Having dark underarms can be quite embarrassing. Dark underarms can be the only problem which stops you from wearing those sleeveless dresses that you absolutely adore.
Dark underarms can be caused due to the friction between your dress and skin. Excessive sweating and improper methods of hair removal also contributes to the problem. Hormonal imbalance and excessive use of deodorants can also cause your underarms to turn dark.
There are many remedial methods you can follow so as to tackle the problem of dark underarms.
Wax your underarms instead of using hair removal creams and shaving them. This method will prevent the formation of ingrown hairs which will make your skin look dark. After waxing, do moisturize your underarms to prevent the skin from becoming dry.
Exfoliate your underarms. You can treat your underarms with scrubs that will help to remove the dead skin cells. After scrubbing, apply a paste of lemon juice, cucumber juice and turmeric powder on your underarms with the help of a cotton swab. Rinse off after 20 minutes with warm water.
Daily repetition of this treatment for a week will leave your underarms light and will also make the skin fresh.
You can also rub a lemon slice on your underarms daily, as a method of lightening them. Lemon is found to be a very effective natural bleaching agent. Faster results can be obtained by mixing and applying Vitamin E oil and lemon juice on your armpits.
Another effective home remedy for dark underarms involves mixing together 1 teaspoon turmeric powder,1 tablespoon curd and 1 tablespoon of milk and applying it on your under arms. You can also heat a mixture of honey, lemon juice and sugar and apply it on your underarms after it has cooled down.
This process if repeated thrice a week will provide you with soft and lighter underarms.
Do not allow sweat to linger on your underarms for a long time. Use anti fungal powders or talcum based powders instead of using strong deodorants and alcohol based perfumes.
You can also apply alum powder or baking soda on your underarms as they will help in the effective absorption of sweat. Also wear loose fitting shirts and blouses to reduce the friction between the cloth and your skin.Thus,following the above said methods will surely enable you to bid goodbye to dark underarms.