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While they’re typically harmless, skin tags are one of those embarrassing skincare problems that are virtually impossible to conceal (I mean, they’re fleshy bumps, not flat blemishes, after all). Unlike acne scars or even active breakouts, you can’t exactly pop on some of your most full-coverage concealer to hide them. While paying a visit to your dermatologist or your primary care doctor is always the safest bet if you’re trying to get rid of skin tags, safely and effectively and you’re curious about how to treat them from the comfort of your own home, we’ve got you covered with an assortment of safe, at-home treatments and tools.
Unfortunately, even the experts aren’t 100 percent sure what exactly causes skin tags to form, but they’re generally thought to be the byproduct of excess clumps of collagen and blood vessels that have become stuck under the skin (usually this happens from skin rubbing together and excessive chafing in areas where there are more creases present.)
DIY skin tag removal may not be the most glamorous of beauty topics (we know, they’re actually low-key kind of gross) but they’re a surprisingly common problem that can oftentimes be treated without having to go to the professional. Here are some foolproof tools and treatments to help you get rid of not-so-sexy skin tags once and for all.
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Ariella Skin Tag & Mole Removal Treatment
This all-natural lotion set removes skin tags and moles without causing irritation or using harsh chemicals. It safely removes skin tags in seven to ten days.
Umican Skin Tag & Acne Removal Patches
These easy to apply patches are infused with all-natural ingredients, including Thuja Orientalis, and Tocopheryl Acetate to help accelerate the removal process without causing your skin to react. Plus, they’ll also help with pesky acne breakout too.
Tag Band Skin Tag Removal Bands
This skin tag removing device allows you to reach hard-to-reach areas and effectively helps to remove small to medium skin tags by reducing the blood flow to the area in question.
Maple Holistics 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil
If you’re looking for a more natural remedy, many Redditors claim that good old-fashioned tea tree oil can help do the trick. This undiluted formula can also be mixed with other skincare for a more gentle removal process.
RePare Skincare TCA Skin Peel
This painless solution helps to exfoliate the skin, making the skin tag removal process quicker and less invasive.
For Post-Removal: Styptic Pencil
If you decide to cut or manually remove a skin tag, you should expect some bleeding. This post-removal anti-septic pen will helps keep bacteria at bay and prevent infection.