8 Ways To Get Rid Of A Pimple On Your Lip

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Imagine this scenario: You’ve got a big day this week. An important job interview, a family wedding, a first date. As you look in your mirror, you’re horrified when you see it: a huge, ugly pimple – and it’s on your lip! Pimples are annoying in the best of places, but they can be even worse when they’re in an especially uncomfortable place – like on your lip. Not only are they in a glaringly obvious place, but they can also make normal functions like eating and smiling painful.

Luckily, though, it’s possible to get rid of a pimple on your lip fairly easily, and you’ll soon be able to smile at your reflection without wincing in pain.

Consider Changing Your Lip Products

If you’ve just bought a new lip gloss, that might be the cause of your pimple affliction. Cheap makeup is known to cause breakouts, or you might just be allergic to a specific ingredient. If you’re using a very old lipstick that’s past its expiration date, that can also cause you to flare up.

Change Your Toothpaste

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Consider switching toothpaste.

You’ve always heard that toothpaste gets rid of pimples, right? Well, not always – sometimes it can actually be the cause for those ugly things (diabolical, I know). Ingredients like fluoride might be making you break out. So, if you just switched your toothpaste, you might want to go back to your old brand, or find another with gentler ingredients.

Use A Hot Compress On Your Lip

Hot water is great for a lot of things – showering, defrosting chicken, using in your morning coffee. But another use for it is to help get rid of a pimple (or two). If you’ve got a pimple on your lip, dip a towel in hot water, wring it out, and hold it against the pimple for a few minutes. Hot water helps to reduce swelling and increases blood flow to the affected area, which helps your skin to heal.

Apply Castor Oil Mixture To Your Pimple

Castor oil unclogs your pores because it absorbs the bacteria that is clogging them, thereby healing your pimples. Mix a tablespoon of castor oil with 1-2 drops of either eucalyptus oil or neem oil, as they are both antibacterial and can get rid of that pesky pimple fast. Apply this mixture every night and your pimple should be down in no time.

Tomatoes Are Not Just For Salad…

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Tomatoes can nourish your lips!

Aside from being full of antioxidants, which heal the skin, and vitamins, which support your skin health, tomatoes also contain acid. When you place mashed tomato on your pimple, the acid will tighten the pores on your skin and help your skin to heal faster. Do this about 2-3 times a day. Then rinse it off after about 10 minutes until your pimple is gone.

….And Basil Is Not Just For Pesto

It might be a must in your pasta sauce, but basil is also your skin’s best friend, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. If pimples are a regular deal for you, then you’re no stranger to toners. But why not make your own natural toner? Boil about 2-4 teaspoons of dried basil leaves with one cup water for around 20 minutes. Allow the basil mixture to cool down completely, and then strain out the leaves. You can now use the toner for all over your face, or you can apply it only to the pimple itself.

Apply Turmeric Paste To Your Pimple

Because the pimple is on your lip, you are going to have to use substances that are safe to eat, as they’re likely to get inside your mouth. That’s why turmeric is such a great option; it’s natural, and it’s obviously safe to eat, as well. Mix ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste and apply to your pimple at least twice every day. The antimicrobial properties of turmeric should be able to heal your skin very quickly.

Coffee Is The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Coffee can be used as a lip exfoliator.

Coffee gets a lot of bashing, and it’s known to cause breakouts. But there are two sides to every coin, and coffee can also be used to get rid of a pimple. Coffee is deeply exfoliating and helps improve blood circulation in the affected area. Mix ¼ cup ground coffee (not instant) with ¾ cup extra virgin coconut oil OR organic honey. You can use this scrub on the actual pimple, or as a facial scrub over your whole face. Be sure to moisturize afterward as coffee can dehydrate your skin.


I know it’s tempting to pop a pimple, especially if it’s in such an unsightly spot. But when you pop a pimple, the bacteria oozes out – and the last thing you want is all that bacteria going into your mouth (ewww). And the truth is, most pimples can be sorted through rethinking your beauty products or a few simple home remedies. So have patience, try one of these ideas, and in the meantime, invest in a good concealer!