Ingrown hairs in pubic region is caused by pubic hair that curls back or grows sideways into the skin. Usually, pubic hair grows out perfectly from pubic hair follicles but when ingrown hairs clog up the hair follicles, pimples may develop along with redness of the surrounding skin. Pubic pimples, like all other types of pimples, are painful, itchy and may leave permanent scars if you are not careful.
What Causes Ingrown Hairs in the Pubic Area?
The most common cause of ingrown hairs in the pubic region is shaving with a lousy pubic shaver.If you plan to use shaving as a long term method to remove your pubic hair, you need to invest in a excellent pubic shaver. Pubic hair removal methods like waxing and tweezing may also cause ingrown hairs as long as hair is cut off underneath the skin.
Other causes of ingrown pubic hair include:
- Tight undergarments or trousers
- Dry skin
- Course, curly or stiff hair
- Pubic hair follicles that are blocked with oil or dead skin cells
Getting Rid of Ingrown Hairs in the Pubic Area
There are a couple of ways you could treat ingrown pubic hair. The first method requires you to apply a hot cloth or hot compress on your ingrown pubic hair. This is a common method to deal with inflammation but it also helps to soften the pubic hair underneath your skin so that it may rise above the surface. If the ingrown hairs do not surface after a couple of of minutes, repeat a couple of more times. Should the problem persist%, try again in a couple of hours or another day as the pubic hair may not be long enough for you to extract. Whatever happens, you should never attempt to scratch or squeeze the hair out in any way as this may cause bleeding and permanent scarring.
Once you are able to see a tiny bit of the ingrown hair on the surface of your skin, use a pair of sterilized tweezers to get rid of the hair. Clean your pubic region, towel dry and apply some antiseptic cream to prevent infections.
Another method of removing ingrown pubic hair is the use of a hair removal lotion that is certified safe to use on your pubic region by your dermatologist or pharmacist. These creams help to dissolve the ingrown pubic hairs underneath your skin without causing further skin irritation.
What To Avoid During Your Recovery Period
You should try not to wear any tight undergarments or trousers before all your ingrown hairs have healed. If your pubic region develops ingrown pubic hairs as a result of wearing tight clothes pretty often, you might want to purchase clothes made of softer materials or ditch them all to prevent ingrown hairs.
Skin exfoliation with a shower sponge is big no no when you have ingrown pubic hair. Scrubbing your sensitive skin when you have pubic pimples will only make them worse. There are specialized waxing products for the removal of ingrown pubic hairs. However, you must not use them on your pubic region if you have pubic pimples.
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About the Author: Natalie Williams' uses the Body Bare pubic shaver to prevent ingrowns. Visit HairRemovalHaven.com to learn more tips on pubic hair removal.
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