Do you ever look at those advertising hoardings and wonder how the models have such perfect underarms. That is, aside from Photoshop? The underarm area rarely gives us any trouble, apart from sweating, and we conveniently forget all about it. Unfortunately, the skin in this area is very sensitive and is susceptible to a variety of problems like rashes, pigmentation, infection, ingrown hair, and even pimples. There’s a lot that can happen in such a small area! However, one of the most common complaints is pigmentation. No more worries! Here are some home remedies for dark underarms. They are perfectly safe and have no side effects.
Lemon juice and honey mask
Each day, rub a slice of lemon onto your underarms before you bath. Lemon is a natural skin lightener, exfoliant, and toner so it leaves your skin feeling smoother and softer. During your bath, mix an equal amount of raw honey and lemon juice. Apply this onto your underarms as a mask and leave on for five minutes. Rinse the paste off and moisturize.
Mix some turmeric with coconut oil and apply this paste onto clean underarms for 20 minutes. Tissue off then rinse with cool water. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and draws out impurities while lightening skin discoloration.
Gram flour mask
Make a skin lightening mask or paste by mixing 2 spoons of gram flour, 1 spoon of milk, 1 spoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of turmeric. The paste will appear yellow in color. Apply on clean dry skin and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing. The lemon and milk will work to lighten and brighten the skin.
Baking Soda Remedy
Baking soda is the most popular ingredient for any cleaning recipes. Baking soda thick paste when applied onto dark underarms as a kind of pack helps to remove dead skin and unclog skin pores which are the main causes of black armpits. It is suggested to wash the area with water once dried and pat (not sponged) with a soft towel. Similar to applying lemon juice this remedy can be also be used few times a week.
Yogurt is a good remedy for underarm skin darkening. The vitamins and fatty acids found in yogurt are good for the skin, as they minimize the dark patterns and the skin damage. Apply 2 tablespoons of yogurt on each armpit and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before cleaning it off.
All above mentioned home remedies to get rid of dark underarms / black armpits are easy to apply and quick in showing results.