Treating Skin Tags on Eyelids, Around Eyes, & Under the Eye at Home
Skin tags on eyelids, under the eye, and around the eye are easy to correctly identify. Better still, they’re simple to safely remove with the best at-home treatments.
According to the Mayo Clinic, they are non-cancerous (benign), flesh-colored flaps of skin. Some mistakenly identify them for other similar skin conditions or are concerned that they’re a sign of a serious medical problem. That isn’t the case, so there’s no need to worry.
They’re completely harmless. The problem with skin tags is that they don’t look appealing when they grow larger or appear in a small cluster. And, if you irritate them, they can become infected. These are some of the reasons that it makes sense to get them removed.
We’re going to explore the most effective and affordable ways to get rid of skin tags. This includes over-the-counter and natural solutions, so that you’ll have a choice of options. We’ll then look at the things that you need to do to make sure that you get the best results.
Table of Contents:
- 1 3 Best OTC Products for Removing Skin Tags around the Eyes
3 Best OTC Products for Removing Skin Tags around the Eyes
You want an eyelid skin tag removal treatment that works quickly and safely. Being able to remove a skin tag at your own home is a bonus. Unless it is really close to the eye or has become infected, you won’t need to see a dermatologist.
Tie off Skin Tags with a TagBand
Tying off skin tags is a good solution for skin tags around the eye. But make sure that they aren’t too close to the eye.
Many people have enjoyed success with the TagBand skin tag removal device. It works well if you don’t have tiny skin tags. It’s hard to create a seal around the stalk.
Tea Tree Oil As a Skin Tag Remover
While prevention is always better than the cure, there are effective ways to get rid of skin tags within 6 weeks. You’ll know that we’re a huge fan of Apothecary tea tree oil.
It’s a 100% natural method that works by drying out the affected area, meaning that the skin tag(s) fall off in its own time.
One reason that people like this option is that it doesn’t involve burning skin tags, so there’s no scarring. Dilute the substance with a carrier oil and apply it carefully with a Q-tip.
There is no one treatment that will work for everyone, so you have to be prepared to do some experimentation.
- You can read more about tea tree oil for skin tags in this post.
Pristine Herbal Touch Wart Mole Vanish Cream
The other product that works on sensitive parts of the body is Wart Mole Vanish.
The great thing about this treatment is that you can control how much of the substance is applied and where you apply it. The substance is quite thick. Given the proximity to the eye, this is important. Never apply runny formulas.
You’ll be sent a small pot of the formula with an applicator. The treatment will sting for about a minute and your eyes will water.
You will notice a bit of redness when you’re done, but it’ll fade after a day or two. After a single application, a small black scab will form and the skin tags will all be gone. Don’t disturb the scab as it could leave a scar. Just let it heal.
- Read the Latest Wart Mole Vanish customer reviews and check pricing.
Minimizing the Risks of Using an Eyelid Skin Tag Removal Treatment
Regardless of the treatment, be careful when applying a substance close to the eye.
Talk to a Doctor First
If you don’t feel confident about following product instructions, possibly due to anxiety, we recommend that you consult your doctor.
They will be able to discuss treatment options. Bear in mind that the options that they discuss are likely to be expensive because you are getting specialist medical assistance that your insurance company doesn’t cover.
Natural Vs OTC Treatments
Use a proven natural way to get rid of skin tags, such as tea tree oil, because it is less likely to cause you any harm. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that they’re 100% safe. You may find that you develop an allergic reaction, even to a natural substance.
Be careful not get any of what is a runny solution into your eye. Use a cotton bud, or something similar, to control the amount and the placement of the fluid. Wash your eye immediately if you get any in your eye. If the irritation doesn’t go away, seek medical assistance immediately.
If you use an over-the-counter product, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the ingredients. Don’t apply anything that has done you harm in the past.
What Causes Skin Tags around the Eye?
Nobody really knows why people get skin tags on eyelids or other part of the body. They seem to be caused by skin folds rubbing against each other, and you tend to have more of these folds when you’re obese (and when you get older).
If you’re affected, you might find that losing weight will help avoid them in the future. You should also consider wearing less jewelry and looser clothing. That way it won’t catch on your skin or cause you to sweat as much. Unfortunately, some people seem to be more prone to getting skin tags than others, so there’s likely to be a genetic factor.
If you choose to remove skin tags on eyelids, proceed with caution. Stick to natural methods, such as Australian tea tree oil, and use special applicators. Read up on the subject so that you understand the process prior to proceeding with a treatment plan.