7 Home Remedies for Underarm Whitening

‘Dark underarms’ is not a medical condition. It is caused by shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excess sweating and use of alcohol based deodorants.

A dark underarm makes you uncomfortable, it can also cause itching, body odor and irritation. Some of the reasons of dark underarms such as:

  • Excessive sweating.
  • Regular shaving or use of hair removing creams.
  • Exposure to the ultra violet rays of the sun.
  • Improper ventilation of underarms
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells in that area
  • Use of deodorants or anti-perspirants that have alcohol content
  • Unhygienic practices
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal imbalances

In this article, we provide you simple homemade natural ideas that are safe and effective.

If you are patiently, try these ideas for a few days it is surely worth.


underarm whitening with lemon

Lemon is a good anti-bacterial and anti-septic agent. It is also a natural cleanser.
Take a thick slice of lemon and rub your underarms daily. Then take a bath.  After that, apply some moisturizer because lemon tends to make your skin dry.


underarm whitening with potatoes

Potato has mild acids that also bleach the skin and underarms.
Take a thin slice of potato.  Rub your underarms with it for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.
You can also grate potatoes. Squeeze its juice and apply it to your armpit with a cotton ball or your fingers. Leave it for about 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Practice it twice a day to see the result in seven days.


underarm whitening with cucumber

Cucumber has also lightening property and it soothes the skin too.
You can cut a slice of cucumber or squeeze the juice from it. Rub simply to your dark underarms. It lightens the skin in few days.
You can also mix lemon juice with cucumber juice and a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture to your armpit. It is an effective home remedy to lighten the skin.

Baking Soda

underarm whitening with baking soda

Baking soda is an excellent scrub for your underarms.
Take some baking soda. Mix with water to make thick paste. Gently scrub it to your underarms. Then wash off with normal water. It makes your underarm odor free and lightened.

Orange Peels

underarms whitening with orange peels

An orange belongs to the lemon family. It has also bleaching properties.
Dry some orange peels in shade. Grind the peel to make its powder. Take some rose water and milk. Add the powder, rose water and milk. Mix well to make a thick paste. Gently scrub with this paste to your dark underarm for at least 10 minutes. Wash off with normal water.


underarm whitening with saffron

Though, saffron is expensive, it gives priceless white underarms. It kills bacteria that causes stinky underarm also.
Take a few strands of saffron and a little milk. Mix both things. Apply to your underarms. Leave it overnight. Wash off in the next morning. It gives the best result.


underarm whitening with milk

Milk contains fatty acid that is effective for lightening the dark underarms.
Take 2 tablespoons of milk, 1tablespoon of curd and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix all ingredients to make thick paste. Apply this paste to your underarms.  Leave it for about 15 minutes.

Wash off with normal water. It gives you milky white underarms in a few days.

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