Do not panic when you find a zit down there. It is a common issue. You can get pimples anywhere on your body like your back, chest, butt and vagina. It is because your skin have oil glands and pimples happen when your skin produces more oil and block the pores. This results in the growth of bacteria that cause acne. Although not serious, it is an embarrassing problem. Here’s why you get pimples on your vagina and how you can get rid of them. (ALSO READ 7 most effective ways to get rid of acne and clear your skin using home remedies).

What are the causes of vaginal pimples?

Vaginal pimples are usually caused when you are sensitive to sanitary pads, fragrant feminine wipes, condoms or lubricants, soaps or the detergent used to wash your cloths. You can also get vagina pimples due to perspiration. Waxing or use of razor to remove the pubic hair can give you vaginal acne as the hair follicle can get infected. Sometimes, it can cause ingrown hair. Molluscum cnotagiosum, which is a viral infection, can also cause acne.

What are the treatments available for vaginal pimples?

Vaginal pimples usually clear up in some time. Consult your doctor if the pimples are cause more than a minor irritation. Doctor can prescribe you some topical medication. It is important to keep your genital clean and dry as wet environment in ideal for infection causing bacteria. Wash the genital area with a mild soap and use a soft towel to dry yourself.  It is advisable to use a mild medicated soap for the area. (ALSO READ 5 reasons your acne keeps coming back).

You can use tea tree oil to get rid of the acne as this essential oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. All you have to do is mix equal portion of tea tree oil and olive oil, take a cotton ball and use it to apply the mixture on the affected area. Lavender oil is also an excellent remedy for vaginal acne thanks to its antiseptic properties. Take two teaspoons of lavender oil and add a few drops of almond oil. Mix it well and use an earbud or a cotton ball to apply the oil mixture on the affected area.  Do not use these essential oils undiluted as it can cause skin burns.