Dark and Rough Skin Around Vagina | Home Remedies and Treatment

There are a lot of reasons and factors to consider why some women have dark and rough skin around the vagina. There are certain women who are born with such kind of skin tone and texture, hence, there’s nothing much we can do. However, these are the following factors why a person may have dark and rough skin around the vaginal area.

Causes of Dark and Rough Skin around Vagina

  • As a woman ages, the integrity of the skin as well degrades and ages as well. This would result to the thinning of the muscles.
  • As the skin tone of the vagina begins to degrade, the it’s color changes as well. It would turn dark around the vagina area. This would be fairly common in elderly women and most especially to women who have given birth.
  • Pregnant women usually would have increased pigmentations in their skin thus causing the darkening of the areas in the vagina.
  • The presence of sexually transmitted diseases would also cause the dark pigmentation in the vaginal area of a woman.

How to Prevent Dark Skin from Happening

Getting dark and rough skin around the vagina usually happens because of the kind of lifestyle especially the kind of clothes that women wear.

  • Avoid wearing underwear that are made out of synthetic material and that are too tight for you.
  • Avoid wearing tight and skinny jeans. Wearing these kind of material would cause an abrasion and result to irritation to your vaginal area. Prolonged use of tight clothing and constant contact with the garter and the skin would aggravate the condition of dark pigmentation and roughness.
  • From time to time, observe proper hygiene especially around the vagina.
  • When taking a bath, try rubbing the external area with baking soda or a slice of lemon. It would usually help lessen the dark pigmentation in the area.

Home Remedies and Treatment for Dark Skin in Vaginal Area

If you have dark and rough skin around your vagina, these are the simple things you might want to consider trying:

  • There are some creams and ointments prescribed by your dermatologist to even out and make your skin tone smooth and have a lighter complexion.
  • Use a slice of papaya and rub it against the area that has dark pigmentations.
  • Always bear in mind if there are any signs and symptoms of infection, seek medical help immediately.


  1. Hob said:

    I think papaya and lemon can give good result and I will try that. I know lemon can make it fair but I was wondering that it might give side effects like burning sensation. But I will try it once. Thanks for the suggestion.

    June 20, 2012
  2. SF said:

    Can you tell me few more home remedies for it.

    September 11, 2012
    • PUP said:

      • If you are overweight, reduce your weight.
      • You can apply paste prepared from pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of gram flour and milk around the vaginal area. Wash the area with water after few minutes but do not use soap for this purpose.
      • Avoid shaving the pubic area too often. Waxing is a preferable choice as compared to shaving.
      • Eat fruits and vegetables in plenty. Both contain vitamins that are necessary for skin health.

      September 11, 2012
  3. AN said:

    I shave my pubic region once a week because of fast hair growth. I have these dark marks that won’t go away no matter what I try. The spots are there for about a year now. How can I remove these spots?

    December 31, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Stop shaving too frequently as this may be the reason for your pubic skin becoming darker. You can use other hair removal methods.
      • To lighten the dark spots, apply paste prepared by mixing milk powder, honey and lemon juice. Lemon juice and milk both act as whitening agents.
      • Take a teaspoon of yogurt and add small amount of turmeric powder. Add small amount of gram flour. Apply the prepared mixture to the area 15 minutes before you take bath. Wash the area when you take bath.
      • Apply cocoa butter and almond oil on dark spots.

      January 2, 2013
  4. RE said:

    I am having dark circles around my vagina, but rest of my skin complexion is fair. What methods should I use to make the area bright naturally?

    March 21, 2013
    • PUP said:

      • In case if you are overweight, try to reduce your weight.
      • Avoid the use of razor and hair removing cream.
      • Wear undergarment made up of cotton which allow free air movement.
      • Prepare a paste by mixing yogurt and dried orange peels. Rub it gently all over the groin area. Wash the area after 15 minutes. Apply it regularly.

      March 22, 2013
  5. Roni said:

    I frequently use hair remover creams to remove hair near my vagina. This has made my vaginal skin dark in color and even the hair does not go away from the skin. I am afraid of doing wax in vaginal area.

    March 22, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Any form of hair removal procedure may have mild to moderate effect on skin color. You can apply a paste prepared by mixing turmeric powder, milk cream and gram flour on the area. Apply it for three to four days in a week 10 minutes before taking bath. Regular application will brighten the area.

      March 23, 2013
  6. R N said:

    I want to make my lips naturally pink and soft. I tried application of honey, lemon, curd, some Ayurvedic oils, coriander juice, mixture of rose petals and honey, milk cream but it’s of no use. I have a bad habit of licking my lips with my tongue frequently as they get dry. My lips never stay moisturized even if I apply something on it. Please give a permanent solution for soft, moisturized and pink lips.

    March 27, 2013
    • PUP said:

      You should stop your habit of licking your lips.
      Drink plenty of water.
      Do not bite your lips as biting will slow down the healing process.
      For healthy glorious lips, exfoliate your lips regularly.

      March 28, 2013
  7. PT said:

    Due to fungal infection, the skin around my vagina has become dark. Can I use skin creams meant to lighten the skin. Can you suggest any home remedies that may help to reduce darkness around vagina as well as inner thighs?

    August 23, 2014
    • PUP said:

      Skin around vaginal area can become dark due to recurrent fungal infection or it can be associated genetically. The inner labia become dark due to sexual experience over years.
      • Avoid fungus infection. Keep the area clean and dry as this will prevent growth of fungus.
      • Wear light cotton undergarments. Allow free movement of air.
      • Prepare a paste by mixing turmeric powder and yogurt. Apply it on the skin around vagina. Wash the area after 10 to 15 minutes. Practice it three times in a week.
      • Shave the area before you applying natural lightening paste.
      • Milk is a natural bleaching agent. Apply milk on this area.
      • Lemon juice is another useful home remedy to lighten dark skin around vagina and inner thighs. Apply it once or two times in a week for few weeks to change the color.
      • Maintain optimal body weight. If you are obese reduce your weight.
      • Wear loose fitting trousers and undergarments.

      August 26, 2014
  8. UT said:

    Can you suggest home remedies which can reduce dark area around my vagina and inner thighs? Frequent use of hair removing cream has made it black and a bit smelly too.

    November 12, 2014
    • PUP said:

      Most women want to remain hairless in intimate areas of their body. They use several ways to remove hair. Often hair removal cream and shaving are the methods to remove hair from pubic area. Waxing is also one way to remove hair. Even though it may be painful, it has lesser risk of darkening the skin around vagina. Here are following tips to lighten the dark area.
      • Avoid wearing too tight inner garments and even tight dark jeans.
      • Apply a paste of turmeric powder, milk and gram flour on this area three times in a week. Wash the area with water after 15 minutes. It helps to fade away dark spots on skin.
      • Rub a papaya slice to remove hyper pigmentation in vaginal area.
      • Avoid douching as this may disrupt the balance of healthy bacteria and increase the risk of vaginal infection. It may trigger bad smell.

      November 21, 2014
  9. SP said:

    I am a teenager, my thigh and area near vagina is dark. This area has distinct and unpleasant smell since few days. Also tell me how to remove pubic hairs.

    July 1, 2015
    • PUP said:

      It is not uncommon to have dark skin in inner thigh area and around the genital region. The main reason is rubbing of skin against skin as well as increase amount of perspiration in this area. If you are obese reduce your weight. This will reduce rubbing of one thigh against other. Wear loose trousers that allow free flow of air. You can try applying milk on the darker skin in this area. Milk is natural whitening agent. Apply it before taking bath. Removal of pubic hair is personal choice. Some people prefer to keep the area hairless. You can opt for several ways to remove pubic hair. Shaving, use of hair remover cream, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal are some the options.

      July 7, 2015
  10. TT said:

    My inner area of thigh and skin around my groin and anus is extremely dark. Will applying turmeric and fresh lemon juice will be effective in lightening this area?

    April 19, 2018
    • PUP said:

      Most people know that the intimate area of body has different color shade than rest of the body skin. This has to do with lot of things, some of which are normal and physiological while some are external. For example with growing age the color of skin near the private area becomes darker. This is due to hormonal changes. Too much friction while walking, exercising or even during sex can affect the texture and skin tone. Excessive sweating and moisture can be a cause for darker skin in this area. Poor ventilation as the area mostly remains covered can restrict air circulation. Obesity too plays a role in causing darker skin around the said area.
      Use of turmeric powder and lemon juice both will help to lighten the skin color in this area. Also wear loose and cotton undergarments as it allows free air flow. If you are obese reduce your weight. Actually dark intimate area is nothing to worry about as most people have this. But if you are too much concerned for cosmetic reasons, the measures mentioned can be effective.

      August 10, 2018
  11. ANN said:

    Recently I noticed the area between my thighs and around the intimate area is becoming darker. What is the cause? How can I make the area turn white?

    July 15, 2018
    • PUP said:

      One thing is natural and physiological that you must always know. Your skin tone around the private parts down there in southern region does not necessarily resemble as that of rest of your body. It is always darker. Even a pale woman will have darker skin around her private area. The reason is simple.
      • Constant friction between the thighs.
      • Frequent shaving of the area.
      • Wearing tight clothing
      • Excess production of melatonin pigment in this area.
      • Aging
      • Obesity
      • Fungal infection
      • Regularly applying talcum powder around the area.
      • Imbalance of hormones.
      As long as there is no itching, discomfort, pain, discharge or bad odor from this area, you have nothing to worry about. However, still if you want to lighten the skin tone around your private parts, here are few natural home remedy tips that can be helpful:
      • Almond and milk paste: Mix two teaspoon of dried almond powder with two to three teaspoon of cold milk. Prepare thick paste and apply it on the skin around your private parts. Wait for 30 minutes and wash the area. Pat dry the area with clean towel. Follow this two times in a week.
      • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is the best natural treatment to lighten the skin around your intimate area. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and dab the area with the cotton ball. Wash the area after 15 minutes. Follow the procedure daily for faster result. The citric acid and vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce dark discoloration of the skin around the vagina and in thigh region.
      • Turmeric powder: Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of gram flour and two tablespoon of milk cream. Prepare a paste. Apply it on the dark area between thigh and around the private parts. Clean the area with water after 20 minutes. Follow this procedure daily if you want to lighten the skin around this area in few days.

      July 24, 2018

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