10 Remedies To Whiten Dark Underarms


Hello, ladies!

Summer is the time to take out all those sleeveless stuff and flaunt those strapless dresses. But is your dark underarms giving you sleepless nights? Well, then this is the place for you, my girl! Don’t worry about this issue and it is nothing to be ashamed off as we have our own imperfections and we know how to deal with it, right? 🙂 So before starting off with the post, let me share some basic ideas about your Dark Underarms.

Underarms are dark or discoloration happens due to several reasons-

It can be due to obesity, some medicinal issues or even some hormonal changes. If these are the cause of your dark underarms, then do visit a doctor and consult him/her before applying any remedies. But if your cause is related to waxing, shaving, perfumes, overuse of chemicals, bleaching or sweat, then go on and read about some fantastic home remedies we have for you!

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is an exfoliating agent that helps to cure the accumulated dead skin cells on the underarms area. This helps to unclog the pores and also remove any bad skin odour. But baking soda is a bit harsh for sensitive skin and so make sure to use it only 2-3 times a week.


Lemon is full of Citric Acid that can be directly applied to the affected area or mixed with any other juice like potato and cucumber for the added benefit. Also, mix Honey with Lemon for better results.


Potato has mild acidic properties which help to cure any problem related to darkening. It helps to remove tanning and make the area white and beautiful.


Cucumber not only soothes and cools down irritated skin but the natural bleaching properties present in Cucumber helps to lighten dark underarms. Take a cucumber and peel it. Grate it and apply the juice on the underarms.

Gram Flour and Milk

Gram Flour or Besan is a natural skin exfoliator which helps to cleanse skin while milk with its lactic acid properties moisturises and nourishes skin other than making it white and beautiful. Perfect for Dark Underarms!

Orange Powder And Sandalwood powder

Orange peel powder and Sandalwood powder can be mixed together with water to make a paste and apply on the dark underarms area. Both has individual properties to treat the problem.

Sandalwood powder is a natural skin lightening agent that helps to lighten skin, prevent body odour and also treat any burning sensation on the skin. Orange peel powder has bleaching property that helps to exfoliate the skin and also make it firm.

Coconut Oil and Olive Oil

Both Coconut Oil and Olive Oil help to whiten dark underarms. You can just take the oil of your choice and then apply mixing with Brown Sugar. This will exfoliate the area, make it smooth and fresh. It will prevent body odour too.

Coconut Oil is rich in Vitamin E while Olive Oil has antioxidant properties in it for which you can mix the two and apply too!

Vitamin E Oil

vitamin e capsules

Vitamin E is one of an essential vitamin for healthy skin and hair. This not only helps in skin whitening but also helps to keep the underarms soft and nourished.


Yoghurt is a very powerful skin whitening agent which can be used to treat dark underarms as well. All you need to do is take some yoghurt and then massage on the affected areas. Then wash off after it gets dry. Yoghurt has Lactic acid that helps to remove dead cells and whiten the area.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a boon for skin and hair and this applies to dark underarms as well. Just take 1 tablespoon of ACV and mix 1 tablespoon of water into it. Apply to the area using a cotton ball and leave on. Repeat this every day for 3 weeks to see the difference. Apple Cider Vinegar has acidic properties that help to whiten armpits and also prevent bad odour.

That’s all folks! Hope you have found the post useful 🙂

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