Skin Tag Facts, Causes and Removal Methods

Skin tags and moles

A skin tag is a small tag of a skin that looks like a soft hanging skin. These are basically the non-cancerous tumors of the skin that are composed of nerve cells, fat cells, ducts, and fibers. Some people have inherited the susceptibility to skin tags or developing the skin anomaly. These tags affect all genders equally, but most commonly they occur in pregnant ladies, diabetes patients or people who have been associated with hyperinsulinemia.

Causes of Skin Tags

These tags are the most common and usually occur at the age of 50.  These are caused by the trapping of blood vessels and collagen inside the thicker bits of skin. These are also considered as a result of skin rubbing against skin. And this is the main reason why these are mostly found in skin creases and folds.
As per medical written evidence by the dermatologist of Spain, a patient who is overweight and has a job of lifting arms repeatedly developed the pattern of skin tags along with her bra straps due to the constant friction. For overcoming this problem, avoid wearing tight clothes, as recommended by the dermatologist.

Risk Factors For Skin Tags

The probability of the skin tags risk is associated with every gender, but diabetes and obese patients are the common victims of these type of risk.  A recent study revealed that people with skin tags had insulin resistance when other risk factors were taken into account. Similarly, the same research found that skin tags were associated with hypertension (high blood pressure),  dyslipidemia (high cholesterol levels) and obesity.
According to the National Institute Of Health, USA, almost 46% of the people have skin tags, and 59% of the people have skin tags at the age of 70. However, people with close family members who have skin tags are more likely to develop by themselves.

Do you know where skin tags commonly appear? It appears on

  • Neck
  • Armpit
  • Groin
  • Anus
  • Around eyes
  • Face
  • Belly button
  • Breasts
  • Testicles

Now let’s go towards some common medical and natural methods for skin tag removal. These are very easy and quick ways to remove skin tags from different parts of the body.

Tag Band Device

Most of the skin tag removal products cause irritation or infection upon tying tightly. The Tag band device is different in a sense that it eliminates the risk of causing any kind of skin infection. It’s an easy way to tie off a skin tag safely. The comprehensive kit is ready to remove the benign growth within 7 days.

Wart Mole Vanish Skin Tag Remover

In our busy lives, we want quick and easy remedies that don’t take too long. What, If you get such a deal in your hands that eliminates skin tags, moles, and warts with just one application? Here, we’ve come up with the best skin tags removal product which are easy to apply on your face and other body parts. Before applying the cream with applicator, sterilize the face or neck with alcohol wipes.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Due to the power of these properties, it usually takes almost a month to remove skin tags. Mix two to three drops of oregano oil in four to six drops of coconut oil and apply thrice a day on your skin. Let the mixture gets completely dried and it falls off. Don’t apply near eyes, as eyes are very sensitive.

Tea Tree Oil

Do you want an easy and painless home remedy for skin tag removal? Apply tea tree oil that has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Soak a cotton ball in water and drop three droplets of tea tree oil on it. Wash the face gently and dry it completely. Now massage the skin tag portion and surroundings with the cotton ball (with water and tea tree droplets) thrice a day. Always use the tea tree oil diluted in water, as it may cause skin irritation.

Dandelion Stem Juice

This dandelion juice works best for all types of skin disorders, including skin tags. Pluck the dandelion along the stem and squeeze out the juice from it. You will get a milky juice from it, apply it directly on the face and cover the skin tag area with the band-aid. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day. Don’t use this home remedy if you’re sensitive to daisies, ragweed or any other similar plants.

Lemon Juice

Use of lemon juice for the skin tag removal is one of the cheapest methods to solve your problems. Lemon juice, a powerful antiseptic that contains the citric acid, which helps to dry out the skin tags by the decomposition of cells.  Wash and dry the face properly, and apply the lemon juice after dropping on the cotton ball. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day and follow this routine until skin tag completely falls off.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apply the apple cider vinegar (diluted with water) on the face with the help of cotton ball. Don’t forget to wash and dry the face before applying it. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day until the skin tag falls off. You’ll get better results soon.

Fig Stem Juice

This juice is used for alkaline-acid balance. For making the juice, take out the fig stem and blend it properly to get the juice. Now, gently apply it to the skin tag. Use it 4 times a day and within three to four weeks you’ll get positive results.


You’re using garlic on a daily basis, but don’t know about its properties? Fresh garlic has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that increase the skin beauty and dry off the skin tags. Make a paste of the garlic cloves and apply on the skin tag. Use the bandage to keep the paste on the place.


Whatever the medication or home remedy you’re using, be consistent with it. Furthermore, if you’re allergic to any skin tag removal product, consult your doctor before proceeding further.