Tips to get rid of dark skin: Hello I am very fair have discolored skin, its very dark in my inner thighs and buttocks can you please help me. Thank you

Home remedies for dark skin

  • Rub the dark skin area with a slice of lemon 3 to 4 times a day for at least 10 minutes. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
  • Add 1 cup of lemon juice to a tub of water and soak in it.
  • You can also use a slice of raw potato for this purpose.
  • Apply Aloe Vera gel to the area for 3 to 4 times a day or wash the area with it.
  • Use cucumber juice to wash your skin twice a day.
  • Wear comfortable and cotton clothes. Wash the area at least twice a day with soap and antiseptic lotion. Let the area be aired properly.
  • Mix orange peel powder with curd and apply over the area and wash the area with warm water.
  • Make a paste of turmeric powder with lime juice and apply it to your skin. Leave it for ½ an hour and then take a bath.
  • Make a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and apply regularly.
  • Mix tomato juice and lime juice and apply it once before taking bath daily.
  • Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices throughout the day.
  • Avoid oily and fried foods. Keep away from stress and exercise regularly.

answered by D D

Discoloring of the inner thighs and buttocks generally happens due to constant friction, which happens when you are overweight in the concerned areas. The constant rubbing of skin makes the skin appear darker than normal. So the first thing to do is to loose weight on your thighs and buttocks with the adequate exercise to stop the friction – the discolouring will gradually fade. Stay away from synthetic fabrics since they increase sweating and friction – wear more of cotton and linen clothing, particularly in summer. You should also dust a light talcum powder on your thighs after your shower.

Apart from that lemon acts as natural bleach, so you can try applying it on your inner thighs before bathing and wash it off around 10-15 minutes later. Another good home remedy is daily application of a pack made with 1 tsp oatmeal powder, 1 tsp sandalwood powder and 1 tsp buttermilk. This helps reduce the darkening and also to smoothen the skin. A healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, yoghurt and plenty of water also helps keep the skin healthy and thus prevent further discolouration. If however, the discoloration is due to hormonal or genetic factors, then these remedies will not help much and consultation with a specialist is recommended.

answered by G M

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