The 3 Different Colors Of Skin Tags And How To Treat Them Skin Tags


Skin tags can come in different shapes and sizes, even though the usual is around your color, and the size of a rice bean.

  • What is more important, is that they also come in different colors at some times, not just the usual brown/darker skin color tint color.
  • And no matter what this situation, if you have a different colored skin tag, it rapidly changes what you should do to treat them correctly.

Before going after any treatment however, make sure that what you have is actually a skin tag and not a mole, wart or any other similar skin tag condition. There is a difference between treating skin tags, moles or warts.

So without any further words, here are the 3 different colors that skin tags can come in and the procedure to take when you have a tag of that color.

Brown / Similar Color To Your Skin

brown skin tag

  • This is the usual color that around 95% of skin tags have.
  • At this point, any home treatment or similar treatment like creams is fine to try.
  • The only case in which you should let a professional handle it, is when you have really big ones.
  • If this is the case, then if you try doing anything at home, you will bleed a whole lot, not to mention the possibility of it popping open like a zit, and you probably don’t want that.

For a full list of general treatments, you can take a look here.

Skin Tag Is Red

red skin tag

  • In the not-so-rare cases that the skin tag is red, this means that the tag has most likely become irritated, either due to friction or inside pressure (you have a feeling like you could pop it open, but don’t do it).
  • You may also feel itchiness around the tag or even pain.
  • But it matters not, as the treatment is more or less the same as with brown tags, the only difference is that you may have to experience the irritation a bit longer, as the treatment can take a little time no matter which one you choose.

Another possibility is that the tag has become inflamed or infected.

  • While this does not necessarily mean pain, it does mean a bigger than usual size and a lot of redness everywhere.
  • At this stage, the direct recommendation is to remove it as soon as possible, as it will stand out much more and will be more sensitive to any sort of rubbing on any surface.
  • However, expect some bleeding to occur due to a bigger amount of blood in the skin tag.

As said, the general treatment guide will suffice nicely, even if your tags are red.

A Black Skin Tag!


  • Black, the most direct color, and now, unless if your skin is darker, the skin tag stands out quite a lot.
  • Sometimes, skin tags have been brown or regular colored for a long time, then without warning they change color to black, leaving you to panic why the sudden change.

But even if the tag is black, there is no reason to panic.

  • If it has always been like this, it is just a color that it has decided to take.
  • In the other time that it has changed color to black, this signals that it’s dying off as for some reason its blood supply has been cut of.
  • So instead of feeling panic or fear, be glad as the tag might just die and fall of on its own, without you needing to treat it.

If the tag is at this stage irritating, itching or painful it is only the skin underneath that is being in pain, not the tag itself, so using a good moisturizer will help reduce the irritation.

In other words, just wait for a few days for the tag to die and fall off completely. If it does not, just treat it using the usual skin tag removal treatments.