Have you ever felt uncomfortable wearing sleeveless tops or kurtas? And if you wear a sleeveless top, are you extra careful about lifting your arms when you are around people? Don’t worry, you are not alone. A lot of women face this problem. It is because they are embarrassed of their dark coloured underarms. It is a common problem especially among Indians. The reason for the darkening of your armpit may be anything ranging from shaving to using certain deodorants or antiperspirants. It could also be due to the accumulation of dead skin cells in that area. In some cases, there might be a medical condition involved and it is best to consult a doctor if so.
You can use simple home remedies to get rid of dark colour of your armpits –
Try Lemon juice
Lemon has rich anti oxidants and vitamin C. It has natural bleaching properties. The application of lemon juice also helps remove dead skin cells. You can apply lemon juice on your armpits and leave for 15 minutes before washing it off. This may burn a little so use lemon juice mixed with water. Do this 4 times a week and do not forget to moisturise the area after washing the juice off.
Milk has various nutrients which are great for the skin and help to reduce darkening of the skin. It also moisturizes the skin making it soft. You can apply raw milk on the skin as it is or mix saffron and honey in it and then use it. Repeat daily.
Potato is yet another useful remedy to help decrease the skin darkening. It has skin lightening properties and is mild on the skin. You can either use a thin slice of potato or potato juice to apply on the underarm area. Do this for 15 minutes every day.
Baking soda helps
Baking soda helps maintain the pH of the skin. It makes for a great exfoliator to help remove the dead skin cells and improve the quality of the skin. You can add a little water to one tablespoon baking soda to make a paste and apply on your underarm skin. This can be done 3-4 times a week.
Coconut oil is your saviour!
Coconut oil improves the skin texture and gives it a radiance. It also makes skin soft. Regular application of coconut oil will reduce the darkening of the underarm area and thus will be great for skin and body care. Apply coconut oil on your underarms every day and leave for an hour before washing off.