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IN Health & Fitness ON 22 Jun, 2016
Pimples on the lip are not that uncommon as you might think and look ugly and can be quite painful at times. Lips are one of the most sensitive areas of our body, and a lip pimple would mean you have to careful while you eat talk or suffer from excruciating pain.
Well, good news for you here we have listed some reasons why exactly these painful pimples appear around or on our mouths and simple treatments and precautions you can try to get rid of them.
Herpes can cause lip pimples, which have an ulcer like look and are in small clusters and are very painful.
Inexpensive lip products might contain harmful and low-quality ingredients that can block your pores or get absorbed into the skin causing pimples on the lips.
Hormonal imbalance can be the cause of the pimples. It is more common in pregnant women and during puberty.
Usually, people with oily skin are more prone to pimples even on the lips.
Expired or contaminated products have more chances to have pathogens which can bleed onto your lips and cause infections and pimples.
You could be allergic to a particular lip care product which will cause pimples. The product doesn't necessarily mean it's of bad quality even the best quality products might not suit your skin.
Not cleaning your face and lips after eating oily food can cause oil buildup that will block your pores and result in pimples.
If you are taking medication containing corticosteroids and lithium, then you are more prone to suffer from pimples.
Unhealthy food can cause many problems in your body, and one of them could be pimples even on the lips.
Studies have shown that people who smoke have higher chances of skin problems including pimples.
Some people skins might react to the fluoride in toothpaste and may develop pimples or zits on the lips.
Stress is root of many problems including pimples on the lips.
Regular scrubbing of lips will ensure getting rid of dead skin which will reduce any chances of lip pimples or zits. The easiest way is to rub your lips gently after brushing.
Choose your lip products with utmost care. Try using sheer lip gloss or products with less pigment. Also, prefer products with ingredients like olive oil or panthenol rather than coconut oil.
Always clean your lips after eating greasy food. Good anti-acne products and mouthwashes can be helpful in removing pimples that just won't go away. Avoid using soaps to clean your lips. Keep dirty phones away from your lips and try to change your bed sheets regularly. Stop licking your lips because that will worsen the problem.
If pimples keep on appearing then try changing your face washes, soaps and lotions. Products with lavender oil, arctium lappa and tea tree oil are good for your skin.
Stress can cause your skin age early and also create many skin problems. Try leading a stress-free life.
We all are tempted just to pop a pimple and be over with it. Well, this small mistake will lead to bigger problems. Instead of getting rid of a pimple, popping pimple will cause for bacteria to spread around which will give birth to another pimple.
A good remedy is to apply hot and cold compression to your swollen lips. Take a clean cloth and dip it in a warm water and gently press it on the infected area. You can also apply ice which will help soothe and reduce the appearance.
A simple home remedy to zits and pimples is to apply food with alpha hydroxy acids. It can be found in the citrus fruits like grapes, oranges and apples.
Herbs such as neem, basil, eucalyptus, castor oil can be really helpful if applied on the affected area.
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