5 Natural Ways to Get Rid Of Black Underarms Fast

Dark coloration of the skin in the underarms / armpits region is usually not a disease or medical condition. The main causes of dark underarms are shaving, using chemicals laden hair removing creams, buildup of dead skin cells, poor ventilation in the armpits region, and regular use of alcohol based deodorants and

antiperspirants. You can think it as your skin’s response to exposure to some elements, just like a suntan that occurs from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

1. Vinegar 

This natural remedy is so very effective. It lightens the underarm skin by fighting the bacteria and germs that feed on dead skin cells. It is very simple to apply; Make a thick paste of vinegar and rice flour. Apply this paste to the underarm, after you have taken your shower with a very lukewarm water. After about 15 mins, the paste should have dried off, rinse off with lukewarm water. This will leave your underarm fresh, soft, and smooth.

2. Lemon 

Lemon is known to have various uses. It is a a very effective natural bleaching agent, which, has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Lemon has acid that is both good for exfoliating dead skin cells and lightening the skin. Making this work; Rub a lemon wedge on the underarm skin for a few minutes (you might wanna sprinkle a little sugar on the wedge before applying it) shortly before you have your bath. In the alternative, make a paste of a pinch or two of turmeric powder, plain yogurt or honey to lemon juice. Apply and leave it on skin for 10 minutes, then wash it off with water. You can repeat the application 3-4 times a week.



Try apply moisturizer after applying this underarm lightening remedy because lemon juice can dry out your skin.

3. Cucumber

A great natural underarm lightening agent is cucumber. This is particularly simple, simply take a slice of cucumber and apply it on underarms. You can as well grate the cucumber and apply the juice on the under arm. If you apply the natural remedy once or twice daily, you will see results in a few days.

4. Baking Soda

Baking Soda is good for making natural remedy for black underarm skin. The scrub made from baking soda helps in removing dead skin cells resulting in unclogging the blocked pores. As we know, blocked pores are sometimes responsible for black underarm skin. It also exterminates bacteria and germs to provide odor free and whitened underarms. What do you do? Simply make a thick paste out of water and baking soda. Scrub your black underarm with the paste. Wash off after a few minutes.

5. Orange Peel

Orange peels is very good for bleaching and exfoliating. Orange peel is good for the purpose when you scrub on the black underarm skin to get rid of dead skin cells, lighten the skin and leave your underarms smelling sweet due to the effects of rose water and orange itself. Here is how it works; Peel an orange and dry out the peels completely in shade. Grind the dried peels into a fine powder form. Mix 2 teaspoons of the powdered orange peels with enough rose water and milk to get a thick paste. Apply this paste and gently scrub your underarms for 5 minutes to remove dead skin cells. Finish by washing the area with cold water. This can be applied 2-3 times weekly.


Written by How Africa

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