395 Views

10 Natural Remedies To Lightening Dark Underarms

images (10)

Having dark underarms can makea lady loose her confidence, especially when wearing outfits that do not cover the arms.

Some of the main causes of dark underarms are regular shaving, excessive sweating, excessive skin accumulation of dead skin cells, regular use of shaving creams and using alcohol-based deodorants. And sometimes, it can also be caused by certain medical conditions or hormonal disorders.

Ladies, armpits lighten and get your confidence back with any of the natural remedies below!

Lemons

images (3)

Aside from lightenning, lemons are also good antiseptic agents, thus they get rid of odor from your underarms. All you have to do is just rub a slice of lemon against your armpit, and leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. But however, bear in mind that lemons can dry out your skin. Therefore, we advise you to apply some moisturizer or body lotion afterwards.

Lemon juice however, may cause phytophotodermatitis, a skin condition that occurs when an individual develops a painful or unsightly burn in the sun from the acids found in fruits. It can hyperpigment the skin. So, if you choose to use lemons get some sunscreen on you armpits when going out and we’re not talking about SPF 10!

Potatoes

images (5)

Just like lemons, potatoes are bleaching agents too. But usually, potatoes are moisturizing and they rarely cause any skin irritations. They contain a mild portion of acid, which makes them beneficial for whitening purposes. You can either simply rub a slice of potato, or throw it into a blender and later squeeze the juice out to apply onto your underarms.

Cucumber

images (7)

If you think cucumbers only get rid of dark circles, they actually get rid of dark underarms too! Rub a slice of cucumber daily on the affected area. This will bleach the skin, and keep I moist at the same time. You may also try this remedy along with some lemon juice or honey.

Baking soda

images (6)

It does wonders to your underarms. FYI, baking soda is also a natural bleaching agent. But it is usually milder and does not trigger any side effects when used on skin. To use it for your underarms, make a thick paste out of baking soda and some water. Apply it onto the affected area, and leave it to dry. Once it dries, rinse off with lukewarm water.

Orange peel

images (2)

This sure is one yummy, fragrant remedy! The bleaching work is done by the citric acid found in orange peels. Dry some orange peels under the sun for about three to four days or until the peels are completely dried. Grind them until they turn into powder form and store it in a tight container. Take about two tablespoon of it and mix with some rose water to apply on your underarms. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before washing off with cool water.

ALSO READ  See Nigerians Reaction After Zahra Buhari And Husband, Ahmed Indimi Fly Presidential Jet

Milk

milk

It has been said that milk is equally as effective when it come to whitening. This is because milk contains some vitamins and fatty acids that will help brighten up the tone of your skin. Simple apply some milk on your underarms and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Repeat this daily for best results.

Coconut oil

coconut oil

There’s nothing that coconut oil can’t do! After all, it is an universal remedy for health and beauty. This remedy involves a slow whitening process. So we suggest that you use this remedy everyday. Massage some coconut oil into the skin of your underarms for about 10 to 15 minutes before taking your bath.

Vinegar

images (4)

This remedy effectively rids unpleasant odors and any dark spots found in your armpit. Rub some vinegar onto your underarms and leave it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off. For better results, you may try mixing some rice flour with decent portion of vinegar and then apply. It will help kill the bacteria and germs caused by excessive sweating.

Apples

calories-in-apple

Scrubbing your armpits with mashed apple can actually get rid of dark spots and odors too. Apple contains acidity to some extent and AHA which is capable of killing germs and bacteria that cause the darkening of your underarms. It is also a great way to exfoliate your skin. Now this adds another reason to why you should become an apple lover.

Yogurt

images (8)

Where there’s the whitening, there’s the yogurt. Yogurt is highly beneficial for your skin, including that of underarms. Yogurt when applied on underarms, especially with a mixture of honey will rid impurities that have been causing skin discoloration. It can also neutralize the odor from your armpit area. For this trick, mix in a bowl two tablespoons of yogurt with one tablespoon of honey. Apply onto your underarms, and leave it to dry. Rinse off with cool water and watch the magic happen!

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

PDP Reportedly Shortlists Five Heavyweight Politicians For 2019 Presidential Elections (See Full List)
Politics
17 views
Politics
17 views

PDP Reportedly Shortlists Five Heavyweight Politicians For 2019 Presidential Elections (See Full List)

MT - January 23, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reportedly banking on seven people to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential contest ahead of the 2019 general…

How Buhari Ordered For My Arrest And That Of My Colleagues In Abuja – Oby Ezekwesili
Politics
20 views
Politics
20 views

How Buhari Ordered For My Arrest And That Of My Colleagues In Abuja – Oby Ezekwesili

MT - January 23, 2018

Co-leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has revealed on her Twitter account this Tuesday afternoon that some police officers deployed by the…

What Manchester United Number 7 Jersey Means To Me – Alexis Sanchez
Sports
20 views
Sports
20 views

What Manchester United Number 7 Jersey Means To Me – Alexis Sanchez

MT - January 23, 2018

Manchester United striker, Alexis Sanchez, has revealed what the club number 7 jersey means to him. The Chilean international was handed the iconic number seven shirt on…

Oscars 2018: See The Full List Of Nominees For The 90th Annual Academy Awards
Entertainment
22 views
Entertainment
22 views

Oscars 2018: See The Full List Of Nominees For The 90th Annual Academy Awards

MT - January 23, 2018

  The nomination list for the 90th annual Academy Awards have been released. The Oscars will take place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater on March 4, 2018 and…

Here Is The Intriguing Life Of Talented Nigerian Rapper, Ycee
Entertainment
14 views
Entertainment
14 views

Here Is The Intriguing Life Of Talented Nigerian Rapper, Ycee

MT - January 23, 2018

Oludemilade Martin Alejo popularly known by his stage name YCEE, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter currently signed to Tinny Entertainment. Early Life & Education YCEE was…

Davido Dresses Up Like An Old Man And This Is What He Looks Like
Entertainment
20 views
Entertainment
20 views

Davido Dresses Up Like An Old Man And This Is What He Looks Like

MT - January 23, 2018

Davido shot the video for his first song of the year ‘Flora My Flawa’ yesterday and he had some funny costumes. He’s seen here dressed as an…

These 5 Female Nigerian Celebrities Will Make You Embrace Low Cut
Entertainment
17 views
Entertainment
17 views

These 5 Female Nigerian Celebrities Will Make You Embrace Low Cut

MT - January 23, 2018

Deciding to wear a low cut takes a lot of bravery and commitment and many Nigerian celebrities have taken up this style. Many international celebrities like Teyanna…

A Background Into The Fabulous Life Of Petite Singer, Di’Ja
Entertainment
18 views
Entertainment
18 views

A Background Into The Fabulous Life Of Petite Singer, Di’Ja

MT - January 23, 2018

Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer, visual artist and songwriter. She is currently signed to Mavin Records. Early Life &…

President Buhari Reveals How He Will End Herdsmen Killings
Politics
24 views
Politics
24 views

President Buhari Reveals How He Will End Herdsmen Killings

MT - January 23, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured Nigerians that the rising attacks on communities by herdsmen will soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to the vulnerable…

List Of 16 States Ready To Establish Cattle Colonies For Herdsmen
Politics
32 views
Politics
32 views

List Of 16 States Ready To Establish Cattle Colonies For Herdsmen

MT - January 23, 2018

Sixteen states in the nation have agreed to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen. The establishment of cattle colonies was an idea proposed by the federal government to…

BBOG Convener, Aisha Yesufu, Lists “Why President Buhari Is Corrupt”
Politics
39 views
Politics
39 views

BBOG Convener, Aisha Yesufu, Lists “Why President Buhari Is Corrupt”

MT - January 23, 2018

Convener of the Bring Back Our girls group, BBOG, Aisha Yesufu has listed various ways she believes President Muhammadu Buhari's administration encourages corruption. On Tuesday, Aisha attacked…

Daughter Of The “Dancing Senator”, Adeleke And Davido’s Cousin Wows In New Pics
Politics
41 views
Politics
41 views

Daughter Of The “Dancing Senator”, Adeleke And Davido’s Cousin Wows In New Pics

MT - January 23, 2018

Nike is the beautiful daughter of Senator Ademola Adeleke ''the dancing senator'' who is Davido's uncle. She shared the new photos on the gram. See another below

This Year, I Will Invest In More Valuable Properties Rather Than In Expensive Bags – Danielle Okeke
Entertainment
37 views
Entertainment
37 views

This Year, I Will Invest In More Valuable Properties Rather Than In Expensive Bags – Danielle Okeke

MT - January 23, 2018

Nollywood actress Danielle Okeke says her new dawn in 2018, is to invest in more valuable properties rather than in expensive bags..... Hmmm Hope this aint no shade?…

PHOTOS: Couple Rock In Their Secondary School Uniform For Their Pre Wedding Photo Shot
Inspiring
43 views
Inspiring
43 views

PHOTOS: Couple Rock In Their Secondary School Uniform For Their Pre Wedding Photo Shot

MT - January 23, 2018

Below are beautiful photos of a couple who rocked their secondary school uniform for their photo-shoot, and it’s simply amazing!

Lovely Photos From Peter Okoye’s Daughter, Aliona 5th Birthday Party As Friends Join To Celebrate
Entertainment
47 views
Entertainment
47 views

Lovely Photos From Peter Okoye’s Daughter, Aliona 5th Birthday Party As Friends Join To Celebrate

MT - January 23, 2018

Peter Okoye's daughter, Aliona turned 5 on Monday, January 22, 2018, and she sure did have fun with her friends. The beautiful daughter and second child of…

How Pregnant Young Girls Between Ages Of 8 – 13 Years Are Causing A Scene In Calabar
Shocking
64 views
Shocking
64 views

How Pregnant Young Girls Between Ages Of 8 – 13 Years Are Causing A Scene In Calabar

MT - January 23, 2018

Images of girls between the ages of eight and 13 years with protruding stomachs, noticeably pregnant, are familiar sights in Calabar and other parts of Cross River…

That Mesmerizing Moment Davido Allows Female Fans Touch Him While On Stage (Video)
Entertainment
54 views
Entertainment
54 views

That Mesmerizing Moment Davido Allows Female Fans Touch Him While On Stage (Video)

MT - January 23, 2018

Fans and the way they adore and show love to celebrities when they meet each other… Davido is no stranger to such love and he took it…

Nigerian Women
44 views

OAP Toolz Visits Bakassi IDP Camp In Maiduguri (Video)

PH - January 23, 2018

The boiling Borno State capital, Maiduguri is one of the places in the north east that many dread to visit, especially if they do not have to…

Loading...