5 Mistakes Made Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Tags

The apple cider vinegar skin tags remedy works. BUT there are 5 mistakes that you need to avoid, or things might not turn out so well.  Just one of these mistakes could:

  • Make the remedy less effective
  • Take way longer to get the skin tag to fall off
  • Cause you a lot of discomfort, and even pain
  • Make the remedy not work at all

Don’t Use Filtered Apple Cider Vinegar

Using just a common kitchen ingredient, the apple cider vinegar skin tags works even better than many other pricey treatments.
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar, the good stuff. Photo credit: Veganbaking.net

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that all apple cider vinegar are the same. When I first heard about acv and started using it, I made the mistake of buying filtered apple cider vinegar.

I used that bottle of filtered acv for a few weeks and didn’t get much in terms of results. After that, I became convinced that acv didn’t work and moved on to search for another solution.

After a few failed attempts with different remedies, I decided to give acv another try. This time, I did more research and discovered that I had to use unfiltered vinegar (and organic if possible).

Having used the right stuff (a bottle of organic, unfiltered acv), I was able to get results in just a little over one week using the remedy on this page.  I’ve been a firm believer in acv ever since; so make sure you buy unfiltered acv.

Don’t Pick on the Skin Tag

Don’t pick on your skin tags (this is one mistake you want to avoid completely if you’re truly trying to remove skin tags). That means pulling on them, or trying to cut them off. I know it can be hard to resist the temptation to pick on them, but you’ll have to do your best to just leave them alone.

If you’re in the process of using acv on a skin tag, you’ll really want to try your best to leave it alone. A tiny break in the skin (caused by picking at the skin tag) can be quite painful when exposed to acv. Not only will you have to try to endure some pain, but you’ll be much more likely to give up on the acv remedy. Honestly, if you’re going subject yourself to that kind of pain, it’s way faster to use this treatment instead. At least, it will be once only, and for a shorter amount of time.

Once your skin tag has turned dark/black from the acv treatments you should wait for the skin tag to fall off on its own. Otherwise, you can give it a gently tug to see if it’ll come off easily. This is the only time you should pull on the skin tag.

Don’t Forget to Protect Surrounding Healthy Skin

Don’t forget to protect the healthy skin surrounding the skin tag(s) you’re trying to remove. ACV removes skin tags, but it also carries some risks with it; it’ll burn the healthy skin around any skin tag you are treating.

A chemical burn caused by prolonged exposure to apple cider vinegar can be quite painful. For me, it was a throbbing pain and at times, it was enough to make me want to stop the treatment. It might be different for you depending on your sensitivity to acv and your pain tolerance.

To protect the healthy skin, I like to use a bit of Vaseline. I just a clean cotton swab and just lightly cover the surrounding skin with some Vaseline.

Don’t Forget the Tape

Some variations of this remedy call for the use of Band-Aids, but I like to use duct tape instead. Why use tape instead of Band-Aids? Because duct tape is waterproof and it’s cheap. You can use waterproof bandage tape, but duct tape has much better coverage.

Typically, the purpose of a Band-Aid is to hold an acv soaked piece of cotton over the skin tag. When you use tape, it will hold the piece of cotton in place and it will keep the acv from drying out. This helps extend the treatment time and speed ups the treatment.

Don’t Skip Treatments

This mistake is the one you want to avoid most when you’re using apple cider to remove skin tags. This mistake will almost definitely render all your efforts with acv useless.

If you’re serious about getting rid of skin tags with this all-natural remedy, make sure you stay consistent with your treatments. Don’t get tempted to skip treatments at all; not even just one night. In fact, don’t even think about it.

Skipping one night will become two nights. After that, it could eventually become never. By the time you decide it’s time to get back on track with your treatments, you’re already back at square one. This can repeat over and over again. You trap yourself in a loop where you don’t maintain treatments long enough to see it work. After a few repeats, you become convinced that it doesn’t work. You end up writing off the one remedy that could have worked.

Of course, there will be times when you’ll want to give it a rest for a few days. You may even need to stop entirely. As mentioned earlier, acv can cause chemical burns and that usually means pain. If the pain becomes too much, it’s best to give it a rest for a couple of days.

If the burn is bad, you’ll either want to give it a rest for a while. It might also be best to stop trying acv, let it heal and then search for a different remedy. Your skin may just be too sensitive to acv; making vinegar a bad choice for you.

The apple cider vinegar skin tags remedy is one that works well—especially now that you know what to NOT do. These are just five mistakes I’ve made in the past. There’s bound to be more. Can you think of any other potential mistake the can be made with acv? Maybe you have personal experience with acv? Please share it with us in the comments below and help out the other readers.