Here Are 5 Home Remedies To Lighten Up A Dark Bikini Area…

With summer just around the corner, many people’s minds turn to bathing suits and going to the beach. As you consider your bathing suit, though, you may be reminded of the fact that you have a darkened area around the bikini line. How do you get rid of it? What causes it?

The discoloration could simply be part of your genetics, a result of sun damage or the build-up of dead skin cells. To be honest, no medical sites offer any help on lightening the skin except for bleaching creams. Here are 5 home remedies you can try to see if they work.

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1. Baking soda

  • If the darkness is caused by dead skin cells building up, Healthy Life Tricks recommends using a baking soda paste to exfoliate the area.
  • Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water to form a paste.
  • Apply the paste to the dark region and let it dry before rinsing it off.
  • Do this twice a week until the skin lightens.

2. Lemon juice

  • The vitamin C in lemon juice helps brighten skin and slough off dead skin cells.
  • Top 10 Home Remedies says to take ½ of a lemon and rub it on the darkened area.
  • Leave the juice for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

3. Curd and lemon

  • Active Home Remedies recommends combining the lemon juice with curd.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon slightly sour, unflavored curd with the juice of ½ a lemon.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric and mix this to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste and let it dry before washing off.
  • Apply daily until the skin lightens.

4. Papaya

  • Another fruit that contains vitamin C to protect and shine the skin, is papaya.
  • Top 10 Home Remedies says to combine ¼ cup green papaya, ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil, a ½ teaspoon honey and ½ teaspoon plain yogurt.
  • Mix these to make a paste and apply that to the dark area.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.

5. Sugar, honey, and lemon

  • This home remedy combines the exfoliating power of sugar with the vitamin C of lemons and the healing power of honey.
  • Active Home Remedies says to mix 1 tablespoon of honey, the juice of ½ a lemon and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  • Rub this in a circular motion on the dark area until the sugar dissolves. Let the paste sit for 15 minutes before washing. Use it daily for one week.
  • Do these remedies actually work? You have to be the judge.
  • There’s no harm in trying them, though, and you may just find yourself a winner.
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