Dark skin in the pubic area is a very common cosmetic problem for many people especially for women. Women feel a little bit uncomfortable talking about pubic area, because it’s private and personal and can cause embarrassment among them. Even though is embarrassing, still talking about this common problem of dark skin in the pubic area, can actually solve it.
The American Academy of Dermatology named this skin conditions acanthosis nigricans (AN). It is a condition which most of the times results in thicker skin that has a smooth and velvety touch. A dermatologist can best be determined through a physical examination and medical history if the problem is serious or not.
This condition can happen as a result of obesity, diabetes or a glandular disorder. Different studies found out that this condition can be related with the use of oral contraceptives. Acanthosis nigricans affects many people, but most are afraid to talk about it.
If you are one of those people who have this condition, you can try some natural remedies which can lighten the dark area. Most of the treatments are cheap and they only require ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. The best thing is that you can make them in your home and avoid the dermatological treatments.
Lemon juice contains a lot of vitamin C and we all know that vitamin C is a natural whitening agent. You should take a little bit of fresh lemon juice and apply it on the discolored area. Leave it for approximately 10 minutes and afterwards rinse the area with warm water.
The results will come in one or two months. It is very important not to shave or wax before the treatment because the citric juice can cause skin irritation.
2. Sandalwood and Rose Water
These ingredients are available in many health food and grocery stores. Mix 10 drops of rose water with 1 spoonful of sandalwood powder. After a bath apply the mixture on the pubic area and leave it for 20 minutes. Then wash it off. Sandalwood powder can help you to improve the skin tone and treat skin discoloration. Rose water is hydrating and highly moisturizing. You should do the treatment 3 times weekly.
3. Aloe Vera Gel
If you want to achieve best results from the treatment with aloe vera you should use fresh gel from the leaves. If you cannot find it, just buy 100% pure aloe vera gel from any pharmacy. With a gentle massage apply the gel on the affected area. Leave it to act for 20 minutes.
Afterwards wash the area with warm water. Aloe vera gel has many benefits for treating different skin conditions such as skin discoloration. It is completely safe and it can be done after each shower.
4. Plain Yogurt
For this treatment use plain yoghurt – do not use sweetened varieties. The plain yoghurt has amazing benefits for skin lightening. It is soothing and cooling as well. Just apply a little bit of yoghurt on the dark areas with a gentle massage. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Perform this treatment every day for couple of weeks until you achieve the desired results.
5. Turmeric and Orange Juice
Indian women use turmeric as part of their beauty treatments for many years. The spice has many skin benefits and one of them is skin whitening. Oranges, have similar effect as lemons – they are natural bleaching agents because they contain a lot of citric acid.
You should be very careful when you do this treatment because turmeric can color fabric. Add 2 tablespoons of orange juice with a little bit of turmeric. Massage the paste on the pubic area every day and leave it to act for 20 minutes. Wash the area with warm water.
6. Gram Flour
This ingredient is made of ground chickpeas. It has many health benefits and it can be used as a skin lightener and a powerful exfoliator. You should combine a little bit of gram flour with water. Stir until a thick paste is formed. Apply the paste on the pubic area. Let it dry and then rinse with water. Repeat the procedure three times weekly.
The results may appear after couple of weeks but you have to be patient because in the end it will be well worth. Natural homemade treatment are safe and they won’t cause skin irritations like many chemical-laden commercial products.