Obese people and people with dark skin often have a problem with a skin condition called Acanthosis Nigricans. It usually appears between legs and in the groin area.
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your armpits, groin and neck.
No specific treatment is available for acanthosis nigricans. Treatment of underlying conditions may restore some of the normal color and texture to affected areas of skin.
If you notice darker skin between your legs or in the groin area you should not panic, but also you should not ignore it because it maybe is a sign of a serious disease.
It can be sign of many serious diseases such as genetic factor, hormonal imbalance, tumor, and type-2 diabetes.
The symptoms are:
– Irritation and itching
– The skin may turn brown and it is thicker and softer
– Like we mentioned, it USUALLY appears between the legs or in the groin area, but it can affect any area of the skin
If you notice any of these symptoms, do not waste time, visit dermatologist right away!
If you want to lighten that dark skin, you can just use simple natural ways.
This article will show you a few:
1. Baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate will clean the skin and it will remove dark spots. All you will have to do is to create a thick paste with mixing 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. On the affected area, apply the mixture. Let it dry and then rinse it off. You should repeat this procedure twice a week.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera can help in repairing and regenerating skin cells, and with that it can help in cancer prevention. On the darkened area apply some of the gel. For 20 minutes let it stay. At the end wash it off with water. If you are in a hurry to lighten the darkened area do this procedure every day.
Lemon will help in eliminating the dead skin cells and with toning the skin because it has high amount of vitamin C. Just apply some lemon juice on the dark area, and rub it a few minutes. After that, let it stay for 20 minutes and clean it off.
Cucumber will help in preventing any tingling or irritation of the skin. And with the combination with lemon juice, the results are amazing. This is maybe the most efficient way of lighting the darkened area. Just combine lemon juice, cucumber juice, and a pinch of turmeric. On the dark spots apply from the mixture. You can use it every day if you like, because it doesn’t have any side effects. Another way of using cucumber in lighting the darkened area is to rub the affected area with slice of cucumber.