If you have a skin tag, there are lots of different options to having them removed. You can do it in the safety and comfort of your home when there is no one around or you can go to a licensed professional dermatologist and have them remove them for you. If you have a skin tag on your face or eyelid or have more than a couple that you want to remove, I recommend this option. However, if you have discovered one or two lowly tags that you want to get rid of, there are a variety of ways to do. Some are unconventional and some involve things like herbal remedies that will treat a skin tag. In this article, I am going to discuss just that....

How to remove a skin tag using tea tree oil

The problem with going to the doctor to have a skin tag removed is that most insurance companies won't cover the procedure because it is not considered necessary...it is nothing more than a cosmetic problem.

Because of this, most people either deal with the ugliness or take the matter into their own hands.

First of all, there are some remedies that people think are herbal. Things like apple cider vinegar and castor oil. While both are effective, neither are what you would consider to be "herbal". As far as I know, tea tree oil is the only herbal remedy that I know of that will effectively get rid of skin tags.

Why does Tea Tree Oil work on Skin Tags?

I have read a lot of articles that state that Tea Tree Oil works but there is nary an answer as to why. In intend to change this. According to Chinese medicine, skin tags are a sign of internal dampness in the body. And tea tree oil has agents in it that are drying agents. Essentially, when you use tea tree oil to treat a tag, you are drying it up from the inside out.

As an aside, tea tree oil is used for a variety of things, including freshening your feet, treating minor scrapes and burns and helps with treating fungus like athlete's foot.

How to treat a skin tag with Tea Tree Oil

  • Wash and clean the area thoroughly and pat dry until there is no dampness
  • Take a q-tip or cotton ball and apply a little tea tree oil to the cotton ball.
  • Gently massage the cotton ball on the skin tag. Cover if needed.
  • Apply the treatment 2-3 times daily until the skin falls off.
The typical time it will take is 2-4 weeks. And while that may seem like a long time, it is much better than the $200 bill you would get from your dermatologist if you had it done professionally. That's it. Using tea tree oil is great for removing skin tags and you can also use it for a variety of other things such as athlete's foot and helping to speed the recovery of minor scrapes and burns.

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