Acrochordons, or skin tags as they’re commonly known, are tiny benign skin tumors that usually appear on the chest, neck, armpits, groin, eyelids or face.
They are usually harmless, but they can sometimes be associated with Crohn’s disease. The skin tags don’t grow or change their texture over time unless irritated. When observed under a microscope, it becomes clear that they contain fat cells and are covered by an epidermal layer.
Skin tags are generally an aesthetic problem which can ruin a person’s self-esteem. They are usually removed surgically if there’s a need to, but you should know that there are several natural remedies which can also help. Take apple cider vinegar for example – it’s a cheap and easily available liquid rich in essential nutrients that can also remove the tags from your skin.
Here’s how to prepare ACV and use it to remove your skin tags:
- 2 tablespoons ACV
- Cotton ball
Clean the affected area with water and soap first, then pat the skin dry with a towel and soak a cotton pad or ball in the liquid. Rub the tags with it a few times a day, and they should go away in a few weeks. If, however, you experience a burning sensation from the ACV, we suggest diluting it with some water first.
The process lasts for only a week or two – by that time, the tags should darken and start falling off.