9 Effective Natural Tips to Lighten and Prevent Dark Armpits

We often tend to ignore underarms, which become dark with time, improper care and for a few due to their genetics. However dark your underarms be it is never too late to start working on it to make it smooth and white.

Natural Tips to Lighten and Prevent Dark Armpits

Simple and Best Natural Tips for Underarm Whitening:

Here are some easy and best natural home remedies to have soft and white arm pits to make you feel beautiful that ever.

1. Baking Soda:

Baking Soda naturally exfoliates the skin and brightens the skin by removing dry skin and dead cells. Baking soda is also a simple solution for body odour that is a major cause for dark underarms.

Baking Soda

How to Use:

  • Take 2 -3 teaspoons of baking soda in a bowl
  • Add a teaspoon of rose water and just enough water to make a thick paste
  • Apply an even layer of the paste on the underarms and leave for 15-20 minutes
  • Scrub thoroughly and wipe off with cold water

Application of this paste twice to thrice a week will not only whiten and soften the underarms, but also help get rid of smelly underarm sweat.

2. Chickpea Flour:

Popularly known as gram flour, this common ingredient from the kitchen has a treasure for our skin. It is an excellent cleanser and helps brighten the skin by removing impurities.

Chickpea Flour

How to Use:

  • In a bowl, mix 3-4 teaspoons gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, a teaspoon of lemon juice and just enough curd to make a paste.
  • Apply on the underarms and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Once the paste begins to dry, wet the fingers and massage gently in circular motion.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Application of this mixture can be made up to thrice a week. If the skin becomes a little dry after the pack is removed, massage with a moisturiser.

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3. Lemon Juice:

This Vitamin C enriched fruit has natural bleaching properties which cures patchiness and dark skin problems.

Lemon Juice

How to Use:

  • Cut wedges, if a medium sized lemon and take a teaspoon of sugar in a bowl.
  • Gently squeeze the lemon, just enough to make the top layer wet
  • Stick some sugar crystals on the wedge and rub on the underarm in gentle circular motions
  • Repeat for other under arm

Do this on alternate days to whiten underarms in no time. Body odour also gets controlled by regular use of lemon juice.

4. Sandalwood Powder:

Scratchiness and germ build up is a common problem in underarms besides it being dark. Sandalwood is a common solution for these multiple problems.

Sandalwood Powder

How to Use:

  • Take 2-3 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and half small teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Add rose water to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mixture on the underarms and let dry.
  • Use a damp cloth (cold) to clear off the mask.

Doing this twice a week will lighten the underarms and make it soft and smooth. The coolant property of sandalwood will also reduce odour issues.

5. Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil has skin whitening properties and is packed with Vitamin E which is essential to brighten and lighten the skin.

Coconut Oil

How to Use:

  • Warm 2-3 teaspoon of coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply to the underarms and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe with a moist cloth or wash off with soap.

This can be done twice every day to get rid of dark underarms. The process is slow but effective and effortless. You can also leave the oil applied overnight after cleaning the underarms of accumulated dirt.

6. Olive Oil:

Olive oil makes the skin smooth and removes patchiness from the skin. Dark underarms can be treated with daily use of olive oil, which has Vitamin E, the soul of our skin.

Olive oil

How to Use:

  • Take 2 teaspoons of olive oil; add a pinch of turmeric and a few drops of lemon juice to it.
  • Mix well and apply to underarms, massaging gently for 10 minutes
  • Leave for another 5-7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

This can be done daily before bath time for smooth, odour free and whitened underarms. Olive oil also cures cracked skin and seal pores.

7. Cucumber Juice:

Cucumber soothes the skin and has natural bleaching properties to whiten the skin. It also helps cure damages caused by waxing and shaving in the sensitive armpits.

Cucumber Juice

How to Use:

  • Grate a small sized cucumber and extract the juice by squeezing between the palms (do not throw the grated cucumber)
  • Take a cotton pad, soak it in the cucumber juice and spread along the armpit
  • Now put the grated coconut on the cotton pad and let it remain there for 15-20 minutes
  • Wipe with a damp cloth

This remedy can be done daily before bedtime to refresh the underarms and prevent excessive sweat in the armpits.

8. Potato Juice:

Potatoes lighten skin colour and have a soothing effect on armpits. These also remove dirt and germs from the arm pits which are a prime cause of skin diseases.

Potato Juice -8

How to Use:

  • Take half of a small sized potato (with peel).
  • Poke the flat side with a fork several times.
  • Rub the poked side on under arms for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let dry and then wipe with a clean cloth.

For those with severely dark under arms, put 2-3 drops of lemon juice on the potato before rubbing it. This will bring about a slow but permanent change in the colour of your under arms.

9. Herbal Tricks:

Several herbs have skin whitening properties which are not popularly known to all. Give your skin this herbal treatment occasionally to speed up skin whitening process.

Mortar with fresh rosemary and dried spices

How to Use:

  • Mix Licorice Extract, Raspberry Extract and Aspen Extract in a bowl.
  • Apply evenly on underarms and leave for 40 minutes.
  • Wipe with a damp cloth.

Herbal Extracts act as a catalyst in the production of pheomelanin, an important ingredient that lightens the skin.

These tricks can work wonders when combined with general cleanliness, wearing loose clothes and discouraged use of deodorants.