For all those who have ever suffered from annoying and unsightly skin lesions such as warts, moles and skin tags, apple cider vinegar will more than likely have been quoted as a “miracle cure” at some point or another. What makes this household product such a great natural remedy and does apple cider vinegar skin tag removal really work?
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be found in most food shops. It is used for dressings, marinades, preservatives and a number of other food related instances as one would expect. Yet it seems the vinegar may be known just as much for its health benefits and abilities to cure a number of ailments, as it is for its tasty qualities.
Skin tags are small, flesh colored growths which hang down from the body. They are attached to the normal skin by a stalk. It is unclear what causes the lesions exactly but doctors have proclaimed that they are all benign and completely harmless to those who suffer from them.
Popular opinion says that one cause of blemishes may be friction, which would go a long way to explaining why the tags can be found in places such as:
- Rolls of the belly
- Behind the knees
- In the crease of the neck
- Beneath the breasts
Skin tags themselves are not painful, but if they are in a position where they come in to contact with clothing a lot, they can become irritating. Pain and irritation aside, people can find the lesions to be embarrassing if they are in a prominent place such as the face. It is for these reasons that people seek out methods of removal.
How to Use The Method?
Apple cider skin tag removal is hugely popular, with many people claiming to have success with the method. It is thought that the acidic quality in the vinegar works to destroy the tissue that makes up the blemish, without damaging the surrounding area. This makes the removal of the blemish safe and pain free.
Whilst some people will maintain that organic vinegar should be used, most will testify that plain old apple cider vinegar of the cheapest variety works excellently in the removal of skin tags.
- The area around the blemish should be cleansed using warm soapy water
- Dry the area thoroughly
- Agitate the blemish with a toothpick, scratching gently at the surface. There should be no bleeding at this point.
- Soak a small amount of cotton wool in some apple cider vinegar
- Place the cotton wool over the skin tag and hold in place with a bandage
- Leave overnight
- Remove the bandage and cotton wool in the morning and rinse area thoroughly
- Repeat for 3-4 days
What to Expect
When the bandage is removed, there may be some discoloration of the blemish. After a few days, the tag will eventually drop off, painlessly.
Due to the acidic quality of the vinegar, there could be some mild discomfort when first applying the cotton wool. Whilst this is normal, any inflammation or continued irritation should be checked out by a doctor.
Testimonies from those who have gleamed positive results from the remedy claim that it works quickly and leaves no scarring.