Acanthosis Nigricans it a type of condition when the skin in the groin area and between legs is dark. It mostly happens among people with dark skin and obese people. Some people don’t get this serious, but it might be a sign of a serious disease. Scientists can’t still claim for sure what causes this condition, but it’s most common with people that are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and obese people. Rarely, but still it can be a sign of a tumor, hormonal imbalance, and genetic factor.
Besides the public and groin area, this condition also affects other parts of the body. You can notice that your skin turns brown, softer and thicker than before. It is not painful, but you might feel itching or some irritations. If you notice these symptoms, you must see a dermatologist.
Natural ways to lighten the dark skin around your pubic are:
Aloe Vera – In order to treat this condition, apply some aloe gel on the darkened spots and let it stay for 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Repeat this procedure every day. This plant will help you decrease and discolor the spots. It is due to the compounds in this plant that are very effective in the cancer prevention and it will also repair the skin cells.
Cucumber – Here’s one recipe for you: mix cucumber juice, lime juice, and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this mixture on the dark spots. The cucumber has great lightening properties. You can also cut a cucumber and add it directly on the affected spot. Repeat this procedure every day, until you get the wanted results.
Lemon – All you need to do is to apply come lemon juice on the dark spots and let it act for 20 minutes. Then just rinse it off with warm water. Lemon is rich in vitamin C. It will help you remove the dead skin cells and it will even your skin tone.
Baking soda – Make a mixture of water and baking soda in ratio of 1:3. Make a thick paste and apply it on the affected area, and let it dry. When you finish, rinse it off with water. You can repeat this procedure, but only 2 times per week. It will reduce the dark spots and rinse your skin.