Have you been avoiding wearing your favourite skirt and shorts this season due to hyperpigmentation in your inner thigh? We feel ya, sis! Chafing due to walking or exercising, hormonal imbalance, sun exposure, dry skin, friction from tight clothing, etc. are a few reasons why you might be experiencing pigmentation in your inner thighs.
But fret not; you can easily treat this at home. Ahead, we’ve listed down some pro tips that’ll help you get rid of inner thigh hyperpigmentation at home easily. Check it out.
01. Brown sugar
Granulated brown sugar makes for an amazing exfoliator for your skin as it gently but effectively clears dead and dry skin cells from your body. It is antibacterial and the glycolic acid in it helps make your skin healthy and glowy.
To get rid of the discolouration in your inner thighs, you can mix two tablespoons of brown sugar with one tablespoon of olive oil and use the paste to exfoliate the affected area. Be gentle and wash away with warm water. With regular use, you’d notice your skin brightening and coming back to its natural colour.
02. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the most sought after natural skincare ingredients and it helps you with hyperpigmentation too! Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera helps soothe your irritated, chafed skin.
The aloin in aloe helps lighten your skin, thus making it an amazing pigmentation fighter. Just dab and massage aloe gel on the affected area and let it work its magic! BB Picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
Licorice has abundant glabridin, which is known for its anti-pigmentation properties. It also helps soothe irritated, patchy skin while helping revive collagen in it. All you gotta do is mix one tablespoon of licorice powder with half tablespoon turmeric powder, half tablespoon honey, and one vitamin E capsule in a bowl and apply the mask on your pigmented thighs and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. With regular use, you'd notice your skin lightening up as the turmeric and honey further helps hydrate and brighten your skin.
04. Yoghurt and oatmeal
The lactic acid and zinc in yoghurt make it a gentle yet effective exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells, without leaving it dry. Oatmeal, on the other hand, helps soothe dry, itchy, or irritated skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Together, these two work wonderfully to help you deal with the horrors of inner thigh pigmentation. Take plain yoghurt and oatmeal in equal quantities and make a paste of the mixture. Gently scrub over the affected area and wash with cool water.
Potatoes have been a grandma-approved skin lightener for ages! And it’s pretty effective too. Due to the abundance of catecholase, potatoes help brighten your skin as well as get rid of those stubborn dark spots. Just take a slice of potato and rub it over your thighs for a few minutes and then gently wash away. The potato will not only help reduce the discolouration but will also exfoliate your skin.
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Jul 01, 2021
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