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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Remove Skin Tags?

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WHAT ARE SKIN TAGS? Skin tags are small, noncancerous growths that are very common. They’re usually flesh colored or slightly darker and appear to hang off the skin. They tend to pop up in areas with folds of skin, such as the armpits, groin, or eyelids. Skin tags don’t cause any health problems and are usually painless. Still, many people with skin tags want to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Skin tag removal is a simple outpatient procedure, but more and more people are turning to natural home remedies, including apple cider vinegar. Keep reading to learn whether this natural treatment really works and how to safely try it yourself. WHAT ARE THE SKIN BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR? People have been using vinegar as a natural remedy for centuries. Its acidic properties are thought to protect against infection, sterilize wounds, and preserve food. More recently, apple cider vinegar has become the vinegar of choice for everything from treating colds to promoting weight loss. Some people believe that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can help to break down the tissue surrounding skin tags, causing them to eventually fall off. WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY? There’s no scientific evidence that apple cider vinegar removes skin tags. In fact, recent studies suggest it may actually damage your skin. A 2015 article noted the case of a teenage girl who applied apple cider vinegar to a mole on her face every day for three days and covered it with a bandage. While the vinegar removed the mole after a few days, it also removed the top layer of skin in the affected area. This can lead to scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which are much harder to get rid of than skin tags. CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …

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