Changes in the color of vaginal skin can be quite troubling and can be a big hinderance to Vajazzling. The darkening of skin around vagina is a common issue faced by women all over the world. While many people have a misconception that this discoloring is due to lack of hygiene, the facts tell us a completely different story. The good news is that most of the causes of darkening of vaginal skin should not be that serious and are reversible.
First off, you need to understand that the variation of vaginal skin color is absolutely normal. The color of your labia can vary from pink to purple to dark brown – depending on your ethnicity, genetics, body weight, age and complexion, etc. What we are trying to say here is that you do not need to worry as long as there is no itchiness, discharge, pain, foul odor or any other discomfort. Here you need to keep in mind that if any of the mentioned symptoms are persisting along with hyperpigmentation in vagina then you might be suffering from a vaginal infection. In case such an infection might be the case then you need to get it checked right away by a Gynecologist or Obstetrician. These professionals will be able to get you the right treatment for such infections and there are chances that the treatment will also help restore the color of the vaginal skin.
We know that by now you all will be wondering exactly what the reasons for the discoloration of vaginal skin is. Just like any other part of the body, the darkening of the skin around your vajayjay can be due to numerous reasons. These include:
- Applying talcum powder to vaginal area with regularity
- Acromegaly and Cushing’s disease
- Disorders relating to liver, skin, adrenal glands and intestines
- Excessive production of melanin
- Gastric cancer (this is extremely rare so don’t panic!)
- Imbalances in hormone
- Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism
- Deficiency of vitamins or malnutrition
- Regularly shaving vaginal area
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Direct application of soaps, creams, body washes or other strong products
- Wearing underwear that are tight and/or made from any synthetic material
There is also another skin condition called Acanthosis Nigricans. This is primarily characterized by hyperpigmentation of the underarms, fold of the neck and vagina. Also, it is common to feel thickness in the affected parts and in many instances may even smell bad. Thi medical condition is also believed to be more common among adults and children who are obese or suffer from type 2 diabetes. Although extremely rare, the Acanthosis Nigricans condition may also be because of some malignant tumor of the internal organs.
Whatever the cause, it is essential that you take the matter to your medical professional since expedient checkup can increase the chances of reversing the discoloration. Here we have discussed the causes of vaginal skin getting darker. In the blog post next week we will discuss the various easy remedies for discoloration.