Treating Skin Tags on Eyelids, Around Eyes, & Under the Eye at Home

Skin tags on eyelids and around the eyes are easy to identify. Unfortunately, the positioning can sometimes make them difficult to self-treat.

Are you looking for a way to remove skin tags safely from under and over the eye at home? Well, there is some good news. They’re simple to remove with the right over-the-counter treatment.

According to the Mayo Clinic, skin tags are benign and flesh-colored bits of skin attached by a thin stalk. Some people mistake skin tags for other conditions. Others worry that they’re a sign of a more serious medical problem. You needn’t worry because this is not the case.

They’re completely harmless and benign growths. The problem with skin tags is that they don’t look nice when they can grow bigger, or form a small cluster. And, if you irritate a skin tag, it can also become infected. That why people look for safe removal methods that work.

We’re going to look at proven ways to get rid of skin tags that are close to the eyes. This includes over-the-counter (OTC) and all-natural methods. That way, you can find the right approach for your requirements. We’ll then look at what you can do to get faster results.

How you go about removing skin tags will depend on their size and, of course, the proximity of the skin tag to the eye. If they’re too close to the eye, millimeters away, don’t take any chances. You should find out how much doctors charge to remove skin tags.

Let’s now take a closer look at the top-rated skin tag removal methods:

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 will save time and money. Unless it is next to the eye or the skin tag has become infected, you won’t need to see a dermatologist.

Tie off Skin Tags with a TagBand

The ‘tying off’ method is a good choice for the removal of medium-sized skin tags around the eye and on the eyelid. The good news is that there is an affordable over-the-counter (OTC) product. This will make the removal process easier and more effective.

  • Pro Tip: Many people have enjoyed success with the TagBand skin tag removal device. Insert the small band (provided) onto the cone and release it. This band will prevent blood from reaching the skin tag. You’ll notice that the skin tags will start to change color, falling off in around 7 to 10 days’ time.

We’ve also put together an in-depth TagBand Review. Read this if you’d like to find out more about how and why it works. If a skin tag is too small, you’re unlikely to be able to apply floss, a band or string around the stalk of the skin tag. If so, there are other options below.

Tea Tree Oil as a Skin Tag Remover

If you do have small skin tags (or a cluster), tea tree oil can make treatment a lot easier. Put Apothecary tea tree oil onto a q-tip. Apply it to the skin tag(s) 3 times a day (morning, after work, and before you go to bed).

  • Pro Tip: Take your time and apply tea tree with care. Although it’s a natural solution that you can wash away, it has the potential to irritate if you get any onto the eye. Never apply it when you’re in a rush as it increases the likelihood of a mistake.

Tea tree oil is an all-natural solution, so there’s no risk of scarring. The downside is that it takes longer to work than the other methods, and it doesn’t work for everyone. Most people will find that they can get rid of a skin tag near the eye with tea tree oil in around 3 to 6 weeks.

It does take diligence and patience, but it works. In fact, it’s one of the few natural treatments that we recommend.

Pristine Herbal Touch Wart Mole Vanish Cream

Another product that works on sensitive parts of the body is Pristine Wart Mole Vanish. Feel free to read our thorough review.

We like that you can control how much that you apply and where you apply it. The substance is quite thick, which helps a lot given the proximity of the skin tag to the eye.

You’ll receive a small pot of the formula with an applicator. The treatment will sting for about a minute, and your eyes will likely water. You’ll also notice a bit of redness when finished, but it’ll fade away. After a single application, a small black scab will form, and the skin tags will soon be gone. Don’t disturb the scab as it could leave a scar. Allow it to heal on its own, applying some aloe vera a few times a day.

How to Avoid the Risks of Eyelid Skin Tag Removal

Regardless of the treatment, please be careful when applying a treatment close to the eye. If you feel anxious, or your nerves aren’t steady, it’s a process that should avoid.

Talk to a Doctor First

A doctor will discuss treatments and provide an enhanced level of expertise. Remember, medical solutions will be expensive because you’re paying for years of experience. Your insurance company won’t offer cover the cost.

Your doctor will also be able to diagnose the condition with accuracy. There are many reasons why people get small bumps near the eyes, so you need an accurate diagnosis.

Skin Tags on Eyelids

Natural Vs. OTC Treatments

Apply a proven natural treatment for getting rid of skin tags, such as Apothecary tea tree oil. We’ve reviewed both types of tea tree oil, so click on either link to read one/both of our comprehensive reviews.

  • Pro Tip: 100% natural doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to be safe to use. You may find that you develop an allergic reaction. Always test it on another less visible and sensitive area of the body first.

Be careful not get any of this runny solution in your eye. Use a cotton bud, or something similar, to control the amount/placement of the fluid. Wash the area immediately if you get any in your eye. If the irritation doesn’t go away, get advice from a doctor.

What Causes Skin Tags around the Eye?

The experts don’t fully understand why people get skin tags on eyelids or other body parts. The cause appears to be skin folds rubbing against each other. We tend to have more of these folds when you’re obese (and when you start to get older). Some people seem to be more prone to skin tags, so there’s likely to be a genetic factor.

  • You might find that losing weight helps because the skin won’t rub against itself as much.
  • You may also wish to consider wearing less jewelry and looser clothing. That way they won’t catch on your skin or cause you to sweat as much.
  • Try applying an absorbent powder to wick away sweat and moisture. Again, this will reduce skin-on-skin friction.

If you choose to remove skin tags on eyelids, please proceed with caution. Natural methods, such as Australian tea tree oil, are safest when applied with care. Before you apply it, test how your skin responds to the formula. If a skin tag is close to the eye, we recommend consulting a dermatologist.