Can Coconut Oil Help In Lightening Underarms?

Dark and uneven underarms do not only prevent us from wearing our favourite sleeveless tops and dresses but can be quite embarrassing too. Dark underarms can be caused due to several factors like excessive sweating, shaving, hormonal imbalances, etc.

Unlike any other skin issue, there is no ready-made remedy designed specifically to treat dark underarms. So a little patience and the regular use of home remedies would work in lightening the skin on the underarms.

Coconut oil

In this article, we'll discuss some remedies using coconut oil to treat dark underarms. Coconut oil possesses vitamin E oil that helps in nourishing the skin and healing scars and thus lightening the skin. Also, the anti-bacterial properties keep any infection away. Now, let us see how we can use coconut oil to treat dark underarms.

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Coconut Oil With Sugar

Sugar helps in removing toxins by exfoliating the dead skin cells without harming the skin and causing any irritation.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar

How to do

First, melt the coconut oil on low heat and add the sugar into it. Stir both the ingredients well. Let it cool down and come down to room temperature. Apply this mixture on your underarms and gently massage in a circular motion for a few minutes. Leave it further for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water and pat dry.

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Coconut Oil And Baking Soda

Baking soda lightens the skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells and also by balancing the pH level of the skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda

How to do

In a clean bowl, take the baking soda and coconut oil. Combine both the ingredients well and apply it under your arms. Gently scrub the mixture in a circular motion for about 3 minutes. Leave it on for 15 minutes more and wash it off with normal water and pat dry.

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Coconut Oil With Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains skin lightening properties that help in lightening the skin.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

How to do

All you need to do for this is mix together coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. Apply this mixture on your underarms and leave it on until the mixture is completely absorbed by the skin. You can repeat this remedy every day before taking a shower.

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Coconut Oil And Milk Cream

This remedy will not only lighten the skin on your underarms but will also help in smoothening the skin.

Ingredients

  • A few drops of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp milk cream
  • 1 tsp turmeric

How to do

First, mix together milk cream and turmeric to make a fine paste. Clean your underarms and apply this paste on your underarms. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, massage the area with some coconut oil in a circular motion. Later, you can wash it off with warm water. You can repeat this remedy every day.

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    Story first published: Friday, November 2, 2018, 17:30 [IST]
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