Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Depends

Hydroquinone is the most commonly used skin bleaching ingredient, but- you may want to see a doctor, because darkened skin in the underarms, groin (and other areas, like beneath breasts or on neck) can be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, that can reflect Insulin resistance and pre-diabetes or diabetes.
If so then best treatment is to fix the blood sugar levels. Also need to check liver.

In brief: Depends

Hydroquinone is the most commonly used skin bleaching ingredient, but- you may want to see a doctor, because darkened skin in the underarms, groin (and other areas, like beneath breasts or on neck) can be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, that can reflect Insulin resistance and pre-diabetes or diabetes.
If so then best treatment is to fix the blood sugar levels. Also need to check liver.
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