Many women who are afraid to wear a bikini have one reason: they have dark bikini lines. This is not only a major turnoff, but can also be embarrassing.

Dark lines that you have can be due to various causes, including sweating, shaving, rashes, and chafing. But the good news is that there are treatments you can try that are ultra-cheap and yet super effective. Here are home remedies that can help you get rid of the dark bikini area you’ve been desperately trying to hide:


This fruit has been a main ingredient of many whitening products, such as lotions, soaps, creams, and masks. It is effective in removing dark spots and marks. To use for your bikini line, you can slice the fruit, remove the seeds, take the inside of the papaya, and start rubbing in the affected areas. Don’t rinse for 20 minutes.


You’ve probably heard about how tomatoes are good for the skin. This one is right and you can even use them for your inner thighs and buttocks. Just take the pulp of the tomatoes and rub on your bikini area as well as on other parts of the body that are darker than other parts. It helps if you just rub on the dark spots themselves. Don’t rinse for 20 minutes. Make sure you use tomatoes regularly to get rid of the problem.

There's nothing pretty about a dark bikini area / Taasha Renee
There’s nothing pretty about a dark bikini area / Taasha Renee


If the main reason why you have a dark bikini line is sweating, the best solution here is to use lemon scrub. Your genital area is prone to excessive sweating and the compounds in lemons and lemon juice can help remove the stain left by sweat. Lemons are also effective in removing wrinkles and dead skin, so you not only have a lighter bikini area, but you also have a healthier looking one.

Mint Leaves

If you have a cut or rashes in your bikini area, you shouldn’t use lemons. Instead, try mint leaves, which can give you a soothing effect as you whiten your skin. Get a few mint leaves and grind them. Add water and a spoonful of honey to make a paste. Apply every day on your bikini line and you will immediately see the difference in just a few days.

To get rid of problematic and embarrassing dark bikini area, you don’t have to turn to expensive creams, lotions, and other products. Many of the ingredients you commonly have in your kitchen have whitening agents that can surely help you gain confidence when you wear your bikini.