No one really wants to talk about trouble with their private parts, but sharing our experiences with others may help us learn more on how to treat some embarrassing problems. Thousands of women around the world are facing the problem of dark skin on the intimate area, which is a source of big frustration – besides looking aesthetically unpleasant, the conditions is also difficult to resolve.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this problem is a condition called Acanthosis nigricans and mostly affects African-Americans. Besides the groin area, the condition can also appear on the underarms or neck. The dark patches of skin are usually smooth to the touch. The condition has been related to diabetes and obesity by many experts, while some scientists link it to excessive use of contraceptive pills.
Whatever the cause, everyone wants to resolve the problem as sooner as possible. Luckily, it can be done easily by using the following natural remedies:
The citric acid in lemons can whiten your skin easily and provide it with a healthy portion of vitamin C. Squeeze a lemon or two in a bowl and apply the juice on the affected area, then rub it gently and leave it to work for 10 minutes before rinsing with water. Repeat the process once a day for a month or two, and you will be able to tell the difference.
- Aloe Vera gel
Aloe gel is one of the best natural whitening agents. Apply some on the dark patches and rub it in, then leave it to work for 20 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Repeat the process every day to lighten your skin naturally.
- Rose water and sandalwood
Mix a tablespoon of sandalwood powder with 10 drops of rose water, then apply the mixture on your skin after a shower and leave it to work for 20 minutes before rinsing with water. Sandalwood powder has been used as a skin whitener throughout history for a long time. Repeat the process 3 times a week for best results.
- Orange juice and turmeric
Indian women have used orange juice as a skin bleacher for a long time. Mix some of the juice with turmeric and apply it on your skin, then let the mixture work for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with water. Be careful with this remedy – leaving it on for longer may burn and stain your skin, so don’t let it work for more than 20 minutes.
Apply some plain yogurt on the dark areas of your skin and leave it to dry for 15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process every day for 2 weeks, and your skin will be a few shades lighter.
- Gram flour
Gram flour is a great natural whitening agent. Just mix it with some water to create a paste, then apply it on your skin and leave it on until it dries before rinsing with water. Repeat the process 3 times a week, and you will easily whiten your skin.