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We're all familiar with pimples on the face, but what happens when you get one on your lip? This can be particularly painful because the lip is a sensitive area and gets touched a lot during eating and wiping the mouth, etc. Reducing the swelling and treating the pimple can help shrink it and make it feel better, but remember that just as the zit didn't happen overnight, it won't disappear immediately either.
Hold some ice over the pimple to help immediately bring down swelling and reduce any pain. If the ice feels too cold directly on the skin, wrap it in a paper towel and hold it on the lip area for 5 to 10 minutes.
Dry the pimple after icing it and apply a small amount of acne medication to the area. Good acne treatments include salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Crush up two aspirin tablets and combine with water to make a paste and apply it to the pimple at night. Let it dry thoroughly before sleeping so that it doesn't smear on your pillow. Wipe off in the morning with a clean, damp washcloth.
Dab some lemon juice on the area in the morning and let it dry. Lemon juice will help reduce any lingering inflammation and redness.
Use a little liquid concealer and powder on the pimple and blend well to help make it look even less visible.
When washing your face twice daily, don't forget the skin above your lip, since that's vulnerable to acne as well as the rest of your skin.