i am a black woman (ebony). I have very dark inner thighs?

my inner thighs and under armpits are very dark.They ruin my confidence.

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That is probably something called frictional hypermelanosis.when your thighs rub together, the skin gets darker.I wear knee braces and this happens where the brace rubs against the back of my knees.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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