Pimples Around Mouth

Pimples are tiny skin lesions that appear particularly during adolescence; even older people suffer from this condition. Often, pimples appear on the face. Pimples, particularly pimples around mouth cause great discomfort and also lower self esteem levels, as they look very ugly. Let’s know about the causes and home remedies for pimples around the mouth.

Causes of Pimples around Mouth:

Following are some of the causes of pimples around the mouth:

    • White pimples around the mouth occur due to excess sebum or oil which combines with dead cells of the skin under the surface of the skin.

  • Over active sebaceous glands that secrete excess sebum cause skin pores to clog, resulting in the formation of mouth pimples.
  • Too much sweating clogs tiny ducts on skin, leading to the formation of acne around the mouth.
  • In women, hormonal imbalances during pregnancy, menstruation or menopause cause mouth pimples.
  • Anxiety and stress also cause pimples.
  • Certain medications like anti depressants, steroids and birth control pills cause mouth acne.
  • Application of lip balm, keeping the face dirty, over washing the face, hot weather and an oily skin are other causes of mouth acne.


Home Remedies for Pimples around Mouth:

Following are some home remedies for pimples around mouth:

Lemon Juice: Apply lemon juice around the mouth. This is the most beneficial remedy for treating mouth acne. Lemon juice causes a burning sensation on acne prone skin, so dilute it with rose water before applying it.

Lavender Oil: This is a simple and effective remedy for mouth and nose pimples. Initially, cleanse the acne affected skin with an antibacterial cleanser and rub gently with an ice cube. Pat dry the face and apply lavender oil on acne. Lavender oil is well known for its antibacterial and healing properties, and thus reduces swelling and redness caused by acne.

Other Home Remedies: Application of yogurt, aloe vera gel and cucumber juice helps in getting rid of redness and swelling associated with pimples around mouth.

Zits around Mouth:

Acne is a skin disorder caused by bacteria, which triggers formation of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. Though, this is not a painful condition certainly it is embarrassing because it mars the skin appearance. Symptoms of zits are observed all over the face, but in some cases they are more prominent around the mouth.

Causes of Zits around Mouth:

Usually, zits develop because of malfunctioning of the sebaceous glands. These are situated deep into the skin. They are present in large number on the facial skin. These secrete an oily substance called sebum. Sebum maintains moist in the skin. Hence, adequate sebum production is needed for preventing skin dryness. However, if sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum, they clog the pores of the skin which are situated on the upper layer of the skin. Sebum which is trapped in the pores is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. This bacterial growth on the surface of the skin results in an inflammatory reaction, leading to the formation of zits.

Treatment of Zits around Mouth:

Initially, one has to follow a nutritious diet which contains fruits and green leafy vegetables that are rich in vitamin E and vitamin A. Do not consume junk foods and sugary foods as they may aggravate the condition. Following treatment options may also be followed along with the diet.

Baking Soda: Apply baking soda paste on the zits around the mouth and nose. This is very effective in making skin softer and is capable enough in reducing the size of the zits. In 2 cups of warm water, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and make a paste. Apply it on the zits and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse with tap water. Though, baking soda cause slight burning sensation, it aids in making skin better.

Skin Care Products:Several skin care products are available in today’s market, which help in healing zits around the chin and the mouth. Acne creams that have 2.5% of benzoyl peroxide are efficient in treating this condition. A few antibacterial products are designed for alleviating zits around the mouth. Hence, washing face with these soaps may help in getting rid of acne causing bacteria.

Increase Water Consumption:
One has to drink more water in order to get rid of zits around the mouth. For younger and healthy looking skin, one has to drink sufficient amounts of water every day. Skin disorders such as zits and rosacea may be reduced effectively by drinking sufficient amounts of water.

Remember that while applying skin care products for treating zits around the mouth, make sure that they don’t go into the mouth. These products are for external use only.

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