Skin tags are soft, flesh-colored, and non-cancerous growths on the skin. They can usually be found in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothes- the neck, armpits, the chest and groin areas, and even eyelids. What causes them is unclear for now, but they are considered harmless.

Skin tags are very common. Forty-six percent of people in America have them. They are also more common in adults aged 50 and above, but younger people who are overweight and suffer from diabetes can also have them. Pregnant women are also prone to having skin tags.

What are Skin Tags? (Photo : Hans Braxmeier / Pixabay)
Skin tags are just excess skin. There's no cause for alarm. They are not cancerous.

Skin tags are harmless, but they can be painful if they snagged by jewelry and rub against rough clothing. For these reasons and aesthetic purposes, most people prefer to remove them by over the counter medications or with the help of a doctor.