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12 Incredible Home Remedies To Remove Skin Tags

12 Incredible Home Remedies To Remove Skin Tags

What are skin tags?

Most of us will develop at least a couple of skin tags at some stage. They are excessive growths of collagen and tend to occur where the skin naturally folds – on the neck and near the underarm region, for example. Usually pink or brown in colour, they are benign but can be unsightly. They are more common in people with particular medical conditions such as diabetes and certain common viral infections. Whilst easily removed by a doctor or nurse, it is quicker and cheaper to sort the problem yourself using these 12 home remedies. Remember that if you have any underlying medical conditions or are unsure as to whether a skin tag truly is a benign growth, always seek the advice of a trained medical professional before you try and remove skin tags.

How to remove skin tags quickly and easily!

1. Aloe Vera

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    You can buy fresh, ready-made aloe vera juice from health food shops to use for this purpose. Alternatively, you can buy an aloe vera plant, cut along one of the leaves, and squeeze out the liquid inside. Rub a small amount on the skin tag once per day until it shrinks. Aloe vera is renowned over the world for its antiseptic, skin-healing properties and should therefore ensure that no scarring is left behind once the tag has gone.

    2. Pineapple Juice

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      Rub in fresh juice from this tropical fruit at least twice per day for two weeks. By the end of this period, the skin tag should be gone!

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      3. Lemon Juice

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        Extract the juice from a large lemon. Take a small cotton wool ball and soak it in the juice. Apply it to the skin tag using a bandaid to hold it in place. Replace the wool as needed for a few days until the skin tag is removed.

        4. Onion Juice

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          Chop up one large onion and pass through a sieve to extract the juice. Apply the juice to the skin tag once per day for around two weeks. This is a great way to use up common leftovers to remove skin tags.

          5. Garlic

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            Grind up a clove of garlic every day and place the mixture on the skin tag for a couple of hours. Within a few days, the tag should begin to reduce in size and density. Garlic is great for your skin as it contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

            6. Oregano Oil

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              Oregano oil contains antiseptic compounds, as well as being an effective agent in drying out skin tags. Use three drops of oregano oil in six drops of a neutral carrier oil (such as coconut), and apply it three times a day for 3-5 weeks until the tag falls off by itself.

              7. Tea Tree Oil

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                Take a small cotton wool ball and place 3 drops of tea tree oil on it. Now dab at the skin tag using circular motions. Do this three times a day for at least 5 days. The skin tag should vanish.

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                8. Potato

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                  Along with a host of skin-friendly vitamins and minerals, potato has wonderful astringent properties that can dry out skin tags. Slice a small piece of potato, place it over the skin tag, and keep in place with a bandaid. Replace the potato every few hours.

                  9. Fig Stem Juice

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                    Buy some figs with their stems intact. Remove a couple of stems, run them through a blender, and apply the juice four times a day every day for a few weeks.

                    10. Apple Cider Vinegar

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                      Soak a cotton wool ball in apple cider vinegar and press it firmly against the skin tag, holding in place with a bandaid or bandage. Repeat every day until the skin tag has gone.

                      11. Nail Polish

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                        Nail polish is naturally drying, and forms a tight cast around the skin tag that will cause it to loosen and drop off. Simply dab a couple of drops of polish onto the skin tag and wait a few days to see the effects.

                        12. Banana Peel

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                          Cut a small piece of banana skin and place it over the skin tag. Keep it in place with a bandage, replacing the peel every day. After around 2 weeks, the skin tag should fall off.

                          Featured photo credit: Joshua Resnick via shutterstock.com

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                          Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                          How to Overcome Boredom

                          How to Overcome Boredom

                          Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                          I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                          If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                          What is Boredom?

                          We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                          You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                          It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                          If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                          When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                          Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                          If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                          Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                          Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                          In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                          It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                          Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                          Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                          In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                          3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                          1. Get Focused

                          Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                          You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                          Here are a few ideas:

                          • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                          • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                          • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                          2. Kill Procrastination

                          Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                          So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                          Here are some ideas:

                          • Do some exercise.
                          • Read a book.
                          • Learn something new.
                          • Call a friend.
                          • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                          • Do a spring cleaning.
                          • Wash the car.
                          • Renovate the house.
                          • Re-arrange the furniture.
                          • Write your shopping list.
                          • Water the plants.
                          • Walk the dog.
                          • Sort out your mail & email.
                          • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                          3. Enjoy Boredom

                          If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                          Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                          So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                          Final Thoughts

                          Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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