Let out of your sight not be out of your mind

If you are wondering what causes a dark ring around your neck, if its dirt, sweat or pigmentation, then read this blog for more clarity. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans and NO! it is not dirt or sweat neither hyperpigmentation.

Acanthosis Nigricans causes a dark patch in skin creases, like neck armpits,knuckles,face and even groin areas. In the darkened patches the skin becomes thicker than usual and has a texture similar to that of a velvet.

This conditioncan appear suddenly, and it is not contagious. Its more common in people who are overweight and in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

No amount of bleach or scrubs or umpteenth visits to parlour is going to get back a normal skin. The only visit that can help you restore a normal skin is a visit to a dermatologist.

The underlying cause of the dark patch is not an infection in your skin, but it is insulin resistance in your blood. And that’s why no parlour or bleach or soap can fix it.

Remember the skin is the biggest organ of our body and it can speak too, through various signs and symptoms

With an appropriate treatment from a dermatologist, Acanthosis Nigricans can be fixed in 4-6 months.

Its not a serious condition to worry about but it may be  embarrassing for sure!

Acanthosis Nigricans