Do you feel embarrassed to wear sleeve less in public? Are you scared of raising your hands due to smelly sweaty dark armpits? Darkening of skin in the underarm area is not because of any medical condition or skin disease. Underarms darken due to skins allergic reaction to certain chemicals or elements just like skin tanning that results due to exposure to solar rays.
The main causes of dark underarms are regular shaving of underarms can cause skin darkening, regular use of Hair removal cream may cause skin darkening as well, sweating excessively may also cause dark underarms, poor ventilation in and around underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, over use of alcohol base deodorants and perfumes can also cause skin darkening and medical condition called Acanthosis nigricans which displays other symptoms like insulin resistance, obesity and even cancer. (Do consult a physician if the symptoms are similar to the above condition immediately) Just like suntan, you can easily get rid of dark underarms using simple home preparations that are easy, simple, effective and affordable.
Presenting Top 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms
Potato – The Natural Bleaching Agent
Potato has light acidic property thus, making it appropriate to use it on skin. It is not very strong as lemon which can irritate skin. Because of it’s mild nature, potato can be applied on sensitive skin as well. Cut a potato into thin round shaped slices. Take a single slice and rub it in your underarms for about 10 minutes, then use lukewarm water to rinse the potato peel off.
Another alternative approach is to grate a potato in a grater and squeeze out its juice. Use cotton pads to apply the juice in your armpits. Let the juice dry in your armpits for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use any of the above mentioned approach twice a day to get quick results and to see your armpits getting lightened.
Cucumber is similar to potato and can be used as a natural bleaching agent to help lighten dark skin especially dark underarms. Take a thin round slice of cucumber or grate cucumber in a grater to squeeze out its juice and rub it in your underarms for around 10 minutes. This should be done twice daily to get better result. Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the juice. Mix the juice with a pinch of turmeric powder and few drops of lemon juice. Apply this paste on dark underarms and keep it on for 30 minutes. Repeat the above process twice every alternate day to get the maximum result of skin lightening.
Lemon has significant antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is also a good bleaching agent. Apart from the above mentioned qualities, it is also a well known cleanser. You would see lemon in washing bowl in restaurants for its cleansing property. Its strong acidic property lightens skin color as well as exfoliates dead skin cells. To get rid of dark armpits, take a wedge of lemon and rub it in underarms for few minutes before going to bath.
For more effective exfoliation sprinkle sugar on lemon wedge and then use it. Make a paste of turmeric powder and plain curd or honey. Mix the ingredients in lemon juice to form a thick paste and apply it in your underarms. Let it sit for another 10 minutes and wash it off with water. Apply this remedy 4 times a week. Lemon juice has the tendency to dry out skin. Make sure every time you use lemon juice, follow it up with moisturizer.
Baking soda can be used to make an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin cells thus lightening dark armpits. It helps to unclog skin pores. Mix water with baking soda to make a thick paste. Use paste to scrub the underarms. Wash it off and wipe the area dry. Repeat this process 3 to 4 times a week.
Orange Peel – A Natural Scrub For Underarms
Orange peel has both bleaching and exfoliating property. So, they can used to lighten the skin color under your armpits. A natural armpit scrubber helps to gets rid of dry skin cells, lighten underarms and leave sweet smell of orange in armpits. Peel the orange using a peeler. Dry out the skin of orange and after drying, grate the dried skin into powder form. Mix 2 tablespoon of powdered orange peel with rose water and milt to form a thick paste. Apply this paste and softly scrub the underarm. After few minutes of scrubbing, wash it off with cold water.
Follow the above mentioned home remedies to get rid of dark underarms and rejuvenate your lost confidence. Stay stylish!!