Skin tags are a common problem and many people will have to deal with them at some point in their lives. Skin tags affect both men and women and even children so there is no wonder why there are so many different types of remedies that are out there. Some of the home remedies you may find out there are the one that are tired and true and ones that will provide you with the results that you are looking for. For example the use of tea tree oil has been known to be an effective natural way to deal with many types of skin problems including skin tags.
Over the recent years, more and more people have tried tea tree oil and have had great success when it comes to removing skin tags. It generally only take a few days and one will need to apply the treatment 3x a day. Most people who have used tea tree oil as a way to remove skin tags have reported that it has worked quite well.
Other than tea tree oil, you will probably find a plethora of at home remedies that people have tried when it comes to removing skin tags. Since skin tags as a whole are not a medical concern as they are not cancerous or a sign of something more serious, many people resort to taking care of the skin tags at home. While you cannot always believe every at home remedy you read there really are some great one’s that do work. You may come across the use of nail polish as an effective way to remove skin tags? Does this really work? Or is this a myth? Let’s explore that right now.
Is removing a skin tag with nail polish fact or fiction?
If the idea of putting nail polish on a piece of skin that could be on your face sounds a little weird to you, you are not alone in that school of thought. In fact many people often wonder if nail polish and the removal of skin tags is nothing but an old wives’ tale. To be honest, we were unsure as well. We spent some time doing research and depending on who you ask will be the results that you get.
Of course, you will want to invest in some clear nail polish if you want to try this method. No one is telling you to use vampire red nail polish on your face, but the question still remains is will it work? The principal school of thought behind using nail polish as an effective way to treat skin tags is based upon the fact that the nail polish will dry out the tissue of the skin tag. If the skin tags tissue is dried out then it will die and this will lead to the skin tag falling off. There is no scientific facts to back up this claim and there is really no way to know if using nail polish will work.
Experts do claim that the use of clear nail polish cannot harm the skin tag or yourself so there really is no reason not to try it. It is an expensive and cheap way to try and deal with skin tag removal. Some people report that is has worked and others have stated that is has not. People who do try this approach often use clear nail polish and once the nail polish has dried they place small bandages on the skin tag. There is no telling if the use of nail polish will work for your skin tags, but since it is harmless it may be worth a shot.
However, if you are looking for a definite way to rid yourself of skin tags consider trying an approach that has been used time and time again and has shown to work. Some of these can include having your doctor remove them for you, the use of certain homeopathic remedies like tea tree oil, the use of castor oil or even cutting them off with sterilized equipment. The old fashioned remedy of using string and dental floss to tie off the skin tag has also worked quite well.
So to answer the question on if the use of nail polish and skin tag removal is fact or fiction, it does look like the jury is still out on that vote.