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How to Get Rid of Skin Tags Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Are you having skin tags? If you have warts or skin tags, particularly the large ones, you may know how annoying it could be when they are rubbed with jewelry, clothing, or upon shaving. Though they do not require special treatment, they could still cause discomfort or irritation, and may be not aesthetically pleasing. 

Most of us of either gender will have skin tags on our body at some point of our lives. It is estimated that about 46% of population have skin tags. You could visit a dermatologist to cut off the wart or skin tag, freeze it or burn it, tie it off. 

However, you do not need to spend too much money on dealing with it, just simply using apple cider vinegar can help you remove skin tags naturally at home. 

Before learning how to get rid of skin tags using apple cider vinegar, you should know some basics about this skin problem.

Apple Cider Vinegar To Get Rid Of Skin Tags

Get rid of skin tags using apple cider vinegar

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags look like small pieces of soft hanging skin that might hang from a stalk. Also known as acrochordon, skin tags could appear on any body part, but are most common in the body folds such as under the breast, armpits, groin, eyelids, and neck. 

There are some specific increasing the chance of having skin tags, which are genetics, obesity, and diabetes. Skin tags are more common among pregnant women because of hormonal changes.

How to Get Rid of Skin Tags Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for skin tags. Thanks to high acidity content, apple cider vinegar is effective in removing skin tags and warts. 

The acid in the vinegar will destroy the tissue forming blemishes; however, the surrounding skin is not damaged during this cure. 

It is recommended to use organic apple cider vinegar, but many of them claim that a cheap quality is also as effective in eliminating skin tags as other costly varieties.

The steps to use apple cider vinegar for removing skin tags are described below:

  • Clean your affected skin area with tepid water and mild soap
  • Then, dry it off thoroughly
  • Scratch your tags gently with a toothpick, but do not let it bleed
  • Soak a cotton ball into the organic apple cider vinegar, squeeze out the excessive vinegar if available
  • Apple that ball onto your affected area and cover it with a bandage
  • Wait till the next morning to remove the bandage and cotton ball
  • Rinse it off thoroughly with water
  • Repeat that method for a few days until your skin tags darkens, dries off and falls out

After the first use, you might find your skin tags to be discolored. If you repeat using it for a few days, the tags will fall off without pain. 

Remember that the acid in apple cider vinegar might cause a mild stinging sensation, but do not worry because this is normal. If there is any continuous irritation or inflammation, consult a doctor.

Those people who use apple cider vinegar for removing skin tags claim that it works effectively without causing any pain or leaving scars. Nonetheless, this method may take time and consistency to see good results.

Author bio: Vanessa Tan is a Vietnamese-American health article writer who has penned many articles/online journals on natural health. Check her out at
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