5 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms


5 Ways to get rid of Dark Underarms

 Dark underarms often embarrass a lot of women but before you start panicking about your underarms that have started to darken, you must know that it is not that serious a problem that you have to run to a doctor for it or get scared thinking that you have contracted some disease.

Darkening of underarms is no medical condition at all. If you know what causes this darkening, you’ll at once understand the depth and enormity of this problem and even the ways to fight back. However women who are beauty conscious would of course be utterly bothered by the darkening of their armpits and for them this is indeed a big problem. Many of them are so panicked that they often rearrange their wardrobe anew trashing all their sleeveless tops and replacing those for long sleeved ones so that their dark armpits are hidden from the world.


Here I’ll talk about the 5 sure-shot ways to get rid of dark underarms but before going into the remedies it’s worthwhile to run a glance on the major causes of dark underarms:

  • Hormonal changes occurring in the body during Pregnancy, Addison’s Disease
  • Hormonal Upheaval associated with Diabetes
  • Excessive use of Deodorants
  • Shaving
  • Genetics
  • Friction
  • Dead cells

The hormonal changes that occur in the female body during pregnancy or during certain diseases trigger hyper-pigmentation especially in the underarm area leading to excessive melanin production and consequent darkening of underarm.

Now take a look at the ways by which you can get rid of this stubborn problem:

Exfoliation Scrub:-

You can lighten your underarms by sloughing off the dead cells using a gentle exfoliating scrub. It’s best to use a natural homemade scrub. And for that you need to mingle 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp sea salt, 1/4th cup sugar and 1 tsp Olive oil. Scrub underarm for 7-10 minutes with the scrub. Then rinse off using lukewarm water and pat dry. Repeat every alternate day to get lighter underarms.

Suitable Hair Removal Methods:-

Shaving is one cause of dark underarms. So you can try other hair removal means like waxing or electrolysis. Waxing might prove painful in the beginning but you’ll soon get used to it. Electrolysis is an expensive process but is a permanent armpit hair removal solution.

Natural Bleaching Agents:

The most popular and well known natural bleaching agent is of course lemon juice and so if you wish to bleach your dark underarms naturally and safely, dab it with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice and keep for about 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Do this daily to get really light underarms.

Underarm Whitening Masks:

Apply sandalwood paste mixed with rosewater to your dark underarms daily. Sandalwood has some special skin lightening properties while rosewater soothes the irritated skin of the armpit damaged due to excessive use of deodorants.

Special Overnight Powdery Treatment:-

Prior to retiring to bed for a night’s sleep, dust your underarms generously with baking powder. You can even use alum powder instead of baking powder. This will effectively tackle the hyper-pigmentation problem of your underarms and sufficiently lighten and brighten them.

So now you know how to get rid of your dark underarms.

Do you have any more remedies for dark under arms?

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  1. thanks for the post. Little darkening is there after weight gain.will try the bleaching n scrub. 🙂 u can try laser.its expensive but works.no ingrown hair atleast 🙂

  2. Underarm waxing is so painful that I use a razor. But thankfully, I don’t have darkened armpits.
    Still, if it were the case this post would be incredibly helpful.

  3. yes underarm waxing is really painful, but when I use razor it tends to darken my skin, so I’ve to stick to waxing only :-(. Informative post indeed.

  4. Very useful post. I used to shave them but as they started darkening a little, i switched to epilating. It was painful in the beginning but i got used to it now. 🙂

  5. if u have dark underarms then apply coconut oil at night and massage it ….next morning clean your underarm area with pumice stone very gently dont rub it more than 25 sec. othrwise it will hurt you… trust me try this thing you will surely get fine underarms within 1 month……….


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