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Tag, You’re It: 7 Causes of Skin Tags You Should Be Aware Of

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Aging – How the natural aging process and loss of collagen can lead to increased skin tags

As we age, our skin undergoes various changes, including a natural loss of collagen. Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin. With the depletion of collagen, the skin becomes more susceptible to developing skin tags. The aging process also involves the accumulation of years of friction and rubbing, further contributing to the formation of these growths.

Hyperinsulinemia – The connection between excessive insulin and skin tags

Hyperinsulinemia, a condition characterized by excessive levels of insulin in the blood, has been linked to the development of skin tags. High levels of insulin can promote the growth of skin cells, leading to the formation of these benign growths. Individuals with insulin resistance or conditions such as prediabetes or metabolic syndrome are more likely to experience hyperinsulinemia and the subsequent appearance of skin tags.

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