How to Control Pimples after Waxing

It is normal to see pimples in your genital area after any hair removal procedure.

Removing your hair interferes with the skin around it. In most cases, it starts as tiny pimples and later swells. While this condition usually dissipates in a matter of days, you can treat it to clear them up faster and prevent futureeruptions.

Find out everything you need to know about pimples after waxing.

Why Pimples Erupt?

You are likely to experience waxing pimples in genitalsafter removing pubic hairs, a condition known as folliculitis which heals on its own but could take too long to cure in others.

If it takes long too long to heal, lasts a week or more and develops with some, the condition could be due to an infection that you can attend to with some DIY tips.

Internally growing hair is one of the triggers of folliculitis. Pimples due to internally grown hair form when hair grows underneath the skin instead of penetrating the skin.

And while these internally growing hairs can eventually appear on the surface on the skin, you can do some things to speed up the process.

How to ReduceSwelling and Irritation

Though you can leave these pimples to heal naturally, one can take some steps to control the swelling. Here's what to do:

  • Put on loose underwear. Tight-fitting material can irritate your skin even more.
  • Use cold water or ice to cool the bumpy areas.
  • Use warm water to help eliminate internally growing hairs. 
  • Do not press or scratch the bumps. Scratching the pimples can lead to bacterial infections.

How to Prevent Waxing Pimples in Genitals

If you get quality waxing sessions, then your body expert should give you detailed info on how to care for the affected area. Here's how to care for affected areas.

Here are some general recommendations to prevent Pimple after waxing.

Soon after the process:

  • Use cold water or ice to reduce soreness. Do does not take hot baths.
  • Put on loose underwear to avoid tenderness.
  • Do not use scented beauty products that can lead to irritation.
  • Use ointment like cortisone on the affected area to reduce swelling.
  • Do not engage in too much activity for 48 hours after the process – it could affect the waxed part.

Between sessions:

  • Keep the waxed part clean and exfoliate from time to time. Gently scrape off dead skin as well as any other fragments that can block hair from protruding out of the skin.

DIY Tips to Cool the Sore

If the pain is tingling, you can use some natural remedies to find relief. Some of the things you need are basic home ingredients, while some can be bought OTC at a chemist.

  • Sugar: Use simple home-produced scrub made of sugar to prevent internally growing hairs.
  • Aloe vera: spread aloe vera fluid on the area to reduce the soreness. You can do this thrice a day.

OTC Remedies

You can also use some skincare products to reduce skin irritation and reduce pimples.

Exfoliating agents

  • Exfoliating cushion
  • Tend Skin
  • PFB Vanish


  • Hydrocortisone cream 
  • Gel containing tea tree oil 
  • Aloe vera gel

Tips to Avoid Irritation in Coming Days

Regular cleaning and exfoliating is an easy and effective method to avoid pimples after waxing.

Ensure you use gentle and clean scrub every time you remove dead cells and other fragments blocking pores and hair follicles.

Do not miss your waxing sessions as soon as you start. You'll need to visit after every 4- 6 weeks to match the growth pattern of your hair.

You interfere with the hair's normal growth if you make other visits between these appointments or go for other hair removal methods. This raises your risk of developing bumps and internally grown hairs.

Final Words

You can always use these remedies to soothe the pain if you experience pimples after waxing.

The bumps should dissipate in a matter of days if you take good care of the pimples and avoid the don'ts.