Pimples on lips are sometimes mistaken with cold sores (herpes or fever blisters). Lip Pimples are sometimes worse, because the lips are not a spot where pimples normally happen and the worst part is that it is easily and visibly noticeable by people.They can draw a lot of attention to your face but in a bad way.
How to get rid of pimples on lips
Here the question arises how you can get rid of pimples on lips. Following are some of the ways:
- Choosing lip makeup carefully
You should know that lip makeup can block air pores around your lip skin as a consequence it can cause pimples on your lips. So what should you do? While choosing your lip makeup make sure you choose sheer lip glosses and with less pigment (minimal opaque brands). If a brand is more pigmented then it is quite possible that it will block air pores. Choose a lip makeup which contains panthenol and olive oil as ingredients.
- Keep your lips clean and hygiene
Keep your lips clean and dust free. If you have eaten greasy foods, make sure you clean excess grease on your lips. To clean your lips thoroughly, a pad soaked with salicylic acid toner can be very useful and effective. Got stubborn pimples? Anti-acne products and medicated mouthwashes are available in the market and are the only way to get rid of stubborn pimples. Never use soap to clean your lips. Creams which contain % benzoyl peroxide and 20 percent of azelaic acid are very useful for pimples on lips. Lotions with zinc are also helpful in getting rid of pimples. Do not lick your lips as it will create more issues.
If you are serious enough to get rid of dead skin then always scrub your lips. Grab lips exfoliators and exfoliate your lips gently after brushing your teeth.
- Cold or hot compresses
Hot compress is one of the admired home remedies for pimples on lips. Dip a clean cloth piece in warm water and apply gently on the pimple. Cold compresses are also effective and useful to soothe pimples.
- Change your Face care product
Your face care product can be the reason for the pimples. Try changing it. Cleanser with arctiumlappa, tea tree oil and lavender oil can be very effective.
- Do not squeeze pimples
People sometimes lose patience. If you ever want to squeeze pimples, do not do it. It will worsen the condition and bacteria will be spread all over.
- Apply citrus fruits on your lips
Foods with alpha hydroxyl acids and citrus fruits can be very useful for removing dead skin and may unblock pores on lips. Oranges, apples and grapes are one of the finest citrus fruits for this purpose.
- Plenty of water and Good diet
Make sure you drink enough water and your diet is rich in vitamin A and E, magnesium and zinc. These are very helpful in reducing pimple breakouts and acne.
- Stress free life
Use therapies and other stress management strategies to eliminate stress from your life. It will help you to prevent early aging.
If you have tried all the above, and there are no noticeable improvements in your issue then you should see a dermatologist.