Pimples are the small lesions that appear on the skin, especially during one's adolescent years, although older people can suffer from it too. The most common area for pimples to occur is the face. Pimples, especially those around the mouth, not only cause great discomfort to a person, but can also result in low self-esteem as they can look quiet ugly. But why do they occur around the mouth and how can they be treated? Let's find out.
- Overactive sebaceous glands that cause an excessive production of sebum, resulting in clogging of the skin pores can cause pimples around the mouth.
- White pimples are caused when the excessive oil/sebum gets mixed with the dead skin cells beneath the skin surface.
- Excessive sweating can clog the skin pores, resulting in pimples.
- Hormonal imbalances in women, that occurs during the periods, pregnancy, or menopause may cause this problem.
- Birth control pills and certain medicines, such as steroids and anti depressants, are another reason behind the occurrence of pimples.
- Stress and anxiety can also cause pimples.
- Applying lip balm, over washing the face, keeping the face dirty, an excessively oily skin, and hot weather are some of the other causes.
- Lavender Oil:
A simple and effective home remedy is to clean the affected area with an antibacterial cleanser. Then, take an ice cube and gently rub it around the mouth and on the nose for a while. Later, dry the face with a hand towel and apply some lavender oil. Lavender oil is known for its healing and antibacterial properties, and hence will minimize redness and swelling caused due to the pimples.
- Lemon Juice:
Application of lemon juice can greatly help in getting rid of small pimples around the chin and mouth. As lemon juice can cause a burning sensation on acne-prone sensitive skin, diluting it with rose water prior to application will be a good solution for acne control.
- Other Home Remedies:
Application of aloe vera gel, cucumber juice, or yogurt can help in getting rid of the swelling and redness associated with pimples.
If pimples around your mouth refuse to go away or heal, you can apply topical creams and lotions that contain benzoyl peroxide to get rid of them. There are many antibiotic medications available over the counter, such as erythromycin, which help in reducing the bacteria on the skin surface, thereby preventing the occurrence of pimples.
Note: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.