If you think that a glaring pimple on your face is embarrassing, imagine noticing one on your vagina. Yes, it’s true: you can get acne down there. And while it shouldn’t be quite as common as the zits that appear on your face, it can happen pretty often. Pimples are pimples, and they can happen almost anywhere, so logically, it’s nothing to be ashamed of – but I get it if you are. On top of that, you know that your vag is a super sensitive part of your body that freaks out at the thought of any product going near it. So then are you supposed to get rid of pimples down there?!
First, make sure it isn’t an ingrown hair. These often look like pimples and even pop like them, but it’s just a bump filled with pus that formed around a hair that didn’t emerge from underneath your skin. They can be quite painful, so if it hurts and is very inflamed, make sure it’s not that. If it is, you should try to extract the ingrown hair so that it doesn’t grow further into your skin.
Once you’ve determined what’s on your body, you can better figure out how to make it disappear. Figured out it was a pimple? Okay, let’s get to work! Here are a few tips on how to get rid of pimples down there that will keep your vag blemish free!
Use A Warm TowelPutting any kind of product on your vagina isn't the first thing we recommend - zit creams, cleanses, or anything made for your face isn't necessarily great for your down there area. Before you try to do that, soothe the pimple and irritated area with a warm towel. Put the towel in warm water, wring it out, then press it on the area for about 10 to 15 minutes. This should help bring the pimple to head, where you can then pop it (if you must) or let it do its thing. It's also soothing. Source: iStock
Let Your Body Hair ChillIf you have a painful pimple or an irritated area after popping one, shaving or waxing is going to irritate it more. It can also cause more acne, or ingrown hairs (which are like pimples). Let your pubes chill for a bit until the pimple is better. Source: iStock
Use A Product Specifically For Down There PimplesIf you can't wait it out and the warm towel doesn't work, try a product made especially for pimples down there. Completely Bare makes these Bikini Bump Blaster Pads that are made with glycolic acid. They're supposed to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs, but can work on pimples as well.
Avoid Wearing Tight Underwear or PantsImagine having a pimple on your face, and then putting a ski mask over it. Doesn't seem like it would feel great, right? Well, it won't feel great for a pimple down there to be smothered by tight underwear or pants. On top of that, the tight fabric can trap moisture and sweat, leading to irritation and more bacteria that can cause more pimples, or make the one you have worse. Wear cotton underwear that isn't too tight, and pants on the looser side. Source: iStock
Stop Touching ItI know, I know - easier said than done. When we have a pimple, our first instinct is to pop it. Try to leave your pimple down there alone and let it disappear on its own. Touching it can spread bacteria and potentially lead to more irritation or even an infection. Pimples will go away on their own eventually! Source: iStock
Prevent Ingrown HairsIngrown hairs are basically like pimples, and you might have one even if you don't realize it. Prevent them with these bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads or a serum.
Do you ever get acne down there? How do you get rid of it? Let me know in the comments.