’re already using a chemical that you’re not sure about (the polish), why not just go ahead and get an actual skin tag removal product like the ones listed above?
Exactly. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, and we can’t recommend it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a common “home remedy”-style solution to use to get rid of skin tags naturally. You’ll need to dip a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and apply it to your skin tag. The downside here is that you’ll need to apply the solution to your skin tags numerous times throughout the day. Some articles note that this may work within a few weeks, while others say it takes longer. Our article on this method is here.
This is another natural way to get rid of your skin tags. According to some sources, you’ll need to apply pineapple juice to your skin tag 2 to 3 times daily, making sure not to rinse the pineapple juice off of your skin tags. This technique should take approximately 2 to 3 weeks in order for your skin tags to fall off. I will note that I have tried this technique during the research of this website, and it didn’t work for me, at all.
But again, different strokes for different folks, I guess.
Aloe Vera Gel
With this technique, you rub Aloe Vera gel on your skin tags every day. It is not a common way to remove skin tags but is used with many different skin conditions and it may work with some skin tags. I’m not entirely sure of this either, as I’m from the school that you don’t want to “baby” your skin tags. This isn’t a beauty contest for your skin tags! You want them gone!
Your Natural Tag Removal Kit Is Complete
As you can see, there are a variety of items that you can put in a skin tag removal kit to make sure you always have everything available to get rid of your skin tags. You will also want to make sure to put things in the kit that can be used to apply the certain products on your skin tags and things that can be used to keep your skin tags clean so that they don’t get infected. You should not forget the following items for your kit:
- Cotton balls
- Antiseptic cream