The lips are one of the most sensitive areas of your face, so it’s no surprise that they’re prone to pimples. There are plenty of ways to treat this problem, from antibiotics to home remedies, but they only work if you catch the pimples in time. If you notice a new blemish on your lip or other parts of your mouth, keep reading for some tips on how to get rid of it quickly before it becomes worse!
What Causes Lip Pimples?
There are a few different causes of lip pimples. The most common culprit is acne, which is caused by clogged pores in your skin. Acne can be triggered by stress and hormones, but it can also happen out of nowhere for no apparent reason. If you have oily skin or live in an environment with lots of pollution, you may experience more breakouts than people with dry skin or who live in cleaner areas.
Avoid picking at your lip pimples.
Avoid picking at your lip pimples. This is probably the most obvious step, but it’s also one of the hardest to follow. If you’re prone to picking at your face, you may find yourself subconsciously picking at your pimples as well. But if you’ve made it this far into this guide, I trust that by now you believe in my expertise and know that this is not a good idea. You’re only going to make things worse by popping or squeezing your zits; so don’t do it!
At best, popping a pimple will just cause more pain and irritation while spreading bacteria around on your skin (which in turn makes future breakouts more likely). At worst? You could end up with an open wound on your face (not something anyone wants).
Leave your pimples alone.
Picking at your pimples may seem like a good idea, but it’s not. You’re just going to cause more damage and make the pimple worse. It’s really tempting, especially if it looks like it’s about to burst, but don’t do it!
Don’t pop or squeeze them either—this won’t work and will only irritate the area further. Trust me: I’ve tried this method many times before and all that happened was that my lip became more red and swollen than before!
If you have a needle handy (or any sharp object), don’t even think about trying to use that method either. Your best option is going to be leaving those suckers alone—they’ll eventually go away on their own without causing any more pain or irritation (and if they don’t go away then there’s something else happening).
Remember that scarring never looks good.
You’ll also want to know that, while the scars will eventually fade, they will never go away. They’re there, and they can’t be removed by any kind of treatment or procedure — not even if you get them surgically removed. This means that they will be permanent reminders of your acne problem.
Scars can be unsightly and difficult to hide — especially on the lips, which are usually visible in public. They’re also painful as well; if you have a scarring pimple on your lip, you may feel pain when eating or drinking something hot or cold because the scar tissue is sensitive at this point (but it’s worth noting that this is normal). Scars can also make people uncomfortable around those who have them; some people are naturally shy about their scars, which means that when others don’t want to talk about a particular topic with someone who has a visible scar on his/her face or body (e.g., “I’m fine,” “It’s no big deal,” etc.), he/she might feel like he/she needs to avoid social situations where possible so as not to draw attention from others’ minds toward something potentially embarrassing for both parties involved in said conversation!
Use antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
If you have a bacterial infection, you should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics to treat the pimples or acne. Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria and help prevent infection. They kill both the good and bad bacteria in your body, which can lead to unintended side effects. Your doctor can help determine whether antibiotics are right for you, or if other treatments might be more effective for getting rid of your pimples and acne scars.
Wash your lips with warm water and a gentle cleanser.
- Wash your lips with warm water and a gentle cleanser. To begin the healing process, it’s important to cleanse the area thoroughly. Use a soft cloth or cotton swab dipped in warm water to gently remove any dead skin cells that may be clogging the pore and causing infection. Avoid harsh soaps or cleansers, though—these can irritate your skin further and aggravate redness and swelling. Be sure to avoid products with alcohol, which can dry out the skin as well as those containing menthol; neither of these ingredients helps relieve symptoms of acne or lessen inflammation in any way.
Use an exfoliating scrub on your lips.
- Use a scrub with a grainy texture.
- Make sure to rub the scrub in circular motions for 30 seconds.
- Rinse off the product and follow with an exfoliating lip balm.
Avoid using toothpaste to treat your pimples.
Avoid using toothpaste to treat your pimples.
You might be tempted to use toothpaste as a pimple remedy, but this is the wrong approach. While dabbing some on your skin may seem like a good idea at first, it can actually cause more harm than good. What’s more, using toothpaste on your face can lead to drying out and irritation of the skin over time, not to mention redness and flaking lips! Not only will this make you feel less attractive overall—and if you’re like us, that matters a lot—it’ll also worsen any existing acne problems.
If you’re looking for ways to get rid of lip pimples, be sure to take action before the problem gets worse.
If you’re looking for ways to get rid of lip pimples, be sure to take action before the problem gets worse. You can use a few different methods to rid your lips of these pesky blemishes.
You may want to try applying an ice cube directly on the pimple for about 10 minutes at a time. This will help reduce inflammation and swelling and also bring blood flow to the area, which may help speed up healing time. You can also try applying an aloe vera gel or petroleum jelly around your lips several times throughout the day; both products have antiseptic properties that will help minimize redness and irritation while reducing pain associated with inflamed tissue. If you prefer using over-the-counter medications, there are many products available in drug stores that can be effective against certain types of acne breakouts (such as Proactiv).
If you have any questions about how to get rid of lip pimples, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help you find the best solution for your situation.