Many people of all ages will find that they have small protruding pieces of skin on their body; these are actually benign tumours known as skin tags. Skin tags are not harmful but they can be quite annoying and as well as that, some people don’t like them because they find them unsightly.
No matter what age you are, you can develop skin tags but they are more common in older people and they are also prominent in those who are overweight, have diabetes or are pregnant. It is thought that skin tags are caused by skin rubbing against skin and they are commonly found in places on the body where there are creases like the eyelids, groin, armpit, neck or under the breasts. This would explain their prevalence in those who are overweight.
There is no medical reason for removing skin tags but a lot of people choose to have them removed because they don’t like the look of them. Other people will choose to remove them because they can become quite irritable if they are in certain places and they are prone to getting caught on the skin or jewellery for example. For men with skin tags on their neck, they can make shaving a problem and this is another reason to want to get rid of them.
A lot of people with skin tags will choose to visit their doctor to have them frozen off. Other people will be too embarrassed or won’t have the time to make a doctor’s appointment. Thankfully for these people, there are many at home skin tag removal methods that you can try and using nail polish is just one of these methods.
If you have skin tags that you want to get rid of then one of the cheapest ways of doing so is to apply nail polish to the skin tag and wait for it to wither away. Now I am not telling you to apply bright red nail polish to your skin tags or even worse, neon yellow. What you need to do is to invest in some clear nail polish and then apply to your skin tags. You need to wait until the polish dries on the skin tag and then leave it. You will need to repeat this process three times each day and you will soon start to see results. People who have tried this method have stated that it is something that you might need to repeat daily for about two to three weeks.
Although this is not the quickest skin tag removal method there is, it is painless and cheap which is something to be said. You will however have to be patient because of the length of time that it can take to see the skin tags gone.
Skin tags rarely reappear in the same place as they were before but that does not mean that you are not going to develop new skin tags in a different place on the body. They could come back very close to where they were before and this can mean that you are under the impression that it is the same one again. The cause of skin tags is unknown but it is thought that rubbing of skin is the reason. If you are overweight then the best way to reduce the number of skin tags that you get is to try and lose some weight.