Dark hips are a common skin problem that we often tend to neglect. However, it can be a point of embarrassment in certain situations and can even hold you back from certain dressing styles. Different reasons are there that causes darkening of the skin of the hip area and it can affect people irrespective of their age, sex or lifestyle.
The skin on the buttocks is naturally thicker than that of other body parts. Lack of blood circulation into the skin of this area due to sitting down for long and rubbing of tight clothing against the skin of the area work as the primary reasons for the hyperpigmentation, which is increased with time as no much attention is being paid.
If you are trying to lighten the color of your dark hips you need to implement some habit changes and take some special care for the skin of this area to lighten it over time.
- Do not sit down continuously for hours in the same posture. Take a break after every one hour, and walk around for five minutes so that the blood is properly circulated in your buttock area.
- Do not wear very tight lower garments that can cause friction with the skin and can result into skin darkening. Opt for cotton lower garments that let the skin of this area breathe rather than synthetic ones.
- Do not neglect the buttock area during bathing and cleaning.
- Moisturize the skin of this area regularly.
Once you have implemented the above changes you only need to follow any of the below mentioned home remedies to get rid of dark hips
Squeeze out half of a lemon and take the peel. Rub this peel directly to the hyper pigmented area of the skin. Continue rubbing for 5 minutes and then leave it for 10 more minutes before washing off with cold water. This can show visual improvement in the skin color of your hips within a week.
Lemon and glycerin
Mix 1 teaspoon of freshly prepared lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon of glycerin and apply this runny mixture to the darkened skin on your buttocks. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off with water. Lemon will cure any mild skin infection in the place and will also lighten the skin complexion and Glycerin will provide moisture to ensure quick lightening of the skin.
Sugar and milk scrub
Add 1 spoon sugar with 2 spoons of un-boiled milk and rub this mixture on your dark buttocks with light hands. Continue rubbing for 5 minutes and leave for 20 more minutes before washing off with cold water while rubbing with your palms.
Yogurt and turmeric mask
Mix 2 teaspoons of yogurt with 1 inch of freshly prepared turmeric paste and apply this mixture to the darkened skin of your hips. Yogurt and turmeric both work effectively in reducing hyperpigmentation. Turmeric has excellent antiseptic properties while yogurt also moisturizes the skin. Leave the mask on the skin for 30 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Cucumber, lemon and milk
Grind 2-3 thin slices of cucumber; mix it with 2 spoons of milk and 10 drops of lemon. Now apply this paste to the darkened skin of the buttocks. Leave for 5 minutes and then rub in the pack for 5 more minutes before letting it set for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water. This remedy can show visible improvements within a week.
Coconut oil and lemon juice
Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix 10 drops of lemon juice with it. Slowly rub in this mixture to the darkened area of your buttocks. Continue rubbing for at least 10 minutes with excess of the prepared mixture. Leave for 15 another minutes and wash off. Coconut oil has the capacity to reduce hyperpigmentation while the Lemon works as a natural bleaching agent. Coconut oil also keeps the area moisturized.
Almond oil and honey
Take 2 spoons of almond oil and mix it with 1 spoon of honey. Apply this mixture on the darkened skin in circular motion. Keep on messaging the oil in for 10 minutes, leave for 15 minutes more and wash off.
Potato juice and mustard oil
Take one small sized potato; grate it and squeeze out the juice. Mix this juice with 1 spoon of mustard oil. Massage this mixture into the dark skin on your buttocks. Continue messaging for 10 minutes and leave for another 20 minutes. Mustard oil moisturizes the skin while fighting skin problems, and potato juice gives a natural bleaching effect on the skin, lightening the dark patches quickly.
Aloe vera with neem
Make 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel by grinding one Aloe leaf and mix it with a paste made from 5 neem leaves. Apply this paste to the darkened area on your buttock while messaging lightly. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin of the area and work to reduce pigmentation while neem cures any infection or disorder of the skin that might be causing the hyperpigmentation.
Tomatoes are actually great for lightening dark hips. Just take a slice of tomato and rub it on the dark skin on your hips. Continue rubbing for 5 minutes, leave for 2 minutes and then again rub for another 5 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes before washing off.
Papaya is an excellent natural bleaching agent. Take a cube of papaya, and rub it on the darkened skin. You can also make a paste and rub the paste on the affected area of the skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with water.
Orange peel and milk
Dry the peels of an orange and grind in a mixture to make a powder. Now mix 2 spoons of this powder with 2 spoons of milk and scrub the dark skin on your buttocks with this paste. Continue rubbing for 5 minutes and then leave for another 15 minutes before washing off.
Oatmeal and Apple Cider Vinegar
This pack can do wonders to cure hyperpigmentation on your buttocks. Mix 1 tablespoon of Oatmeal with equal amount of ACV and rub the mixture on the darkened skin for 10 minutes. Wait for another 15 minutes and wash off.
Sandalwood with vitamin E
Sandalwood can work wonderfully to lighten skin tone. Make a paste of sandal wood and add Vitamin E to it. Apply this mixture thoroughly onto the darkened skin of your hips. Leave for 30 minutes and wash off. This pack can be highly effective to lighten skin tone and you can observe visible results within a week on regular use.
Cocoa butter is believed to be highly effective in lightening darkened buttocks. Take some cocoa butter and just massage it on the affected skin. You should repeat the process every day for at least 1 week to see results.
Sea salt with citrus peel and honey for making dark hips fair
If you are trying to get rid of that dark hips, try out this scrub pack and you are sure to get results in a week. Collect the dry peels of lemon/orange and crush them lightly. Now add 3 spoons of this citrus peel with 2 spoons of sea salt and adequate amount of honey to coat all the ingredients well. Use this pack for scrubbing the skin of the hips. Scrub in circular motion for 2-3 minutes and then let it set for 1 minute. Again repeat the scrubbing for another 2 minutes and finally wash off with water. You should take this treatment daily for effective results.
Red lentils with milk scrub pack for lightening dark hips quickly
Another effective treatment of lightening dark hips is to use a scrub pack made from red lentils and milk. Soak 3-4 spoons of red lentil in milk overnight. In the morning crush the lentils along with the milk but do not make a soft paste. Now apply this slightly rough pack onto the dark skin of your hips, scrub and leave on for 15 minutes. Then again scrub with wet hands and finally wash off. This treatment can be repeated daily for best outcomes.
Vitamin E and milk powder for lightening dark hips
Milk powder and Vitamin E can work effectively to remove any discoloration from your skin. You can use a pack made from Vitamin E and milk powder to lighten the skin color of your hips. Take 5-6 spoons of milk powder and the content of 2 Vitamin E capsules to come up with a sticky mixture. Now use this mixture to scrub the skin of the butts for 2-3 minutes and then leave on for 15 minutes. Finally wash off. You should repeat this treatment every day.