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Causes of Skin Darkness in Intimate Areas: 10 Solutions You Should Try

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Causes of Skin Darkness in Intimate Areas: 10 Solutions You Should Try

There are numerous factors that can cause darkening of the skin in your intimate areas, but we will be focusing on causes that we can eliminate or reduce. Skin chafing, or when your thighs and groin constantly rub against each other, causing friction is one primary cause of skin darkening. This happens regularly, when you are walking, moving around the office, exercising, or even just moving around doing regular daily chores.

And then, there is the medical condition called the Acanthosis Nigricans, which is caused by glandular disorders, profuse sweating, obesity, Cushing syndrome, hormonal imbalances and even hereditary factors. This condition is not very serious, but please do visit your dermatologist or your physician to rule out this condition.

Natural Ways to Lighten Dark Private Skin

  1:Papaya Soap / Papaya Extract

Papaya soap is a natural herbal product and is very safe to use. Using it regularly will help to lighten the skin.

Use at least twice a day until you see results. If papaya soap is not available in your area, try making a papaya mash then applying liberally on targeted areas. Leave it on for about 20 minutes or so, and then wash it off.

  2:Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera has been used as a skin soothing agent since forever, and is a great natural product that can remedy chafed skin immediately. It has also been studied that aloe vera contains aloin, which is an active ingredient that helps with skin lightening and depigmentation.

Apply aloe vera gel to targeted areas regularly. You may apply aloe vera gel and leave it on your skin to absorb for better results.


  1. Licorice Roots

Our skin has a melanin-producing enzyme called tyrosinase which naturally darkens skin when exposed to too much stimuli. Licorice can inhibit this enzyme, thus helps in lightening the skin.

Try to purchase powdered licorice roots, but you can also purchase the roots, then make a powder by crushing the dried roots. Mix the powder with water to make a paste and apply to the affected areas and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash off afterwards.


  1. Soy Milk and Baking Soda Exfoliation

Similar to licorice, the proteins in soy beans inhibit melanin transfer, thus aids in depigmentation.

Make a paste with the soy milk and baking soda, and apply to the affected areas for 5 minutes then wash off. It is advised to exfoliate only a few times a week to avoid negative skin reactions to too much exfoliation.


  1. Mulberry Extract

Recently, mulberry extract have been available albeit hard to find. Similar to Soybeans and licorice, the extract from mulberry leaves inhibits melanin transfer and aids in skin lightening. Apply mulberry extract to the affected areas and let it sit for 20 minutes before washing it off.

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Other ways to Lighten Dark Private Skin


  1. Glycolic or Salicylic acid. Acne treatment agents

Glycolic and Salicylic acid are lightening agents used in acne care products, which can also be used in skin lightening situations. There are intimate are bleaching products that contain these ingredients, for example, Amaira Intimate Lightening Serum. Check out this in-depth review by mylighterskin.com for details.

Apply acne cream or ointment to the affected areas, and let it sit for 5 minutes, then wash off.


  1. Peroxide

Peroxide has powerful anti-bacterial properties, alongside it’s skin lightening properties, so using this once in a while can be beneficial hygienically and aesthetically. Please bear in mind that peroxide is a very powerful chemical and must be used very sparsely.

Put a few drops of peroxide on a cotton pad or applicator, then dab over affected areas. Wipe off after 15 minutes. If the areas get too dry, do not hesitate to apply some moisturizing lotion or almond oil.


  1. Readily Available Whitening lotions

There are plenty of readily available whitening lotions that you may purchase at you local pharmacy or skin care supplier. These lotions infuse ingredients such as silica, citrus, glyceril, mulberry extract, and other chemicals which all inhibits melanin transfer. These ingredients are found in the natural ways listed above, but are also mixed with whitening agents that can further increase the lotion’s effectiveness.


  1. Exfoliating Scrub

Dead skin cells accumulate easily, and most of the times, we forget to exfoliate the private areas of our body. Exfoliating scrubs from our favorite hygiene product manufacturers used with a loofah can remove the dry skin while nourishing the skin at the same time.


  1. Clothing

Friction is the easiest of the causes to avoid. Wear loose, breathable clothing to avoid too much friction on your private areas. Sometimes it may be hard to avoid wearing tight clothing, especially in the gym, so apply a water-based lubricant on the areas where most friction occurs, like the groin and armpits. Athletes such as cyclists, marathon runners and triathletes use water-based lubricants all the time when training and competing to prevent skin chafing, so it is wise to follow suit.

As easy as these remedies are to follow, please discuss the recommendations listed above with your dermatologist or physician first if possible. If you feel any irritation when utilizing any of the remedies above, stop using the product, and contact your physician as soon as possible.


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