How to get rid of the darkness between legs and behind the legs

Dark spots between legs may be caused due to any one of a number of reasons. Some of the causes include, increase of melanin in the body, excess exposure to the sun’s UV rays, aging, reaction to medicines, constant brushing and friction, hyper pigmentation, hormonal imbalance, etc.

Bleaching agents available in the market can lighten the skin; however, utmost precaution is required while using these chemical based bleaches, as there may be some side-effects associated with it. Due do mercury and steroid content, some of these products are also known to cause serious conditions like thyroid disorders, leukemia, liver disorders, etc.

Though they it may take a long time before results can be noticed, some natural home remedies which are safe and can lighten the skin effectively are:

  • The key to maintaining healthy skin is regular cleansing and moisturizing. Use a good moisturizer or you can even use natural moisturizers like aloe vera. Slit a branch of aloe vera sideways and rub it to the spots. You don’t need to wash immediately; you can even go about your daily chores with the aloe vera extract applied.
  • Drink adequate amounts of water and fluid. This is especially helpful in preventing hyperpigmentation between the legs.
  • Cut down on stress by getting adequate amount of sleep and regular exercise, yoga, meditation, morning walks etc.
  • Apply an apricot scrub to refresh the area
  • Protect the skin from UV rays by applying a good sunscreen. Also, use a good sun block before hitting the beach or the swimming pool.
  • Lemon, turmeric and yogurt are natural bleaching (lightening) agents. Apply a mixture of these to the dark areas, leave for 20-25 minutes and rinse with cool water.
  • Rub some milk to the area and leave it overnight. Milk can naturally lighten skin over a period of time.
  • Reduce friction and perspiration by wearing loose cotton clothing.
  • Overweight or obese people tend to have discolored inner thighs. This is mainly caused due to friction which occurs when the thighs rub against each other. Losing weight can remedy this.
It is also advisable to consult a dermatologist to make sure the darkness is not caused due to some other internal condition.


answered by G R

Health advice on darkness between legs-

  1. Apply lime juice mixed with olive oil on the dark skin between the legs and also behind the legs.
  2. Leave the above application on the dark parts for 4-5 hours, and then wash with cold running water.
  3. Apply a homeopathic solution of Berberis aquifolium mother tincture in almond oil and apply with a cotton swab on the darkened skin. Leave for 5 hours before washing.
  4. Take a homeopathic remedy called Calcarea phos 6c, 5 pills, once at bed time for 1 month.

answered by D M K

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