Dark skin around the private parts is a cause of major concern and worry for most women. While they avail the best of beauty treatments for the rest of their body, from hair, face, arms to legs, it is however, the crotch area that stands out because of its oddly darkened colouring.
Bikini wax too is not the answer to a fairer private parts as this can also be linked to a skin condition that leads to discolouration of the armpits, neck, not to mention, the pubic area. This condition is medically referred to as Acanthosis Nigricans that leads to a thicker and darkened skin in these parts of the body. This condition can be the result of obesity, glandular problems, diabetes, or even due to the frequent use of oral contraceptives. If it is a severe case do see your dermatologist, but if you would love to have a clearer skin in your private areas to flaunt that gorgeous bikini or to impress your spouse, there are some wonderful DIY homemade beauty remedies you must know of.
Raid your kitchen for these easy, natural ingredients to lighten the dark skin around your private parts effectively, you don’t have to waste money on expensive creams from the market.
Yoghurt is known for its skin lightening properties aside from being a great moisturiser. Take two tablespoons of plain yoghurt and massage it in your pubic area thoroughly. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Yoghurt offers an instant soothing and cooling effect. You can do this everyday for a full month to see the dark skin on your private parts lighten.
2. Gram flour (besan)
Made of ground chickpeas, gram flour or besan popularly used in Indian cuisine, has great skin and health benefits. Among others it is a very effective skin lightener and exfoliator. To use this, make a thick paste using gram flour and water, then apply it to your crotch and the other dark skin parts around your private areas. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it properly dries up. Wash off with warm water. Practice this ritual thrice a week for one month, and you will have fair skin in your pubic area.
Lemon is a natural cleansing and whitening agent owing to its high Vitamin C content. Take the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon and apply it to the discoloured areas. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Do this everyday for a whole month, and you will see results. Make sure you do not wax or shave immediately before this treatment as the citric acid in the lemon will make your skin burn.
4. Aloe Vera gel
The best way would be to use fresh aloe vera from an aloe vera plant. But if you don’t have access to an aloe vera plant, you can pick up an aloe vera gel from a pharmacy. Massage it gently on your pubic area and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Take this treatment after a shower every time. Repeat the ritual twice a week for one month and see the result. Aloe vera is great for treating various skin conditions including skin discolouration.
5. Orange juice and turmeric powder
Turmeric is an age-old skincare remedy, with skin whitening being one of its outcomes. And orange just like lemon is rich in Vitamin C making it a good bleaching agent owing to its high citric acid content. Blend two tablespoon orange juice with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this mix to the affected areas and allow the skin to soak it up for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Repeat this ritual twice a week for several weeks for better results.
6. Rose water and sandalwood
Buy some sandalwood powder from your morning store. Now take a tablespoon of sandalwood powder and one teaspoon of rosewater and stir well. Apply this paste on your groin in a thick coat and allow it to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Sandalwood has properties to heal skin discolouration and rosewater is a great skin toner and moisturiser. Do this thrice a week for one month, and your bikini area would have the same colour as the rest of your body.