How to Get Rid of Dark Armpit Skin


How to Get Rid of Dark Armpit Skin

The sight of dark armpits is one that we don’t want to experience, being embarrassed about wearing sleeveless cloths and avoiding them by all means is an unpleasant thing to go through on a daily basis.


Below is a list of things you should avoid and also a list of very effective remedies to help prevent and treat dark armpits:


1. Using razors – Shaving is one cause of dark armpits because it doesn’t remove the hair completely and only takes off part of the hair leaving the root that’s why you can still see a dark spot and leaves you armpits dark. Waxing is a better alternative as it removes the hair from its root.

2. Overdoing the deodorant – Some studies have shown that using strong and heavy duty deodorant makes your armpits dark.

3. Tight cloths – Rubbing on your skin and tight conditions might also play a factor

Clothes that are tight and harsh on your skin may also cause darkening of your underarms.

4. Skin and Cells left behind – Dead cells and extra skin left behind can cause your armpits to appear dark, a regular exfoliating routine can prevent this from happening

Natural remedies for dark armpits:

1. Coconut Oil

Vitamin E which is found in coconut oil will reduce the appearance of dark armpits. Just simply massage the oil for a few minutes before taking a shower do this daily, it is also a natural deodorizing oil.

2. Lemon Juice

The acidic effect of lemon juice has bleaching properties that will help you lighten your underarms. Do this before taking a shower and moisturize your skin well after drying them off.

3. Baking Soda


Create a paste by adding water to baking soda, scrub your underarms with this paste, this technique will remove all the dead skin leaving you with light super smooth armpits.

4. Papaya

Apply this magical fruit to your underarms, let it dry then clean it, the enzymes will work wonders on your skin.

5. Potato

Who would have thought that a potato can lighten your armpits, well it turns out that the potato has a bleaching effect and once applied you must leave it on for approximately 15 minutes, let it dry and rinse with warm water.

6. Gram flour and Yogurt

By creating and applying a paste of yogurt, gram flour, lemon juice and turmeric you can watch your dark armpits vanish within a few weeks.

7. Saffron

This super valuable spice has many benefits amongst them is the power to lighten your armpits, once applied leave over night and rinse in the morning. Not only will you be getting lighter armpits you’ll also be getting rid of odor causing bacteria.