Having dark underarms can be really embarrassing. You become uncomfortable wearing sleeveless dresses or are very self conscious when you do. Far from what you may think, dark underarms are not as a result of medical condition or a disease. It is usually caused by hair removal creams that are heavily ladened with chemicals, buildup of dead skin cells, poor ventilation in the armpit area, regular use of alcohol based deodorants and antiperspirants.
Instead of combating dark underarms with expensive products that may not be so effective, it is better to use homemade ingredients to get rid of it. Highlighted below are some of the natural ingredients you can use to get rid of dark underarms. They are cheap and very easy to get.
Take a thin slice of potato and rub it on your armpit for about 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water or you can grate the potato and squeeze the juice out. Apply the juice all over your underarms using your fingers or a cotton ball. Allow the juice to sit for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice everyday to get faster and better results.
Rub a thin slice of cucumber on your underarms or you can grate the cucumber to extract the juice. Apply the juice on your armpit and leave for a while, like 30 minutes before washing it off with water. You can also mix the cucumber juice with turmeric powder and lemon juice and apply under your arms. Do this once every day or till you’re satisfied.
3. Coconut oil:
Coconut oil is a very good natural ingredient to help get rid of your dark underarms. Just massage your underarms with coconut oil. You can mix the coconut oil with sugar. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with a very mild soap and lukewarm water. Repeat this two-three times daily until you’re satisfied. The coconut oil can also double as an effective natural deodorant.
4. Orange Peel:
Spread the orange peels in the sun till they are completely dry and then grind the peels into powder form. Mix the grinded orange peels with rose water and milk; enough to make a thick paste. Scrub your underarms with the paste and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water cold water. Like the others, do it twice or thrice daily till you’re satisfied with the outcome.
Rub a wedge of lemon on your armpit and leave for about 10 minutes. For better result, sprinkle sugar on the lemon and use it on your armpit. You can also mix with turmeric powder, honey or plain yogurt. Wash it off with cold water. Repeat this three or four times a week.
You can also use milk, vinegar or baking soda to also get rid of dark underarms. All these ingredients have strong exfoliating properties that can help lighten the skin.
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