11 Home Remedies for Dark Underarms

Whether you shave or use hair removal cream, you never get perfectly smooth, clear and toned underarms. Regular use of these methods cau...

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Whether you shave or use hair removal cream, you never get perfectly smooth, clear and toned underarms. Regular use of these methods causes your armpits to turn dark.

Yes! You have a definite reason to hate them..

Dark armpits look quite embarrassing, especially when you wear sleeveless or see-through sleeves. If you are in a hurry, you can cover them with foundation but we know it is not a permanent solution.

The very first thing you would need is to avoid shaving & hair removing creams! Both damages the skin layers and makes it appear darker. Try waxing frequently, it removes the hair from the follicle which means timely re-growth, thinner hair next time & most important it remove the dead layers of skin along with hair. So Stop Shaving and Start waxing. Try it you will feel the difference.


Today I am sharing some DIY home remedies to whiten your armpits and making it perfectly toned according to your complexion.


Potatoes are natural whitening agents. It contains acid in traces, so it does not harm your skin and the water content nourishes skin deeply. Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, and they can work as a perfect whitening agent for all types of skin. They can also be effective in lightening the dark circles as well.

How to:

- Wash a potato and cut it into thin slices, without peeling it.

- Rush this slice on your underarms for 10 minutes or till it becomes dry.

- Wash your skin with fresh water.

For prominent results, use it 2-3 times a day.


Lemons are excellent skin whitening agents. The bio-active compounds in the lemon help the skin to restore the damage and adds shine to it. It contains anti-oxidants that help skin fight dead cells and germs that help acne growth and aging.

How to:

- Take a fresh yellow lemon.

- Squeeze it tight in a bowl

- Dip a cotton ball in the juice

- Apply it on the dark areas.

- After 20 minutes, wash it off with fresh water.


Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent. It is used as shampoo as well to remove impurities, chlorine and toxic substance that damage hair. It can be a real alternative for face wash and body scrub. Due to its cleaning properties, it is been used as a whitening agent as well.

How to:

- Take two tablespoon baking soda

- Make a paste with one tablespoon Lukewarm water.

- Apply it to your underarms and leave for 10-15 minutes.

- Wash it with clean water and pat dry.

For best results, use it thrice a week.


Aloe Vera has numerous health benefits it is a natural remedy for many skin problems. It soothes the skin and moistens it deeply. Due to chlorophyll content it helps rejuvenation and makes your skin more lively.

How to:

- Wash and peel the skin of a fresh Aloe Vera leaf

- Scoop out the gel with a spoon

- Massage in deeply with fingertips

- Leave it on skin as long as you want as it does not irritate when it dries off.

- Take a regular shower followed by a light moisturizer.


Egg oil is rich in Omega-3 that promotes new cell formation.

How to:

- Apply egg oil to you armpits

- Massage in deeply with fingertips

- Leave it overnight, so it can be absorbed into the skin properly and wash it off in the morning with pH balanced body wash.

If you have a hair loss problem then you can use it on your scalp as well. It will start showing results after few applications.


Dark armpits mean your skin layers are damaged and need moisture to renew itself. Make moisturizing your skin twice a day your daily ritual, with a gel-based moisturizer. Avoid ones with stronger scents as they contain strong chemicals.


Scrap the old layers to get the new ones. Try scrubs having more granules in it, as your skin might be damaged, and you need to exfoliate it deeply. Repeat it at least twice a week.


The more you apply them the more your skin is likely to get used to them. Most of us do not actually need them but due to aggressive marketing campaigns run we are forced to believe that we actually need them. So avoid using deodorants as the harmful chemicals contained are more likely to damage your skin than providing any gains.


Your lifestyle and eating habits reflect through your skin. The healthier you eat, the healthier you look. Try taking natural ingredients such as fruits and vegetables regularly as they only have goods for you. Avoid processed foods, starch and sugars intakes.
Exercise regularly. During exercise your body circulation is increased, nutrients and oxygen is equally distributed throughout your body and most important, toxins are removed which causes skin damage.


It is the new treatment that most of the people are rushing for without knowing its Pros & Cons. It removes the hair like laser treatments do. However, the significant disadvantage is the risk of hyper-pigmentation (darkening of skin cells). The more treatment you take, the more you are likely to get it.

Try IPL Laser treatments, they are safer and effective.


First cut the cucumber into small slices and rub the slice softly over the dark underarms for two to three minutes and wash with lukewarm water after some time.  You can also use the juice of cucumber on your underarms to get the same effect, remember the thick white paste is the real ingredient behind its skin lightening property. Just get some fresh cucumbers in your food processor and make a thick paste for your skincare routine. You can read additional info at JanesKitchenMiracles.com 

You can also make a thick paste of cucumber juice, lemon juice and some turmeric powder. Apply this paste over your dark underarms and let it dry for some time. After 20 minutes wash your underarms with lukewarm water, you can try this remedy twice a day, and you would see a good result within a week or two.


Orange can also be used to treat this problem, just like lemons, oranges are enriched with citric acid that is known for its skin lightening properties. You can use orange peels to get rid of dark underarms; there are two options for you to do it. One is using the orange peels with honey and softly massage your underarms to lighten the darkness. The second option is an orange peel scrub comprising of dried orange peels powder, rose water and some milk. You can easily create this scrub at home, just dry the orange peels under sunlight, when they are thoroughly dried grind it in powder form. Now add some rose water and milk to create a thick paste.

You can use this paste daily, and you would find its fantastic effects within a week, the rosy smell and soft, thick paste is also quite comforting during the application.


Another excellent home remedy you can try at home is Sandalwood, this amazing ingredient is known for numerous health and beauty benefits. You can try Sandalwood and rose water paste to lighten the dark underarms. Just take two tablespoons of Sandalwood in powdered form and mix it up rose water. Add enough water to make a thick paste. This thick paste can be applied twice to thrice a day, the rosy smell would never bother you.

Use this paste for a month and you would be amazed by the results, Sandalwood paste will lighten not only the skin but also enhance its overall smoothness.


If you are continuously facing the issue, then ask a dermatologist for help. Creams containing Retin-A, hydroxy acids, salicylic acids or 4% hydroquinone are dermatologist's first choice for treating this issue, but do not use this prior consulting to your physician.

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