zondag 22 april 2012
How To Lighten The Labia (in a natural way)
After seeing a ridiculous commercial on YouTube about a lightening intimate shower gel from India, I started to wonder if maybe there was a more natural way to bleach the skin. There are many natural ingredients that increase circulation (which will reduce darkness) or lighten skin topically. When you combine these ingredients, you get the perfect recipe for plump and rosey looking labia.
These are the main ingredients. You can find all of these in your supermarket. Rice powder can be found in the baby section. I do recommend rice because it's known for its lightening properties. Also, it doesn't have the penetrating smell of milk powder. The fresh milk is acidic and will exfoliate gently and get rid of old dark skin cells. Yoghurt contains natural bacteria, restores hydration and the natural flora of your vagina and cools the skin. Yoghurt also helps if you are suffering from a urinal track infection. Lemon, of course, is very acidic and bleaches the skin. I am not sure about the lightening properties of rice, it is most commonly used in oriental cultures. Anyway it will be the "flower" to our "sauce", keeping all the ingredients together. Rice is also quite soothing. Last but definitely not least, the turmeric powder.
Turmeric, this is the main ingredient here, it's a strong natural antibiotic full of antioxidants with many beauty benefits both through ingestion and topic application. It stimulates blood flow both inside and out, which is great for your labia in this case. It leaves skin feeling plump and thick, very alive. Finally, its bright yellow colour counteracts with greys, blues, greens and reds in your vagina's skin. I do not recommend using fresh turmeric. It stains everything while grating and is very hard to clean, plus it doesn't smell very nice. It will turn your fingers too yellow for too long and with far less concentration than powdered turmeric. I usually use pure quality turmeric and it works fine.
Pure turmeric is way more convenient:
Mixed 1 tsp. of the yoghurt with 1 tsp. of the milk, a squirt of lemon juice, 1 tsp. of rice powder and 1 tsp. of the turmeric. Don't add too much rice powder, as this will make your lightening mask feel like dough, making it hard to spread out over your skin. You should have a creamy mixture, almost like a face mask.
You don't have to, but I recommend shaving your vagina before applying the lightening mixture. It's more hygienic and allows you to see and feel the result better.
Now, apply this mixture to your vagina. Leave it on for 20 minutes. If possible, sit by your bath tub on an old towel or rag to avoid any yellow stains and cleaning work. Keep this mask as a last step of your bathing routine to avoid having to refill your bath tub. If you have any leftover, apply anywhere you want your skin to become more fair: face, neck, lower stomach, knees, legs, hands...
When you're finished, take place in your shower or bath tub and rinse with warm water. Use a soap with neutral pH designed for the vagina, because turmeric smells spicey, not very lady like. Feel how fresh and plump your labia are now! They are supposed to look a bit more pink after first use. I tried it for the first time for the last two days in a row and I must say I noticed results. And the result doesn't go away. I didn't even add milk, one of the main bleachers! What I noticed was a better blood flow in my labia thanks to the tumeric, and my vagina just looked a few shades lighter and more pinkish/slate rather than red. It also felt very fresh thanks to the yogurt.
I will let you know whether this works even better after several tries.