How To Get Rid Of Lip Pimples? Causes And Treatment

Pimples are considered to be a major problem when it comes to skin. In any case, we don’t want pimples to show up on any part of our skin, let alone our face. But that is as impossible as it sounds. Several reasons could affect the formation of pimples on various parts of the body. Whatever the reasons, all we might want to do is get rid of them as quickly as possible. But how can you do it? This article will discuss the causes of lip pimples and how you can treat them naturally. We will also be discussing its causes briefly.

What Are Lip Pimples? What Causes It?

Lip Pimples are simply pimples that occur on the lip instead of the face or skin. They are small blobs with dirt in them and could spread if you touch more than you should. Also known as zits or blemishes, they could be white or red. Unlike the popular thought, they are caused by the common causes of pimples as well. They include-

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1. Clogged pores- Our skin is made of small pores through which the nutrients reach it. But when it is constantly exposed to pollution and dirt, it can lead to many problems and thus the pores are closed leading to pimples.

2. Bacterial infection- There are several reasons why one would get infected by bacteria but any of those could make it difficult for your lip by irritating it. This can cause pimples.

3. Hormonal changes- Our hormones govern how our life could be with or without something and any fluctuation in them could lead to the occurrence of pimples on your face or in this case your skin.

4. Poor hygiene- There is no question when it comes to this reason. If you don’t keep your face and lips clean, you shouldn’t expect pimples not to pop up everywhere including the lips.

5. Irritation- Dust or pollutants can cause irritation or itching on the skin which could then spiral into pimples on the lip. They could further spread to the adjacent parts as well.

6. Diet- Many might not have known but eating fat and processed foods could lead to the development of pimples on your lips. This is one of the last reasons because it is not as widely seen in people as others. 

How To Get Rid Of Lip Pimples? How Do We Treat It Naturally?

Getting rid of pimples is not an easy task and you might have to follow several steps to finally remove the zit off your lips. You could-

  1. Clean your hands- You should always clean your hands before touching your face. This could prevent the spreading of the diseases.
  2. Clean the zit- The next step includes cleaning it with cold water.
  3. Warm compress- Now after wiping the water off you can use a warm compress to ease out the pain or swelling on and around the area.
  4. Use a sterilized pin or needle- You could always get a sterilized pin or needle to pop out the zit.
  5. Puncture it- After puncturing it, you can press the zit to let out all of its contents and wipe it with a tissue.
  6. Apply an antiseptic- Before it gets septic, you should apply some cream and then you could go for an ointment as well.

Now this is how we conventionally treat a lip zit but there are certain natural ways you could adopt when it comes to treating it including-

1. Tea tree oil- It is a popular ingredient in many skincare products and is known to cure pimples. You could dab a cotton in some and then apply it on the affected area. You might have to be consistent to let it fall out completely.

2. Lemon Juice- With the abundance of Vitamin C in it, lemon juice can help relieve the zit caused on your lip. You can apply some on the face or use products with lemon zest in it.

3. Turmeric- In Ayurveda, there is absolutely nothing that cannot be treated by turmeric and that is true when it comes to skin health. Mixing turmeric with a few drops of lime juice could relieve the symptoms of lip pimples and may even reduce the swelling.

4. Tomato- You might have seen people using tomatoes to soothe their eyes. Being a cold vegetable it can do a lot to improve the condition of your skin. It can remove clogged pores and let the nutrients flow in.

5. Honey- Honey is a popular anti-oxidant and is known to neutralize free radicals. It is also known to kill bacteria that attack your skin and cause pimples to pop up. If you are not up to using honey on its own consider mixing it with other ingredients to get faster results.

6. Castor oil- Castor oil is quite underrated when it comes to being a natural anti-inflammatory. It can reduce the redness inflammation and itching near the zit which could let it fall off on its own.

7. Aloe vera- Aloe vera is the universal cure to every skin problem one might have and lip pimples are not different either. Not only does it soothe your skin but it also equips it to fight off the bacteria that might be helping the dirt to accumulate.


Pimples no matter where are not an easy task to deal with. And when it comes to lips the risk could be manifold as it is also near to our mouth through which we eat food. Lips also have an additional disadvantage of staying wet most of the time. In this case, the pores could be clogged and bacteria could find its way onto them. Moreover, oily substances and their consumption could impact the lip more than anything. You can always opt to pop it out but there are natural ways to get rid of pimples. Taking care of your skin after curing the pimple is also needed. Clean it after eating food and keep it dry.

Dr. Luna Rey specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of skin conditions, from common conditions like acne and eczema to more complex conditions like psoriasis and skin cancer. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Luna has a strong interest in writing and has published numerous articles on dermatology topics in leading medical journals. Her writing style is clear, concise, and easy to understand, making her work accessible to a broad audience.

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