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Simple DIY To Lighten Dark Underarms

By: Riddhi Roy

The armpit region is usually the first area from where we remove our body hair, for the first time. Body hair can be really annoying, especially in the underarm region.

It looks unsightly and unhygienic to have hair there. So, we end up using razors, depilatory creams, waxes and epilators to get rid of the hair.

This can be a little harsh on the sensitive skin of the underarms, leading them to darken. Even some deodorants can lead to darkening of the underarm region due to the presence of harsh chemicals.

For this, you should stick to deodorants that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and the kinds designed to be used directly on the armpits, and try to find the one without alcohol in it.

how to lighten dark underarms

You could even make a deodorant at home to save yourself from the darkening caused by chemicals.

Because that deodorant would be made using all natural ingredients like coconut oil and baking soda. This fact proves that baking soda is indeed a miracle, multipurpose item.

Dark underarms can also be caused by excessive sweating which can lead to the pores present there getting clogged and hence leading to dark, pigmented skin.

Dark underarms can be embarrassing when one wants to wear something sleeveless, as if having body hair there was not unsightly and problematic enough!

A lot of girls struggle with this problem because it is one of the most common problems. Some people live with the problem, ignoring it.

But for others, it can make them feel extremely conscious and they might end up avoiding sleeveless and other similar clothes.

There are several ways to avoid dark underarms all together.

For example, taking proper care while removing the hair and ensuring you wear breathable fabrics in humid, sweaty weathers and avoiding the use of excessively strong deodorants that contain a lot of alcohol in them.

But, if none of that helps, here's a DIY using just one ingredient to slowly sort out the problem!

You Will Need:

Baking Soda

how to lighten dark underarms

Method & Application:

Mix the baking soda with water to form a paste. Use the paste to scrub the underarms every day before bathing.

Baking soda is a miracle household item. It is an inexpensive cure to a host of problems like acne, and even things like heartburn and acidity. However, it should be used sparingly, as excessive use can dry up the skin.

So, I hope this post helped you. Keep reading for more easy DIYs. Also, let me know in the comments section if this worked for you.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 18:00 [IST]
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