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How to Remove Tags & Moles With Nail Polish

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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  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. Coat the growth with clear nail polish in the morning.

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

  6. Warning

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

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Things You'll Need

  • Clear nail polish

About the Author

Emily Manthei holds a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh and has written for publications as diverse as the "Oxford Journal of Theological Studies," "Emanuel Levy Film Reviews," "USA Today" and "Northern Express Magazine." She also writes screenplays for short and feature films.

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