When It’s Dark Down There: Causes of Intimate Area Darkening

September 10, 2019

It is normal for the color of your private area to be darker than the rest of your skin. In fact, many fair-skinned women have purplish or brownish labia (vaginal lips), while those with darker skin tones have a lighter vulva (external part of the genitals). 

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Although the darkening of the southern region is not a serious concern, women who have experienced this problem want to know why it is happening and if they can do anything to lighten their private areas. 

Here are the causes of vaginal darkening and what you can do to prevent further discoloration.

Aging

It is common for private regions to turn darker with age. This can be due to hormonal fluctuations that happen as you get older. You should also know that your skin changes over time, not just in terms of its texture and elasticity, but also in color. This is why you may also notice darkening of certain areas of your body. 

Aging does affect the color of your intimate area, but there are also other factors that come into play. Non-invasive lightening procedures (which will be explained further) can help in brightening the area or reversing the darkening.

Friction

Wearing extremely tight clothing or underwear that does not fit properly can cause friction in the area. This constant rubbing can then cause the area to change shade or become darker. Furthermore, too tight undies can lead to chafing of the skin, as well as vaginal irritation.

Friction in the vaginal area can also be due to other activities such as working out, intercourse, and even walking. The good news is most of these causes can be easily avoided. You can start with choosing cotton underwear instead of those made of synthetic materials.

Sweating

If you do sweat frequently, you may notice a darker shade in your southern region. This is mainly because sweat contains chemicals that can affect not just the texture of the skin, but also its color. 

The private region, furthermore, is usually confined, which means that sweat can remain there until you clean the area or take a bath. This can cause sweat chemicals to linger on the area for a long time, increasing the likelihood of discoloration.

Frequent cleaning can prevent sweat buildup, as well as following proper vaginal hygiene. This includes avoiding scented soaps that can irritate the area, washing newly bought underwear before wearing them, and wearing breathable or cotton underwear.

Frequent Shaving

It is likely for your private region to become darker over time if you shave too often. This can be due to the chemical components found in shaving creams and lotion, including the constant skin irritation as the new hair grows back.

Shaving less often can prevent further darkening, as it gives the skin a chance to recover. Also, you can also opt to trim the hair or keep it short, instead of removing them entirely. If these are not an option, you can try other hair removal methods like waxing or laser hair removal.

Moisture and Lack of Ventilation

Since your southern region is usually confined and covered with fabric, air cannot pass through the area. The lack of air or ventilation can cause the skin to change color. This also causes moisture to accumulate down there, which can lead to darker skin. 

This only makes it important to wear breathable undergarments. You can also choose to sleep without underwear, which allows the vaginal area to breathe at night. This can also keep your private region well ventilated and dry, while also preventing irritation.

What Can Help

Here at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we have the Pink Intimate System, which is a non-invasive lightening and rejuvenation solution for delicate areas. It uses a topical application that is specifically formulated, CE marked, and HSA Singapore registered for brightening the skin in sensitive areas. 

The Pink Intimate System can lift, lighten, and rejuvenate your private areas. It also brings the benefit of improved self-confidence and enhanced intimacy during intercourse. This then allows women to become confident and positive in their own body.

How does it work?

The whole procedure takes about 45 to 60 minutes. This starts with a deep purification of the skin and the application of a topical solution that contains delicate mixture of safe ingredients. These include:

  • Glutathione and Kojic Acid – safe lightening ingredients
  • Retinol – promotes the release of collagen at a dermal level
  • Modulated chloretic acid – increases the skin’s permeability, which enables effective absorption of the solution
  • Bisabolol – calms and soothes skin irritation (for sensitive skin)
  • Vitamin B12 – reduces dryness and redness, and promotes skin cell production
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract – for anti-inflammation

These are clinically formulated to lighten unsightly blemishes and darkening of common intimate areas.

What are the treatable areas?

The Pink intimate System can be used on different areas of the body such as:

    • Labia majora (outer folds of the skin on the vaginal opening)
    • Mons venus (or mons pubis, the skin above the pubic area)
    • Perianal region ( the area around the anus)
    • Inguinal region (the area of the crotch)
    • Areola (skin around the nipples)
    • Underarms
    • Inner Thighs

What can I expect after the treatment?

After the first application of the solution, you may be able to notice improvement on the treated area. Just make sure to follow the recommended protocol, which is six sessions, with an interval of 7 to 10 days apart.

You may also be glad to know that the procedure is safe and gentle, and does not require any recovery time. This only means that you can go back to your normal activities after the session. You can check out our previous post to learn more about this non-invasive lightening and rejuvenation solution for your intimate areas.

To find out if the Pink Intimate System is right for you, contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors.