Does Nail Polish Remove Skin Tags?
You can remove skin tags with nail polish. However, we advise that you don’t because of the dangers involved in doing skin tag removal this way.
But, if you are going to remove a skin tag with nail polish, then these are the steps that you should take:
Clear Nail Polish on Skin Tags
Purchase clear nail polish of high quality from your local pharmacy. You should avoid trying to save money on nail polish because you want to make sure that there are no impurities in the ingredients. The higher the quality, the better it will work. It is also better to remove skin tags with clear nail polish.
Precisely Apply The Nail Polish To Your Skin Tag
Apply nail polish on your skin tag. It would be best if you were extra cautious not to put it on the surrounding skin as this can cause harm to your skin. In the same way that the nail polish will remove your skin tag, it can also remove the surrounding skin! You may want to use a cotton ball or a cotton swab to be more precise on the affected area.
Protect The Wound
Place a band-aid or plaster over the skin tag and nail polish. Try putting it on as tight as possible to avoid any oxygen reaching the skin tag through the nail polish. The band-aid itself won’t remove the skin tag, but it will help loosen it from the effects of the nail polish.
Removing The Nail Polish
Twenty-four hours later, remove the nail polish with high-quality nail Polish remover. Once again, be careful to target the skin tag itself rather than the surrounding skin. Spreading the polish on the surrounding skin can have a bad effect as it is not connected to the skin tag removal itself and could create pain in a sensitive area.
Reapply Nail Polish to Skin Tag
Reapply the nail Polish with two coatings. Once, again cover with a plaster or a band-aid and wait another 24 hours.
Remove The Band-Aid Again
When you take off the nail polish and the band-aid, you should find that the skin tag has changed color or fallen off completely.
If the skin tag has vanished, then job done! The skin tag removal with nail polish was successful. If not, then wait a few days, and it should fall off on its own.
You are advised NOT to do this procedure on your face in case you get nail polish in your eyes. If you do, then you should wash out your eyes with cold water and seek medical advice and attention as quickly as possible.
You will probably find other methods to remove your skin tags including apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, dental floss, oregano oil, pineapple juice, banana peel, and even duct tape! However, do know that using any of these, especially apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil can have awful effects on your skin.
If you are looking for a home remedy to remove a skin tag, which is safer and more effective, is via the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro. This is a skin tag removal product with an excellent reputation and also suitable if you have sensitive skin.
Also, see our articles on what happens if you cut off a skin tag