I know how uncomfortable it can be to have dark underarms. Underarms may become dark due to some mistakes like shaving or using hair removing creams and deodorants.
However, there are some remedies for whitening dark underarms you can make at home. Of course, time and effort is needed to get the results.
Here are some home Remedies for Dark Underarms:
Lemon as a natural bleach for dark underarms
There is nothing better than using a lemon as bleach. Although it is a natural cleanser, lemon also has anti-bacterial and anti-septic powers. With its acidic properties, lemon can lighten your skin and exfoliate dead skin cells.
You need a thick lemon slice to rub your underarms every day before having a bath. Because lemon can make your skin dry, apply some moisturizer after bath.
Also, you can add a little bit of turmeric, honey or yogurt to lemon juice. Mix them and you will get a paste. Apply the paste to your dark underarms and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash it with water afterwards.
Potato as dark underarms bleach
Potatoes are excellent natural bleaching agents too. If lemon’s acidic nature irritates your skin, potatoes are your better choice. With its mild acids, potato does not irritate the skin. This is how you can use it for whitening dark underarms:
Rub your underarms with a thin potato slice for 5-10 minutes and wash them with warm water afterwards. Also, there is another way by grating a potato and squeezing out the juice. Apply the juice to your underarms with a cotton ball. Wash after 10 minutes.
Use cucumbers too!
Cucumbers have skin lightening properties as well. You can combine lemon juice with cucumber. Since lemon is good for bleaching your skin, cucumber soothes the skin and avoids any itching or irritation.
Squeeze the juice out of lime and mix it with a cucumber juice. You can add some turmeric to mixture. Lemon helps the whitening and removing dead cells, cucumber does the cooling effect while turmeric prevents stains. This is a very easy and helpful remedy that you can prepare without any problem.
Here is another simple recipe including only cucumber roundels with which you rub your underarms. Also, you can apply only cucumber juice and get ready to see the results after a few days.
White Baking Soda, of course!
Baking soda has many benefits. While it can whiten your underarms, baking soda can be a great scrub as well. Additionally, you can avoid deodorants and antiperspirants because baking soda prevents body odor. A baking soda scrub can unclog pores, removing damaged and dead cells.
For this simple recipe you need no more than some baking soda and water. After you mix them and make a paste, apply it to your underarms and scrub gently.
Olive oil is great for your skin with all its antioxidants and other constituents.
To prepare this recipe you need 3 tablespoons of extra virgin oil and 1 cup of brown sugar.
Mix the ingredients and wet the skin under your arms. After you apply the mixture, let it sit for 5 minutes. Wash with water afterwards. Use this remedy at least twice a week.
I am sure you already know that coconut oil is good for the skin in general. Because of its vitamin E contents, coconut oil can lighten the skin.
Rub a little of this amazing oil under your arms before showering and then wash it with a mild soap and warm water. Coconut oil can be used as a natural deodorant too.