How To Prevent Vaginal Acne

Maintain Good Hygiene

– The warmth and moisture in the genital area make it an ideal location for bacteria and other microorganisms to thrive. Wash the area daily with warm water and mild, unperfumed soap. Avoid using harsh cleaning products inside the vagina, as these can affect the pH balance, which can lead to infection

Avoid Popping Vaginal Pimples

Popping pimples on the vaginal area can cause further pain and irritation. The risk of spreading bacteria and causing infection increases, and the pimples on the vaginal area may grow in number and severity. Wait for a pimple to rupture naturally or seek medical treatment.

Let Your Pubic Hair Grow Out

Although you may cringe at the idea of letting your pubic hair grow out,  think of all the shaving or waxing-induced bumps that often result. Ingrown hairs can cause folliculitis, which is a common skin infection that develops in the hair follicles, often brought on by habits like shaving and plucking. Resist the urge to squeeze or pop bumps too; doing so can lead to an infection.

Avoid Tight Undergarments

Tight undergarments will work against you if you’re trying to treat a pimple on your vaginal lip. You should steer clear of them. Wearing loose-fitting undergarments and no panties at night helps the area to breathe, which problematic bacteria don’t like. Unfortunately, this may also mean bidding adieu to your favourite yoga pants.

Practice Consistent Cleansing

Your shower habits have a lot to do with treating acne in your private parts. When you use hygiene products like body wash in your private parts, your vaginal balance can be disrupted, eventually causing irritation and vaginal acne. Using antibacterial soaps either commercially prepared or containing natural antibacterial like oregano or tea tree oil assists in removing potentially harmful bacteria.