Finding skin tags on your body, even on your face, is nothing to be worried about. They do not harm you and aren’t an indication of any health condition, but having them on your face certainly isn’t ideal in terms of image. Visiting the doctor is the surest way to have a skin tag removed without any damage, but it is possible to do at home if undertaken with care and patience.
Things You Will Need for the At-Home Process:
- Salicylic acid topical solution (find one at your local drugstore).
- Gentle Soap.
- Dry Towel.
- Warm Water.
- Adhesive Pads (like bandages).
Follow these 7 steps to get rid of face skin tags at home:
#1 Clean the Area: wet a facecloth with warm water and a bit of soap to clean the spot where the skin tag is located. Spend a few minutes properly cleaning the area before moving to the next step.
#2 Dry Off: using a dry towel, pat the cleaned area dry. The process doesn’t work on wet skin so make sure your skin is completely dry, but pat gently so you don’t irritate your face.
#3 Shake It: shake the bottle containing the topical lotion and salicylic acid well to make sure that the ingredients are properly mixed together.
#4 Application: using your finger, a cotton ball, or q-tip, apply a bit of the salicylic acid topical lotion on the skin tag. Put the mix right on the tag and the immediate area around it.
#5 Cover It: cover the skin tag with an adhesive pad, like a bandage, if specified in the solution’s directions.
#6 Learn How Often: read the solution’s directions to find out how often you should repeat the process and how long the solution should sit on your skin before rinsing it off.
#7 Wait it Out: as you notice that the skin tag begins to dissolve and shrink with repeated use of the topical solution, you may be tempted to rip it off. Practice patience and allow the skin tag to shed on its own. This will ensure that no extra damage is done to your facial skin.
A few helpful tips:
- Practice patience! Salicylic acid topical lotions take time to work on your skin.
- Follow the designated directions about application for fastest and most effective results.
- Forget to administer a treatment? Do it as soon as possible!
Keep in mind that salicylic acid can be tough on skin, especially when combined with different treatments. Keep your skin regimen gentle while you are removing your skin tag so that your skin will remain soft and supple.
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