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Here Are Effective Ways To Lighten Dark Inner Thighs, Bikini Area

Here are a couple of at-home remedies you can try.
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Our inner thigh area and singit tend to be discolored, and this is most commonly caused by wearing tight underwear—something that no one can honestly really avoid. But if it's something that bothers you, here are a couple of at-home and professional remedies you can try:

1. First things first: Wear seamless panties to minimize chafing.

Thigh chafing may be unavoidable, but you can lessen the friction that causes your singit to discolor by investing in seamless underwear. Unlike regular panties, these aren’t lined with tight garters, so they keep your bikini line from becoming irritated when you move around.

2. Soothe and hydrate your singit.

Another thing you can try moisturizing your inner thigh. Make it a habit to apply a soothing aloe vera gel to the area. Doing so will reduce friction and will calm your skin down. P.S. Avoid applying scented creams or lotions on your singit as they will likely irritate it even more.

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3. Exfoliate with a soap bar that's infused with fruit acids.

Exfoliation is key to fading the discolored areas of your singit. As you slough off the topmost layers of the skin, it will allow your brightening creams, oils to work better, too.

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While scrubbing the skin with calamansi is known to even out discolored areas like knees and elbows, it can be too harsh for sensitive parts of the body like the underarms and the bikini area. The same goes for abrasive scrubs that typically contain microbeads. As an alternative, look for soap bars with exfoliating ingredients like kojic acid, glycolic acid, and fruit acids like vitamin C. When showering, leave them on for three minutes before rinsing the soap off to allow the ingredients micro-peel the top layers of your skin—sans the scrubbing.

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4. Use natural oils to lighten your bikini area.

Sunflower beauty oil works amazingly in smoothening out rough 'chicken skin' on the armpits, but what most people don't know is it also has skin-brightening properties. Massage a few drops of sunflower oil on your inner thigh area before going to bed!

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TRY: Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil, P174.75, available online

This face and body oil contains a powerful blend of potent oils and extracts from calamansi, papaya, camellia japonica, and grapefruit to even out any discoloration in your bikini area.

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TRY: V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil, P35O, available online

This cult-favorite miracle oil is famous for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars, and it can be used to lessen the irritation on your inner thigh, too. It's formulated with vitamins A and E, and calendula oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, and chamomile oil.

To see the best results, apply it twice daily for a minimum of three months.

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This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

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