I’ve always had a problem with pigmentation in my genital areas, namely around my vaginal lips and um, anus. My boyfriend doesn’t seem to mind (well, he’s never commented on it) but I find it pretty unattractive, and would love to have those areas the same skin-tone as the rest of my body. Do you know of any effective skin lightening products that are safe for the bikini line, around the vagina, anus, and buttocks?
I’ve tried one commercial brand (it’s called FreshUp) and have been using it regularly for almost 2 months, but I haven’t seen any signs of improvement when the site promised visible results in 7 days. There goes $40!
As you will see from many of the posts on this site, one of the messages that I aim to spread is that it is normal to have darker skin on and around the vulva, and there is no reason to feel self-conscious about this or to resort to cosmetic treatments to change this.
While I don’t know of any skin lightening products that are safe for the bikini line or vulva, I know that home skin lightening / bleaching products can also be dangerous, as they contain hydroquinone which can burn or irritate sensitive skin such as skin around the vulva and anus.
If you are going to go through with skin lightening / bleaching, I recommend doing so at a spa which specializes in those treatments, as that way, you have less chance of burning or damaging your skin.