Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition which is common for people suffering from type 2 diabetes, although it can also be a result of hormonal imbalance, genetic factors or tumors. The condition manifests by darkened skin in the groin area and between the legs, and although it seems harmless, it may indicate a bigger problem.
Symptoms of Acanthosis nigricans
The condition mostly affects the groin area, but may affect other skin regions as well. The most common symptoms of the condition are irritation, itching, discoloration and thickened skin. If you notice any of the symptoms, you should visit a doctor.
Thankfully, the condition can be treated with the following natural remedies:
Lemon is a great skin whitener that has an exfoliating and toning effect. Apply some lemon juice on the darkened area and let it work for 20 minutes before washing it off.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera whitens the skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes while also providing anti-cancer properties that protect and regenerate your skin cells. Apply some fresh Aloe Vera gel on the affected area and leave it to work for 20 minutes, then wash it off with water. Repeat the procedure every day for best results.
- Baking soda
Baking soda cleans the skin and removes dark spots due to the powerful exfoliating properties. Mix 1 part of baking soda with 3 parts of water, and apply the paste on the darkened skin area leaving it to dry. Rinse with warm water in the end, and repeat the procedure twice a week for best results.
Cucumber is a powerful skin whitener and it works best when combined with lemon juice. This powerful combination will lighten your skin and prevent the tingling and irritation. Mix some cucumber and lemon juice, then add a bit of turmeric and apply the mixture onto the affected area. Another option is to slice the cucumber and apply the slices on the area – whatever you choose, repeat the procedure every day for best results.