How to Remove Tags & Moles With Nail Polish

Written by emily manthei
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Skin tags and non-cancerous moles are unsightly growths that are usually painless and benign. But they can be unsightly and uncomfortable, especially when rubbing against clothing, belts or other parts of skin. Removing skin tags and non-cancerous moles is seen as a cosmetic procedure, and therefore not covered by many insurance policies.

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Things you need

  • Clear nail polish

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  1. 1

    Clean the mole or tag with rubbing alcohol. Skin tags are comprised of what Medical News Today calls "a core of fibres and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering or epidermis."

  2. 2

    Coat the growth with clear nail polish in the morning.

  3. 3

    Allow it to dry on the mole or tag before putting on clothing or allowing anything to rub against the mole or tag.

  4. 4

    Cover the tag or mole again with nail polish at night. The spot should be shrinking slowly. Let the polish dry again before allowing the growth to rub against anything else.

  5. 5

    Continue covering the growth with polish twice daily as it continues to shrink and finally vanish.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid using the nail polish remedy for tags located near the eyes or around genitals.

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