The tea tree oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the leaves of the tea tree plant. It can be found in a lot of cosmetic and skin care products because of its amazing effects on the skin, and its healing properties for many types of skin conditions, including helping get rid of skin tags.
For thousands of years, tea tree oil has been used for removing skin tags. The Aborigines of Australia discovered Melaleuca alternifolia’s healing properties first. Tea tree oil, an antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial oil, also contains a drying agent that assists in the drying up and removing those unsightly skin tags.
How do you remove skin tags by using tea tree oil?
Fortunately, you can find tea tree oil at all natural health and food stores, and you can purchase it right over the counter there. Using this oil, you can remove those unsightly skin tags painlessly, as well as easily, right at your own private home.
You will need:
- Pure and natural tea tree oil
- A dropper (or a piece of straw if you don’t have one)
- Cotton ball
Tea Tree Oil is a Safe and All-Natural Skin Tag Remover!
The first step is to ensure that the area around the skin tag is clean. Wash it with mild soap and water, and then pat the skin dry.
Dip a cotton ball in water and squeeze the excess. It should be damp, but not soaking wet.
Be sure to put 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on the cotton ball using the dropper or straw. Place the cotton ball on the skin tag and secure the cotton ball with a band-aid.
Do this three times a day or right before you go to sleep. Let your skin absorb the oil as you sleep. In around 2-3 weeks, you will see noticeable results with this method. The skin tag will shrivel up and drop off!
The tea tree oil is completely harmless on the skin, but if you are sensitive to many things or if you suffer from allergies, it’s best to dilute the tea tree oil in water. If you already have dry skin, then tea tree oil will make it even drier, so it’s best to apply it on other parts of your body you don’t mind looking dry for a few weeks. Before trying any other skin tag removal method, one should first try tea tree oil. It’s 100% safe and effective, not to mention affordable and pain-free.
Please see our guide on how to remove skin tags at home, where you can find a complete list of in-home solutions.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are growths on the skin that can be as small as a pinhead or as big as a grape. They can vary in size and can develop in any part of the body. They are most commonly caused by frequent rubbing of skin against skin, or skin against clothing.
Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at one point in their lives, and some people are just naturally more prone to having them. No matter how often you do extensive body scrubs, and no matter how healthy and balanced your diet is, these things just grow. They are more prevalent in adults, though. They are so common that even kids and toddlers get them.
Should you be alarmed if you have skin tags?
The good news is that skin tags are not a cause for concern, because they are usually just soft but harmless skin growths. They may be considered skin tumours, but they are usually benign and won’t pose any skin or health problems even when left untreated. They are also not contagious.
Skin tags can grow on the eyelids, in the neck area, in the armpits, under the breasts, on the arms, and even in the genital area. A person can have one to over a hundred skin tags. They’re not painful or uncomfortable, but they can be unsightly. The good thing about it is that once you remove them, they usually do not grow back.
How are skin tags usually treated or removed?
There are different treatment methods for removing skin tags, which include cauterizing, freezing, tying, and even cutting them off.
The freezing method involves the use of liquid nitrogen and applying it directly on the skin tag. The liquid nitrogen freezes the living tissues there. After just a few days, the skin tag will gradually discolour, dry up, and fall off.
Cauterization is another method that will require you to see a doctor to have the procedure done. There’s a local aesthetic applied and a heated needle is placed over the skin tag. It’s quick and easy, but not totally pain-free. In fact, you will experience some pain during and after the procedure. It may also take some time for the wound to heal. Overall, it’s not advisable to have one, especially if you have multiple skin tags to remove.
If you’re feeling bold and adventurous, you could tie string around skin tag, or even dental floss. You can even cut off the skin tags with a pair of scissors, too. But before you remove the skin tags, make sure that they really are skin tags and not moles or warts. This method can be challenging to perform, especially if the skin tag is located in a hard to reach area. Also, it will not be painless. You can also suffer an infection when not done properly.