By on March 11, 2017
Have you noticed your inner thighs getting darker and wonder why? Or how to fix it? Dark inner thighs are a common occurrence, with several possible causes.
There are many reasons as why inner thighs darken; profuse sweating, razors, and certain lotions and creams are some of the major causes.
Dark inner thighs can be a cause of embarrassment, they are not painful.
Causes Of Dark Inner Thigh
1: Obesity
Being overweight can cause your thighs to rub against each other when you walk, which can cause discoloration and itchy skin called chaffing
2: Sun Exposure
If you enjoy spending time in the sun and your thighs are exposed it can increase the pigments that darken your skin.
3: Hormonal Imbalance
Menstrual period, pregnancy, etc can cause darkening of skin.
4: Medications
Some medications can cause skin changes, including oral contraceptives. Ask your doctor for alternatives if you need to.
5: Friction
Excess sweat and tight clothes may cause darker thighs. Friction caused by this can result in darker thighs, choose fabrics that can breathe.
6: Acanthosis Nigricans
This condition makes dark patches and discolouration occur on your skin.
Home Remedies For Lightening Inner Thighs
1: Lemonimage
Lemon acts as a bleaching agent for skin. Cut one in half and rub it on your inner thighs for 15-20 minutes then wash it off, pat dry and repeat daily for best results. It will dry your skin so after patting dry you can apply a thin layer of olive or coconut oil
2: Aloe Veraimage
Massage aloe vera gel on the affected areas, it will help repair your skin and reduce inflammation.
3: Lose Weight
If excess weight is the cause of your dark inner thighs try to lose it. If diet and exercise are not helping see your doctor.
4: Yogurt&Lemon
Mix lemon juice and yogurt into a thick paste and apply gently to your inner thighs, leave for 20 minutes then wash & pat dry
5: Oatmeal and Yogurt image
Make a thick paste from one teaspoon each oatmeal, yogurt, and lemon juice. Apply to your inner thighs and leave for about an hour until it dries. This is a great exfoliant.
6: Potatoes
Potatoes can work as a bleaching agent, cut it into slices then put them on your thighs, leave for 30 minutes then wash with warm water and pat dry.
7: Powdered Milk and Honey
Mix 1 teaspoon each of honey, powdered milk, and lemon juice to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of almond oil and apply the paste to your thighs to lighten the colour. This works on tanned skin as well.