The medical term for this condition is acanthosis nigicans (AN), according to the American Academy of Dermatology. This condition is not limited only on the groins. Sometimes discolored areas can appear on other places like the armpits or the neck.
The skin in these areas is very thick but in the same time very smooth. For determining if this condition is serious or not you can make a test at the dermatologist. Most of the patients that suffer from this problem are people with African origins.
This is something that you can be born with or it can be caused by other conditions like obesity, gland problems or it can be caused by diabetes. According to some doctors this condition can also be caused by the use of contraception pills. This is a very common problem and it`s not something to be ashamed of.
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR NATURAL SKIN TREATMENTS THAT YOU CAN TRY TO BRIGHTEN THE DARK AREAS ON THE SKIN.
For this treatment you should use regular yogurt. Apply the yogurt by massaging the dark area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash the area with warm water. This is something you can do every day for a couple of weeks.
Orange juice and turmeric powder
This powder is popular among the Indian women and it`s used for a long long time for treating skin problems. All you need is 2 tablespoon of orange juice and a pinch of the turmeric powder. Mix them together. Use the mixture once a day leaving it on for 20 minutes. After that wash the area with water.
Mix a little bit of water and flour until you obtain a paste. Apply it on the skin and let it dry. Wash it off with water. This is a very popular cure in Southeast Asia. It`s a flour made from chickpeas. It`s used for brightening the skin and for exfoliating. You can repeat the treatment 3 times a week.
These ingredients are very easy to find. You can get them in your local market or healthy food store. The sandalwood powder was used throughout history for this purpose and the rosewater is good for relaxing and hydrating the skin. Mix 10 drops of the rosewater with 1 tablespoon sandalwood power. Use this mixture by rubbing it on the area after showering. Wash it off after 20 minutes. You can repeat the treatment 3 times a week.
The juice from the lemons is rich with vitamin C and has bleaching properties that can help lightening the dark skin. Rub the critical area with the lemon juice and leave it for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. You will see the changes in a couple of mounts. You should never do this after shaving because the lemon juice will burn your skin.
Rub the area with the aloe vera gel after showering and let it on for 20 minutes. Wash the gel with warm water. You can get the fresh aloe vera gel from the leaves or you can buy it if you don’t have aloe vera plant. This gel is good for brightening the skin.
All of these methods ware used long before us, by many generations.
Since it is a very delicate area the best way to treat these issues is to do it naturally because by using different chemicals you can do more harm than good.