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Home Remedies to Whiten Dark Underarms

By Varnika Chauhan   

Dark underarms can be caused by several reasons. The most common cause of dark underarms can be the use of chemicals which burn the skin. The skin present under the arms is actually quite sensitive and use of blunt razors, or harsh hair removal creams can actually lead to pigmentation that is hard to get rid of.

Home Remedies to Whiten Dark Underarms

Home Remedies to Whiten Dark Underarms

However, with the consistent use of the following simple home remedies, you can get rid of dark underarms:


Orange Peel Powder and Milk

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

How to:

  1. Mix the orange peel powder with the milk to obtain a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your clean underarms and allow the mask to dry.
  3. This will take about 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, wash your skin using plain water.
  5. Do this remedy 3-4 times a week.

How this works:

Orange peel powder is packed with anti oxidants. It is used as a common ingredient in many home remedies to achieve brighter looking skin. Scars due to chemical burns can eventually get darker due to sun exposure. Orange peel powder helps to get rid of sun tan and makes the darkness fade away. Milk helps to moisturize the skin.

Potato Juice

You will need:

  • ½ a potato
  • A cotton ball

How to:

  1. Grate the potato into fine shreds. This will make it easier to extract the juice.
  2. Place the shreds into a sieve and press on them using a spoon.
  3. Collect the juice in a bowl.
  4. Using the cotton ball, apply the juice on your underarms.
  5. Allow it to stay for 45 minutes.
  6. You can even leave the potato juice on the skin overnight.
  7. Wash using plain water.
  8. Do this remedy once every day.
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How this works:

Potato juice is a very mild yet effective home remedy to get rid of dark underarms very quickly. Potato juice has skin lightening properties which make it very effective as an overnight treatment. It is mild enough to be used on sensitive skin as well and can give results within a few uses. Potato juice also helps to get rid of hyper-pigmentation.

Baking Soda and Honey

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

How to:

  1. Mix the two ingredients together to get a thick paste.
  2. Use this paste to exfoliate your skin for 6 minutes.
  3. Now rinse off using lukewarm water.
  4. Do this remedy 2 times a week.

How this works:

Baking soda has a skin lightening effect and it enhances the function of honey as well. Baking soda has an anti bacterial action and it helps in getting rid of germs and even body odor. Since it deep cleans the skin, it helps in preventing any further breakouts. Honey has multiple benefits for the skin. It has anti bacterial and anti microbial properties. It helps to keep the pores clean. Honey has small amounts of hydrogen peroxide which make it excellent for lightening the skin. It also helps to reduce inflammation and get rid of any redness. Honey will also keep the skin moisturized, healthy and make it look brighter.

Home Remedies to Whiten Dark Underarms

Home Remedies to Whiten Dark Underarms

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

How to:

  1. Mix the ingredients together and apply on the underarms.
  2. Let it stay for 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse off using plain water.
  4. Do this remedy once a week.
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How this works:

Baking soda helps to remove all the excess oil and dirt from the skin which often make our skin look dull and lifeless. Baking soda has skin bleaching properties and can help in getting rid of blemishes and lightening the skin. Lemon juice is a very effective ingredient used in several home remedies to achieve beautiful skin. It has several benefits for oily skin as well. Lemon juice acts like an astringent and helps to deep clean the pores. It helps to remove excess sebum and helps to tighten the skin. With regular use lemon juice will help to reduce the appearance of dark underarms and also make the skin look brighter.

Coffee and Coconut Oil Scrub

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar or castor sugar

How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Use this scrub to exfoliate the skin on the underarms for at least 6-7 minutes.
  3. Rinse off using plain water.
  4. Repeat this remedy 2 times a week.

How this helps:

Coffee grounds have the ideal texture to exfoliate the tough skin that is present in the underarms. This help greatly in removing the dead skin cells and making the skin fresh and supple. The deposition of dead tissue can also be a reason for underarm darkness. Coconut oil contains fats which help is moisturizing the skin and prevent the pigmentation due to dryness.

 

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