10 Natural Remedies To Lightening Dark Underarms


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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!


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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!


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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.


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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.


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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.



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.


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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!


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