Some of the main causes of dark underarms are regular shaving, excessive sweating and so many more. Having dark underarms can make a lady loose her confidence, especially when wearing outfits that do not cover the arms. That’s why we bring to you some natural remedies to lighten those dark underarms.
Lemons: Aside from lightening, lemons are also good antiseptic agents, thus they get rid of odour from your underarms. All you have to do is rub a slice of lemon against your armpit, and leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. However, lemons can dry out your skin. Therefore, we advise you to apply some moisturizer or body lotion afterwards.
Baking soda: baking soda is also a natural bleaching agent. But it is usually milder and does not trigger any side effects when used on skin. To use it for your underarms, make a thick paste out of baking soda and some water. Apply it onto the affected area, and leave it to dry. Once it dries, rinse off with lukewarm water.
Orange peels: The bleaching work is done by the citric acid found in orange peels. Dry some orange peels under the sun until they are completely dried. Grind them until they turn into powder form and store it in a tight container. Take about two tablespoon of it and mix with warm water to apply on your underarms. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before washing off with cool water.
Vinegar: This remedy effectively rids unpleasant odours and any dark spots found in your armpit. Rub some vinegar onto your underarms and leave it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Coconut oil: this is a universal remedy for health and beauty. This remedy involves a slow whitening process. So we suggest that you use this remedy every day. Massage some coconut oil into the skin of your underarms for about 10 to 15 minutes before taking your bath.