How to get rid of dark underarms

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Dark underarm or armpit is the dark portion of skin in underarms as compared to the skin color of rest of the body. It is not a disease or medical state to bother about; it is the discoloration of skin in the underarms.

Having dark underarms cause embarrassment when you want to wear short sleeves or sleeveless clothes. You get scared of if somebody notices your dark underarms.home remedies for dark underarms

Causes of dark underarms:

Some of the main causes of dark underarms are:

1) Using lots of lotions, creams, perfumes in your underarms.

2) Accumulation of dead skin cells.

3) Too much use of hair removal creams.

4) Excessive sweating.

5) Shaving underarms.

6) Using alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.

7) Outcome of medical conditions or hormonal disorders.


Home remedies for dark underarms:

In your home, you have there are number of home remedies available for you to get rid of your dark armpits/underarms that are natural, safe and effective.

Here are the best home remedies for dark underarms:


home remedies for dark underarms


1) Potato:

Potato is known as natural bleaching agent due to its mild acid property.

Take a thin piece of potato and simply rub it on your dark area of underarms then leave it for about 15-20 minutes or you can also apply potato juice. To obtain potato juice, grate the potato and then squeeze out the juice. Also it will not cause skin irritation.

2) Coconut oil:

Many people use coconut oil for skin related issues. Coconut oil contains vitamin E, which helps in lightening the dark underarms.

Lightly massage the dark armpits with small quantity coconut oil before taking bath every day.

3) Lemon:

Lemon acts as natural bleach having potent antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is a natural cleanser. Its acidic properties make it an effective home remedy for lightening dark underarms and also exfoliate dead skin cells.

Rub a lemon slice on the dark area of underarms and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. You can also apply a paste of little turmeric, honey or plain yogurt and lemon juice and apply on dark armpit area. Then take bath or wash out it. Use moisturizer after doing this as lemon makes your skin dry. For better result do this regularly.

4) Milk:

Milk contains vitamins and fatty acid which effectively helps in whitening dark underarms. It makes the skin soft and lightens the skin tone.

Make a paste of two tablespoon of milk, one tablespoon of curd and one tablespoon of flour. Apply it on dark armpit area and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. Then wash out with water. Repeat this 3 to 4 times in a week on a regular basis.

5) Orange peel:

Bleaching and exfoliating properties of orange peel help in getting rid of dark underarms and dead skin cells.

Dry some orange peels in shades (it may take 3-4 days to completely dry out in shade). Then grind it into fine powder form. Take two teaspoon of this orange peel powder and mix with enough rose water and milk to form a thick paste. Gently rub this paste on the dark underarm area. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash out it with cold water to remove dead skin cells.

6) Baking soda:

Baking soda is also a natural bleaching agent. It is very effective scrub for your underarms. It does not cause any side effect and can avoid body odour too.

Make a thick paste by mixing two tablespoon of baking soda with water (or you can use rose water). Gently scrub this paste on the dark armpit area. Leave it for few minutes and then wash out it with lukewarm water.

7) Cucumber:

Like potato, cucumber also acts as natural bleaching agent having skin lightening properties. It does not cause any skin irritation or itching.

Take a thin slice of cucumber and rub it on your dark armpit area. You can also grate cucumber and then apply its juice on your dark underarms. Another way is to make a paste by mixing turmeric powder, lemon juice and cucumber juice. Apply this paste over dark underarms and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash out it with lukewarm water.

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