You know those skin growths that look like loose skin hanging? Yes, we refer to those as skin tags. Skin tags are attached to the body by a thin stalk, so it is not that difficult to identify them. Being harmless and noncancerous, they do not tend to cause problems. They occur in places where there is a lot of friction and moisture and that can sometimes be a problem.
Therefore, where there are skin folds, they rub against each other. This friction can cause for skin tags to develop.
So, which parts of the body tend to ‘host’ skin tags? The neck, underarms, the groin area, eyelids and, in women, the under breast area is often affected.
Even though skin tags are not a cause for concern, if they appear on delicate places, then we should be more careful with them.
Skin tags on eyelids
In the past, it was a common belief that you can treat skin tags using heat. It is very important that you do not do this by yourself in any way. This is especially important when it comes to sensitive areas such as the skin around your eyes or skin tags on your eyelids. Another very important thing to keep in mind is that everybody’s skin is different and it may react differently to methods that we use to treat it.
If you already know that you have a sensitive skin, be careful with the products that you apply. Because the skin on your eyelids is very thin, keep in mind that everything that you apply there might be absorbed and also come in contact with your eyeball. If the skin tag is further from the eye then you have a little bit more room for manipulation.
It is important to be careful not to cause any scarring, which is something that might easily happen in this area. In case that the methods you used are not working, there is bleeding or you see that there is irritation of the skin, please do not proceed any further and visit a doctor instead. Removing a skin tag professionally is a very simple and short procedure.
1. Tie It Off
A simple method to get rid of a skin tag is to have it tied with dental floss. You can purchase it in the drugstore or pharmacy. They are very thin, so they will not damage the skin area. Through this method, the blood circulation to the excess skin is cut off and they’re therefore it slowly dies and no pain is caused during the process.
After you tie the skin tag, you’ll notice that it will change color. And that is completely normal and you shouldn’t be alarmed. It is a definite sign that the blood supply is cut off. The skin tag will dry and fall off.
2. Tea Tree Oil
With its properties, it is one of the best at-home remedies for eyelid skin tag treatment. What you need to do is take a Q-tip and dip it in tea tree oil. Then, gently rub it over the skin tag. The only downside of this type of treatment is that it requires patience. You will have to repeat the process three times a day for a couple of weeks. However, bear in mind that tea tree oil is a natural solution. This means that you won’t have any scars after the treatment. A couple of weeks don’t sound too bad now, heh?
P.S. Tea tree oil can cause skin irritation if you have sensitive skin. If you notice skin irritation while treating the skin tag, try diluting it with coconut oil. Coconut oil has soothing properties.
3. Baking soda
Surely you’ve heard of the many uses of baking soda. Well, with its exfoliating properties, baking soda makes for a great eyelid skin tag treatment. What you need to do is mix baking soda with warm water. Stir the mixture until you get a thick, smooth paste. Apply it on the skin tag and rub it gently in circular movements.
You can repeat this process two to three times per day until you notice that your skin tag has dried and is falling off.
4. Frankincense oil
With properties such as reducing pain and inflammation, Frankincense oil is great for treating skin tags on eyelids. All you have to do is add one or two drops of frankincense oil directly onto the skin tag. Repeat the process once a day for a couple of months before your skin tag ultimately falls off.
If you have sensitive skin, you might want to try diluted frankincense oil.
5. Oregano oil
Another at-home remedy for your eyelid skin tag is oregano oil. Mix two drops of oregano oil with for drops of coconut oil. After that, gently apply it all over the skin tag. Leave it on until it dries and then wash it off. Repeat the process until you reach the desired effect.
However, please bear in mind that you should never treat a skin tag without talking to your doctor first. The doctor needs to make sure of the diagnosis and they will let you know how to proceed. Also, if your skin tag is bleeding, is irritated or hurts, you need to seek medical assistance.
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