Are you scared of getting your hands up because of the dark underarms? I know it can be a source of anxiety and embarrassment. But as we try to help you with everything, what’s stopping us for trying to solve this problem as well.
Let us start with the things that cause this problem – hair removal creams, shaving, buildup of dead skin, excessive sweating, fungal and bacterial infections, harsh chemicals in deodorants and so on.
Here are some natural solutions for dark underarms:
Just rub a slice of lemon gently on the underarms for 10-15 minutes. The lemon is a natural lightener. Other fresh juices that will do the work too are from tomato, cucumber, orange, etc.
Scrub the underarm area with a thick paste of tablespoon of baking soda and a little water. This mixture removes the dead skin.
Except for the lightening effect it also nourishes and moisturizes your skin. To increase the effectiveness you can add half a teaspoon of lemon juice in a teaspoon of coconut oil.
Apple cider vinegar
Mix it with rice flour in order to make thick paste. Apply it on the problematic area and wash it off with warm water after 10-15 minutes.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of raw milk, plain yogurt and gram flour. Apply on the skin and let it work for about 15-20 minutes to lighten dark underarms.
It’s great that there are home natural remedies for removing the dark underarms, but we should also think of how to prevent getting those nasty stains:
- Try to wax rather than shave. Shaving doesn’t remove the hairs from the roots and it gives the impression of dark underarms.
- Switch your deodorant to alum powder.