People with dark underarms feel shy to wear sleeveless. This cosmetic concern sometimes demands your freedom.
Fortunately, there are bunch of home available ingredients that can help to lighten the appearance of dark armpits.
Dark color of your skin underarms can be caused due to medical condition (acanthosis nigricans), shaving, bacterial infection and use of chemical filled deodorants.
Your lifestyle also has great impact on dark armpits. Beauty experts recommend waxing or tweezing the hair.
In case of deodorants, few ingredients don’t go well with your skin, which leads to infection. So stay away from it or switch to other harmless product.
DIY Home Remedy to Lighten Dark Underarms
You must initially remove underarm hair before proceeding with this remedy.
As mentioned, best way is waxing or tweezing. Or you can go with sugaring underarm hair. You can get sugaring kit in local drug store or through Amazon.
Don’t prefer products with fragrances and resins. Good sugaring kit includes sugar, water, lemon juice and natural gum.
Wash underarms with water and pat dry to remove the moisture. Now, apply the sugaring paste and then quickly pluck it. This process results in less irritation than waxing.
Lemon and Baking Soda to Lighten Dark Underarms
Baking soda is known to exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells piled over it. Anti-bacterial activity thwarts bacterial infection and prevents body odor. Assorted nutrients in baking soda lighten dark underarms.
Lemon juice is packed with bleaching, antibacterial and antiseptic abilities. With these properties lemon juice helps to lighten dark discoloration of armpits.
Baking soda – 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
- Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to 1 tbsp of baking soda.
- Mix them well and apply them on your prewashed underarms.
- Gently scrub around for 5 minutes.
- Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry and apply any moisturizing cream.
You can replace lemon juice with coconut oil or apple cider vinegar.