Apple cider vinegar For Skin Tags

Posted 4 months ago by Vani Kambali in

Everyone wants skin which is spotless and flawless. Look at the number of products that are preceding in the industry when it comes to skincare. There is this sudden need of working on the area which is not even visible to anyone because self-care has quite rapidly become the motto of today's gen. No wonder the products. There are masks and specific products just catering to underarm. A part which no one gave much attention to. Even if it is the smallest flaw people want it fixed and cleared nowadays. 

Something very similar is the situation of skin tags. there a lot of things that the skin goes through due to inheritance, hormones and the one thing common in most of them is how no one knows the reason for their existence. A skin tag is just that. It is small, barely visible, is not even ugly. I mean when compared to acne and pimple, they are practically nothing, however, there are a lot of people who, as we said, would prefer a skin that is smooth and glowing and yes, without a single flow. 

This article speaks just about that and helps in removing these harmless little skin that is protruding out of the skin. Yes, they are harmless, however, if you have decided to get them removed, there are multiple ways you can do it. However, the one that we trust the most has to apple cider vinegar. It might be too strong for a lot of people but trust us, using it just for a couple of days can help in removing those stubborn skin tags and giving you skin which is smooth and even without a scar. 

However, we are getting ahead of ourself. Before jumping onto the remedies, it is extremely important that you know what skin tags actually are. How harmful they are, what causes them and how you can use apple cider vinegar and a bunch of other ingredients to treat them. So shall we?

What Are Skin Tags?

We think that the first thing that one must know about skin tags is that they are not harmful at all. They will absolutely cause you no pain or discomfort. You must be thinking why to get them treated then. Well, a lot of times they tend to get stuck in some kinds of fabrics and then cause discomfort. There is also about 1 per cent or 2's chance that they can turn cancerous as well. Getting them removed is not at all painful hence getting them removed to avoid any sort of discomfort sounds like a better option than anything else. 

Coming to what they truly are, skin tags are a protruding part of the skin which looks like a small ball which is a part of your own skin. It is soft, hanging and may have a peduncle, or stalk. They don't have a specific part of the body where they appear at, they can practically be anywhere. However, the one heads up when it comes to their location is that they can be mostly found in a place where either the skin rubs or the fabric rubs with the skin. 

When it comes to what they consist of, they are a combination of fibers, duct, nerve cells, fat cells and a covering. When it comes to their appearance they are smooth or irregular in appearance and are usually a flesh colored or slightly darker than the skin tone.

Causes Of Skin Tags

While no one knows the exact reason why a skin tag happens in the first go, however, there are a few guesses in there. The most common reason why they pop up on the skin is because of the clusters of collagen and blood vessels which becomes trapped inside thicker pieces of skin. They are most likely to happen in the area which has fold as the skin tends to rub a lot there causing this to happen. 

They are also said to be inherited. If anyone from your parents or your parents family had this, there is a possibility that you will inherit them too without any reason. They happen to both males as well as female. When it comes to females, they mostly happen during the pregnancy, the reason is again unknown. It is possible the high level of hormonal changes and the intensity through which growth happens during the pregnancy. With people who are obese and also people who have diabetes. It is also said that when you have excessive insulin in your blood, you might end yo having these. An excessive amount of estrogen or progesterone can also lead them to pop up on your skin. Someone with a high cholesterol level or high blood pressure might also end up getting these small, soft ball-like things on the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Skin Tags

While they are mostly never capable of turning into cancerous, some people like to keep themselves clean and getting rid of them in the very first go. While there are a lot of methods including a surgical method, the one that stands out of all of them has to be apple cider vinegar. Before jumping into how apple cider vinegar helps in getting rid of the skin tags, lets first look at what it is and what are its compounds and benefits. 

Apple cider vinegar is the most popular type of vinegar when it comes to the health community. It is also natural so there is absolutely no way to doubt its potential. The versatility of it is all over the place. You can drink it up, mix it with other ingredients and then either drink or use it on the skin as a beauty treatment or use it as is to help yourself with problems like skin tags as well. Considering there are so many ways of using it, there is a possibility that you might be spending a lot of extra bucks on them. We love it so here is a quick way how you can make it at home and use for whatever you want to.

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar At Home

Here is a step by step method through which you can make your apple cider vinegar at home and also ensure that you keep it as natural and as real as possible. Follow these steps and you will be good to go. Just follow it and you will end up saving a lot of money. 

Step-1: The first and foremost task would be choosing good quality apples. Just because you will be fermenting them don't opt for whatever you get. Choose wisely.
Step-2: The second stage of it is to wash your apple in cold water. Once done, cut them into small tiny pieces. If you want to nail the precession then we recommend cutting them into 2 to about 1 and a half-inch pieces.
Step-3: Now, transfer it into a glass jar and let it stay for about 3 months to ferment. Make sure your glass is sterilized, have a big mouth and is glass.
Step-4: Make sure you keep them covered almost all the time in water otherwise they will end up rotting.
Step-5: Mix about 1 Tsp worth sugar proportionate to one apple. So if you put 8 apples, then it will be 8 Tsp of sugar in the jar.
Step-6: Don't use a cover to close the jar, instead use a cheesecloth so there is enough amount of oxygen and CO2 that the mix receives in order to turn into a cider.
Step-7: Keep the jar in a warm and dark place, and keep stirring it once or twice in a day.
Step-8: Note whether the apples are sinking to the bottom of the jar or not. And when they finally do, take them off.
Step-9: Now the solution that you have, minus the apples, leave it for about 3-6 weeks to ferment. Make sure you stir it every single day.
Step-10: Voila! your own apple cider vinegar made at home is all set for you to use however you want to. 

Now that you have it clear how you can make your very own apple cider vinegar, let's move onto the core of this article, which is using apple cider vinegar to help get rid of skin tags. There are 2 methods which you can follow. They are easy but there is a 100% guarantee that they will work like magic.

Apple Cider To Get Rid Of Skin Tags

Here are the two methods which you can use to cure your skin tag problem. Using them effectively will show you results within a span of time that will be surprising.

Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment

Things you will need:

Apple Cider Vinegar1 Tsp
Cotton Swab1


  1. Take a fresh and clean bowl, make sure that it is glass. Now, add 1 tsp worth apple cider vinegar into it.
  2. Set it aside and wash whichever area you have the skin tag in. Pat it dry.
  3. Now, take the apple cider vinegar and dip one cotton ball into it. Let the ball soak up all the solution.
  4. Once done, apply it directly onto the tag. Rub it but make sure you do so very gently.
  5. It might sting a little but make sure you let it sit for 3-4 hours and then rinse it off using warm water.
  1. Take a fresh and clean bowl, make sure that it is glass. Now, add 1 tsp worth apple cider vinegar into it.
  2. Set it aside and wash whichever area you have the skin tag in. Pat it dry.
  3. Now, take the apple cider vinegar and dip one cotton ball into it. Let the ball soak up all the solution.
  4. Bandage the cotton ball onto the tag and leave it overnight.
  5. The next morning, take the bandage off and rinse it using warm water. Pat dry.
Repeat this remedy at least 3-4 times in a day to see effective results. If you have sensitive skin type then we recommend mixing a little water with it and then using it. It can tend to irritate the skin a lot. The reason why apple cider vinegar works is because it is acidic in nature. It is the acids that help in getting rid of the skin tag very gently but effectively. The one tip with this however is to continue using them even when the tag is out. This will ensure that you are not left with any kind of scar or mark in that area.

Apple cider And Tea Tree Mix

Things you will need:

Apple Cider Vinegar4 drops
Tea tree oil3 drops
Lemon juice5 drops
Cotton Ball1


  1. Take a fresh bowl, possibly glass and add, 4 drops of apple cider vinegar, 3 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of lemon juice into it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well and set it aside.
  3. Now, cleanse the area where you have spot the skin tag. Possibly use warm water, this makes it extremely supple.
  4. Dip a cotton ball into the apple cider-tea tree-lemon juice mix and apply it onto the tag.
  5. Bandage it properly so that it is secured and leave it on for about 3-4 hours.
  6. After the time, remove it and cleanse that area thoroughly.
Repeat this treatment till you actually see the tag fall off. It varies from person to person. Acid is what helps in taking the tag off. While apple cider vinegar in itself is enough an ingredient when it comes to removing the tag, you can always intensify it and make it more efficient like how it is done here in this remedy. The citrus of lemon and apple cider vinegar will ensure that the skin tag comes of easily and the tea tree will ensure that it does not get infected at any cost as that can worsen the situation. Plus tea tree also works very similar to dettol, killing bacteria so when dealing with a situation like this, you can always go ahead and use tea tree instead. It will smell better and still do the job.

Tips When Using Apple Cider Vinegar

While we agree that Apple Cider Vinegar is an ingredient which can be trusted and left upon when it comes to health or beauty problems, there still are some major things that you must keep in mind when it comes to using it. Like excess if even something healthy can mess thing up, similarly the goodness of apple cider vinegar can turn into a con of you if you don't take these precautionary steps. Carefully read them, take a note of them and follow them to make the best out of it.

  1. Vinegar can react really bad if you have bacteria on your skin or any sort of a foreign material which is not visible to the eye. Therefore, before using it, always make sure that you clean the area thoroughly.
  2. Just cleaning it not enough, make sure you dry it really well and there is no sort of a moisture on the skin while you are applying it on.
  3. This might seem a little weird but prick the tag a little so that the vinegar reaches the deepest point which is the tissue. This is the point from where the detachment will actually begin therefore it is important for the apple cider vinegar to reach it.
  4. Dilute the vinegar with water if you have skin which is extremely sensitive.
  5. Apple cider vinegar tends to leave the area dry, that is how they ultimately fall off. While it is great for the tag, it is not so much when it comes the area around it. Therefore, after you are done with the whole process, we recommend either opting for coconut oil or some Vaseline to keep them moisturized.
  6. Coconut oil can also be used if you sense any burning which is quite normal considering you have pricked the area. It will just ensure that the solution enter into the deep ends of the tissue.
  7. This tip is not really with respect to ACV but keep a tab on your diabetes, sugar and blood level because if any one of them are high, you are most likely to get this problem.

Other Remedies To Get Rid Of Skin Tags

Apple cider vinegar smell and how it dries the skin up is not a favorite character of it. Therefore you must have some alternative to fall onto when you have tags. You don't necessarily have to remove them using Apple cider vinegar. 

It can also be a problem for people who have extremely sensitive skin. Apple cider vinegar, after reading the process you must know is very strong. Using it directly onto the skin without diluting it can cause a lot of irritation to them. In a situation like these, you can always take the support of these remedies and get started on the business of getting those tiny yet annoying tangling skin out and about. Here is the list of remedies that you can use and that will work brilliantly in your favor.

Tea Tree Oil Treatment

Things you will need: 

Tea tree oil2-3 drops
Cotton Ball1


  1. Using a mild cleanser, cleanse the area where you have got the skin tag.
  2. Ensure that you pat it dry and leave no amount of moisture there.
  3. Now, take a cotton ball and soak it into warm water.
  4. Now, add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on it.
  5. Apply it directly onto the skin tag and rub it gently for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off using warm water and pat dry.


  1. Using a mild cleanser, cleanse the area where you have got the skin tag.
  2. Ensure that you pat it dry and leave no amount of moisture there.
  3. Now, take a cotton ball and soak it into warm water.
  4. Now, add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil on it.
  5. Apply it directly onto the skin tag and secure it with a bandage.
  6. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off with clean water.
Repeat this daily at least twice or thrice in a day. Tea tree oil has been helping the beauty and skin industry since a really long time and it is no less even when needed to treat skin tags issue. The reason why tea tree oil work in removing the tag gently and effectively is because it is known to dry the area out. The essential oil also ensures that there is no blood flow to this particular area which leads it to go dry and ultimately fall off.

Onion Juice

Things you will need:

Onion1 Small
SaltA pinch


  1. Take a small onion and cut it into two half. Now, put it in a container and add some salt into it.
  2. Store it overnight and the next day blend it.
  3. Use cheesecloth and extract its juice out. Once done, dip a cotton ball into it and apply it directly onto the skin tag.
  4. Let it sit for the whole night or if your skin is too irritated then just leave it on for a couple of hours.
  5. In either case, secure the cotton which has the onion juice with a bandage.
  6. Remove it as per your convenience and rinse the area off thoroughly in order to rub off the pungent smell.
Repeat this for 10-12 days which is how much time it will take for the skin tag to completely fall off. Onion juice contains a lot of acids which when applied to the skin tag, sucks out all the moisture from it. What this does is that when you apply it for a long time say 10-12 days as mentioned, it will completely dehydrate and become like a crumble and fall of on its own. However, you will have to make sure that you moisturize that area because onion juice can make the skin extremely dry. So, either Vaseline or coconut oil, take a little in your fingers and gently rub a little of them on the area where you have the tag. You have to be careful that you don't put moisturizer on the tag. You have to maintain its dehydrated state. Carefully apply it on the sides.

Pineapple Juice

Things you will need:

Pineapple Juice1 Tsp


  1. Using a mild cleanser, cleanse the area where you have the tag and pat is dry.
  2. Now, take pineapple juice, preferably freshly juiced, and apply it directly onto the tag.
  3. Leave it overnight and then next day wash it while you are taking a shower.
  4. Never rinse it off immediately, give it time to sink in.
Continue with this remedy for 10-12 days and you will see visible changes within no time. Pineapple is the most simplest as well as the most mild way of getting yourself away from the tags. Pineapple contains Bromelain which is an enzyme that is extracted from the stem of the pineapples plant. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which help in getting rid of the skin tag. You can also mix a bit of lemon to it in order to make it more effetive. This is perfect for someone who has a sensitive skin and cannot take risk of using ingredients as harsh as onion or garlics.


Things you will need:

Garlic4-5 Cloves
Pestle And Mortar1


  1. Take a mortar and pestle and toss about 4-5 garlic cloves into it.
  2. Crush them really well so that when you squeeze it, you get a little juice of it.
  3. Now all you have to do is directly apply the juice onto the skin tag.
  4. Massage it for a couple of seconds till it seeps in and then, rinse it off using warm water.


  1. Take 1 garlic clove, peel it properly and cut it in half.
  2. Cleanse the area of the skin tag very thoroughly and pat it dry. Use warm water to rinse. This makes the tag supple and easy to detach.
  3.  Now, take the half clove and rub it directly onto the tag. Do it in gentle circular motions.
  4. Rinse it off using warm water and pat dry.
  5. Note that every time you use this method, you use a new clove and not repeat as it can cause infection.
Do not use garlic every single day as it can cause inflammation and make the skin burn. Maybe alternate its usage. It is the antibacterial and antifungal properties of garlic which helps in getting rid of the tag very gently and smoothly. Like we said, don't use it every single day and maybe alternate its usage. You can however apply it onto the skin and secure it with a bandage and leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning. That is pretty much it.

Banana Peel

Things you will need:

Banana Peel1


  1. The first step is prepping your face. Cleanse it using a mild cleanser and pat it dry.
  2. Take a banana peel and using a knife, cut it into small easy to use pieces.
  3. Now, take one of them and apply it directly onto the skin tag and rub in a gentle circular motion.
  4. You can also choose the apply it onto the tag and secure it with a bandage or tape for an hour and then remove it.
  5. Whichever option you choose, ensure that you rinse your face after that using warm water.
Do this everyday till you see the skin tag falling off. Also not, use the white part of the banana which has the fiber and not the yellow. It will not benefit you at all. Banana is yet again one of the softer and smoother ingredient when it comes to getting rid of a skin tag. Its peel contains a lot of enzymes and acids which work brilliantly in drying up the tag and ultimate making them fall off the skin by detaching itself. Works wonderfully even for people with extremely sensitive skin. It will very gentle on the skin but will still manage to do its job.

Baking Soda

Things you will need:  

Baking soda1/2 Tsp
Castor OilA few drops


  1. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser and pat it thoroughly dry.
  2. Now, take a bowl and add 1/2 Tsp baking soda and a few drops of Castor oil.
  3. Mix both the ingredients really well and apply it onto your skin tag.
  4. Leave it on for about 1-2 hours and then finally rinse it off using warm water. Pat dry.
You can use this paste once in a day to see visible changes. Baking soda has proven its worth in the beauty and skin care industry like no other ingredient. It is mild, but effective enough to fight against problems ranging from tans, warts and even skin tags. Castor oil is no less. Lesser in the skin care but it has made its mark and loyal customers when it comes to haircare. The reason why the combination of both work brilliantly when it comes to removing the skin tag is because this mix has the capability to imbalance the pH in this area you apply it to. This ultimately helps in removing anything like a warts or a skin tag in the most smoothest way possible.

Now that you have it cleared how to make apple cider vinegar, the ways you can use it in order to get rid of tags, what are tags, what causes them, some other remedies and treatments and finally the tips, we hope that you are ready to deal with it and get rid of them very smoothly. This can also give you a chance to flaunt this talent of yours in front of your friends and have a skin which is not one bit bumpy. 

If apple cider is not something that you like then there are a bunch of other remedies that you can try from the list. Skin tag might be absolutely normal to have without a single harm in the world, but that does not mean that you have to live with it. If you want it out, you can get them out without having to actually go with surgery. You can also mix and match few remedies to intensify the effect. This might help you in getting rid of the tag once and for all. However, don't forget the moisture. It is the key!

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