The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) warns that hair removal in the bikini zone can affect women’s health.
The team of scientists explains that this practice can bring negative consequences to women’s health, specifically the method of waxing. Among most women, women’s intimate life is the main motivation behind this type of hair removal.
According to the investigation, “Waxing can cuase microtraumas to the skin and to its subcutaneous layers leading to conditions such as folliculitis, infections that spread all over the skin, burns and the appearance of syringomas, or small, benign tumors.”
Hair removal instruments that are contaminated can also cause bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pyogenes and pseudomona aerogynose to spread.
Experts suggests specialists warn their patients of the risks involved in this practice. While there is no hair removal method that is life threatening, it is important for women to understand how pubic hair functions to protect this intimate area as well as follow strict intimate hygiene practices to prevent any issues or conditions that could affect their sexual health.