How to get Rid Of Fordyce Spots – (Causes & Actionable Tips)

Fordyce spots are the small red or white colored spots that can occur on your lips or the internal part of your body. Furthermore, they are pain-free, but they are the spots that a person wants to free from their skin, however, if he or she ends up applying some incorrect practices into it, then it will only do more harm than the good. Hence we are here today going to teach you on how to get rid of Fordyce Spots.

Before diving into the nitty-gritty of it, firstly let’s know some basic info about it.

So, like we mentioned that they are painless and won’t hurt you unlike other skin problems that you may have on your skin, one another essential part to know about these spots is that: [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]Fordyce spots are neither dangerous neither they result in a severe side effect to your skin. So, that’s a good thing![/alert]

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But even if it’s harmless and painless, you still want to remove them to make the skin clean from their weirdness and their feel of presence.  For all of such solution, here we came with a detailed guide which is filled with what we think you must know to get rid of those annoying Fordyce Spots.

In this guide, we will discuss the two things. They are:

So, let’s dive right into it.

How to get Rid Of Fordyce Spots - (Causes & Actionable Tips) -
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Causes of Fordyce spots:

First things first, let’s get to know what causes this to happen:

They are by birth:

Baby in White Onesie

These spots don’t only affect a specific person like you, all because their occurrence on the skin is natural which is from the time of your birth. Moreover, they are not easily seen at that time.

They come into the noticeable form at our young age. By the hormonal growth and unusual changes in the body, it becomes easy for them to enlarge and easily be seen on the skin.

So, never think that Fordyce spots only affect a specific person. To this end, the information in the above paragraphs has hopefully clarified that:

So without a single doubt, it is possible for every one of us that we get to suffer from this Fordyce Spots anytime.

Sebum on the skin:

Image result for sebum on face

Sebum is an oil which is produced by the sebaceous glands to lubricate our skin. But the unusual production of sebum as well the oil in our skin can result in the Fordyce spots.

The large quantity of sebum can attract bacteria and result in more growth. [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]The fact is, it is one of the leading reasons that research has found as a cause of Fordyce spots in our lips and other skinny areas.[/alert]

Causes are almost unknown:

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A strange point about Fordyce spots is that the researchers haven’t found a real and specific reason for this cause.

According to the research, they are neither caused by a viral infection nor by any other diseases.

What the study has found is what has already been mentioned in the above headings where the answer is that they are natural and from our birth time. [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]Considering a virus or any other disease as their cause is not a proofed answer by the specialists. So, it all becomes a difficult situation for the sufferer to know the real fact behind these spots.[/alert] [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]However, since they are considered to be free from side effects, we suggest you to not worry about their cause. Thus, the task needs to perform is to start working to get rid and free from them.[/alert]

How to get rid of Fordyce spots:

Here’s how to get rid of Fordyce Spots. There are more tips other than what is listed below, but these are some of the most proven tips that you can apply in the first place. Here they are:

Keep the spots cleaned

Hygiene is necessary for the skin especially when it is affected by something like sores, bumps, acne or any other spots. All to stop them from being a burden to the skin.

So all you are supposed to do is to wash your face more often with the fresh water or with a mild soap 2-3 time in a day. Also, keep your lips or other areas from unwanted and low priority makeup and cosmetic products.

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To this end, keeping the skin cleaned will surely help you to reduce the growth of this spot, oiliness, and sebum from the skin which is one of the causes of the Fordyce spots.

Use Coconut oil:

Coconut oil is specialist in treating several of the skin problems like cold sores, pimples and most importantly the Fordyce spots.

So, for this tip you need:

  • Few drops of coconut oil

The direction of the tip:

  • Directly apply the oil to the areas which are affected by the spots with your fingers. Apply in a massaging manner so that the oil will work effectively.

If you have or can manage “Extra virgin coconut oil,” then you can gain much better result.

How often to use coconut oil:

We recommend applying it two times a day (one especially before sleeping.)

Why use coconut oil:

Here comes the main point of this oil, as you have heard that coconut oil is used to treat pain and inflammation on the skin. However, these spots have no deal with such issues.

So the question is, why do we still recommend this? [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]Well, the coconut oil has anti-microbial properties that make it able to be indexed as a remedy for this issue. Since these spots can have accumulation sebum, which can result in a growth of bacteria. So coconut oil will effectively assist in fighting with bacteria and will prevent them to spread.[/alert]

Apple cider vinegar – anti spots item:

Red Apple Fruit Beside Clear Glass Jar

Well, apple cider vinegar is not officially called an anti-spot or sores killer, but since we have been sharing lots of remedies by using it made us able to give this title to this liquid. And you also will be a fan of this thing when you hopefully will get rid of this Fordyce Spot problem.

Lets being with it.

Firstly you need:

  • Half teaspoon of ACV
  • Half teaspoon of water

The action you have to perform is:

  • Mix both of the liquid in a single solution, after doing that dab a piece of cotton in the prepared liquid and directly apply it to the Fordyce spot of your skin. Keep that on your skin for a while.
  • Don’t rub the cotton to the skin too had; apply gently to the area where spots have taken place.

After that, you can wash off the vinegar with fresh water or mild soap.

How much to apply it in a day:

Use apple cider vinegar remedy at least once or twice in a day to get rid of them soon.

Reason to use ACV as a solution:

We praised this apple cider vinegar a lot & here’s why: [alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]Well, this vinegar is one of the items in the earth that has a solution for multiple internal and external issues, since Fordyce spots are related to the skin, we recommended it because it is capable of tightening the pore and in result helps in reducing the sebum.[/alert]

It will assist in healing the spots quickly without needing pharmaceutical products that can be sensitive to your skin.

In the end, we highly recommend applying cider vinegar as a must try item to vanish Fordyce spots.

Garlic + Lemon = effective remedy:

antibiotic, antioxidant, aroma

Garlic beside of importance in the food also contains other of the benefits through which we can solve lots of skin problems just at home. Well, powering up the garlic’s enrichment with the lemon, you can guess by your own that the remedy is going to be productive to your skin.

So let’s begin the dual-remedy.

First, get:

  • Two cloves of garlic
  • One-two tablespoon of lemon juice

The do these actions:

  • You need to prepare their excellent solution by adding them in a mixture. Let both the items mixed well together to obtain a practical remedy. Keep mixing them until the garlic hasn’t broken down.
  • After that, add 200ml of water & blend the lemon & garlic mixture once again thoroughly. When you finally prepare the remedy, store it in a container.
  • At last, apply the remedy to your spots with using a cotton piece & let it dry thoroughly. Keep it on your skin for the whole night and wash it in the morning with lukewarm water.

[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]In simple words, the time before sleeping is the ideal to apply it on your Fordyce Spots so the remedy can work in the nightly hours.[/alert]

How long to use this remedy:

The lemon and garlic solution is recommended to be used for one to two weeks.

Why we suggested this remedy:

Firstly, garlic is abundant in the anti-fungal properties; the hidden power in it is the “Ajoene” which makes it capable of being used as an anti-Fordyce spot solution. So straightforwardly, garlic is good for fighting with the fungal infections. [alert type=”warning” icon-size=”normal”]Note:  food items like garlic that contains Ajoene should be prevented by the pregnant & breastfeeder women.[/alert]

Coming to the lemon, this is mostly known for its citric properties which are excellent for our skin. So this makes it able to be included as a partner with the garlic.

To this end, Garlic + Lemon remedy can hopefully be the best effective remedy for you.

Get the ginger oil:

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Ginger is a common and widely used item in the foods and can also be used against Fordyce Spots. All because it is good at decreasing the production of extra sebum in the skin, which is one of the lead causes of these spots.

You may have seen several remedies via ginger in our site, but this time it is not about just the ginger, here you need to & obtain ginger oil.

First of all:

We suggest you get better ginger oil from the store which is the natural thing you can do with this remedy. After you obtain the oil, only you have to apply two drops of it on the affected skin via cotton swab.

Let the oil dry & keep it on the Fordyce spots for the whole night and don’t wash it until the morning.

If you cannot get ginger oil from the market, let’s know how to prepare one at home.

You need:

  • 5-6 small pieces of ginger
  • 3-4 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar

After getting them all, you have to:

  • Add the suggested amount of ACV and ginger in a container. Process them in a grinder until ginger isn’t broken down. After that, add 200 ml of water in them and mix the solution.
  • Insert the remedy in an airtight jar, and leave it in the sun for one week of duration.

[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]After the week, add one teaspoon of the prepared remedy in any container, dab the piece of cotton in it and apply directly to the affected area. Leave your prepared ginger + ACV solution on your skin for the whole night. Wash it off on the morning with mild soap.[/alert]

Till when to use it:

We recommend you using this solution for at least one week to free your skin from the Fordyce Spots.

Why we suggested ginger oil:

Ginger is grown with antihistamine properties which assist in preventing the skin to produce extra sebum which in result helps to stop the Fordyce spots.

It can also be used for common acne on our skin. So, don’t forget to try this remedy to vanish Fordyce spots and heal other skin problems.

Try jojoba oil:

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Aforementioned, rare oil that you might have heard for the first time can treat the weird and unwanted Fordyce spots from your lips or any other part of your skin.

This rare item is simple to use, here’s how:

  • After getting it from the market, the only thing you need is to take a cotton swab, dab it in jojoba oil and directly apply to the area that is affected by the spots.

Let it be on the skin for one minute and rub the affected area with finger or cotton.

That’s all!

Why we mentioned jojoba oil:

Well, this oil is useful in reducing the sebum on your skin that allows Fordyce spots to take birth on the skin. More descriptively, it prevents sebaceous glands from producing more sebum which is all you need to get rid of them.

It can also be used as an excellent moisturizer to your skin.  So, don’t think it will become useless after fixing the Fordyce Spots.


To the end of this article, we hope that now you are familiar with the causes & how to get rid of Fordyce Spots.

The Fordyce spots for you were seemed difficult and tough to free from the skin but only before giving an eye to this article. The tips, remedies and the described information regarding them will hopefully assist you in recovering your skin soon.

So to this end, we hope that applying these remedies to your affected skin you will gain a positive result.

If you have got any other tip(s) in mind, please let us know by commenting below or by contacting us here.


Redstonelife Blog Team

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