Tea Tree Oil for Skin Tags
Skin tags, technically known as ‘acrochordons’, are strange little things. These are essentially little flaps of skin that can form anywhere – normally under the armpits or neck – and that look a little like warms. Fortunately, skin tags aren’t painful and normally they’ll go away on their own after a while. If you get one under your arm, you can ignore it and it won’t cause you any trouble – this article will show you how you can use tea tree oil for skin tags treatment.
The problem though is when you get a skin tag appear on your eyelid or near your jaw. Sure, it might not be physically painful, but it’s painful in a whole different kind of way when you’re on a hot date, or speaking in front of your colleagues.
And this is especially true once you realize that skin tags can grow up to 5cm wide…
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can remove these unsightly skin bulges, including using tea tree oil for skin tags!
How to Get Rid of Skin Tags
There are a few ways you can remove skin tags. Often this will involve a trip to the GP, who will be able to surgically remove them for you. Alternatively, you can try doing it yourself by wrapping the skin tag in some dental floss or cotton and thereby starving it of blood and oxygen. You can even get a pair of sterile scissors and cut the skin tag off.
There’s just one problem with this strategy and you’re probably already aware of it – in fact, you’re probably already pulling a facial expression that’s saying ‘nu-uh!’.
The idea of cutting or ripping skin tags off is rather unpleasant. It can be painful, it can bleed a lot and it can end up leaving scars and other marks that are just as bad as the skin tags themselves!
That’s why it’s better to take a slightly less brutal approach to removing your skin tags. And one of the best ways to do that is to use a little tea tree oil.
Using Tea Tree Oil for Skin Tags
Tea tree oil for skin tags works well because of its natural astringent properties. Tea tree oil is effective for treating acne and is also able to help you get rid of dead skin and grime.
Among its many properties, tea tree oil is:
Of course skin tags aren’t caused by bacteria or fungal infections but they still seem to be treatable with tea tree oil. While there are no official studies, countless people report having success with the strategy within 17 days to one month.
So how do you use tea tree oil for skin tags?
Here are some tea tree oil skin tags recipes
- The first step is to clean the area around the skin. This is always important and will prevent you from simply rubbing more dirt and bacteria into the area. Don’t rub profusely however as you can end up aggravating the skin tag and causing redness or even bleeding in the area. Dry the area carefully too.
- Now take a cotton bud and add a couple of drops to the end. You can also use cotton pads or tissues.
- At this point, simply apply the drops via the cotton bud directly to your skin tag. You don’t need to apply it to the surrounding area, though of course it doesn’t hurt! You can apply several times a day, or you can make a small band aid or plaster and use it to keep a cotton pad pressed against the skin.
Please note: If you notice any redness or other signs of a potential allergic reaction, the discontinue use immediately.
If you don’t notice any benefits of tea tree oil on you skin tag after one month, then you might want to consider using other options such as having it removed by your GP. This method doesn’t work for everyone but it’s gentle on the skin and has no downsides, so it can’t hurt to give it a go! You can also try a number of over the counter options (OTC) though you’ll find that these tend to be a little harsher on the skin so they’re not a good first port of call.
Tea tree oil also happens to be very nourishing for the skin, so at the very least you’ll have gotten some benefit from this experiment!