Why is your private area dark? Try these home remedies to lighten your vaginal region

Your intimate area is often darker in colour than the rest of your body. But fret not! Check out these home remedies to help you lighten it.

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Your vaginal smells may not be any closer to flowers but it shouldn’t be foul! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published on: 21 Aug 2021, 11:00 am IST
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The vagina is a very sensitive part of the female body and having health issues can seriously impact it. Although the dark colour of the vagina does not indicate any serious health issues, dark skin is often attributed to bad eating habits, smoking, hair removal creams, tight clothes, skin infections, heredity, ageing, and obesity. The result? Your vaginal skin looks darker as compared to the complexion of other parts. 

Most women don’t like the appearance of a dark vagina, because it disrupts the flow of their skin tone. So, instead of trying chemical products to brighten and lighten the area down there, you can use natural remedies to correct it.

Here are three best home remedies you can try:
1. Yoghurt

When it comes to yoghurt, everything boils down to the good bacteria it carries. When applied topically, it levels out the pH balance of your vagina, keeping dryness, itching, and bad odor at bay. 

Yoghurt is a perfect solution for skin woes. It contains vitamin B12 which helps to lighten skin discoloration and brighten dull skin. 

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Yogurt can keep your vagina healthy as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstcok
Here’s how you can use it:

Take two tablespoons of organic yogurt, one teaspoon honey, and one and a half teaspoon oatmeal (please check for any allergies and avoid that ingredient). Mix well and apply to the skin. Leave for 10 minutes, exfoliate with light circular motions with your fingertips, and rinse with warm water followed by moisturiser. 

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2. Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar has a bleaching effect and hence acts as a skin lightening agent. ACV is an ingredient, which has many health as well as skin benefits. It’s rich in acetic, citric, malic, and amino acids and also contains vitamins, enzymes, and mineral salts, which are all beneficial for your skin. ACV will soothe your skin, leaving it soft and supple. At the same time, it also regulates the pH level of the vagina. 

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Try apple cider vinegar to lighten your vaginal region. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can use it:
  • Mix apple cider vinegar with filtered water. You may add a few drops of essential oil also.
  • Apply the solution to your skin using a cotton ball.
  • Leave it on for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
  • You can use it once or twice a day as per your need.
3. Cucumber and aloe vera

Aloe vera is a popular natural skin lightener. And it is the herbal magic you need for vaginal skin lightening. According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, aloe vera is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B12 and packs a solid punch of minerals. So, the gel extracted from this plant helps in treating almost all skin issues. Mixing it with cucumber can help to lighten or whiten skin. 

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Trust aloe vera gel and cucumber to maintain vaginal health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can use it:

Take two tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel and cucumber in a bowl, mash it up well (use an electric mixer if you want), and mix and apply on clean skin. Wait for 15 minutes for it to work its magic, then exfoliate in a gentle circular motion with your fingertips for a minute or two, in order to remove it from the skin. Wash the mask with normal temperature water; and do not use soap. Do this daily and you will notice results. 

These natural home remedies will ensure that your vagina remains in good health and looks clean.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More


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