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Be Confident! Homemade Ways to Erase Dark Underarms

Updated on July 4, 2010


Feeling embarrassed to raise your arms? Can't wear those sexy sleeveless tops? And not confident enough to flaunt for a date?

Dark underarms have been a concern to most people especially females who are fair-skinned where these stubborn armpit stains are more visible than those who are brown or dark-skinned. Also, having dark underarms can ruin one's self-esteem.

If you have dark underarms and have been looking for cheaper and easy way to whiten it, here are tips for homemade remedies for underarm whitener. Also included in this topic are ways to avoid these stubborn stains.

1. Rub on lime and lemon slices on both underarms. Lemon and lime are known for its bleaching properties. After, exfoliate it with brown sugar or milk salt scrubs to remove impurities that build up (dead skin cells) that causes darkening of the underarm. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off with water. You can do this before bath. Advisable to do this 3 times a week.

2. Try mixture of 1 Tbsp of lemon juice and 1 Tbsp of honey. Apply concoction on the armpits and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off then pat dry with towel. Do this after taking a bath and pat some alum afterward.

3. Make a paste consisting of the following: 1 tsp of gram flour, 1 tsp of sandalwood, 1 tsp of lime, 1 tsp of milk and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply on both armpits and leave on skin for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

By doing this kind of treatment religiously, your underarm color will surely lighten considerably over a period of time once you achieved the desired result. Maintenance is a must in doing so to prevent darkening of your underarms again. If you want a faster result, you can buy underarm whitener in your nearest beauty shop. Make sure it suits your skin and won't irritate it.

Also in preventing darkened underarms, instead of the usual shaving, have it wax. Waxing can remove the hair by the roots and keeps the area looking cleaner and prevents dark stubbles to peek out from your armpits. If you can't tolerate waxing, you may shave but should use shaving cream rather than soap. You may also resort to laser hair removal in beauty clinics. It promises to rid unwanted hair for lifetime and can smoothen underarm skin.


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      pooja 2 years ago

      One of my friend recommended Qraa Underarm Whitening Cream for whitening my dark underarms .

      . Within 10 days of use there were visible results . Thanks Qraa Team for such amazing products.

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      anon 2 years ago

      If you wax your armpit, make sure you use cold wax and not hot wax because it causes armpits to be dark. My friends experienced this and I also did. It was awful. Use cold wax.

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      simran 3 years ago

      May be it work

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      Isobelle 3 years ago

      You can also try the natural tips for lightening underarm in this page

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      raj 3 years ago


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      kate 5 years ago

      very good