Top 5 Home Remedies To Lighten Your Dark Underarms

Winter is around the corner – and you are glad because you won’t have
to worry about people taking a sneak peek at your dark underarms. Those
cute, snuggly sweaters are finally here to your rescue! But, what if I
tell you that instead of dreading the sleeveless outfits, you can flaunt
smooth, even toned arms this summer? Yup, it’s true.

The
underarm area rarely gives us any trouble, apart from sweating, and we
conveniently forget all about it. Unfortunately, the skin in this area
is very sensitive and is susceptible to a variety of problems like
rashes, pigmentation, infection, ingrown hair, and even pimples. There’s
a lot that can happen in such a small area! However, one of the most
common complaints by both men and women is pigmentation or
discoloration.

Don’t let your dark underarms stop you from
wearing your favorite clothes as we have effective remedies to lighten
and brighten your underarms. Let’s take a look.
 
How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

Imagine
there’s a wedding coming up that you must attend and that gorgeous
sleeveless dress you wish to wear. But you don’t. Because of dark
underarms. No more worries! Here are some home remedies for dark
underarms. They are perfectly safe and have no side effects.
Home Remedies For Dark Armpits
 
1. Apple Cider Vinegar For Dark Underarms

You Will Need

  1. 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  2. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  3. What You Have To Do
  4. To the baking soda, add the vinegar and let the mix bubble.
  5. Once the bubbles have subsided, apply this mixture on the underarm area and let it dry.
  6. Rinse with cool water.


How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this thrice a week.

Why This Works

ACV
contains mild acids that will remove the accumulated dead skin cells
and also lighten the darkened underarm area. Additionally, it will also
act as a disinfectant and kill the microbes present .
Caution

If you have sensitive skin, use one teaspoon ACV, one teaspoon water, and baking soda mix.


2. Aloe Vera For Dark Underarms

You Will Need

  • An aloe leaf

What You Have To Do

  1. Cut open the leaf and extract fresh aloe vera gel.
  2. Apply a layer of this gel on your underarms and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with water.
  4. If you do not have an aloe plant at home, you can also use organic aloe vera gel.

How Often You Should Do This
Repeat this every alternate day.
 
Why This Works
Aloesin
found in aloe vera gel is a tyrosinase inhibitor, an enzyme that is
responsible for skin pigmentation. By hindering the activity of this
enzyme, aloe vera can lighten discolored armpits . It is also
antibacterial in nature and soothing for inflamed/irritated skin.

3. Olive Oil For Dark Underarms

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar

What You Have To Do

  1. Add the brown sugar to the oil and mix it gently.
  2. Dampen the underarm skin and apply the mixture.
  3. Scrub for a minute or two and leave it on for five minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week until you get the desired results.
Why This Works

Olive
oil is very hydrating and nourishing for the skin. It is also rich in
antioxidants The brown sugar acts as an exfoliant and will remove the
dead skin cells that have accumulated and made your underarm skin darker
.


4. Turmeric For Dark Underarms

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • What You Have To Do
  • Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste on the underarms.
  • Let it dry for 10-12 minutes and then rinse.

How Often You Should Do This
Repeat this twice a week.
Why This Works

Turmeric
is commonly used in face masks to lighten and brighten up the skin tone
and also fade away spots. Regular application on the underarms will
definitely lighten the dark skin . Milk contains lactic acid that
further aids in the underarm whitening process .
 
Caution
Do not use this remedy if you are allergic to milk and milk products.
 
5. Castor Oil For Dark Underarms

You Will Need

  • 1-2 teaspoons castor oil
  • What You Have To Do
  • Rub the underarm area gently with castor oil for about five minutes.
  • Shower as usual.

How Often You Should Do This
Use castor oil every day to lighten underarms.
Why This Works

Castor
oil absorbs all the impurities present on your skin and even cleans out
your pores. All the dirt, excess oil, and dead cells are removed to
reveal lighter skin in your underarms . It is also an excellent skin
conditioner.

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