Skin tags are unattractive, benign growths that commonly occur on areas of the body where the skin normally folds and creases, such as the neck, groin, armpits or eyelids. Skin tags begin below the surface and erupt as a lump of skin that is not contagious, painful or harmful but considered unsightly by many. Virtually everyone will experience a skin tag in their lifetime and so there are dozens of methods for their removal. Cutting and freezing are common options that are used and can be done at a medical clinic or at home. Oils are another method that leads to the drying out of the skin tag which eventually falls off. There are dozens of oils that are known to dry out the skin tag, allowing it to fall off naturally:
- Tea Tree Oil is known to cure an array of skin ailments, one of which is skin tags. It is naturally antibacterial and contain antifungal properties. It is absorbed into the skin and begins to dry the skin tag below the surface of the skin. The process usually yields results after two weeks if the oil is applied 3 to 4 times daily, although in some cases it has taken more than two weeks or not been effective at all. Some people experience irritation from tea tree oil and can dilute it with another, more gentle oil like coconut or olive oil.
- Amolis Skin Tag Removal is a naturally based oil that dries out the skin tag with repeated and daily application. It is FDA registered and contains Calendula oil, derived from marigold flowers, as well as Thuja oil which is derived from cedar trees. These essential oils, much like tea tree oil, remove skin tags naturally and painlessly with completely organic ingredients. Amolis Oil can only be found and ordered online, costing nearly $30.00 for an 11ml bottle. Although it is expensive, the small bottle should last the necessary 2 to 3 weeks of daily applications and is highly rated as being effective.
- Revitol Skin Tag Remover is an oil that claims to work faster than Amolis, using tea tree oil as a main ingredient. It works like all of the other oils, drying the skin tag at the root underneath the skin and like Amolis, it also uses Thuja oil. Customers claim that their skin tags were nearly completely gone after 10 to 12 days and rate the product highly, but just below It is only available online and is more expensive at $47.95 for a 15ml bottle which is labelled as a one-month supply.
- Tag Away is another skin tag removal oil product that uses Thuja oil as well as tea tree oil but cost significantly less than Amolis and A 10ml bottle costs around $12.00, giving around 60 applications or 20 days’ worth, however the product must be applied for 3 to 8 weeks and so more than one bottle is needed to remove a skin tag.
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Unlike freezing or cutting skin tags, removal of growths using oils will soothe your skin and won’t leave marks or scarring following removal. Essential oils are free of harmful chemicals but can still lead to skin irritation and should be diluted in these cases, although few people experience any problems.
While tea tree oil is not considered harmful to pregnant women, none of the marketed skin tag removal oil are approved for pregnant or nursing women. Unfortunately, because of increased hormones during pregnancy, as well as weight gain, the occurrence of skin tags is increased. Tea tree oil can be used in this case however a doctor can approve or disapprove the use of other skin tag removal treatments.