What is a skin tag?
Skin tags are very common small, non-cancerous growths. They are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker in color and appear to hang from the skin. They tend to appear in folds of skin, such as the armpits, groin, and eyelids. Skin tags do not cause any health problems and are usually painless.
However, many people with skin tags want to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Skin tag removal is a simple outpatient procedure, but more and more people are turning to natural home remedies like apple cider vinegar.
Read on to find out if this natural treatment really works, and how to try it safely.
What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar for the skin?
People have used vinegar as a natural remedy for centuries. Its acidic properties are believed to protect against infection, disinfect wounds, and preserve food. Apple cider vinegar has recently become the go-to vinegar for everything from treating colds to weight loss.
Some people believe that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar breaks down the tissue surrounding the skin tag, causing it to fall off.