15 home remedies for dark underarms (How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms)

Easy Home Remedies for Dark Underarms/ How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms

“Freedom”, who doesn’t like it, especially when you are allowed to wear your favorite styled clothes and flaunt your fashion from a “girl to the next door” to transforming into a “babe”? But sometimes, our underarms don’t play in favor, showing the darkened underarms and we end up wearing that loose sweater like dresses, covering every inch of our body. Okay, that’s a lot of sacrifice to make. I say, “Why don’t try some unusual remedies and get rid of those dark smelly underarms”? How? Keep reading and by the end of this article you can undo every tip and trick to lighten up your underarms and flaunt that sleeveless dress to your summer beach party. So take a look at 15 home remedies for dark underarms and How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms:

1) Lemon! It’s Obvious of course!

Cut a lemon to half and squeeze it. Pour the juice in a bowl and add few drops of honey to it. Take a piece of cotton and gently rub it on your dark underarms. Wait for 30 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Its citric acid opens up the pores of the skin and enlightens the cells thus, removing the darkened and dead cells from your armpits. Repeat this process thrice a week. For best results, apply it prior to bathing.

2) Milk Cream and Turmeric

Milk cream added with a pinch of turmeric can do wonders on your skin. Take 1-2 tablespoon fresh milk cream. Make sure the milk is fresh and unboiled. Add a pinch of turmeric to it and mix it well to form a latter. Apply this mixture on the darkened part of the underarms and let it dry for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it thoroughly to avoid any odour. For best results, apply it twice a week prior to taking bath.

3) Cucumber

Someone said it right, “Be cool like a cucumber”. Cucumber is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid, fibre, and minerals including magnesium and potassium. Take a cucumber and cut it into small pieces. Grind it well and extract the juice from it. Wrap the juice in cotton and apply it well all over the darkened skin. Leave it for few minutes, say 10-15 minutes. Rinse it with water.

4) Baking Soda

Baking soda helps in unclogging the pores of underarms and removing the dead cells. Mix 1-2 tablespoon of baking soda with water. Make its paste and apply over the darkened skin. Let the scrubber get dried for few minutes. Wash it off with water. For best results, try using rose-water instead of normal water. Repeat this process twice a week

5) Essential Oils

There is a reason why massage parlours and therapists make use of essential oils. Apply few drops of castor oil daily on the darkened spots of your body. Be it a dark spot or any allergic rashes, castor oil mixed with coconut oil doubles up its healing power and make your skin glow.

6) Potatoes

Peel off the potato slices and grind it for extracting its juice. Add few drops of honey into it and apply on the armpits. Repeat the process every twice a week.

7) Orange Peel Mask

Orange, like lemon, contains citric acid, good for skin whitening. Take off the outer skin of orange and dry it. Grind it well and store the powder. Take 1-2 tablespoon of orange powder and mix it with rose-water. Apply the mixture on darkened spot regularly for effective results.

8) Coconut Oil

A well-hydrated skin always glows with radiance. Few drops of coconut oil massaged over the underarms can slowly diminish the dark and dried skin beneath.

9) Brown Sugar to the Rescue!

In case of darkened underarms as a result of shaving, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with brown sugar. Wet your fingers and rub the scrub gently over your underarm skin. The sugar particles lighten up the skin as it unclogs the pores beneath those dark and dried skins.

10) Saffron is Your Ultimate Savior!

Despite being little costlier than other ingredients, saffron has a very unique quality of instant reaction. Mix 1-2 strands of saffron with few drops of fresh milk. Rub it on the affected skin and within few days of regular usage, the dark underarms would be bygones.

11) Gram Flour

Take 2 tablespoon of gram flour in a bowl. Add few drops of rose-water to it along with a pinch of turmeric powder. The mixture should take the form of a slight thicken paste. Apply this paste over the armpits and make it dry. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

12) Make Your Own Mixture of Essential Oils

Essential oils will cause no harm to your skin even in case you are planning on experimenting with various types of essential oils. You can add 1 spoon of Jojoba oil, Olive oil, coconut oil, and any citrus contained oil. Mix it well and apply over the darkened spot. For best results, apply it before going off to bed.

13) Chickpea and Yogurt Paste

 Grind the chickpea and mix its powder with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. For feasibility, add few drops of lemon juice and apply over your underarms. The citric content of yogurt and nutrients of chickpea soften the hard surface beneath and smoothen the armpits.

14) Milk, Saffron and Honey

Another option is to soak a couple of strands of saffron in two teaspoons of milk for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also add a little honey. Apply the mixture on your underarms and leave it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off. Follow this remedy daily until you are satisfied with the results.

15) Rough Scrubs are a big NO!

Avoid market scrubs as much as you can. The ingredients mixed in these scrubs lacks balance of minerals and some out of them could be way too harsh for your soft skin. Aim for soft scrubs or to be on a safe-side, stick to the natural remedies.

Bonus Point:

Don’t skip Shower: A complete shower is very much essential for the body to stimulate properly. Wash off the sweat that leads to bacterial infection, causing smelly odour from the armpits. Also, not rinsing the sweat properly can darken the skin.

Apart from aforementioned home remedies, keep yourself hydrated in summer. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes, as it blocks the air circulation and your skin lacks enough blood circulation, making your skin dry and dead thus, leading to darkened spots.

These home remedies need to be used with great patience because the natural process takes time in showing its result but trust me when it does, it will be worth taking efforts. In case your body doesn’t show slightest of improvement, consult a skin doctor. Darkened skin can also be a symptom of acanthosis nigricans. Women suffering from overweight mostly fall prey to this bacterial disease. Acanthosis leads to darkening of skins and marks around the underarms, midst of the thighs, neck, and elbows. Consult the doctor if you feel like no home remedies are showing its effect with time.  Let us know how much you like 15 home remedies for dark underarms, How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms.

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