Home Remedies For Dark Underarms
Problems concerning dark underarms are as ubiquitous as they are daunting. The society is at a point where impressions and first perceptions of a person would really have a great deal. When it comes to sleeveless tops, especially for women, something like raising your hands or arms is an excruciating experience, as this simple act would make or break what people think of you.
Often, this becomes a source of embarrassment and so most are so cautious not to do it. To prevent this situation, wearing tops with sleeves to leave the underarms unexposed should do the trick.
However, for hygiene and natural beauty’s sake, you won’t want to do that for the rest of your life. With the case of pregnant women, there is an increase of melanin during pregnancy. This hormone is normally responsible for dark skin pigmentation. In this article, we will discuss how you can eliminate dark underarms through the ingredients you can see inside your kitchen.
1. Lemon and Vitamin E Oil
Lemons act as a natural cleanser and a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic. If you’re a frequent user of deodorants and antiperspirants, squeeze out lemon as the juice would help to destroy the bacteria and the bad odor from perspiration. Lemon can be your substitute for these two products. The beauty of it is that it’s free from harmful chemicals and thus you’re free from effects such as cancer.
As a whitening solution, lemons can also remove dead skin cells. Rub the lemon juice onto your armpits once or twice a week and you’re done for a fresh look. Apply Vitamin E oil to moisturize your armpits afterwards, as lemons alone would cause your armpit skin to dry.
Milk, combined with one tablespoon of curd and one tablespoon of flour are such useful ingredients for treating dark skin occurrence at armpits. Another recommended concoction is milk with honey. When you have prepared these, mix all of them and apply the paste on dark underarms. Make it linger for about 20 minutes then wash it off with cold water before taking a shower. This solution softens the skin and removes the dead skin cells that make your underarms have a dark layer.
3. Sandalwood and Rose Water
Apply paste of sandalwood and rose water on your underarms. Wash it after 15 minutes with cold water. Also you may try rubbing sandalwood stick on a wooden board with rose water to derive a thick paste. Apply this paste on the skin of the underarm and wash it off after it dries completely. This is a very effective remedy to lighten the skin tone of your armpits; also sandalwood will act as a great coolant and hence would prevent excessive sweating.
4. Virgin Coconut Oil
Before bathing, massage the dark underarms with virgin coconut oil for 10 minutes. Then rinse with mild soap and water. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) contains the important ingredient Vitamin E that lightens underarms. It can also be used as an effective natural deodorant. Make sure you let it dry before wearing your shirt or your sleeveless dress.
5. Cucumber with Turmeric Powder
Combine cucumber juice and turmeric powder. To enhance the capability of the mixture and fight against skin darkening underarms, one suggestion is to add lime juice. Then, apply this for about 30 minutes before rinsing off.
6. Orange Peels
Grind the dried peels of the orange (can be in powder form) and mix them with rose water and milk (or yogurt) to make paste. Use this as a scrub and rub your dark underarms gently for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water afterwards to remove dead skin which is one of the primary causes of dark underarms.
Containing mild acidic properties, potato is another great bleaching agent. Squeeze one slice of potato to extract about two tablespoons of its juice. Apply it onto the underarms with a soft brush for 20 to 25 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water daily. It is great to use potatos because it is the least to irritate your underarm skin among the ingredients mentioned in this article.
8. Pumice Stone
Massaging the armpit area with a pumice stone will powerfully buff away dead skin cells, leaving brighter and whiter skin behind. However, this can only be done during emergency or heavy-duty occasions as frequent rubbing might damage the skin due to its abrasiveness. Using Pumice stone with some of the ingredients mentioned in this article will also intensify the effects of your desired outcome.
9. Baking Soda
Baking soda is often used to exfoliate the skin and favorably cure the darkness of the underarms. Application of baking soda after bath helps to unclog pores for a gentle, smooth and whitened skin. It’s also a low-cost deodorant.
Drinking water is the easiest form of remedy for dark underarms. Its purpose is to keep the body hydrated. Consuming at least 10 to 12 glasses of water daily clears the intestinal system, which will consequently reduce melanin pigmentation that causes dark skin. Just drink lots of water and you don’t need to scrub and rinse anything on your underarms.
There are a lot of cheap alternatives you can do to lighten up your armpits using natural products you can see in your own home’s kitchen. These products don’t only costs less but they’re as effective as those products you can buy after the market. Now you do not have to be humiliated or worry about your armpits being dark. Try these suggestions and get rid of your black armpits issues quickly, so that in the next summer season, you can go basically sleeveless and get your self-confidence once again.
“Most people with low self-esteem have earned it” – George Carlin
Alexis Thompson is a former Mountain Backpacker and a 26 year old mother of 2 daughters, Sophie and Rhian. She is into almost all types of Music especially The Fray and Hillsong. She also has a passion in Singing and Scrap Booking. Follow her escapades on her Twitter.