- Dark underarms can be annoying
- Below are three clever ways that one can use to lighten the underarms
Underarms tend to darken with age as a result of inflammation in the area (usually irritation from rubbing or from topical treatments), or because of genetics.
Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.
Below are home remedies that one can use to lighten the underarms.
Just like potatoes, cucumbers also have natural bleaching properties to help lighten discolored skin.
Simply rub a thin cucumber slice on your underarms or grate a cucumber and apply the juice under your arms. Do this once or twice daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Lemons gives guaranteed results of lightening the discoloration under the arms. You can slice them and then rub them under your arms or squeeze their juice and wash your underarms with it.
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Potato has mild acidic properties that act as great natural bleaching agent.
Unlike lemon that works as a strong natural bleaching agent and can irritate your skin, the potato does not irritate the skin. Because of its mild acidic nature, it can be applied on sensitive skin as well.
Take a thin slice of a potato and rub it on your underarms for about 5-10 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
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