How to Lighten Dark Inner Thighs and Your Pubic Area
Having hyperpigmentation and dark spots on your inner thighs is a common situation for many. This is typically due to chafing, shaving, or irritation, which you read more in our blog about why you get hyperpigmentation in your bikini area.
Naturally fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation requires a consistent body care routine.
The key is having a routine that breaks up the melanin deposits on the surface of the skin, and lightens and brightens the dark spots. Dr. Arumala outlined a couple of things that you can do to prevent future occurrences of dark spots.
Preventing Dark Inner Thighs & Pubic Area
Groom, but don't remove pubic hair entirely.
Ditch the razor and just stick to trimming! Trimmers are very gentle and minimize the risk of dark spots.
What is the difference between a razor and trimmer?
A razor is designed to achieve as close a shave as possible. When we shave, the first blade of the razor will lift the hair strand so the next blade can slice it off - click here to learn how to properly shave with a razor.
The trimmer is designed to trim the hair down rather than remove it all off. In other words, an electric trimmer will not cut the hair down to the skin’s surface. The Francesca Trimmer™ has a built-in safeguard designed to allow the trimmer to fit into the grooves and crevices of your body without nicking or cutting your skin. The Francesca Trimmer™ is made up of a comb and blade that work together to trim the hair: the comb lifts the strands upright so that the blade can trim all the hair at the same length. The comb acts as a protective barrier between the blade and the skin. The comb prevents the blade from reaching the skin and cutting the hair down to the surface of the skin.
With the Francesca Trimmer, you can adjust the length of your body hair to 3mm or 6mm. The trimmer comes with the 6mm guard on. This guard can easily be removed to reveal the 3mm guard - click here to learn how to switch out the guards. The Francesca Trimmer minimizes the risk of irritation and by the same token, prevents the risk of future dark spots. Click here to learn about how to use the Francesca Trimmer.
If this is not an option for you, don't worry, there are other solutions.
Exfoliation helps to break down the melanin pigments that cause dark spots on the skin's surface.
The Bermuda Scrub will treat your dark spots and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Bermuda contains nourishing ingredients, such as lemon essential oil, that lighten dark spots and brighten the skin. In addition, you'll find our go-to antioxidant-rich blend of Jojoba and Grapeseed oil to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. This exfoliant will scrub away dull and dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin, all while breaking up the melanin pigments. This 100% all-natural scrub is safe to use on all skin types and everywhere on the body, even the most intimate areas.
Use skin protectant after hair removal
Using a skin protectant after hair removal is such a crucial step to preventing hyperpigmentation.
I personally use Bermuda Oil, it is beautiful when it comes to treating the dark spots and discoloration. Bermuda Oil is a natural and effective way to reduce the appearance of dark spots over time. - Dr. Arumala.
Bermuda Oil uses a combination of fractionated coconut carrier oil, lemon essential oil, and rare copaiba oil work to even and diffuse the appearance of dark spots and blemishes. This formula will also soften the skin and hair, which will prevent the usual chaffing you experience.
How To Use
Gently massage the oil onto the desired areas; think bikini line, underarms, knees, or anywhere else skin is experiencing hyperpigmentation or dark spots. For best results, use daily and/or right after stepping out of the shower.
How long until you see results a bikini line oil?
Like every skincare product, results won't happen overnight. That being said, most users start seeing results between 1-3 months of consistent usage. We always suggest taking photos of your progress so you can see the results over time.
How often should your bikini line oil be applied applied?
The Bermuda Dark Spot Oil is preventative, as well as a treatment. That’s why it’s best to use the oil on a daily basis!
Is it safe to use Hyperpigmentation Oil in your crotch area and can it be used for anal bleaching?
Dr. Ruth Arumala decided to answer this question for us!
“Finding gentle but effective treatments for dark spots around your pubic area/groin is so difficult. This is why I am super excited to share Bushbalm’s Bermuda oil! Bermuda Oil is safe to use on the skin. Please note that this oil should not be used inside the vagina. The vagina itself is a self-cleaning organ. Anal bleaching is an instant and direct treatment for dark spots. On the other hand, Bermuda Oil is a natural and more gradual form of anal bleaching. This product will have to be used very consistently and for an extended period of time to have a similar lightning effect.”
Top Ingredients in Bikini Line Hyperpigmentation Products
Lemon Essential Oil
Lightweight and gentle, this star ingredient is a natural exfoliant that breaks down dark spots to reveal lighter and brighter skin. This is especially important for hyperpigmentation around your bikini line from post scarring shaving.
Lemon Essential Oil tightens, tones, and lifts the skin. This ingredient acts as an exfoliant as it breaks down pigmented melanin deposits (dark spots). In doing so, lemon essential oil decreases hyperpigmentation and reveals lighter and brighter skin. Due to its strong antioxidant properties, lemon essential oil helps to repair damaged cells and tissue caused by harmful external agents such as harsh UV rays, acne, and scarring.
High in vitamin E and phenolic antioxidants, Grapeseed Oil protects and preserves the skin's soft and supple appearance.
These properties work together to : 1) diffuse skin irritations such as acne breakouts; 2) protect the skin from the external environment like sun damage; 3) even out the skin tone; and 4) give the skin a softer feel and more supple appearance. This lightweight oil penetrates the skin and activates Vitamin E and C in the skin which protects and preserves the skin from external agents.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Infused with nourishing medium-chain fatty acids, fractionated coconut oil creates a natural oil barrier to keep the skin looking plump, healthy, and radiant. This ingredient protects the skin and minimizes irritation due to hair removal, friction, ingrown hairs.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is the liquid form of coconut oil. This ingredient consists of nourishing medium-chain fatty acids that have antimicrobial properties which treat skin irritations such as acne and scars. These fatty acids help the skin produce a natural oil barrier that keeps the skin feeling smooth and looking plump and healthy. Fractionated Coconut Oil is a lightweight moisturizing agent that easily absorbs into the skin without clogging pores and leaving an oily residue.
Tea Tree Oil
Packed with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, Tea Tree Oil is a natural healer. Tea tree oil helps to naturally treat skin irritations. This ingredient provides a soothing sensation to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. The benefits of Tea Tree Oil include, but are not limited to: 1) preventing and reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes; 2) calming redness, swelling, and inflammation; and 3) balancing the oils in the skin.
Rich in fatty acids and packed with Vitamin E, A, and D, Jojoba Oil soothes the skin and relieves irritation and discomfort. Jojoba oil is an antioxidant-rich in fatty acids and infused with Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D. This ingredient is known for its soothing properties and calming sensation that temporarily relieves irritation and discomfort. Jojoba oil comes in the form of wax that coats the top layer of the skin to retain moisture and prevent the skin from drying out. Jojoba oil also has the unique ability to mimic the body's natural moisturizing properties and balance the oil in all skin types. As such, this ingredient works to remove excess dirt and oil from the surface of the skin, minimize the appearance of pores and keep the skin feeling clean.