Does Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Tags Really Work?
Dr. Angel Rivera
Do you have a skin tag? Maybe you have quite a few of them, and you feel that they are starting to affect your appearance and overall confidence. Many people believe that apple cider vinegar for skin tags is highly effective, but is this the case?
Almost half of both genders will develop skin tags on the body at some point in their life, so you’re not alone. If you wear clothing or jewelry on a regular basis that tends to rub against the skin, you may even have a few skin tags around the neck that you haven’t noticed.
At first, it’s possible that you’ve incorrectly diagnosed a skin tag. The outgrowth is a benign tumor. Although this may sound disconcerting, it is harmless. That is why we’re able to confidently remove a skin tag from the face or body without any medical concerns.
Your doctor may refer to a skin tag as an acrochordon, which is the official medical name. Because acrochordons are considered safe, any requested procedure to remove them will be classed as a cosmetic one. As a result, your doctor will probably want to avoid treating them during pregnancy.
While there’s no scientific evidence that proves that apple cider vinegar works, we’ve found that natural tea tree oil is effective. It takes 3 to 6 weeks for most people, and many have enjoyed excellent results.
We recognize that some of you will be here to gather information, but we also know that others want to find a treatment that is proven to work. If you’d like some info on removing skin tags from a specific body part of your body, click on one of the links below:
- Eyelids and around the eyes
- Breasts or chest
- Facial area
If you’re still reading, we’ll now take a look at whether apple cider vinegar works.
Benefits of Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Tags
Instead of spending money on a cosmetic operation to safely remove skin tags, you should consider using a natural alternative. You may have seen it in stores before, so it is relatively cheap. However, it has health benefits due to its acidic properties. As a result, it’s used to treat and prevent a variety of health problems, including dry scalp and toenail fungus.
It’s most important to understand why people believe that it works. Word quickly spreads that it can remove a skin tag fast, safely and with minimal irritation to the surrounding area. It doesn’t attack the skin tag itself but targets the tissue that causes/forms it. Once that is destroyed, it should turn black and die. Targeting the skin more deeply ensures that it is less likely to return in the future.
There’s considerable debate about whether you should use organic apple cider vinegar, or whether any vinegar will produce the same results. An organically-produced bottle will be of a higher quality but will cost you only slightly more money. The effect is mostly dependent on how the individual reacts to the solution, and everyone responds differently.
Step-by-Step Guide for Using Apple Cider Vinegar to Remove Skin Tags
If you’ve purchased a bottle of apple cider vinegar and wanted to give this treatment a try, then you should follow the steps detailed below. This will ensure that you are following the procedure correctly. If you do not follow this advice or try a more aggressive treatment, then you may end up with a skin irritation.
Here are the steps:
- Ensure that the area is clean. Wash with warm water and soap, and dry it thoroughly. This is necessary to remove all the particles of sweat and dirt which may prevent the apple cider vinegar from working correctly.
- Gently remove the top layer of skin. Performing this will help with absorption, but you do have to be careful not to draw blood.
- Soak a small cotton ball in organic apple cider vinegar. If you think you’ve got too much on the cotton ball by mistake, squeeze out the excess vinegar before application.
- Apply the soaked cotton ball to the area. Hold it next to the skin tag or hold it in place with a band-aid overnight.
- Before the next application, wash the area thoroughly so that it’s completely sterile.
- Repeat this process for several weeks, or until you get the desired result.
Treatment Times Vary Considerably
Step 4 has been left ambiguous on purpose. This is because there are several different recommendations on how long the exposure should last. This ranges from a few minutes to an hour, to overnight. We’d suggest that a prolonged application is more likely to be effective.
You may want to experiment and see what works best for you. Perhaps start slowly and build up, if necessary. If you want to apply treatment overnight, as we say, consider applying a bandage to hold the cotton ball in place.
Will There Be Any Pain or Blood?
The whole process of a skin tag dying and falling off should cause no pain at all when achieved naturally. The most discomfort you will experience is possibly a mild stinging – this is your just your skin adapting. The attraction of this option is that you won’t experience any pain and there won’t be any scarring. This is good news for those that want to use only natural skin tags treatment for treatment in highly visible places.
There are genuine reasons why apple cider vinegar for skin tags is popular, but there’s no medical proof that it works. If you’re looking for a natural substance that will deliver results, take a closer look at Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil. We’ve tried it, researched it, and has worked well (when used properly) for many people. If you’re still unsure, read this post on tea tree oil for skin tags for additional information.