How often do you shy away from wearing sleeveless kurtis, tank tops or spaghetti straps? I am sure, unwaxed underarms is not the sole reason. Could it be that you feel inferior about exposing your dark underarms? Gotcha!
There is a plethora of skin lightening creams and lotions swarming the market promising a fair underarm skin. But if you are uncomfortable using a chemical based cosmetic or haven’t achieved the desired results yet, then the following home remedies for dark underarms should work wonders for you.
The acidic properties of milk help in curing skin darkening. Immerse a cotton ball in milk and rub it on your underarms to get rid of the dirt. Wash off to get a softer, smoother and visibly fairer skin. You can also make a paste by adding a teaspoon of curd and some gram flour in milk to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your underarms and let it remain for around 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Sandalwood is known for rendering a natural glow. No wonder, it is used in a number of face packs. The skin lightening properties of this aromatic wood work wonder on the armpits too. Add some rose water in sandalwood powder and mix it well to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your underarms, let it dry and then wash off.
Known for its bleaching and acidic properties, lemon also helps in lightening the skin. Cut a lemon wedge and rub it on your underarms for about 3-5 minutes. This will exfoliate your skin and help in getting rid of the dead skin cells. To make it more effective you can add some sugar on the lemon wedge. Wash off and apply a good moisturizer to avoid skin drying.
Gram Flour and Turmeric
Mix curd, lemon juice and gram flour to form a thick paste. Add a pinch of turmeric to it and mix well. Apply this paste on your underarms, leave it on for some time, rub it as it begins to dry and wash off.
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This is another method to exfoliate and bleach your underarm and lighten your skin tone. Peel the fruit and dry its peels completely. Now, grind the dried peels to form powder. Add some rose water in the powder to form a smooth paste. Scrub your underarms with this paste for a few minutes and rinse.
The skin lightening properties of cucumber help in getting rid of the dark patches on your underarms. The procedure is extremely simple. Just cut cucumber into round pieces and rub them on the darkened area. You can even juice a fresh cucumber and apply its juice on your underarm. Leave it on for some time and wash off with cold water.
Vinegar is equally effective when it comes to getting rid of dark underarms. Vinegar helps in eliminating the germs that penetrate on the dead skin cells. Add some rice flour in vinegar to form a thick paste. Apply it on your underarms and let it remain for around 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water to get lighter and smoother underarms.
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It is also recommended to restrict the use of hair removal creams, deodorants and antiperspirants on your underarms as these products tend to darken the area.
Raise your hands without any inhibitions and start exploring your wardrobe now!
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