If you’re still not sold on the TikTok phenomenon, you might finally reconsider after you listen to this – someone, one TikTok Queen popularly known as @new2ukimi, has found the answer to all your dark inner thighs and underarm woes!
Yup! Kim (who refers to herself as a girl for the girls & gworls) discovered how to get that coveted summer even toned body. Surprisingly, it doesn’t involve bleaching or using very harsh skin-brightening ingredients.
In fact, her best-kept secret to having even toned thighs and underarms only costs about $20 – and you can find it at Target, Amazon, Walmart, or your nearest local supermarket.
Ready to know what it is?
*drumrolls*…it is Lume. Lume Acidified Body Wash ($20), to be exact.
And how does it work?
We’ll get to that in about a minute.
For now, let’s get into what causes dark inner thighs in the first place
What Causes Dark Inner Thighs?
Dark inner thighs can be experienced by anyone, regardless of body size or skin tone. It occurs when you’re the skin on your inner thighs produces an abundance of melanin, the substance that generates hair, eyes, and skin pigmentation. This is known as hyperpigmentation (which you might already know about if you’re a skincare guru).
Dark inner thighs can also be a result of the following:
- Chafing – which happens during exercise or simply walking (big girls know how annoying this can be) and might cause the skin to become itchy, thin, and discolored
- Certain Medications – like chemo or hormonal oral contraceptives
- Hormonal Imbalance – particularly among women during menstruation, pregnancy, or lactation or individuals with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Friction from tight clothes or rough fibers
- Dry Skin, psoriasis, and acanthosis nigricans (a skin pigmentation disorder)
How Does Lume Acidified Body Wash Work For Dark Inner Thighs?
So according to Kim, using Lume body wash for a couple of weeks evened out her inner thighs, underarms, underboobs, and butt cheeks.
She doesn’t get into how the body wash actually gets rid of dark inner thighs.
And while it’s mainly used as an exfoliant, mandelic acid is also known to brighten, smooth, and even out skin tones (works particularly well for dark skin tones).
It also helps remove and control odor for 24 hours after you step out of the shower, which is an added bonus for people who struggle with excessive sweating and body odor.
Also, Lume Acidified Body Wash is formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLES, and SLS, meaning you can rest assured you’re safe and ready to rock one-colored thighs, underarms, and butt cheeks all summer long!
Oh, before we forget, Kim suggests using the body wash alongside an exfoliating sheet for optimal results.
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Another Lume testimonial:
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It’s that simple – and cheap. All you need is consistency, make sure to use the body wash regularly, and to also moisturize your inner thighs and butt cheek area every day. Hydration also helps in minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Plus, it leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky all year long!
So, now that you know the secret, will you be trying it? And are you finally sold on TikTok hacks?
Let us know in the comment section below!