The thing that sucks the worst about ingrown pubic hairs and pimples is that they mess with your self-confidence. Second, they can be extremely painful. What to do?
Sometimes we cause these issues ourselves through
- wearing tight clothing (causes heat build up and friction)
- having too much activity in the pubic area
And sometimes they are there for no reason at all.
Here are some things I’ve found to treat and prevent these painful and embarrassing issues.
- Get help. It’s difficult to work on your own pubic area. If your spouse won’t do it go to see an esthetician for initial popping and squeezing.
- Exfoliate the area thoroughly. My favorite thing to use is scrubby gloves.
- If you are popping pimples or pulling ingrown hairs my esthetician recommends using small disposable lancets (like what diabetics use to prick their skin to test their blood sugar) to pierce the skin. Using the smallest gauge (the larger the number the smaller the needle) possible will make the smallest impact on your skin with the least chance of scarring.
- Use good quality tweezers to squeeze the skin to force puss out. It’s a good idea to use blunt tweezers. Make sure to sterilize them and the area before and after each attempt. Stop if you experience too much pain or see blood… you could cause scarring that way.
- Wear cotton undies.
- Use Tea Tree Oil. It’s a natural astringent/antiseptic and has been very effective for me.
- Drink more water. Want to know how much water you should drink everyday? Divide your total body weight by 2. The resulting number is the number of ounces you should be drinking every day. Ex= 250lbs/2=125 ounces of water a day.
Does this look familiar?
If so, don’t worry. They are called Fordyce Spots or Angiokeratoma of the scrotum and vulva and are of cosmetic concern only. If they get big enough you can treat them like pimples but it is not necessary.
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