Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin condition commonly affecting obese or dark-skinned people. It’s characterized by darkened skin between the legs and in the groin area. Although most people take it for granted, it can actually indicate a serious health issue.
WHAT CAUSES THIS CONDITION
Although the main cause of Acanthosis Nigricans is yet unidentified, there are several risk factors including diabetes, hormonal imbalance, tumors and genetic factors. This skin condition is most common in obese people and diabetes type 2 patients. Occasionally, it appears without an apparent relation to other disease.
SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS
Aside from the pubic and groin area, Acanthosis Nigricans can affect any area of the skin. In fact it generally appears on the places where skin folds. It makes the skin turn brown, thicker and softer than normal. Although normally it isn’t painful, in some patients it can be accompanied by itching, irritation and peeling. In case you have any of the symptoms, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist in order to get the right diagnosis.
HOW TO WHITEN YOUR PUBIC AREA
One way to lighten your skin naturally and reduce skin discoloration is to use Aloe Vera. This plant is abundant in cancer-preventing agents and other powerful compounds that repair and regenerate skin cells.
Simply take some aloe gel from the leaf and apply it to the darkened area. Leave it to act for 20 minutes, before washing it off with water. For better results, do this treatment every day.
This common kitchen ingredient is extremely beneficial for skin exfoliation. This also leads to gradual removal of dark areas. Exfoliating your skin with a mixture of baking soda and water will efficiently treat hyper-pigmentation around the pubic area.
Mix baking soda and water in a ratio 3:1 to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected skin and leave it to dry. Rinse it off. Do this treatment twice a week.
The high content of vitamin C in lemons and its natural exfoliating properties make this citrus fruit extremely beneficial for both eliminating dead skin cells and toning the skin. Moreover, lemon can stimulate regeneration of healthy skin cells.
Rub some lemon juice in the pubic area for a few minutes. Let it act for about 20 minutes then wash it off. Alternatively, mix the lemon juice with some honey and apply it on the affected area. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Apply some cream.
This vegetable has strong skin-lightening properties. For even better results, mix lemon and cucumber juice. The lemon will lighten the skin, whereas the cucumber will treat the accompanying issues.
Optionally, mix some lime juice and cucumber juice with a pinch of turmeric. The lemon will lighten the skin and remove dead cells, whereas the cucumber sooths the skin. The turmeric prevents staining. This treatment is commonly used in Ayurveda. You can use it on regular daily basis.
Alternatively, you can cut the cucumber and rub the affected area with it or apply some cucumber juice on your skin. You will see the first results in a couple of days.