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How to Use Vitamin E to Get Rid of Skin Tags

author image Jody Braverman
Jody Braverman is a health and fitness professional and writer in Seattle. She has been a personal trainer and yoga instructor for almost a decade and is passionate about movement and helping people lead active, healthy lives.
How to Use Vitamin E to Get Rid of Skin Tags
Vitamin E oil can be applied topically from capsules. Photo Credit: wasansos1/iStock/Getty Images

Skin tags are benign cutaneous growths commonly occurring under the arms, under the breasts on women or on the eyelids. Although vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and skin healer, there is no scientific evidence to support its use in eliminating skin tags. Some home remedies suggest that vitamin E applied topically to a skin tag over a long period of time might eliminate or reduce the appearance of the skin tag. The most effective way to get rid of a skin tag is to have it removed by your doctor.

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Step 1

Purchase pure vitamin E oil at your local health food or drugstore. If you cannot find pure oil, you can buy capsules and break open one capsule for each use.

Step 2

Clean and dry the area around the skin tag. Apply a thin layer of vitamin E oil to the skin tag.

Step 3

Place a bandage over the skin tag to seal the vitamin E oil in and to protect it from irritation.

Step 4

Change the bandage and apply a new dose of vitamin E oil every day after showering.

Step 5

Repeat this process daily for several months, or until your desired results are achieved.

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