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.
Removing skin tags with tea tree oil is certainly less invasive in comparison to surgery or having it frozen off. Cutting a skin tag off can leave a small scar and depending on the location and amount of skin tags you have, this may not be the most advantageous route.
Having said that, using tea tree oil is very effective but it requires dedication and patience. Tea tree oil is the product of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant that is native to Australia. It is commonly used to treat all manner of skin conditions due to its antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
When using tea tree oil to remove you skin tag, you will want to make sure you purchase a product that hasn’t been diluted by oil or water. It is worth the few extra dollars to invest in a PROVEN therapeutic grade oil. I recommend doing research online and reading reviews to see what others have experienced when using tea tree to remove their skin tags.
Once you find a tea tree oil you feel confident in using, you can follow these steps to remove the skin tag. As mentioned above, it does take patience. However, tea tree has been very effective for many people. If you follow these steps you will happily see your skin tags shrink and ultimately disappear.
- Clean the affected area around the skin tag with soap, making sure to not aggravate the skin tag by rubbing it. A gentle cleansing is adequate.
- Dry the area
- Take a Q-tip or cotton ball and put a few drops of the tea tree oil on it until it is evenly soaked.
- Apply the tea tree oil to the skin tag. You only need to apply it directly to the skin tag, not the surrounding area as you may experience some skin irritation.
- Repeat this at least three times a day. You should see the skin tag disappear (if you follow these instructions) within 14 to 30 days. If you follow these instructions and the skin tag remains, please consider using a different oil. As mentioned above, you may be using a diluted oil and it simply won’t be effective.
Skin tags are completely harmless, however, they can be unsightly, and as a result they can affect the way you feel about yourself, especially if you have a large number of them. Some people can have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags. This can be very embarrassing. Tea Tree Oil is an awesome, effective method to help you gain your life and confidence back, free from skin tags.