Do you have second thoughts when it comes to wearing sleeveless dresses because you have dark underarms? Well, this can be an embarrassing situation.
Now lets see why underarms get discoloured. For the most part, this is a result of the skins reaction to shaving or ingredients in hair removal creams. Of course, there could be other factors contributing also, like excessive sweating, wearing tight clothes that result in poor ventilation, and large accumulation of dead skin cells. Usage of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants can also lead to dark underarms.
However, you can get rid of dark underarms with the use of some simple ingredients found in the kitchen.
Potato is a natural bleaching agent, and thus does not cause skin irritation.
Take a thin slice of a potato, and rub it on the underarms.
Alternatively, you may try the following.
Wash a medium-sized potato.
Grate it and extract the juice.
Apply the juice to the underarms
Let it remain for 15 to 20 minutes, or till the juice dries.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Try this a couple of times a day for effective results.
Cucumber has similar properties to potatoes. Applying cucumber juice daily is not just beneficial to the skin, but also helps lighten it. As with the potato, rub a thin slice of cucumber on your underarms, or, grate the cucumber, squeeze out the juice, and apply over the underarms twice a day.
You can also try this remedy.
Take two to three teaspoons of cucumber juice in a bowl.
Add one teaspoon turmeric or haldi powder.
Now add the juice of one lemon
Mix well and apply on the underarms.
Leave it on for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Regularly doing this once a day will give effective results
Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, which helps lighten underarms. You will be surprised to know that coconut oil is a natural deodorant.
Take some coconut oil in your palm.
Massage it into your underarms.
Let it remain for 10-15 minutes.
Now wash it off with lukewarm water and a mild soap
You can do this twice a day.
So now, if dark underarms have been preventing you from wearing short-sleeved or sleeveless dresses, you know how to get rid of the discolouration.