Pimple Swelling – How to Reduce, Causes and Prevention

Swollen pimple is painful condition can be suffered by every people. This condition happens because of many reasons and the symptoms are painful when it is touched, redness, and it will cause inflammation if it can’t be treated well.


As explained before, swollen pimple can be caused by many reasons, such as internal factor. For example, our body produces too much oil and it clogs the pores and causes swelling on lip, chin, under skin, forehead, face, etc. Not only caused by internal factor, it can be caused by many things. When we can’t keep our face’s cleanness, it will also attack our face. Other reasons that will cause pimple swelling are bacteria, dead skin cell, hormones, soft drink consumption, food allergies, etc.

Pimple Swelling on Lip

How to Reduce Swelling of a Pimple

1. Ice Cubes

There are so many tips or home remedies we can use to get rid of this problem. One of best home remedies is using ice cubes. We know that ice cubes is so easy to find and we can create it at home easily. Some people may wonder about the function of ice cube for handling it. Actually, ice cube is so useful because it will reduce swelling of pimple. It has same function when it is used for compressing injuries which is accompanied with swollen. How to use ice cubes? You can follow the steps below:

  • Prepare ice cubes.
  • Prepare small cloth or towel.
  • Put some ice cubes on the clothes.
  • Clean your face before doing this treatment.
  • Use the ice cubes that have been wrapped by cloth for compressing your pimple.
  • Repeat this treatment 2-3 times a day. If you can do it routinely, you can get maximal result.

2. Salt Water

As explained before, it may be caused by bacteria or germ. So for solving it, we have to use home remedies that is able to handle bacteria or germ that causes it. Salt water can be used because it can kill bacteria and germ. To get maximal result, we can add lemon juice to the salt water in order to make pimple swelling go down. These are steps you can follow to use this home remedies:

  • Prepare water, salt, and lemon juice.
  • Insert salt into water, and then insert lemon juice.
  • Mix it until it becomes a good mixture.
  • After it, you can apply it on pimple.
  • Let it dry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Clean your face using clean water.
  • Repeat this treatment 3 times a day to get maximal result.

3. Garlic

We have known that garlic can handle so many diseases, even it can prevent cancer and other serious diseases. Garlic can kill so many types of bacteria and germ, including germ and bacteria which causes swelling. Yes, garlic is so useful and effectively reduce pimple swelling fast. So, how to use garlic? You can follow the steps below:

  • Prepare garlic and knife.
  • Cut garlic.
  • Rub it slowly.
  • Let it dry and don’t touch it with your fingers.
  • Clean your face using warm water to make your pores feels more comfortable.
  • Repeat this treatment 2-3 times a day to get maximal result. Or you can also do it before sleeping, and clean it when you waking up in the morning.


Every condition happens with the reasons. So, swelling also happens because some reasons. When we have been free of this problem, we are better to know preventive steps to prevent swelling of pimples. Actually, there are so many tips we can try to prevent, such as:

Keep Your Face Clean

Because it can be caused by stains on the face, so we have to keep our face to be always clean every time. Make sure we always clean our face using good cleaner. Don’t use cleaner that contains so much chemical because it is bad for our face. For recommendation, we can use face cleaner which contains natural composition and clean it with warm water.

Don’t Apply to Much Make up

Using too much make up will cause bad effect to our face. So, don’t use too much make up and always clean it before sleeping. If there are so many make up in your face, it will cover your pores, and then causes pimple. So, don’t use too much make up if you want to be free of pimple.

Don’t Touch Your Face

We have known that dirty face will cause swelling. Dirty face can be caused by our fingers. We may not realize that touching our face can make our face dirty. So, avoid touching face using our fingers to make sure our face is free of bacteria and germs in our fingers.

Avoid Junk Food

Junk food such as soft drink and fast food are so bad for our body and also skin. So, we are better to avoid them to get healthy body and skin. If we avoid junk food, we have a chance to get healthy skin.

Consuming Vegetable and Fruit

Besides avoid junk food, we have to consume vegetable and fruits. Vegetable and fruit is so useful for our body and skin. So, consume it every day to be free of skin problems.

We can conclude that swelling in pimples can be handled by ice cubes, salt water and also garlic. We can also keep our skin and consume good nutrition to prevent it. Finally, hopefully some information about best home remedies above will be useful for you.

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