How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

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Having dark underarms is not a disease or a medical condition. Dark underarms can be defined as the dark coloration of skin in the underarms region in comparison with the rest of the body. It is something like sun tan that happens when skin gets exposed to ultraviolet rays for longer period of time. 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 cells, use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants, excessive smoking, and health problems like obesity or diabetes.

If you have dark underarms, there is nothing to worry about as you can easily get rid of them by following simple home remedies. These remedies are safe, effective, natural and affordable and that too without any side effects.

However, at times dark underarms may also be as a result of a medical condition that is known as acanthosis nigricans. If the reason is acanthosis nigricans then you must consult a doctor as home remedies may not help with dark underarms and you may need proper treatment.

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

1. Potato

The mild acidic property present in potato is a kind of great natural bleaching agent. To get rid of dark underarms all you need to do is to apply some potato juice on your underarms and soon the color of the skin will get lighter. There are two ways to use potato. First, take a thin slice of potato and use it to rub underarm skin. Else you can grate the potato and apply the juice to the affected area, allow it to dry for ten minutes and then wash it properly with lukewarm water. Repeat this process for better and faster result. One good part about this remedy is that potato will never cause skin irritation.

2. Cucumber

Just like potato, cucumber has also got natural bleaching properties. You can apply some cucumber juice over your underarms to lighten it. For this you can rub the underarms with the thin cucumber slice or you can grate a cucumber and apply the juice under your arms. Another option is to extract juice out of a cucumber and mix it with turmeric and a few drops of lemon juice to make a paste. Now apply this paste on the affected area for half an hour and finally wash it off with water. Repeat this home remedy daily or every alternate day for better result.

3. Baking Soda

If you wish to lighten the skin of your dark underarms, you need to scrub the area on regular basis. To make natural skin scrub at home, take some baking soda and add some water to it to make a thick paste. Now use this paste to scrub your underarms. This will help to remove dead skin cells accumulated in the underarm which is one of the main reasons behind dark underarms. It will also help to unclog the skin pores. Else after wash the underarms with water, you can apply a light dusting of baking soda to reduce the appearance of dark skin coloration.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarm. Coconut oil contains the important ingredient Vitamin E that can help in lightening the underarms. Before taking a bathing, daily massage the dark underarms with coconut oil for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse the area properly with mild soap and lukewarm water. When this remedy is followed on daily basis, it will reduce the darkening of underarms over time. At the same time, coconut oil will also work as an effective natural deodorant.

5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood paste is another useful ingredient that can be used to get rid of dark underarms. Take some sandalwood powder and add some rose water to make a thick paste. While sandalwood has got lightening properties, rose water will have a cooling effect on the skin and will make it softer. Apply the paste on your underarms and allow it to dry for around fifteen minutes. Finally wash it off with cold water. The fragrance of sandalwood will also help to get rid of bad body odor due to excessive sweating. When repeated daily, this remedy will lighten the skin tone of your underarms within a few days.

6. Lemon

Lemon is a kind of natural cleanser and it also acts a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic. This is why lemon is used in the treatment of various skin related problem including dark underarms. To remove dead skin cells and to lighten the skin tone of your underarms take a thick slice of lemon and rub it on the affected area. Finally wash the area properly and after some time it is essential to use some moisturizer as lemon can cause skin dryness. Another option is to make a make a paste of lemon juice and small quantity of turmeric and then apply it to your underarms for about ten minutes before washing it off. Instead of turmeric you can also use honey or plain yogurt in small amount.

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  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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