Last updated on October 21, 2020
I am 22. My vagina looks very blackish like it is covered with dirt. I am a fair girl and my whole vagina looks awkward. the blackish color appears at the joining of my thighs and some part of my buttocks. It has been like it for years. I don’t have any other irritation or itching in those areas. Is there anything I can do to remove that color?
The outer areas of your genitals is called the vulva. The vagina is the interior part that you cannot see.
The vulva contains more pigment-producing cells per square inch than the rest of your skin. It is these cells that cause you to tan when exposed to the sun. Even though the skin of the vulva is not normally exposed to the sun, the cells will produce pigment in response to hormonal changes, which is why some women’s vulva becomes darker in color after puberty. Events like pregnancy may also cause a change in color as pregnancy also affects your hormones.
The tinting is perfectly normal and not uncommon. The only time it ought to be of concern is if the coloration or texture of the skin suddenly changes. In such cases, you should see a dermatologist who can determine the cause of the change.