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10 Kitchen Ingredients That You Can Use To Lighten Your Dark Underarms

Some ignore it and for some, dark underarms become a nightmare.

Not wearing sleeveless clothes is a hopeless remedy to hide your dark underarms.

Having dark underarms is not about what others think of you. It just shows that your hygiene or skin care routine is not enough, which is ultimately leading to such gross skin problems.

kitchen ingredients for dark underarms

Most importantly, if dark underarms are not treated at a novice stage, the problem can further deteriorate.

Now that you plan to pay attention to your dark underarm problem and try to treat it, here is our set of kitchen ingredient remedies that you can begin with.

Also Read: Common Kitchen Items That Are High In Antioxidants And Are Great For Ageing Skin

Patiently following these homemade remedies for dark underarms are for sure to treat your problem over time.


To apply potato on your underarms, there are two ways.

Method1: Take a potato slice and rub it on your underarms for 15-20 minutes.

Method 2: Take a pureed form or juice of a potato and apply it on your dark underarms, ensuring a wait time of 15-20 minutes.


Similar to potatoes, the bleaching property of cucumber treats dark underarms.

a) Take thin slices of cucumber and massage it on your underarms.

b) Alternatively, you can use cucumber juice as well with a wait time of 15-20 minutes.


One of the primary causes of dark underarms is sweat. Lemon, a good home remedy for underarms, lets the underarm area to be dry.

Method 1: The first method for applying lemon on dark underarms is, squeezing the juice and massaging it on your underarms.

Method 2: you can prepare a lemon-based underarm cure pack at home adding curd, honey, and turmeric. After applying this, let it dry completely and then, wash it off using lukewarm water.

Sunflower Oil

Counting on sunflower oil as your home remedy for dark underarms makes sense because this is the fastest remedy.

a) Take sunflower oil in your palms, massage it on your underarms and wash with water.

b) For extra benefits, you can slightly warm the sunflower oil but do not overheat it, as it may burn the underarm skin.

c) You can apply sunflower oil on dark underarms for up to 3 times in a day.


Coming to papaya, the enzymes in it react on the damaged cells of your underarms and thereby treat it.

a) Take papaya pulp or juice (by blending it in a grinder) and massage it on your underarms.

b) Alternatively, you can rub papaya pieces on the underarm area.


Apples contain AHA that work on the damaged cells and bacteria of the underarms. There is only one way to apply apples on the dark underarms for remedy.

a) Blend the apple in a grinder, take the apple mash or juice and apply it on your dark underarms.

b) After 20 minutes, wash with lukewarm water.

Milk Or Curd

Both milk and curd are healthy home remedies for dark underarms, as their lactic content cures the dead and damaged cells.

a) To apply milk, take raw milk and massage up to 15 minutes once every day.

b) Coming to curd, one simplest way to apply it is to massage it directly on the underarms. Second, you can prepare a curd mask using curd, turmeric powder and honey.

Gram Flour or Chickpea Flour

Gram Flour or Chickpea Flour, referred to as besan in Indian kitchens, is also a common home remedy for treating dark underarms.

a) You can mix besan with water, make a thick paste out of it and apply it on the underarms.

b) Besan and milk mix is also a good remedy for dark underarms, which you can repeat twice a week.


Sugar works as a scrub or exfoliator for the dark underarms.

a) To apply sugar, mix it with raw honey, prepare a scrub and massage it on the underarms.

b) Do not be too harsh to massage the sugar scrub, as it may lead to minor scratches.


Known for its versatile reaction on skin problems, the boon of turmeric extends to dark underarm problem as well. Several kinds of packs can be prepared out of turmeric to be applied on the underarms, though we picked the simplest of the two.

a) Mix a pinch of turmeric powder with raw cold milk to apply it on your dark underarms.

b) Turmeric powder with honey and curd is also a healthy home remedy for dark underarms.

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    Story first published: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:04 [IST]
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