Moles and Skin Tags: Causes And How to Avoid Them

Did you know that every person has at least 10 to 40 moles in various places on their skin? Mostly during childhood develop these small and dark spots but some people may notice them growing on their skin until their 50s.

While skin tags are bumps that look like extra hanging skin cause by repeatedly friction in which common skin growth among those in their 30s up to 50s.

Though most of moles and skin tags are normally not hurtful and the growth will not cause any pain or discomfort. If the appearance does not bother you in any way, you can leave these marks on your skin.

On the other hand, some mole growth may itch, burn, or cause an irritation. Skin tags might also become annoying when they stretch longer or start rubbing on your clothes.

According to a study in the Dermatology Online Journal, if you’re disturbed by these, it is worth to consult your doctor concerning your condition.

This is because moles or skin tags might actually be a condition known as melanoma or basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and these are types of skin cancers.

Presented below are the causes of these skin conditions and how they grow:


Moles develop as part of your biology and your environment factors.

Although experts admit that they have never understood or probed deeper into the hereditary factors that lead to mole development because it is not widely considered as human threat.

According to the Genetics Home Reference for the U.S. National Library of Medicine, moles seem to be a biological trait you inherit from your family. So, some people are born with prominent moles on their skin because it’s the positive predisposition of their blood chemistry.

Also, moles development may consider on how much exposure you get from the sun and its ultraviolet radiation. There is natural pigment within your system called melanin that, among other things, gives color to your skin. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, these clusters could be the result of sun damage.

Moles appear due to hormonal changes in your body

The hormonal changes that affect the mole tend to appear gradually. Appearance of mole can be seen during puberty, pregnancy and menopausal period. Because moles might develop paler or darker and flat or raised due to your body’s hormonal changes, since the melanocytes are living cells, which means they are affected by what’s happening to your body.

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma it is often starts off as a mole in the body. It might also spring and develop from an old mole as it spreads, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This growth may also pop up in areas on your skin that are protected from the sun, such as the buttocks or the scalp.

Moles that might be indicative of melanoma have ragged and irregular shapes, edges, color and diameter. If left unchecked, this condition can quickly spread.

If your mark is quickly growing, changing its color, or bleeding easily, get this checked as soon as possible to rule out any skin disease.


Skin tags form due to underlying medical conditions

As mentioned before skin tags may cause by repeatedly friction, so this how to explain further. People who are obese often encounter repetitive friction on their skin because they wear tight clothes. If you are overweight, it’s better to avoid tight-fighting clothes to protect your skin. Also, strive to eat well, avoid saturated fats and sugar, and live a positive and healthier lifestyle.

According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, skin tags have ties to health issues like hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. As much as 25 percent of people above the age of 50 develop skin tags as they also develop medical conditions.

In the same journal there is another study that has also linked skin tags to a low-risk infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Though HPV infections are not rare, it’s still a sign that your body has a weakened immune system.

It is worth to visits doctor for treatment and relief if the skin formation due to this condition is causing discomfort, pain, and embarrassment.

Skin tags might also be hormone related

Just like moles, skin tags also trigger and develop when there are hormone fluctuations according to the Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal.

There are higher chances of developing a skin disorder because of the changes in their hormone levels. For an instance, if a woman is pregnant, during menopausal stage or struggling from a health condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Women who are pregnant or going through menopause, or have been diagnosed with a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), have higher chances of developing a skin disorder because of the changes in their hormone levels.

Fortunately, women that give birth, skin tags will fall off on their own once the hormones get normalize. While woman in menopausal stage has dropping the level of estrogen then skin aging will take place.

On the other hand, women with PCOS, in order to avoid skin tag altogether; it needs to keep their endocrine system in check to manage the hormonal imbalance.

How to remove moles and skin tags naturally?

Some of the readily available natural ingredients you can use include banana peel, apple cider vinegar, or garlic. When you use any of these items, rub or dab it on the skin tag and cover the area with a bandage. Leave this overnight and repeat the process every day until the skin tag changes color, falls off, reduces in size, or disappears.

Always clean off the area with hydrogen peroxide before applying the natural ingredients. As a precaution, you can apply an antibiotic cream on the area to lower the infection risks until the skin completely heals. If you’re not sure about doing the natural process, consult a dermatologist.

There are also some medical procedures that you can check to remove skin tags and moles if these are really looks awful and gives bothersome to you. Whatever procedure you will use, you should consult first your doctor to avoid any health problems regarding these skin conditions.
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