One of the nightmares of beauty is Dark armpits. A lot of women become shy about this problem. They tend to avoid going out in public wearing sleeveless tops or dresses.
Always put in mind that before you give up the idea of being beautiful and sexy in a no sleeve dress, there are fast, secure and natural solutions to help whiten your armpits.
Causes of armpits pigmentation
The underarm skin color depends on the skin care cosmetics, health and hair removal method. While on the other hand, skin pigmentation is because of excessive heat or very tight clothing thus, causes sweating by rubbing the skin.
Moreover, some conditions or diseases manifest in this way. Some of them are diabetes, fungal and bacterial infections or hormonal imbalance. Local hairiness also causes dark skin. Even if you shaved perfectly, having thick roots and a dark hair can cause the armpits to appear brownish.
Try these remedies to get rid of dark armpits and get back your self-confidence:
Potatoes have mild acidic properties making it a great natural bleaching agent. Luckily, it will not cause skin irritation unlike other strong bleaching agents.
Just rub a thin slice of potato on your underarms. You may also grate the potato then, apply the juice on the affected area. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a day for faster and better results.
Cucumbers also have natural bleaching properties that help lighten discolored skin.
You can just rub a thin slice of cucumber on your underarms or you may grate it and apply the juice under your arms. Do this regularly until desired results are acquired.
Another option is by extracting the juice of the cucumber and mixing it with lemon juice and a little turmeric powder. Make a paste and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with water. Repeat this remedy once daily.
Lemon works as a natural bleach as well as a powerful antiseptic and antibacterial agent. That’s why; lemons are popularly used in treating numerous skin related problems like dark underarms. After using this remedy, you must apply a moisturizer because it can dry out your skin.
Use this by rubbing a lemon wedge on the skin for a few minutes. Leave the juice on your skin for 10 minutes. Then, wash the area carefully. Before rubbing, you can also sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge in order to achieve a better exfoliation.
You can also opt for a lemon juice mixed with turmeric powder plain yogurt or honey. Apply the mixture on your underarms and leave for 10 minutes. Wash it off thoroughly. You may repeat this three or four times a week.
Some more Remedies
Baking soda: make a paste using baking soda and lemon juice and apply it on the skin every night before bed.
Waxing: use electric devices for waxing. Methods that include pulling wires from the roots is useful in fighting armpit pigmentation.
Skin scrub: cosmetic scrub is one of the solutions for depigmentation because dead cells from the skin surface are the reason for dark armpits.
Turmeric, yogurt and lemon mask: Make a paste using 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, 200 ml yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey. Gently massage the mask on the armpits leaving it for 20 minutes. Repeat this process every day for 2 weeks.