The dark skin in the groin area and between the legs is a skin condition named Acanthosis Nigricans and occurs among people with dark skin as well as obese people. This issue does not seem dangerous, but it can be a sign of serious diseases. Scientists are not familiar with what causes this, but they say that it often occurs among people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and obese people. This condition can also be a warning sign of a tumor, hormonal imbalance, and genetic factor, but rarely.


What are the symptoms?

This condition does not only affect the pubic and groin area, but can also affect any part of the body. The skin turns brown, and becomes softer and thicker than usual. Even though it is not painful, the condition may sometimes cause irritation and itching. For that reason, if you notice any of those symptoms, pay a visit to you dermatologist.

Natural ways to lighten the dark skin around your pubic area

  • Aloe Vera – this plant can assist you with this condition, decreasing the discolored spots. This is due to the plant’s being rich in cancer prevention agents and contains many compounds which repair the skin cells. Apply some of the gel on the darkened spots and let it stay for about 20 minutes. After that, wash it off. Repeat the procedure each day.
  • Cucumber – this vegetable has some great lightening properties, so you should mix some cucumber juice, lime juice, and a pinch of turmeric and apply it on the dark spots. You may cut a cucumber and just rub it directly on the affected spot. Repeat the same procedure on daily basis.
  • Lemon – it is loaded in vitamin C and can help you remove dead skin cells and even your skin tone. Apply some lemon juice on the dark spots and run it for couple of minutes. Let it act for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Baking soda – it will reduce the dark spots and rinse your skin. Make a mixture of water and baking soda in ratio of 1:3 to make a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area and let it dry. After that, rinse it off. Repeat the same procedure 2 times per week.