There are people all over the internet and on video sites claiming they are removing skin tags with toothpaste. If you can get rid of skin tags with something you already have at home, why not try it? Everybody has toothpaste at home, at least I hope so, and it’s relatively cheap compared to other methods that remove skin tags.
In addition, toothpaste seems harmless to your skin. This is unlike some other methods, like with apple cider vinegar. I wrote a whole blog post on apple cider vinegar and found research on how its causing chemical burns on people’s skin. If you want to see that post you can click right here.
This skin tag post will explain to you how to get rid of skin tags with toothpaste. I’ll tell you how to make the mixture, how long to leave it on for and how long it’s supposed to take for your skin tag to fall off. I’ll also tell you what happened when I tried it and if it worked for me.
What Are Skin Tags
Skin tags are balls of skin that hang from the surface of the skin from a stalk. The stalk is what attaches the skin tag to the base of your skin and sometimes they are very narrow or wide. Skin tags can be darker in color than your skin or skin colored. Sometimes they will change color over time.
Skin tags are usually found on your neck, face, armpits, back and groin but can be found almost anywhere there are folds in your skin. They are not cancerous and cannot turn into skin cancer like a mole can. I wrote an article in this website on the difference between skin tags and moles which you can check out by clicking right here. Other than getting irritated from other skin, clothing or jewelry skin tags are unharmful to you.
So why try to get rid of them with toothpaste? Most people get them removed for cosmetic reasons and are tired of looking at them in the mirror or trying to hide them from others. I can definitely understand the reason because I have dealt with skin tags for years.
Removing Skin Tags With Toothpaste
When I first got skin tags, I tried all the home remedies to save some money. The insurance wouldn’t cover the skin tag removal and the doctor wanted way too much money so I can understand the aggravation that comes in having skin tags.
Because of this people are willing to try anything to remove skin tags including toothpaste. I couldn’t resist doing some research on it and giving it a try myself. It seemed too good to be true. You mean no Dermatologist, no cutting, no freezing or burning them off. I’m in!
But first, I had to do some research and try to find studies where toothpaste was beneficial in removing skin tags. Other than a ton of YouTube videos and random websites, I couldn’t find any scientific data that backs up the claim toothpaste can remove skin tags.
Next, I wanted to find out if toothpaste can be harmful or irritating to my skin. I couldn’t find any studies that claimed toothpaste caused damage like with apple cider vinegar. I was able to find dermatologists claimed toothpaste can be irritating to sensitive skin. I found out some chemicals in toothpaste can disrupt the pH which may lead to rashes, drying and burning. Feeling more confident about using toothpaste, I decided to go ahead and give it a shot. Although I don’t recommend using toothpaste for you, this is the toothpaste method I tried.
The Ingredients & How To Apply
- First I combined ¼ teaspoon of toothpaste, 1 teaspoon of castor oil and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a small bowl.
- I mixed it together to form a paste. Next, I applied the mixture to my skin tag and left it on for about 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes I washed the area with warm water.
- I repeated this daily or a few times a day for 2-3 weeks.
For some reason it seems that all the people who recommend this skin tag removal method used Colgate toothpaste. I couldn’t find one article or video where someone used another brand. In addition, no one mentioned why they used Colgate, but for that reason I used Colgate also.
So that’s the method to remove skin tags with toothpaste. It’s easy to make and apply, but I found it a drag to apply this mixture everyday for 2-3 weeks. Some remedies said to apply it a few times a day and others said once a day. I chose once a day because it wasn’t practical to apply this a few times a day for weeks. I chose right before bedtime or the evening time while I was home. My morning routine doesn’t allow time to do it in the morning. I have to admit I did miss one day, but I wouldn’t think that would or should affect my results.
Unfortunately, this method didn’t work for me but others on the internet claim they have had success. I wonder if I chose 2-3 times a day would have made any difference but I don’t think so. My skin tag didn’t appear to change in shape, size and never looked like it was starting to dry up. My skin at times felt slightly irritated but it never got bad where I felt I needed to stop.
It’s up to you if you want to give it a try. What do you have to lose? Even if this method did work, for me, it’s just too much work. I think I’d rather go to a Dermatologist or try the “Tying Method” which always worked for me. It’s less time consuming, only one application and works in about 7-10 days depending on your skin tag, so you might want to give it a try by downloading my free e-book on the topic. You can check it out from this same website by clicking right here.
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