Dark underarms will bring down your confidence especially during the hot seasons as you avoid wearing your tank tops to prevent embarrassing moments. No need to worry, you can still regain your confidence without having to go out and spend lots of cash on products to help you out. There is no exact time limit to show results, but depending on the age of the dark spot and your skin, results will differ. The following are home remedies that will get rid of dark underarms or armpits.
Due to the acidic nature of lemon and its natural bleaching properties, it will help you to dry out the dark spot while at the same time removing dead skin cells. Its anti-bacterial properties should keep infections away. As a result, it leaves your underarm lightened. Here is how;
Cut a slice of lemon or better; extract some juice from a lemon fruit.
Using the slice, rub it around your under arm for a few minutes or it is the juice, dab it around the dark spot and let it rest for a few minutes.
Rinse it off.
Repeat this process until you see changes, but apply this remedy twice a day for better results.
Sometimes the cause of the dark underarms is due to dead skin cells. The process of exfoliating will get rid of the dark spot as it removes the dead skin cells. Oranges will remove dead skin cells due to its antioxidant properties. Procedure:
Peel an orange and let the peels dry.
Grind them to form a power like substance and make a paste by adding some milk.
Scrub your underarm with the paste for about 10minutes to remove the dead skin cells.
Rinse off with cold water.
Once a day is enough, then repeated the procedure till you see the effect.
It is important to note that baking soda works in the same way as the oranges so it can be used as a substitute.
Milk works to lighten the dark skin due to its vitamins and fatty acids. Not only will it leave your skin lighter, but also soft and fresh. Here’s how to use:
Mix the milk with some flour so as to create a paste.
Apply to the skin and let it rest for about 15minutes.
Rinse with cold water.
Repeat a few times.
Potatoes are known to have bleaching properties. Its mechanism works just as that of the lemon juice.
For potatoes, it is better that some juice is extracted as rubbing a slice of potato will take longer quite some time to keep rubbing for the desired effect.
Apply the juice on the dark spot and leave for about 10minutes as it dries.
Rinse it off.
Apply twice a day and repeat procedure until you see the desired effect.
5. Brown Sugar
Concentrated sugar can be used to exfoliate the skin so as to reduce the appearance of darker skin if it is being caused by dead skin cells.
Mix a small cup of brown sugar with 3tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil.
Apply to wet skin for absorption and leave for about a minute. Preferably when you want to take a shower.
Repeat remedy twice a week.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
This works by helping your skin shed faster, therefore getting rid of dead skin cells. As a result, you are left with an even skin tone.
Using a cotton ball, dab the vinegar onto the dark spot.
Leave for about 5minutes.
Repeat this procedure a few times a week on a regular basis until the skin tone is evened out.
7. Virgin Coconut oil
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E which will help lighten your skin over time. Due to this, it is recommended that it is used on a daily basis. It also serves the purpose of a deodorant, so apply it before you take a shower.
Massage the oil onto the skin and let it rest for about 15minutes.
Rinse with warm water and a mild soap.