Do you have skin tags? Are they in an area that makes you feel ashamed or embarrassed? Sadly this is a common condition for many people. The good news is, skin tags are nothing but harmless overgrowths of the skin. They are known in the medical community as acrochordons. Skin tags typically grow in areas that rub together with a frequent friction. These areas include, the neck, under the breasts, the groin, the eyelids, the upper chest and armpits. Skin tags come in all different types of colors, shapes and sizes. They usually appear either brown or similar to your own skin color, red in rare cases, and black.
Some people are more prone to getting skin tags, those who are:
- Pregnant women
- Older people (60+ years)
Before beginning to treat skin tags with tea tree oil, please see a physician to ensure that what you have is a skin tag. Some types of skin cancer, moles and warts can appear very similar to a skin tag.