Dark underarm is a very common and embarrassing problem for many women. There are certain parts of our body where skin sensitivity is high and one such part is “under-arm area”. If you have dark underarms then don’t panic and run to a doctor as this is not a serious issue which needs doctor consultation. Don’t hide your armpits from the world and don’t throw away your entire sleeve-less dresses.
Here are few sure-shot home remedies to get rid of dark underarms. But before that let’s have a look at some major causes of dark armpits.
° Excessive use of Deodorants: deodorants can sometime react and can cause skin darkening due to the chemicals and alcohol content. Using deodorants daily prevents the sweat by clogging the pores which in return can lead to under-arm darkening. DIY natural deodorant at home to get rid of dark armpits and odor.
° Shaving and Hair removal creams: Constantly shaving underarm area can lead to underarm darkening. Shaving doesn’t remove hair from the roots and thus hair follicles are still visible in the form of black spots. Shaving also increases hair re-growth and the hair which grows back is harder. Using hair removal creams also darkens underarm as they contain many chemicals that affect sensitive area. It’s important to get rid of unwanted hair but use simple ways like waxing.
° Dead cells: Dead skin cells make your under-arm area dark. So, make sure you exfoliate your armpits regularly to get rid of dead cells. Yes, exfoliation is required for every part of body.
° Wearing Tight or Synthetic Clothes: It’s very essential that body sweat gets absorbed and doesn’t remain on skin surface for long. If sweat will stay for long on your body then it can cause skin darkening bacteria which will eventually give you dark armpits. So, stop wearing tight clothes and let your armpit breathe. Synthetic fabric doesn’t allow sweat absorption thus leads to dark underarms. Try these simple and easy tips to keep underarms clean and fresh all day long.
° Potato, sugar and lemon juice: Take 2 tbsp of grated potato, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and mix it along with 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix them well and now rub this on your armpits. Keep it for 30 minutes and then rinse off with plain water. Potato and lemon are natural bleaching agents that help in skin whitening.
° Baking Soda: Baking soda is an excellent scrubber and it will help you in getting rid of dead skin cells. Not just this, using baking soda regularly will also control body odor. Make a natural underarm whitening scrub with baking soda.
° Olive oil and brown Sugar: Mix brown sugar and olive oil. Now apply this to your underarm and scrub with light hand. Scrub for 5 minutes and then rinse off. Olive oil will hydrate your underarm area and will also help in whitening. You can also use vitamin E oil or coconut oil if you want.
° Rice Flour and lemon juice: Mix rice flour and lemon juice to make a paste. Now apply this top your underarm and keep for 5 minutes. Then rinse off by gently scrubbing your area. Rice flour and lemon juice both help in whitening skin and this will give you sure-shot results.