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Old 09-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Okay so i hear that the reason why my inner thighs are dark because i'm overweight. Well i was wondering if anyone else has this problem? Also do you think it will go away once i loose the weight?
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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oh i do have this problem but i thought is was because when you r overweight
thighs rub together more often.
dont really have an answer if it will go away or not.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Mine went away. I had them pretty dark. Hope that helps! Best of luck!
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It might have been this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthosis_nigricans

It's a sign of insulin resistance, with weight loss, it can go away, it may not be perfectly gone.
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It's not *just* because you're heavy. Whenever skin is rubbing together, it will get darker. Even skinny girls get darkened thighs if their thighs rub together. Not that I'm skinny, but I'm considered a healthy weight according to BMI, and my thighs still rub together and make dark spots on my upper-inner thigh.

I've heard rubbing lemon on your skin helps lighten it, but I have yet to try it. If you're going to give it a whirl, be very very careful with making sure the juice stays on your thigh and doesn't creep anywhere else, if ya know what I mean. The acidic lemon juice has potential to mess with the pH balance in your va-jay-jay.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:32 AM   #6
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Yup they're dark... even after I lost weight (so are my arm pits and knees). They're better now because I've been tanning all summer but I've heard it's a symptom of PCOS too.
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