How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

Dark coloration of the skin in the underarms region is usually not a disease or medical condition. Dark underarms can be thought of as the skin’s response to exposure to certain elements, similar to a suntan that results from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

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.

You can easily get rid of dark underarms using simple home remedies that are safe, effective, natural and affordable.

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However, at times dark underarms may also be as a result of a medical condition that is known as acanthosis nigricans which is often associated with insulin resistance, obesity, hormonal disorders, certain medications, and cancer.

If your dark underarms are caused by this condition then you must consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

how to get rid of dark underarms

Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of dark underarms.

1. Potato

The mild acidic property present in potatoes is a great natural bleaching agent. Unlike strong bleaching agents, it will not cause skin irritation.

  • Simply rub a thin slice of potato on your underarms.
  • You can also grate the potato and apply the juice to the affected area, allow it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Use either of these remedies twice daily for better and faster results.

2. Cucumber

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.
  • Another option is to extract the juice from a cucumber and mix it with a little turmeric powder and lemon juice. Apply this paste on the affected area. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Repeat this home remedy once daily or every other day for best results.

3. Lemon

Lemon works as a natural bleach and a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic agent. This is why lemon is used in the treatment of various skin-related problems including dark underarms. Lemon can dry out your skin, so apply a moisturizer after using these remedies if needed.

  • To remove dead skin cells and lighten your underarms, rub a lemon wedge on the skin for a few minutes. Leave the juice on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash the area thoroughly. For better exfoliation, you can sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge and then use it. Do this a few times a week.
  • Another option is to mix a little turmeric powder, honey or plain yogurt in some lemon juice and apply it to your underarms. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat three or four times a week.

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used to make an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dark underarms. This will help remove dead skin cells, which is one of the main causes of dark underarms. It will also help unclog skin pores.

  1. Mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste.
  2. Use this paste to scrub your underarms.
  3. Wash it off and pat dry the area thoroughly.
  4. Repeat a few times a week.

You can also apply a light dusting of equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch to neutralize body odor.

5. Orange Peel

Orange peels can be used to lighten the skin under your arms, thanks to their skin lightening and exfoliating properties.

  1. Put some orange peels in the sun for a few days until they dry out completely.
  2. Grind the dried peels into powder form.
  3. Mix two teaspoons of powdered orange peels with enough rose water and milk to make a thick paste.
  4. Gently scrub your underarms with the paste and then leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Finally, wash the area with cold water.
  6. Repeat the process two or three times a week.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarms. Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. At the same time, it will also work as an effective natural deodorant.

  1. Massage the dark underarms with coconut oil.
  2. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  4. Repeat two or three times daily until you achieve the desired results.

 

 

 

  1. Thanks that really helped me your the best website I would recommend this website to anyone who needs to lighten their underarms you guys rock me and my friend are pleased

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  2. I’ve bin using the lemon remedy but just the lemon itself only. After i shower i rub the lemon on my underarms. I leave the lemon juice in the affected area and do my daily routine.i dont wash it until the next day i shower. I do dis to prevent body odor. And its reLi effective. My concern is, is dis effective when it cums to whitening bcos in preventing body odor it is effective. Pls respond and thank U

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  3. thank you i will tryi this!

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  4. This is really amazing.These tips had washed off my regrets to wear sleeveless.

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  5. I want to try that of potatoe; I hop any kind of potatoe wrks. Will post my success if attained… Thnx anyways

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  6. thanks for the tips given in your website. hope these remedies will help in my underarm problem. im goin to post if it really works.
    a big thanks!

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  7. these remedies are very affective.thanx for telling us about them

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  8. I tryd ths rememdy nd its wrks properly

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  9. oh its nice…. thanks a lot i got the results in 2 weeks..

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  10. the potato really works! i had extremely dark underarms… potato cured it for me! the lemon didn’t work for me! if you want fast results.. i recommend the potato

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  11. this site is really good and it help me a lot :)

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  12. I have tried some of them and they are very effective..

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  13. the remedies are very effectful and useful

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  14. i used lemon and it really worked i thought it wouldn’t but it did!!!!!

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  15. I’ve tried lemon and it works for my underarm’s lightening and for the odor as well..but in or country during hot summer,it doesn’t last up to 24 hours…i wanna try the potato :)

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  16. I started using potato one. My underarm’s are really became dark. Hope i will get the good reslut trying this remedies.

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  17. I tried the potato one , it worked for me! :)

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  18. I said wud post my success wit potato, but d tin is dat nth much seemed to apply on d skin wen usin thin sliced potatoe, n using fruit extractor to extract its juice didn’t wrk so much as potatoe is not succulent. So av decided to go 4 cucumber option. Am havin high hopes on cucumber, hop not to b dsappointed

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  19. I’ve been applying lemon for weeks but it didn’t work for me. better try the potato.

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  20. Could it be vinegar plus baking soda, instead of vinegar and rice flour? I hope it won’t harm my Auntie’s under arm? Thanks..

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  21. I have been shaving and it’s become rough and dark!
    and I can’t even wear dresses with out sleves!!

    please tell me a good home remedy by which i can remove hair completely at home
    ASAP! thanks :)

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  22. the potato is really effective,i tried also the vinegar they are really effective,thanks for the info

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  23. Im asking, about potato and how long the remedies the underarms great result who is have experience that recomended to apply in any remedies… thank you people

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  24. which one did u use Natcha

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  25. I think I’m gonna try the Lemon and Baking Soda Treatment….
    I will post after I get results :)

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  26. Um going to try potato tip.. Hope it works bcz i hv very dark underarms

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  27. Omg.. Potato slice really works :) … After 5days it shows the result.
    Thank u so much.

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  28. To make the pack, take a handful of gram flour and mix it with yogurt, lemon and a little turmeric powder.
    Can anyone tell me exact proportion for this.

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  29. I would like to know how long I should wait before I can see the results by using the potato?

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  30. Has anyone tried the baking soda ? if so can you tell me the results, thanks

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  31. hi! I am using a potato for my underarm in the morning and lemon for the night.Is it safe or good for getting rid of dark underarms? hoping for your reply ..

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  32. Will this also work for skin on the back of ur neck that looks dirty no matter how much I try to scrub it it doesn’t come off only leaves. Dirty marks on my wash cloth and it makes me feel like I don’t wash right. When I scrub my body with really hot water .

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  33. Thank u so much, i have tried the baking soda and it worked… i don’t have to worry abt using strap tops anymore now i can ditch my t-shirts….

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  34. I’ll try the potato one and I’ll tell yall how it goes…

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  35. I wanna c d results as soon as possible plss temme guys which 1 s helpful…. :(

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  36. I started using the baking soda method today. Will post results soon.

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  37. What if you tried it all of them, what would be the effect?

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  38. woow ,,,,,thnks now i can do my fiafia dance and i don’t want to show my dark underarm it kind od embarising i’m 11 yea old

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  39. Im using the baking soda method,first day and have already see results. I just use it as a scrub while showering. Very happy so i’ll give it a couple of more days to see if it will COMPLETELY CLEAR up.

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  40. I will definitely try it!!!

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  41. Potato is the best! It’s highly recommended….I am now confident to wear sleeveless!

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  42. I see mostly used the potato and lemon.. Girls, if it dont work in the first try another one.. ;)

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  43. I just started using this one and I’m concerned whether or not it’s okay to use the potato juice for 1 whole week. Like, I squeezed a whole potato and a lot came out and it’s so much for just one application. And I noticed that the juice darkens. Can I still use it? Badly need an answer. :)

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  44. i think this remedy shall work thanks anyway

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  45. i’ve used french fries=) it works!

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  46. i will try the potato. and i will post the result ASAP.

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  47. I have been using lemon for this problem. It really controls the odour and helps to clean off the area properly. Just apply little lemon juice over there and then put some granulated sugar n just scrub it smoothly.. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then just wash it off with warm water. It worked for me… N i m so happy with the results. N yah it should be done regularly for acheving best results.

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  48. potato is best,baking soda too. thanx a lot

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  49. Today I just started my own routine. Before I take a bath I prepare a lemon, baking soda, and a warm water. In the first bowl I mixed the lemon juice and a baking soda and make it a paste. Then I scrub it to my armpit in a circular motion and I leave it for 3 mins and I rinse it with lukewarm water and dry it with a towel. In the second bowl I mixed a baking soda a little water and make it a paste then I rub it on my armpit in a circular motion for 3-5 min then I rinse it with luke warm water and dry it

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  50. Im mixing the lemon and baking soda to make a paste before i put it in my armpit :)

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