Today we’re going to talk about a subject that might be a little taboo, but needs to be addressed. I’m talking about lightening the sensitive areas of your body. While most women might be uncomfortable discussing this topic, it’s important to get the right information. Using the wrong products can cause irritations and in some cases even an allergic reaction.
Having soft, even toned skin is a highly sought-after trait in the modern world. For a lot of women, this extends to their whole body, including underarms and intimate areas. Not having to worry about embarrassing dark areas can really boost a woman’s confidence. Even salons have picked up on this and are offering treatments to lighten your sensitive areas. However, I don’t know about you, but I prefer to take care of business in the comfort and privacy of my home.
The first thing to remember is that you need something mild. The skin under your arms or in your bikini area is extremely sensitive, so avoid products that are overly concentrated as these can often irritate your skin. Make sure you use cleansers that are preferably mild and PH balanced.
The next thing is to use a product that is going to be effective, without irritating your skin. South Beach Gel for Sensitive Areas is a safe gel that will lighten dark areas in as little as 2-3 weeks. It contains natural ingredients like licorice root and Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (or bearberry) to gently exfoliate the skin and reduce the production of skin darkening enzymes in new cells.
You also need to take care of the skin in those areas. Avoid wearing tight clothes, and try to wear cotton as much as possible to allow your skin to ‘breathe’. Dry skin can sometimes appear darker, so make sure you drink lots of water and take multivitamins to keep your skin at tip-top levels. You may also want to switch to waxing these areas, since it lasts longer, which means you don’t have to do it as often. If you are prone to getting ingrown hairs, use Bliss Ingrown Eliminator Pads to zap them before they can cause any trouble.