Skin tags can appear on your body without any warning and when they do, you will probably want to get rid of them quickly. Sure, there are many products out there that claim to remove skin tags (read our review of Revitol skin tag remover) but you should consider using duct tape. Here are the steps you need to take to remove skin tags with duct tape.
1. Grab The Supplies – This part is easy because all you need is duct tape. It doesn’t matter if you have one skin tag or many skin tags, a roll of duct tape should do the trick. As for the brand or type of duct tape, this doesn’t matter.
2. Wash Your Skin – The next step you want to do is clean your skin with soap and water. You want to clean the area where the duct tape will be placed on. You don’t need to do a vigorous job or anything like that. A quick clean of the area is all you need to do.
3. Cover The Skin Tag – After you have washed and cleaned the area, you will want to cover the skin tag or tags with duct tape. You want to make sure the duct tape has no wrinkles or bubbles, so smooth it over with your hand. This will ensure that it is on the skin tightly and no air will be let into the area.
The reason people put the duct tape on so tightly is because it’s supposed to suffocate the skin. This may lead to the skin tag dying out. This is also why you will want to make sure the piece of tape you use isn’t too big. Plus, a smaller piece of tape shouldn’t do too much damage to the skin.
4. Check The Skin Tag – When the duct tape starts to become a bit loose, then you will want to look under it. Check to see what the skin tag is like because if it’s attached to the skin, it means it’s still a live. If it’s dead, then it will fall off. If it doesn’t work the first time around, feel free to do it all over again, but do make sure you repeat the previous steps.
You might have to do this repeatedly. Eventually the skin tag may fall off, but it may happen after dozens of tries. It could very well work after the first try.
Furthermore, there is something you can do in order to speed the process up. You can use nail polish to paint the skin tag, or alternatively coconut oil, and then you can put duct tape over it. Both the nail polish and the duct tape will suffocate the skin tag. Once again, this may require multiple tries before it works.
If you have skin tags or you ever get them, then give the duct tape removal method a try. As you can see, it’s easy enough to do. It may also work very well and then you can continue using the method if more skin tags appear.