The unsightly skin tag can strike anybody. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, or race – it can appear at any time, without any warning. It is lucky then that these flappy little pieces of extra flesh are an aesthetic pain and nothing more. If you do have skin tags, rest assured that they cannot cause you any harm.

Nevertheless, you probably want to find a good method for getting rid of skin tags anyway. These soft lumps, which form on the eyelids, back, neck, groin, and armpits are completely benign, but they are still a nuisance. If you are unlucky enough to have skin tags growing in a visible place like the eyelids, getting rid of them is likely very important for you.

These natural home remedies, if used correctly, can be great methods for getting rid of skin tags in a safe and easy way.

Fresh Garlic

If used carefully, fresh garlic can be a very effective method for getting rid of skin tags without the need for medical intervention. You do need to exercise caution, especially if your skin tags are in an awkward or sensitive area, but all you need to do is take a single clove and slice it into thin pieces. Then, affix it to the skin with a plaster or duct tape. You need to keep it there for the whole day, changing the garlic slices as and when they dry out. This treatment should be repeated for three days or until the tag falls off.

Frankincense Oil

Also, frankincense oil can be used for getting rid of skin tags. If you are going to use this method, do a patch test first to check your personal level of sensitivity. If you do have a slight reaction to the oil (your skin is red or itchy), you can dilute the substance as far as needed and then apply it to the skin tags.

Baking Soda

As baking soda is a mild exfoliant, it can be used to remove skin tags, moles, and warts. You just need to take a liberal amount of baking soda and combine it with warm water to form a robust paste. Then, apply the paste to the skin tag and use your fingertips to run very gently. This treatment can be repeated 2-3 times every day, until the skin tag dries up and falls off.

Cut off the Air Supply

If you are keen to stay away from oils and plant based remedies, you can try cutting off the oxygen to the skin tag – this will simply cause it to dry up and fall off. It should not involve any pain or discomfort. You can carry out this treatment by covering skin tags with any kind of non-porous material (the best choice is either nail polish or liquid bandage solution). The trick here is to make sure that the seal is airtight – repeat the treatment for 8-10 days or until the skin tag starts to die and fall off of its own accord.