7 Natural Treatments to Lighten Your Inner Thighs

· October 10, 2018
Thanks to honey's exfoliating properties, you can remove built-up dead cells and make your skin appear lighter.

If you try on your bikini and notice that the skin on your inner thighs is darker than the rest, you might panic. Or, you might have already come back from your summer vacation embarrassed by the dark spots in this area.  Well, today we’re going to show you some natural treatments you can use to lighten your inner thighs. Interested? Read on!

Why do the inner thighs darken?

The skin in this area can become darker for all kinds of reasons, but it’s often from being covered by underwear or pants.

This cosmetic problem can really impact a woman’s self-esteem in the summer, or any time of the year, in intimate moments. Two of the most common causes are hair removal treatments or the fabrics of the clothes you wear.

lighten your inner thighs

If you only want to lighten your inner thighs and not another part of your body, there’s no problem at all.

But if your armpits, neck, knees, or elbows are really dark, you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the appropriate treatment. Darkening in these areas could be a result of a skin-related disease.

Recipes and natural treatments to help lighten your inner thighs

Once you’ve noticed the problem, you’ll obviously want to fix it with all kinds of creams, masks, and scrubs. But don’t go straight to the store and spend lots of money on expensive products… the best remedies are in your fridge and cupboards!

There are many excellent, effective home remedies you can make to lighten your inner thighs, don’t worry!

1. Lemon and yogurt mask

yogurt and lemon

You’ll probably notice that lemon is in multiple recipes in this article. That’s not for no reason. It’s one of the best ingredients for removing dark spots from the skin.

Here’s some advice that goes for all the recipes with lemon: never apply it during the day–exposure to the sun will only cause more darkening! This is the opposite of what you want. So, be very careful with any remedy that contains lemon.

Now let’s talk about the yogurt and lemon mask.


  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup Greek or natural yogurt


  • Mix both ingredients in a container.
  • Wash the inner thighs and dry well.
  • Apply this paste and let work for 30 minutes.
  • After the specified time, rinse with warm water.
  • Repeat every night for at least 1 week.

On top of taking advantage of the lightening properties of lemon, you’ll also get the moisturizing effects of yogurt.

Read more:

5 Wonderful Benefits of Lemon Juice for Our Body

2. Lemon, honey and oil paste

Honey is a perfect exfoliant (you’ll need the crystallized form, not the liquid form) and oil helps smooth the skin. We’ve already mentioned the benefits of lemon above.


  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive oil is best)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • The juice of ½ a lemon


  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix with the other two ingredients.
  • Apply to the inner thigh area.
  • Let work for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Repeat this treatment to exfoliate and moisturize every night before going to bed.

3. Lemon and cottage cheese


It’s not for eating! This natural mixture is a great way to lighten your inner thighs.


  • 1 tablespoon cottage cheese
  • 5 drops lemon juice


  • Mix both ingredients and apply to the darkened areas and let dry (15-20 minutes).
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Repeat this treatment daily for at least a week.

4. Lemon slices


  • Take a lemon and cut two slices (you can save for other things if you want).
  • Rub a slice on each side of the inner thighs.
  • Leave on the darkest areas for half an hour.
  • Remove and wash with warm water and dry with a warm cloth.
  • Repeat daily.

5. Rice water

Rice water has many benefits for skin health and beauty. All you have to do is boil rice like you normally would (without salt or oil). Once cooked, strain it, but instead of pouring the water down the drain, store it in a container.

Let the rice water cool completely, then pour it into a spray bottle. Spray on darkened areas and let dry. Do not rinse.

Store the rest in the fridge so you don’t have to boil more every day for your treatment.

6. Hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide

You probably already have this in your first aid kit. It also happens to be very helpful if you need to lighten your inner thighs.

How? It’s simple. All you have to do is wet a piece of gauze or a cotton ball with it and rub on the darkened areas. Let dry and do not rinse.

You’ll have to perform this treatment daily for at least a week before you start to see results.

Some women also use hydrogen peroxide (20% strength) to lighten their hair. You’ll need to dilute it with water because it’s really strong and can cause skin irritation.

See also: Hydrogen Peroxide: 12 Reasons to Have It at Home

7. Cumin, lemon, and yogurt paste

Now we’re adding cumin to our list of lightening agents for the inner thighs. You’re already familiar with the other two.


  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • The juice of two lemons
  • ½ cup natural yogurt


Mix all the ingredients into a smooth cream and apply to the skin in circular motions. Let work for 15 minutes.

Repeat two times a week for best results.