A lot of people are bothered by dark skin in the pubic area. The pubic or ‘bikini area’ is that place between the inner thighs that may be seen when a woman wears a bikini, and although it may cause some embarrassment, you need not worry too much about it because it is normal.
Discoloration between the thighs and the pubic area is a cosmetic issue that causes embarrassment, but fortunately, it is usually not a medical issue. Hyperpigmentation of the bikini line can be due to several reasons, the most common being genetic factors. Some people are more likely to develop excess pigmentation in this area than others.
Aloe Vera: This amazing and super-healthy plant can help you whiten the skin and get rid of skin blemishes discoloured. Aloe Vera contains high amounts of anti-cancer compounds and various substances which helps it repair and regenerate skin cells. Apply some of the aloe vera gel on the affected area. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and after that you need to wash it off with cold water. Make sure you repeat the procedure daily for fast results.
Lemon juice – Lemons have natural bleaching characteristics, and it can be rubbed directly on the skin, avoiding the sensitive areas. It can also be mixed with other ingredients like honey, milk powder and almond oil to form a concoction to brighten the skin.
Cucumber juice: You can also use cucumber juice or slices of cucumber to apply directly to the affected areas. It helps whiten, soothe irritations and tighten skin.
Turmeric powder: You can add turmeric powder to cucumber juice or lime juice to bleach dark skin.
Yogurt and Gram Flour: Make a mixture of yogurt, gram flour, turmeric and milk and apply on the dark areas.
Orange peel: Collect some dried orange peelings and grind them. Mix with lemon juice to make a paste that will lighten the skin.
Almonds: Soak a few pieces of these nuts in warm water overnight and grind them in the morning until they turn into paste. Mix with a little milk and apply them at night, leaving this on until the morning. Do this for 2 weeks.
Mint leaves: Emulsify the leaves and mix with an unscented skin cream, then apply on the dark area.
Lime juice: Make a flour paste with milk and lime juice and spread it on the areas you want to whiten.
Tomatoes juice: Wear loose fitting, cotton underwear: Cotton prevents excess sweating since it does not absorb much heat.
Avoid shaving the pubic area or using hair-removal lotions. Shaving damages the skin, causing scarring and darkening of the area. Hair-removal lotions have chemicals that can damage sensitive skin. Waxing to remove hair offers a better alternative and will not lead to discoloration.
Use an unscented, non-acidic, mild soap for cleaning the area between the thighs.
Eat a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, wholegrain cereals, and lean meat.
Avoid fatty foods to maintain good skin.
Drink lots of water which can flush out toxins and keep the skin smooth and hydrated.