How to prevent skin tags is a common question for skin tag sufferers. Unfortunately, for those vulnerable to skin tag development, there is not much that can be done.
Skin tags are caused by several suspected factors. A person’s genetic make up is one of the most significant reasons why skin tags develop. This of course is out of a person’s control and therefore for this skin tag cause nothing can be done to prevent skin tags.
Hormonal changes linked to pregnancy are a suspected cause for skin tags. These changes in hormonal levels are unavoidable and need to occur as part of the develop of the fetus. The only way to prevent tags on the skin caused by hormonal level changes is not to become pregnant.
Another suspected cause is the repetitive rubbing of the same skin area. This can occur due to friction caused by clothes or jewelry rubbing against the skin or body parts rubbing together. In particular, obese individuals experience constant skin to skin rubbing of various skin areas of the body. Therefore, some ways to prevent these skin growths or at least lessen the risk of skin tags developing are to lose weight and limit friction on the skin from tight-fitting clothing, belts, watches, jewelry, etc.
In summary, as discussed above, very little can be done for skin tags prevention. If you are more susceptible to them, then it is something you simply need to deal with. Fortunately, skin tags are not a serious problem and can be dealt with using rather simple removal methods if desired.
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