12 Best Home Remedies For Dark Inner Thighs


Darkening of inner thighs is a common problem of many females but usually overweight women having fatty thighs often face this problem.Skin on inner thighs turns into dark when the melanin level elevates in region of inner thighs and it happens because of friction between inner thighs and by using tight-fitting clothing.Obesity, over exposure to sun rays and some hormonal changes specially after puberty are some common causes for dark skin on inner thighs.However you can cure this problem by following some simple home remedies that are given below:


Home Remedies to Cure Dark Inner Thighs:

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. You can use lemon in different ways to get fairer inner thighs. Cut a lemon into half and rub it on the skin for about 15 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water and then apply cold cream or a thin layer of olive oil to remove the drying effect of lemon juice. If done regularly for a couple of weeks, it will lighten the skin and help to get back fair skin.

2. Lemon and Sugar Scrub


Apply lemon juice and leave it for 5 minutes as the juice starts to dry up then scrub it with sugar. Do it very gently to avoid scratching the skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off. This works as a safe and gentle exfoliant and removes dead and darkened skin.You can follow this procedure twice a week.

3. Lemon Juice, Milk Powder and Honey


Make a paste of one teaspoon each of lemon juice, milk powder and honey. Mix a few drops of almond oil and rub this on your dark inner thighs. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then wash off. This home remedy works well to lighten sun tanned skin as well.

4. Oatmeal, Yogurt and Lemon Juice

Make a thick paste of oatmeal, yogurt and lemon juice and apply it to the skin. Leave for 15-30 minutes. When this skin pack dries up rinse it off with lukewarm water.This skin pack works as a good exfoliant and natural bleaching agent and help a lot to cure dark and rough inner thighs skin.

5. Sandalwood Powder and Cucumber

Make a paste of sandalwood powder mixed with cucumber juice and apply it once everyday to get back your fair inner thighs.

6. Sandalwood Powder and Rose Water

Make a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater. Apply this paste on affected areas and then gently massage for 2-3 minutes and leave the paste for 15-20 minutes and then wash off.

7. Rose Water, Lemon Juice and Glycerine

Before going to bed, take equal amounts of rose water, glycerin and lime juice and apply it on the darkened skin. Leave the mixture on overnight, and wash it off the next morning.


8. Gram flour, Curd and Turmeric

Make a mixture of gram flour, curd and a pinch of turmeric and apply it daily on affected areas. Let it stay for few minutes and then wash off.Regular application will show you excellent result within few days.

9. Talcum Powder

Apply a generous amount of talcum powder on the inner thighs because it helps to soak up extra perspiration and reduce friction.

10. Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly

If you have dark and chafed inner thighs, try applying a thin layer of vaseline or petroleum jelly on your thighs before you go out. This can help prevent discomfort caused by constant rubbing of the skin.You can also massage the chafed areas with an aloe vera gel or vitamin E cream to help repair the skin and reduce inflammation.

11. Reduce Excess Fat From Thighs

If you are overweight then try to reduce your excessive weight specially around your thighs because there is always a tendency for your inner thighs to constantly rub against each other and this rubbing and friction may darken your inner thighs. So if you have some extra fat on your thighs then try to perform special thigh exercises that target your thigh muscles, burn extra fat cells and give you perfectly toned thighs.

12. Avoid Tight Clothing and Undergarments


Avoid tight clothing and undergarments that can cause friction and may result in darkening of inner thighs. Try to wear loose garments to avoid friction between skin and cloth.



Some Preventions and Useful Tips


  • (i)Keep your skin hydrated by drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
  • (ii)As friction is one of the leading cause for darkening of inner thighs so try to avoid tight cloths that can cause friction and may darken your skin. Before going to sleep don`t wear tight undergarments and let breathe your skin.
  • (iii)After puberty some hormonal changes in females may result in increased weight and their thigh muscles also grow faster as compared to males. Heavy thighs have more tendency of friction and may result in darkening of skin. If you have heavy thighs then adopt a habit of regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight.
  • (iv)If you often go to beach then avoid over exposure to sun rays because direct exposure to UV Sun rays increase the production of melanin pigment that causes dark skin.
  • (v)Sometimes dark skin on inner thighs is caused by Acanthosis nigricans(A skin disorder that is a sign of pre-diabetic or some other diseases). So if you don`t get cured by using above remedies you must consult your problem with a medical doctor/dermatologist.