Skin tags are generally unpleasing when they appear, especially when they do so in numbers. That is why many people, mostly the ones who fall under this category often inquire about which ways they can use to prevent skin tags or rather, reduce their spreading in the body.
The truth is, unfortunately, there are no ways that one can use to completely prevent the appearance of these irritating, non-cancerous growths. However, there are some tips that one could use to reduce the risk of developing them.
One way that you could use to prevent skin tags is really watching your weight. Obese people have many folds on the skin due to the fat, something that encourages a lot of friction which in turn could result in skin tags. In talking about friction, one should also watch the clothes that he or she wears. Clothes that rub greatly against the skin, sometimes causing irritation, are not good as they also increase the risk of one developing skin tags.
Keeping your blood sugar levels in check is another way that you can use for preventing skin tags. This in turn helps you avoid diabetes, a condition that increases the risk of developing skin tags.
Bodybuilders are always in a tendency of using steroids. Some even go to the extent of taking the illegal ones. These steroids trigger rapid tissue build up, which is a catalyst for the development of skin tags. Thus, avoiding them would be a significant step towards preventing skin tags.
Pregnancy is another state that fuels the appearance of skin tags among women. I definitely cannot advise you to avoid pregnancy as a way of preventing skin tags. Instead, when you realize that you are pregnant, brace yourself for weight controlling measures. Gentle exercise, mostly during the latter stages of pregnancy should do the trick. But please ensure that they are not very strenuous as this may harm the baby as well as put you in danger of a miscarriage.
Finally, when you notice a growth or a protrusion on your skin, you should immediately consult a doctor, or more specific, a dermatologist. He or she would be in the best position to advise you further on how to address or get rid of it. Removing skin tags as soon as they appear prevents them from accumulating, something that I am sure you would not like.