Also known as acrochordons, papillomas, soft fibromas and fibroepithelial polyps, skin tags are benign growths of skin that resemble small skin-coloured raisins hanging off of the body. They usually appear around the nose, cheeks, neck, eyelids, armpits, groin area and upper chest area. Removing skin tags---even at home---is very possible by employing one or more simple home remedies.
The Castor Oil Remedy
Consider using castor oil to remove your skin tag at home. To do this, you'll need to make a salve by combining some baking soda with your castor oil until the mixture has the consistency of a paste. Apply the paste to the skin tag in question at least three times each day for two or three weeks. The salve you've created should serve to kill the skin tag, resulting in its naturally falling off.
The Instant Remedy
A slightly more painful but ultimately easier and quicker home remedy for a skin tag: simply cut it off. Ice the area for around 10 minutes first in order to numb the skin. You can use scissors or a scalpel to carry out the procedure. Whatever you employ, make sure it is properly sanitised either with rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or an open flame. Use the scissors (or the scalpel) to carefully but quickly cut off the skin tag as close to the healthy skin as possible. Have a paper towel or wet rag ready to apply to the area right away, as you can expect a little bleeding but not much. Keep the area clean while it heals. This should immediately take care of the skin tag problem.
The Garlic Remedy
Cut a slice of garlic and press it over the skin tag's area. Secure the slice of garlic to the skin with gauze or tape. Put the garlic in place as soon as you wake up every morning, and remove it (then rinse off the area with water) before retiring to bed. Repeat this process for three days but no longer, because your skin may begin to burn. The skin tag should simply fall off. If a part of the tag remains, try the garlic again in a few days.