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September 02, 2013

What Causes Dark Bikini Lines?

Wearing a bikini, or even a one piece swimsuit, can be a worry for some women. A dark bikini line is not party conversation and  can put a dampener on your upcoming summer holiday! The inner thighs and bikini line are highly sensitive areas. Dark marks, spots, ingrown hairs and shaving nicks can easily cause damage and marking to this delicate part of the body. 

Causes of bikini line darkening
• Shaving the bikini line can damage the skin and cause darkening and scaring. Chemical hair removers can also damage sensitive skin.
• Chafing from tight clothing, in particular polyester panties and leg elastic, can increase sweating. Polyester and nylon clothing also tend to prevent the skin from breathing. This lack of oxygen can cause marking and darkening of the skin.
• Deodorants often contain aluminum and other ingredients designed to block sweat glands.

How can I stop my bikini line from darkening?
• Wax your bikini line rather than shaving or using hair-removal lotions. Although somewhat painful, waxing helps to gradually reduce the amount of hair present and make it finer. Permanent hair removal such as laser removal is also a great way to remove hair forever!
• Wear loose fitting, cotton underwear. Cotton absorbs excess moisture and prevents heat build-up.
• Use unscented, non-acidic, mild soap when cleaning this area. Moisturizers made from natural ingredients are also best.
• Eat a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, wholegrain cereals, and lean meat. Avoid fatty foods to maintain good skin.
• Drink lots of water which can flush out toxins and keep the skin smooth and hydrated.
• Use sunblock with at least SPF 30 to prevent exposed skin from darkening.

Any other tips on lightening my bikini line? 
• Use skin lightening product with natural and safe ingredients to remove dark spots and marks. Try Fresh Up Skin Pinkish Cream made from cucumber to whiten, soothe irritations and tighten skin, Vitamin C to lighten skin and remove excess darkening and Lactic Acid to rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells.

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