Are you unable to wear sleeveless dress because of dark underarms? Generally women like to wear sleeveless dress but due to dark , patchy underarms they prefer to cover their arms. When you have dark underarms you often feel cautious and embarrass to raise your hands. But don’t worry, here are some of the best home remedies that will make your underarms smooth, soft and fairer. These remedies are perfect miracles for whitening your underarms.
Home Remedies to Get Smooth, Soft and Fairer Underarms
1.Sugar and Lemon Scrub
In a bowl take 2 teaspoon of granulated sugar and squeeze 1 lemon to it. Mix it properly. Apply the mixture to your underarms and leave it to dry for about 10 minutes. Once it dries completely, gently scrub your underarm for 2 minutes and then wash with luke warm water. This exfoliates your skin, lightens the texture of your arms and kills bacteria trapped in the skin of the underarms that results in darkening of your underarms.
Cut the potato into slices. Soak the slices in a bowl of water for about 2 minutes. Take out the slices from water and rub these slices on your underarms. Potatoes contains natural bleaching properties that helps in restoring the fairness of underarm skin.
3.Yoghurt and Orange Peel
In a bowl mix 2 tbsp of fresh yoghurt and some dried orange peel powder. Apply the paste to your underarms and allow it to dry for about 15 minutes. Once it dries completely wash with cold water and apply some moisturizer to it to prevent drying of your underarms. This lightens your underarm considerably and makes your underarm smooth and soft. The lactic acid in yoghurt eliminate the discoloration.
Take some fresh gel from Aloevera plant.Massage the gel in circular motion for about 5 minutes and then wash off with luke warm water.It helps in removing dark patches on your underarms and helps in lightening the dark underarms.
5.Coconut/Almond Oil Massage
Before taking bath massage warm coconut oil or almond oil daily for 10 minutes.As coconut/almond contains Vitamin E it helps in nourishing and lightening the underarms.It smoothes and promotes skin elasticity.
6.Besan and Milk
In a bowl add some besan , milk and a pinch of turmeric to it.Make a thick paste and apply it on underarms.Leave it to dry for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.This exfoliate the skin and lighten the dark under arms.
7.Neem leaves and Turmeric
Grind neem leaves until it becomes a smooth thick paste.Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to the paste.Apply the paste to your darken underarms and leave it to dry for 15 minutes.Once it dries completely wash it off with luke warm water.Both Neem and turmeric contains anti fungal and antibacterial properties that helps in killing bacteria that darkens the underarm.
Take thin cucumber slices and rub on the affected area for 5 minutes.Leave it for 5-10 minutes to dry.Then rinse with lukewarm water.To get desired results daily rub cucumber slices before taking bath.It hydrate your skin and lightens dark patches on your underarms.
Here is a quick video to whiten dark underarms naturally
9.Things to Avoid
Apart from remedies there are other things that you should avoid in order to get rid of dark underarms completely.
i)Don’t shave your underarms. Shaving makes the skin tougher and darker.
ii)Avoid using hair removal creams as these creams contain harsh chemicals that can darken your skin gradually. Instead go for a sugar and lemon home-made wax to remove hair.
iii)Avoid wearing tight clothes too often ,as it can cause sweating and friction.
iv)Don’t spray deodorants directly on the skin, as it can cause rash, irritation and darkening of the skin.
v)Avoid harsh and coloured soaps that can strip your skin moisture. Clean your skin with a mild, non-drying soap that holds skin nourishing oils.