Safe Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

Dark coloration of the skin in the underarm region is usually not a disease or a medical condition.

Some of the causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.

Dark underarms are quite embarrassing especially when you wear a sleeveless top. But stop worrying as we will give you some of the simple, safe and easy remedies you can try to reduce the discoloration.

Dark coloration of the skin
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This fruit contains a natural bleach property. It also good at removing discoloration due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can cleanse the dark underarms.

Lemon has acidic properties that can exfoliate the dead skin.

Dark coloration of the skin
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Take a thick slice of a lemon.

Massage the sliced lemon in your underarm gently in circular motion for 5-10 minutes

Let it rest for few minutes and rinse it with normal water.

For quick results, you can follow this process daily before bed.

Baking Soda.

Baking soda will help you to remove dead skin cells, which is one of the main causes of dark underarms. Baking soda can be used as an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dark underarms.

You can also use baking soda to prevent body odor.

Dark coloration of the skin
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Mix the baking soda and water to create a paste and apply to your underarms.

Use this paste as a scrub to your underarms, then washed off with clean water.

Repeat this process 3 to 4 times a week.

You can also apply a light dusting of baking soda and cornstarch to neutralize the odor.

Orange peel.

Oranges can be used to lighten the skin of your underarms because it contains skin lightening and exfoliating properties that can also be used as a natural deodorant.

It is an effective remedy to prevent the darkness by removing the dead skin cells.


Peel the orange and put it in the sun for a few days until they dry out completely.

Grind the dried peels into powder form.

Mix two teaspoon of powdered orange peel with the enough rose-water and milk to make a thick paste.

Gently apply it to your underarms and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes then rinse it thoroughly with water.

For quick results, you can follow this process daily before bed.

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