Steps to Remove Dark Underarms Skin

Dark underarms is a condition when the skin under the arms or the armpits as we know gets dark.Dark underarms are often the cause of embarrassment when you wear your favorite sleeveless top. Dark underarms are of more concern to fair people because it is visible more on fair skin

Dark underarms: Causes

These are the main culprits:

Constant rubbing against tight clothing,

surrounding skin (worse if you’re overweight),

negative reactions to deodorants,

improper washing,


dead skin buildup,

intake of androgen-based contraceptives,

dark hair follicles, or just genetics.

Restoring the normal color of your underarms is not easy. Before you start applying all sorts of bleaches and whiteners on that sensitive area of your body, you must follow these tips religiously:-

1). You can use natural bleaching agents such as yogurt and lime juice to lighten the area. You would only have to apply and leave on a mix of both these substances for about 20 minutes before bathing as usual.

2). You need to clean your underarms regularly. Applying a moisturizer will help to soften and smooth the skin which in turn will prevent pigmentation or darkening of the skin

3). You need to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily in order to keep your skin hydrated. Dry skin invites all kinds of skin problems. Try to prevent the dryness of your underarms too.

4). You can also use milk cream and saffron. Soak a few strands of saffron in milk cream overnight and apply this to your under arms in the morning. This should show you good results within a month or so. Keep in mind that you should be patient and wait for it to work.

5). Quit smoking and supplement your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The anti oxidants present in green, leafy vegetables will help to flush out the toxins from your body and keep you and your skin healthy.

6). You can also rub lemon slices in your armpit for whitening it naturally

7). You can also perform waxing for whitening your under arms.

8). You should preferably apply Meladerm pigment reducing cream which contains all the above ingredients. This cream not only whiten your underarms but also diminishes dark spots and birthmarks.

9). Potato is an active bleaching agent. Apply potato juice on the underarms and keep it for sometime. It would effectively remove the darkness of the armpits.

10). Make a paste by using one tbsp of curd, one tsp of gram flour and milk, and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply the paste on the underarms and wash with cold water after 15 minutes. It will give you a good result.

11). Application of cucumber juice with turmeric powder is consider as good bleach for dark under arm.

12). Apply Vitamin E oil on your armpits.

13). Wash the dark underarms with cocounut oil.

14). One of the best home remedy for dark underarms is application of dried orange peels with yogurt around the affected area.

15). Rub the infected area with backing soda regularly after taking bath. It helps to reduce the darkness of the skin.

16). You can also put the pack of sandalwood powder and rose water on your underarms. This also helps to remove darkness of the armpits.

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