Dark underarms look so ugly and unattractive. Mostly, women experience the disagreeable presence of dark underarms.
There are many causes of dark underarms, such as: aggregation of dead skin cells, hyper-pigmentation, fundamental skin conditions, the chemicals in antiperspirants, as well as shaving.
Dermatologists recommend medicated cream, but these are usually expensive.
Fortunately, there are home remedies for brightening up your dark underarms that are cheaper and even work a lot better.
Try using kitchen ingredients to alleviate the discolouration of your underarms:
- Lemon Juice
The acidic properties in lemon help lighten the skin and will help in scraping off the dead skin cells which are one of the main causes of dark underarms.
You just need to rub the lemon juice under your armpits for a few minutes and then wash with water.
Note: Do not use it if you have pretty sensitive skin.
- Baking Soda
Baking soda acts as natural exfoliator. You just need to mix a little bit of baking soda with a little bit of water and rub it in for a few minutes.
- Place Potato Slices Under Arms
Potato is mildly acidic and is a natural bleaching agent. Cut the potato on slices, then place a thin slice on your underarm and rub it in there for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
- Cucumber Slices
Cucumber has natural bleaching properties that can help lighten the discoloured skin. Rub a cucumber slice around your underarms for about 10 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day for obtaining maximum results.
- Orange Peels
Keep orange peels to make a skin lightening paste. When your orange peels are dried up, grind it up with a blender and add a small amount of milk to the peel until you create a thick paste. Milk contains lactic acid which is also a lightening agent. Rub the paste into your underarms for about 10 minutes and rinse it off.
- Papaya Scrub
Papaya is an excellent remedy for the renewal of dead skin. You just have to mash a small chuck up papaya up and leave on for the 20 minutes. Then, wash it off.
- Remove Underarm Hair by Waxing
Waxing remove the hair below the skin’s surface, so this will reduce the visibility of the hairs. You will not see that grayish shadow under your arms as opposed to shaving.
Exfoliate With a Lemon and Brown Sugar Scrub
As we have already mentioned, dead skin cells are one of the main cause of dark underarms. Gently exfoliate the area with a homemade scrub – lemon and brown sugar, or if your skin is sensitive to lemon, you can combine brown sugar with some olive oil.
Note: There are also medical causes of dark armpits and you have to treat the underlying disorder. Some medical conditions which can cause dark underarm skin are diabetes, and endocrine disorders like pituitary gland disorders.
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