Dark underarms is often a fashion spoiler for those who are fond of trying new and attractive outfits without sleeves or off shoulder dresses. Pigmentation in underarms is more of a defensive mechanism of your body to protect itself from external unwanted applications like frequent underarm shaving, use of deos and sprays, lotions and perfumes. The underarm skin gets thickened causing heyperkeratosis, which is followed by pigmentation. The following home remedies are unique to lighten the pigmentation of your underarms.
1. Apply Lemon:
Lemon is a natural bleacher and due to its acidic properties works quickly to lighten the underarms. You can apply a cut lemon directly on the armpit. A paste of turmeric and lemon juice applied on the armpit gives better results. Let the paste dry for 10 -15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
2. Use Potato:
This is another natural bleacher with mild acid content. If your underarm darkening is not so severe, this treatment is quite effective. Cut a potato and roll it over the darkened area or extract the juice from a grated potato and apply. Let the potato juice dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash your underarm with lukewarm water. You need to apply this treatment frequently.
3. Application Of Coconut Oil:
Though it sounds bit weird and slippery, but this is a good home remedy to get lighten your dark underarm. High Vitamin E content in coconut oil does the magic no doubt. Massage a little coconut oil over the underarms. Let it remain for ten minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. It is better to apply this treatment before having a bath.
Cucumber is also known for its bleaching properties. Rub a slice of cucumber or apply the juice from grated cucumber on your underarms. Application of a paste of cucumber juice, little bit of turmeric powder and lemon juice can quicken the lightening of darkened underarms. All these ingredients are well known for lightening skin pigmentation; therefore the combo effect is better.
5. Apply Mashed Apple:
Apple contains AHA (Alpha hydroxyl acids), which helps in lightening of the underarms and kills the germs as well. Apply one tablespoon of mashed apple on your underarms and keep it for some time before washing it away with water. Within a few days you will observe a lighter tone in your underarm skin.
6. Baking Soda:
Baking soda is a mild bleaching agent that effectively reduces darkening of underarms. Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply on the underarms. Let the paste dry. Baking soda removes the dead cell layers making the skin appear fairer.