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To other girls with PCOS, a question BadxWolf TTC since Aug 2010; United States 3 posts
10th Feb

'm just curious if any other girls with PCOS have this, or it's just me. I'm linking it to my PCOS because it turned up about the same time my symptoms with PCOS arrived.
I have this dark dry skin under my chin and around my mouth area, it doesn't go away AT ALL. I've tried all kinds of lightening creams, skin care creams (expensive ones too) and nothing helps. I exfoliate daily, use a dead sea product (Which kinda takes maybe a layer of the skin off, idk.), and then cetaphil on it. But it's still there. The worst part, I can't put cover up on it, because then it looks like I literally have scales, and it's REALLY noticeable. 
The only time it did start to go away was when I was on Metformin but now I'm off of it because Hubby and I are taking a break for TTC.  I'm getting more scared because it's starting to spread
I've seen a dermatologist about it, who was an idiot and just told me my face is dirty and use alcohol wipes -.- on my face. (which made my face MORE dry)
So I'm wondering if anyone else has this, and how you manage it...I feel REALLY insecure about it, especially when people comment about it.

It won't let me post a picture,I have to rejoin cause I lost the password to my old account. So maybe I could send it in a message to someone so they can post. Idk!





Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13043 posts
status 11th Feb

Acanthosis nigricans is very common in women with PCOS, mainly because of insulin issues. It can appear on underarms, between thighs, on knuckles, around the neck, and sometimes on the face. Or you can also look into something called Melasma, that is caused by the sun. But, 
"AN" is very common among women with PCOS, unfortunately.

BadxWolf TTC since Aug 2010; United States 3 posts
11th Feb

Quoting Super Mommy!:
Acanthosis nigricans is very common in women with PCOS, mainly because of insulin issues. It can appear on underarms, between thighs, on knuckles, around the neck, and sometimes on the face. Or you can also look into something called Melasma, that is caused by the sun. But, 
"AN" is very common among women with PCOS, unfortunately.


Thank you! I'm not sure if this is exactly what it is, but it does look similar.I do have Insulin Resistance.  I doubt it's from the sun since I'm never outside. (whoops)

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27267 posts
11th Feb

This lotion is for feet but can be used in other places... but I've seen that this literally is the best damn lotion to penetrate that scaly kind of skin. I use it on my face, feet, arms, legs, etc!!!

http://www.goldbondultimate.com/images/bottles_footcream.jpg