How to cure white spots on lips: White spots on any part of your face can lower your self esteem, and sometimes when these white spots appear on your lips it could stop you from talking or eating in front of others. These spots are usually caused by the abnormal secretion of sebum (oil) by the sebaceous glands present in the skin. And it should be noted that this is not a sexually transmitted disorder and are completely harmless.
You can get rid of these spots by treatments like vaporizing laser therapy and chemical peels. But you need to consult a professional before choosing these treatments. And they are extremely expensive too.
But there are certain natural home remedies to get rid of these awkward white spots on lips:
Garlic has an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic property which helps in killing the bacteria causing acne. It also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, and it also improves blood circulation which allows the skin to receive more nutrients.
- Two garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp water
- Few drops of lemon juice optionall)
How to prepare:
Take the garlic cloves and crush it or blend it with water to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice to it if you want.
Put the paste on your lips for about 30 minutes and try not to get it inside your mouth. Wash it off with cold water.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is best known for curing pigmentation of the skin, or uneven skin tones. Using this on your lips can make it evenly toned.
- 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- Few drops of water
- Cotton swab
How to prepare:
Mix the apple cider vinegar with few drops of water to make it dilute. You can also apply it without water.
Dip cotton swabs into the preparation and gently apply it on your lips, remove it immediately if it burns. Let it dry and wash it after 20 minutes, use it only twice a week.
3. Coconut oil
Dehydration sometimes causes these white spots. Coconut oil makes your skin moisturized and hydrated. Hence, using it on your skin can help reduce white spots.
- Coconut oil 2 tbsp
How to prepare / Application:
Just simply apply the coconut oil on your lips. Use it as a lip balm daily. You could see the results within few weeks
Buttermilk acts as an astringent and is very effective on white spots.
- cotton balls
How to prepare/ application:
Take few 1 tbsp of buttermilk, dip the cotton ball in it and apply it on your lips. You can do this two to three times a day, and results would be visible within a week.
Olive oil is an excellent ingredient for repairing the skin from all sort of damages. Especially the Extra virgin olive oil can fight the white spots on the lips
- Few drops of extra virgin olive oil
How to prepare/ Application
Take a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and apply in on your lips for half an hour and wash it with cold water. Do it for a week for the best results.
Apart from these homemade remedies, in order to cure the white spots on your lips protect your lips from the Sun, use SPF lip balms daily also lip scrubs once every week. Drink lots of water and eat citrus fruits that are rich in Vitamin C.