How to Treat Pubic Pimples

By Dana Poblete

Let's talk about something most of us keep quiet: pubic pimples. Unfortunately, they happen. Since the pubic area is usually covered, it doesn't have the opportunity to breathe as easily as the rest of your skin. Dirt and sweat can get trapped, particularly since underwear is usually worn close to the skin—and that can lead to some painful pimples down there. With proper care, you can keep the pubic region clean and clear of acne.

Woman in underwear
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Woman in underwear

Cleanse

First, regularly cleanse your pubic region with a gentle body wash. If you have particularly sensitive skin there, you can use a facial cleanser made for sensitive skin.

Exfoliate

Exfoliate the area with a body scrub and loofah. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts.

Choose Cotton

Wear cotton underwear, which lets the skin breathe better than synthetic materials do.

Use an Acne Cream

Apply an acne cream that contains benzoyl peroxide. This dries up excess oil and disinfects the area, diminishing existing pimples and preventing new ones from forming.

Try Baking Soda

Mix 4 tablespoons baking soda with 2 tablespoons water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your pubic region and let it sit there for 5 to 10 minutes. This also helps prevent pimples by removing excess oil.

Hydrate

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

Change Your Clothes After Exercising

Post-workout, if you remain in sweaty clothes, you're more likely to get pubic pimples. Instead, remove the sweaty clothes and shower, cleansing the pubic region thoroughly.