Since the pubic area is generally covered by clothing, it doesn’t have the opportunity to breathe like the skin elsewhere on your body. Dirt and sweat can remain trapped in the pubic area, particularly since underwear is usually worn close to the skin. It’s quite common for pimples or acne to develop in the pubic region, on both men and women. With proper care, you can take steps to clear pimples in your pubic region and maintain healthy skin down there.

Things You'll Need

Cleanse your pubic region with a gentle body wash. If you have particularly sensitive skin in the pubic area, you can use a facial cleanser. Choose a cleanser made for sensitive skin, as it will be gentler.

Exfoliate the area, using a body scrub and loofah. Exfoliation will remove dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts.

Wear cotton underwear. Cotton allows the skin to breathe more than synthetic materials do. Sweat will be less likely to be trapped in the pubic region, which will help prevent pimples.

Apply an acne-treatment cream to pimples in the pubic area. Choose a cream that contains benzyol peroxide. This will dry up excess oil in the area, getting rid of existing pimples and preventing new ones from forming.

Mix 4 tbsp. of baking soda with 2 tbsp. of water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your pubic region and allow it to sit there for 5 to 10 minutes. This will help prevent pimples in the area by removing excess oil.

Drink lots of water. Aim for at least 64 oz. daily. Water helps to flush your body of toxins, thereby encouraging healthy skin.

Change your clothes promptly after exercising. If you remain in sweaty clothes, you are more likely to get pubic pimples. Instead, remove the sweaty clothes and shower, cleansing the pubic region thoroughly.


  • Shower daily to keep your skin free of bacteria and sweat.