Dark skin on the inner thighs can be experienced by anyone, regardless of skin tone. It occurs when the skin on the inner thigh produces an abundance of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. This is called hyperpigmentation. The discoloration of dark inner thighs may even stretch into the bikini or groin area.
If you also have this skin problem, and wanna cure it, you’re at the right place.
In this post I have shared few effective home remedies and OTC products
Remedy #1 – Potato
There are many people who believe that rubbing potato slices on the skin will help reduce areas of darkness.
An enzyme in potatoes called cathepsin D helped heal the skin of wounded rats when the team applied it externally.
Try cutting a potato into slices and rubbing a slice over the affected area for around 10 minutes. After applying the potato slice to the skin, clean and dry the area.
Remedy #2 – Oatmeal with Yogurt
Colloidal oatmeal may help reduce the appearance of dark inner thighs if they have developed due to eczema.
Microorganisms in yogurt may also promote skin health.
To create an oatmeal and yogurt cream, combine equal parts yogurt and colloidal oatmeal. Then, apply the cream to the affected area and leave for about 15 minutes. Finally, wash and dry the area.
Remedy #3 – Lemon Juice
Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which may help treat hyperpigmentation. Coconut oil can serve as a moisturizer, and it may help keep your thighs soft and supple.
To make a coconut oil and lemon juice scrub:
* Combine a few tablespoons of coconut oil with the juice of half a lemon.
* Rub the mixture into the affected area and massage for 10 minutes or longer.
* Wash the area clean.
Apart from these natural remedies you can also try over the counter products to get fast results
Prescription or OTC retinoids
Retinoid-based products help regulate skin growth. They may also help with hyperpigmentation.
There are both OTC and prescription-strength retinoids available. If a person does not see any results after using an OTC retinoid, they may wish to discuss prescription-strength products with their healthcare provider.
Retinoids do not offer immediate results, however. It can take several months of use before a person sees any difference in the appearance of dark patches of skin.
Hydroquinone is an ingredient that lightens dark spots on the skin.
According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, doctors may use hydroquinone cream to help treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation. They also that note it can take up to 4 weeks to see results.
Hydroquinone may also cause side effects such as dry skin. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology recommend using hydroquinone with a strong sunscreen.