Picture this. You are out on a date, enjoying a scrumptious meal, with dim lights, light music, except you need a drink, and the waiter is on the other end of the room. And the only way you can get his attention over the music is by waving at him! Oops!!
Except, every brain cell of yours screaming at you, not to. Because you want no human life to view your stubbly, dark, and sweaty armpits! God forbid. However, what if we say home remedies for dark arms can take care of the business quite well, would you give them a try?
Before we explore herbal masks to lighten dark underarms, here is a little fact check for you. About 3 out of 5 people suffer from the condition.
It happens due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, using alcohol-based deodorants, excessive sweating and, in certain cases, underlying medical issues.
All the DIY masks to lighten dark armpits curated in this article are 100% organic, involve no toxic substances and over time have proven to show a noticeable difference.
So, let's get down to lighten the dark armpits naturally.
Natural acids present in potato work as a mild bleaching agent, which will lighten skin tone, without irritating it.
Peel, grate and extract the juice of 1 potato. Dip a cotton pad into the solution, wring out the excess and apply it to your underarms. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with plain water. Do this every day, until you see a visible difference.
Lemon is a potent bleaching agent and it contains antibacterial properties, which will not just lighten skin tone, but also kill the infection-causing bacteria.
Cut a lemon wedge and rub it to your armpits for a minute or two. Let the juice get absorbed into your skin for about 10 minutes. Later, rinse it out thoroughly. If you have open wounds or cuts on your skin, avoid this remedy.
Lactic acid present in yogurt works to lighten and smoothen skin tone. Before taking a bath, apply yogurt to your underarms. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it thoroughly. Go on with your usual bathing routine.
Protein, lactic acid and calcium present in milk can tone, rejuvenate and lighten skin tone. Here is what you need to do.
Mix milk with an equal quantity of yogurt. Massage it to your armpits. Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.
If you know of any natural ingredients that can lighten dark underarms, do share the remedies with us in the comment section below.