Dark coloration of the skin in the underarms region is usually not a disease or medical condition. Dark underarms can be thought of as the skin’s response to exposure to certain elements, similar to a suntan that results from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.
You can easily get rid of dark underarms using simple home remedies that are safe, effective, natural and affordable.
1. Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarms. Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. At the same time, it will also work as an effective natural deodorant.
- Massage the dark underarms with coconut oil.
- Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water.
- Repeat two or three times daily until you achieve the desired results
It is the ultimate natural bleaching agent. You can use it to whiten any parts of the body, and that includes underarms too. Nevertheless, lemons are also good antiseptic agents, thus they get rid of odor from your underarms. All you have to do is just rub a slice of lemon against your armpit, and leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. But however, bear in mind that lemons can dry out your skin. Therefore, we advise you to apply some moisturizer or body lotion afterwards.
3. Baking Soda:
One of the main reasons for darkening of the armpit is the accumulation of dead cells in that area. We often skip exfoliating our underarms and as a result face this problem. Baking soda proves to be very effective in terms of exfoliation or scrubbing. Take two tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of water. Make a slightly thick paste and apply it on the armpits. Rub it in circular motion gently. Doing this regularly for at least 3-4 times a week will help unclog pores and scrub away all the dead skin, thus lightening your underarms.
Potato contains an enzyme that helps in getting lightening underarms and potato has a bleaching property. Extract the juice from potato and directly apply on the armpits and gently massage for about 10 minutes. This is a natural remedy which gives you a positive result and you can repeat the procedure once in a day for about 2-3 weeks.