Removing Skin Tags With Nail Polish – Does It Really Work?

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Removing skin tags with nail polish is ideal if you’re on a tight budget. Patience is a virtue with this method of treatment.  A lot of people seek home remedies to remove skin tags because professional removal is considered costly and cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance. One of such home remedy is the use of clear nail polish, with the hope that it will suffocate the skin tag, thereby causing it to dry and fall off. Nail polish is one of the most commonly used skin tag removers and a lot of people have used it successfully. In this article, I will be guiding you on easy-to-follow instructions on removing skin tags with nail polish.

 

But before we continue with the procedure, here is a brief description of what a skin tag is.

A skin tag is a small, flesh-colored growth that protrudes from the skin. It is benign tumors which often contain a thin stalk at the base. They are usually formed in places where friction often takes place on the body such as the neck, eyelids, armpits, groin area, upper chest, and under breasts. It can easily be distinguished from all other skin conditions. If you’re not sure about the diagnosis, it is highly advisable that you talk to your doctor before you proceed with the treatment.

 

Note that using Nail polish for skin tags is a cheap and easy-to-use option, but it is not an appropriate treatment method for everyone. Though, it is quite understandable that you really want to get rid of skin tags fast but do not use this method for treating a sensitive area of the body such as the eyelid, face, groin area etc. Check other alternative and safest methods you can use here (Link)

Step Guides to Removing Skin Tags with Nail Polish

First of all, let us know the things you’ll need to carry out the treatment procedure, they are:

  • Antiseptic  soap
  • Clean towel
  • Clear nail polish
  • Bandage
  • Nail polish remover

 

PROCEDURES ARE:

1). First thing is to Wash or clean the skin tag and the surrounding area around it with antibacterial soap and warm water. This is very important because it will cover up the skin tag and also help prevent any infection during treatment. It should be done early in the morning.

2). The next step after cleaning the skin tag area is drying off the skin tag and the immediate area thoroughly so that the nail polish will be able to stick to the skin tag.

3). The next step is to coat the skin tag with a layer of clear nail polish. Be careful not to get any nail polish on the areas of the skin around the skin tag and place a bandage over the skin tag once the nail polish has dried off so as to stop the flow of oxygenated blood to the skin tag.

4). Also before bedtime, repeat same step 1 through 3 mentioned above one more time. This will apply a second coat layer to your skin tag. Remember to replace the bandage you use in the morning.

5). In the next morning, remove the bandage and then apply nail polish remover to your skin tag. This is to remove first 2 coatings of nail polish and also allow the next application to be more effective and to avoid any build-up of nail polish; therefore the nail polish will be able to penetrate to the skin tag surface for a fresh application.

6). Repeat the same process morning and night for at least next 2 weeks or until the skin tag has finally dried off. You should be consistent with this process for as long as it takes to get rid of the skin tags.

 

Does Removing Skin Tags with Nail Polish Work?

 

The answer to this question is YES and NO because Getting rid of skin tags using nail polish works for some people, but certainly not for everyone. If you find that it doesn’t work for you after trying it for a few weeks of continuous application, without missing either of the two (2) daily treatments, it’s probably not going to work for you.

The one and the only way for you to find out if any treatment is suitable is by trial and error because everyone responds differently to every remedy. If the nail polish treatment does work, you will typically find that your skin tag will darken in color, which

Indicates that the blood flow to the skin tags may have been cut off, and the skin tag will then turn black in color and eventually fall off. If you don’t experience this, you can try other inexpensive methods here (link)

Warnings

  • Do let your doctor evaluate your skin tag before any attempt to remove it yourself at home. Never attempt to remove your skin tag if you have diabetes or poor circulation, and don’t try to remove any skin tag near your eye or any other sensitive area of your body, such as the groin area or anus etc.

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