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27-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Hi. The skin on the area from which I remove pubic hair by waxing has darkened compared to the rest of my body. Any remedies for this. Thanks

Dr Joy Saville
04-04-2013, 08:30 AM
It is best you speak to your beauty therapist or a dermatologist about this. Generally the skin darkens as a result of dead skin cells accumulating underneath the skin surface. This is common when using cosmetic products, deodorants, harsh chemicals, shaving or using hair removal cream. You should exfoliate this area every night to help shed dead skin cells. I have included two home remedies for you to try. These paste should only be applied externally on the pubis. Caution should be taken not to apply it in your more intimate parts:

1. Take a half peeled cucumber
2. Crush it to a paste
3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract juice
4. Take 1 tsp of this juice
5. Add 1 tsp lemon juice
6. Add tsp turmeric powder
7. Mix well
8. Apply on the affected area
9. Wash off after 20 min
10. Do this 4 times a week

1. Take 2 tbsp chickpea flour
2. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice to it
3. Add 2 tbsp yogurt
4. Mix well
5. Apply and massage for 5 min
6. Wash off after 2 hr
7. Place a cloth on your underarms to avoid contact with clothes