Hello everyone! Although dark underarm is not a disease it can lead to embarrassing situations sometimes. Discoloration of underarms may occur due to excessive sweating, use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants, heredity, hormonal imbalance, diabetes, obesity,chemical-laden hair-removing creams, shaving, poor ventilation in the underarms, accumulation of dead cells, tight clothing, skin infections or unhygienic lifestyle.I have found some good home remedies to lighten dark underarms naturally.Keep reading the post to get the details.
Home remedies to lighten dark underarms naturally:
Although the post title suggests home remedies to lighten dark underarms naturally, it will take some time and effort. It can not be done overnight. I won’t recommend any whitening cream for that because it can worsen the condition.
Potato has natural bleaching properties. Simply rub thin slices of a potato in the affected area for 5-8 minutes.Rinse off with water and repeat 2-3 times daily.You can also grate the potato and apply the juice in underarms area, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.Repeat the process 2-3 times daily.
Lemon has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It also helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells.Rub half a lemon under the arms for 15 minutes. You can also mix a pinch of turmeric powder, a half teaspoon of honey or yogurt in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and apply it to your underarms. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off. Repeat the above methods three or four times a week.Take equal amount of lemon juice, glycerin, and rose water.Apply the mixture on the affected area.Wash off after an hour. Follow the process 4-5 times a week.
Tomato has acidic properties which lighten the underarms naturally.It also helps reduce the excessive sweating.Rub a slice of raw tomato in the underarms. You can also apply tomato juice overnight.Rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning.Repeat these processes 3-4 times a week.
Baking soda exfoliates the dead skin cells and unclogs the pores. Mix baking soda with water and scrub this paste in your underarms for 2-3 minutes. Wash off with water.You can also add a half teaspoon of lemon juice and a half teaspoon of coconut oil in 1 tablespoon of baking soda to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Follow the mentioned methods 3-4 times a week.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is an antioxidant helps lighten the skin tone in the underarm area.Mix equal amount of turmeric powder, milk, and honey.Apply it on the affected area.Let it sit for 15 minutes.Rinse off with water.Repeat the process twice a week. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder with enough lemon juice to make a thick paste.Apply it on the underarms area.Leave it for 15 minutes.Wash off with water.Follow the method twice a week.
Cucumber has natural bleaching agents which lighten the underarms naturally. Rub thin slices of cucumber on the underarms for 5-6 minutes or apply the cucumber juice on the affected area for 10 minutes.Rinse off with water.Follow the process twice daily to get the best results.You can also mix 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice with a pinch of turmeric powder and a half teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this pack on the underarms area.Leave it for 20 minutes.Rinse off with water.Follow the procedure 4-5 times a week.
Milk contains fatty acids and some vitamins which make the skin brighter. Apply a few drops of full-fat milk on your underarms and leave for about 10 minutes. Do it twice daily.You can also make a thick paste with 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of gram flour and 1 teaspoon of yogurt.Apply this paste on the affected area and leave for about 15 minutes.Rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process 3-4 times a week.
Alum has skin lightening properties.It also balances the pH level of the skin. Mix 2 teaspoons of alum powder with water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area.Leave it for 15 minutes.Rinse off with water.Do it twice a week.
Orange peels have skin lightening, bleaching, antioxidant and exfoliating properties.Mix 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder(keep the orange peels in the sun until they dry out, grind these to make the orange peel powder or you can buy the powder directly from the market) with an equal amount of rose water and milk to make a thick paste.You can use substitute the milk with lemon juice.Gently scrub your underarms with the paste for 3-4 minutes and then leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.Wash off the area with cold water.Repeat the process 2-3 times a week.
Coconut oil contains vitamin E which helps lighten the underarms. It also works as an effective natural deodorant.Massage the dark underarms with coconut oil.Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.Wash off with mild soap and lukewarm water.Repeat this process 2-3 times daily. you can also massage coconut oil daily and leave it overnight.Wash off in the morning.
sandalwood has skin lightening properties.It also helps get rid of body odor and gives a soothing effect to the skin.Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder with the required amount of rose water to make a thick paste.Apply it on the affected area and rinse off after 15 minutes.Follow this remedy 4-5 times a week.
12.White vinegar/Apple cider vinegar:
Vinegar removes dead skin cells and works as a disinfectant as well. Mix 2 tablespoons of rice powder with the required amount of white vinegar to make a thick paste. Dampen your underarms with lukewarm water.Apply the paste on the skin and rinse it off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.Follow this method thrice a week.
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons of baking soda.Apply this paste on the underarms.After 10 minutes rinse it off with cold water. Repeat the process thrice a week.
Prepare a scrub by mixing equal amount of brown sugar and olive oil.Gently massage it on the affected area for 1-2 minutes.Then leave it for 5 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow the method twice a week.
Aloe vera gel has antibacterial properties.It also acts as a natural exfoliator for the skin. Apply the fresh aloe vera gel(If you do not find aloe vera plant then you can use aloe vera gels that are available in market) on the underarms area.Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.Repeat the process daily to get the best results.
15.Fuller’s Éarth(Multani Mitti):
Multani Mitti absorbs the impurities and unclogs the pores.It removes the dead skin cells and acts as a natural exfoliator.Mix 2 tablespoons of Multani mitti powder to 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and enough water to make a thick paste.Apply the paste to the underarms area.Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Follow the process twice a week.
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These home remedies to lighten dark underarms naturally definitely do wonders. But you have to keep patience while trying out these remedies.Simultaneously you have to maintain a healthy and hygienic lifestyle to get rid of those dark underarms.Before using any of the elements mentioned above, make sure that you are not allergic to any of the elements.If you do not get desired results after following these processes for few weeks then do consult with your health practitioner as soon as possible.