Pigmented or even-toned—nothing should stop you from flaunting your underarms and living your best life in trendy tanks and sleeveless dresses. After all, you’ve got to embrace your body in all its glory, right? But if you find yourself constantly looking for ways to fight pigmentation in this sensitive area, we’ve got your back. Scroll down for some safe and effective home remedies for dark underarms:
What Causes Dark Underarms?
Before we list out the home remedies for dark underarms, we’ve got to understand what causes them in the first place. Just like your facial and genital skin, your armpit skin is also extra sensitive and has more sweat glands than the other parts of your body. It is thus more vulnerable to pigmentation and darkening over time. Additionally, factors like the use of alcohol-based/chemical-laden deodorisers, lack of exfoliation, friction from tight clothes, and irritation due to hair removal can contribute to pigmentation in the area. Health conditions like diabetes and obesity can also trigger a hormonal imbalance and cause pigmentation in your armpits. It is important to follow a healthy lifestyle, stick to skin-friendly, toxin-free products, and opt for breathable fabrics to prevent pigmentation.
Home Remedies For Dark Underarms
These five effective home remedies will help you get even-toned underarms naturally:
The good-old besan-turmeric pack can work wonders for your armpits just like it does for your face. All you need to do is mix a tsp of chickpea flour (besan), a pinch of haldi, and two tsp of milk in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your armpits, allow it to dry and then rinse it off with warm water. Do this twice-thrice a week for best results. The coarse texture of besan exfoliates the skin gently while turmeric has an instant-brightening and healing effect. With its moisturising properties, milk is the cherry on the cake of this desi go-to pack. It will help restore the skin’s hydration and keep it soft and supple. Together, these three powerful ingredients can visibly lighten the underarm pigmentation in two-three months.
Potato juice is a natural bleach for your armpits. It is gentle on sensitive skin and still does the job. So grate a potato, extract the juice from the pulp, and apply it on your underarms. Rinse it with cool water after 10-15 minutes and pat your underarms dry with a clean washcloth followed by proper moisturisation.
Packed with the goodness of vitamin C and antioxidants, cucumber juice can work wonders for dark underarms. Its cooling properties soothe any irritation in the area and vitamin C heals the skin. It also has a lightning effect if used regularly (thrice a week at least). If extracting the juice seems like too much of an effort, you can even rub a cucumber slice on the area for a quick armpit-care routine.
Milk & Baking Soda
Baking soda is a great exfoliator. It helps remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. The lactic acid from milk is also a gentle exfoliator and nourishes the skin too. You can combine four-five tablespoons of milk with one teaspoon of baking powder to get a gentle and natural anti-pigmentation scrub for underarms. Apply it to the area, let it dry, and wash it off with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to moisturise your armpits before you step out of the loo though.
Break an egg and beat the yolk until you obtain a consistent light-yellow paste. Massage it into your armpits before bed, leave it overnight, and wash it with water thoroughly the next day. Make sure to use a gentle soap to get rid of the egg’s odour and get set to witness the magic of omega-3 and vitamins present in eggs. Do this every day and you will see visible results within a month.
Sirona Recommends Best Product To Fight Underarm Pigmentation
Anti-Stain Underarm Sweat Pad
These sweat pads by Sirona don’t just keep sweat stains at bay, they also help keep the area fresh and odour-free. Made with breathable, ultra-thin fabric, they also reduce friction from tight clothing. Additionally, these self-adhesive wonders are discreet and compatible with all types of fabrics. They keep rashes, irritation, and pigmentation at bay too and can be discarded easily after use.
Aloe Boost Twin Blade Disposable Razor
Hair removal methods like waxing and even shaving if not done right, can cause darkening and pigmentation of armpits due to increased friction. These hair removal methods can also render the skin dry and lead to skin darkening over time. Enter, Sirona’s Aloe Boost Twin Blade Disposable Razor. It comes with stainless steel blades for a close shave and an aloe vera strip that nourishes the skin and reduces friction with the blades. It is perfect for armpit hair removal and you can discard it after each use to keep any infections at bay.
Sirona Talc-Free Hair Removal Cream For Dry & Sensitive Skin
Packed with the goodness of aloe vera, vitamin E, and shea butter, this hair removal cream is ideal for sensitive armpit skin. Its ingredients help nourish it well while the cream does a brilliant job at removing the hair seamlessly.
We hope that these products and home remedies for dark underarms help you feel more confident while flaunting your halter summer dresses!
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