Healing Chafed Dark Inner Thighs with Hibiscus
Healing Chaffed Dark Inner Thighs
Chafing is a common problem that many people face, especially in areas where the skin rubs against each other, like the inner thighs.
This can quickly lead to skin irritation, swelling and pain, which can be very uncomfortable, sometimes miserable, like in warm Summer months or on vacation.
Additionally, if left untreated, inner thigh rubbing/ chafing can lead to hyperpigmentation, a condition in which the affected area becomes darker than the surrounding skin and often changing in texture. When inner thighs are rubbing together, sweat and heat create this ideal humid atmosphere for bacteria and when sores form, this can easily become a bigger problem. If you’ve had skin breaks from scratching or inner thigh pressure sores, you know you wish you’d done something sooner.
Fortunately, we are abundant with knowledge about natural remedies and have seen your posts about hyperpigmentation and how its affects self esteem and can ruin your day at times. I can personally say I've left an event sooner than I wanted to because the discomfort was unbearable. And those are the kinds of situations that I want to reduce with this oil .
Here are 5 Natural Remedies for inner thigh chafing and hyperpigmentation.
GreenBody Wellness Silk Body Oil
Our Top Selling oil was made to soothe inner thigh chafing by providing a non greasing, silky oil barrier including grapeseed and avocado oil, then adding in our 10 Day Infused African Hibiscus OIl. The Hibiscus Oil is there the brightening magic comes from. It’s a potent source of Vitamin C and AHA’s ( alpha amino hydroxy acids) that gently exfoliate unhealthy, dead skins cells, to make way for fresh cells, minus the hyperpigmentation. So don’t expect overnight results. Keep it on you, with our spill proof cap, you won’t worry about getting oi spills in your bag. Use it when you get dressed and throughout the day as needed. We’ve used the right formula so it won’t get sticky. Everything you read after this is just a filler. Go get that oil.
Aloe vera gel mask
Aloe vera is a plant with anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin. It also contains aloin, a compound that can help lighten hyperpigmented skin. To use aloe vera for inner thigh chafing and hyperpigmentation, cut open a leaf and extract the gel. Apply the gel to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Pat dry and add a thin layer of your favorite dry oil like Silk Body Oil for relief throughout the day.
Calendula is a flowering plant with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help soothe irritated skin and prevent infections that can come from inner thigh chafing. It is also high in flavonoids, which can help reduce hyperpigmentation. To use calendula for inner thigh chafing, steep a handful of dried calendula flowers in boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and let it cool before putting in a spray bottle and applying it to the affected area.
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant that can help remove dead skin cells and soothe irritated skin. It also contains saponins, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce itchiness and red skin. To use oatmeal for inner thigh chafing, mix 1 cup of plain quick oats oatmeal with enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Pay dry and apply a lightweight oil like safflower or Silk Body Oil that can be applied anytime on the go. It’s a vacation MUST.
Witch hazel is a natural astringent that can help reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. It is also high in tannins, which can help lighten hyperpigmented skin. To use witch hazel for inner thigh chafing, soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Afterwards, you’ll want to apply Silk Body Oil to relieve any friction and get started on brightening that hyperpigmentation.
You can use this recipe for your inner thighs and face, it’s that gentle.
Because of the hibiscus, it's a brightening formula that also improves collagen and reduces bacteria. The aloe is soothing and moisturizing and also aids in faster wound healing. The honey acts as a humectant to make the skin nice and supple by retaining moisture.
So the best time to do this is after a nice wholesome shower.
Of course, if you react negatively to this mask and experience any kind of irritation, wash it off! But these are 3 quality natural ingredients that you’ve most likely eaten before and may have it all in your kitchen now.
- 2 Tablespoons Aloe gel
- 1 Teaspoon hibiscus powder
- 1 Teaspoon raw honey
Directions: Stir all ingredients together and apply to inner thighs and face if you have leftovers. Let sit for 15-20 mins and rinse off with cool water. Apply a gentle unscented moisturizer like Raw shea butter.
Which one of these natural remedies will your try first?
In addition to these natural remedies, there are several other things you can do to prevent inner thigh chafing and hyperpigmentation.
- wearing loose-fitting clothing
- staying hydrated
- Avoid polyester clothing
- avoiding harsh soaps and detergent
- keeping the affected area clean and dry
- Wear hosiery or biker shorts to create a thin barrier
With these tips and remedies, you can alleviate inner thigh chafing and hyperpigmentation naturally and safely. Just remember, nature doesn’t work in a hurry, be patient and appreciate yourself at every stage of growth.
Inner thigh chafing happens to all kinds of people with all types of bodies so know that you’re not suffering alone and now have an abundance of resources and tools to find out what works for you to make you feel comfortable in your skin.
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