By Jayashri Jayashankar Last Updated:
Every woman dreams of having a perfectly, radiant and glowing skin, lustrous hair and a celeb-like toned body. In the hindsight, these fancy dreams come to a halt when us women have to deal with a variety of skin problems like acne, tanning, oily skin and dullness.
While we can still make peace with such skin problems, but the one thing that every woman (even men at times) is not comfortable with, in fact even dreads at times, is the dark pubic area and inner thighs.
With men, it is for ‘obvious’ reasons (read turn-off) and for women; it is just simply embarrassing!
While there is no specific reason why the skin down there begins getting dark, but the fact is, it ruins all plans of flaunting a bikini or hot pants, despite having a perfectly toned body. Even if one doesn’t have a toned body, it pulls down your confidence level.
But thankfully, just like acne and other skin problems have a solution, even a dark skin in the groin area has a plethora of solutions, from products like skin whitening creams, bleach to oils and soaps. But the point is, will you be willing to risk a delicate area like this with such products? Or will you be comfortable announcing it at a parlour? The answer is a big no!
Even if it is a ‘maybe’ for the latter question, how often do you think would you be visiting the parlour for this? Honestly, not much, right? If dark skin around there has been an issue and you feel embarrassed to discuss it with your buddies or even acknowledge it publicly, this might just bring a smile to your face!
Indeed, there is an amazingly effective solution which might be chilling in your kitchen or refrigerator (we mean home remedies here).
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Since papaya has skin lightening properties, it mainly works on the dark spots and helps in lightening them. There are two ways of going about this. Either you can buy natural papaya soap and use it regularly or you can prepare a home remedy by mashing a few ripe papayas into a paste. Apply the paste gently in the affected areas and leave it for at least half an hour before washing it off with regular water. If you use it continuously, you will be able to see a visible difference in just a matter of few weeks.
Since lemon is a natural skin lightener and is a rich source of vitamin C, it makes sense to call it the master of all solutions. It’s easily available and is extremely effortless. Take a fresh lemon and extract its juice. You can either apply it directly or you can mix ¼ tsp of lemon juice with yoghurt and gently apply it. Let it be for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with plain water.
PS: Do not forget to apply a cream or aloe vera gel once you are done washing it off because you might have a slight irritation sensation. A cream or an aloe vera gel will keep the skin hydrated.
We can go endlessly talking about the goodness as well as versatility of raw or any form of milk. Because milk is a natural skin lightener, applying it on the dark area helps in lightening the colour. Pour some milk in a bowl and use cotton balls to gently apply on the area.
Turmeric is not just an antiseptic but also has healing and skin lightening properties. For best results, mix 1 tsp of turmeric, 2 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp yoghurt to form a fine paste. Apply it on the area, leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off. Follow this regime regularly at least for a week to see the difference.
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This one is the simplest of all. There is no specific quantity or other ingredients needed, all you need to do is cut a tomato into 2 halves and use its pulp. Take one of them and rub the pulp on the dark area. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.
Remember, nothing can beat the goodness of nature? Time to try out some natural remedies, we guess!