As you can see I have an extreme case of fordyce spots. Please let me know how to get rid of fordyce spots on my labia minora.
Fordyce spots are a natural occurrence as a result of Fordyce sebum (oil) getting trapped in the sebaceous gland. They are harmless but are often a concern from a cosmetic perspective. What many people don’t know is that about 70% to 80% of people have fordyce spots to differing extents somewhere on their bodies.
Generally, it is not recommended that medical or surgical steps be taken to get rid of fordyce spots as they are harlmess, and most “treatments” for them do more harm than good.
Some tips and natural remedies which can help to alleviate or reduce the prominence of fordyce spots include:
- Maintaining good hygiene down there and use antibacterial soap, especially if you use essential oils.
- Wearing loose-fitting underwear, preferably made from breathable stretch-material (to avoid sweating in your genital region).
- Coconut oil (which acts as a moisturiser and reduces fordyce spots which are exacerbated by dehydration).
- Increasing your daily vitamin intake – oranges and broccoli (the widely hated vegetable among children!) is reported to cause a reduction in fordyce spots.
- Tea tree oil (which acts as a natural antiseptic that prevents bacterial growth and relieves the inflamed skin).
- Turmeric powder (which has antiseptic and antibacterial properties) – 1/4 teaspoon combined with apple cider vinegar can be applied to inflamed skin.
- Have a cold oatmeal bath (which reduces itching, redness and skin inflammation).
- Jojoba oil (which also has antibacterial properties and acts as a moisturizer).
- Aloe vera gel (which has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties) – either cut the stalk of the aloe plant and apply the gel to the skin, or buy aloe vera gel from a health store and apply it.
Let me know if any of these tips and remedies help!