Learn this simple home remedies you can try or inexpensive creams and deodorants available on the market that can lighten dark underarms skin.
What Causes Dark Underarms?
Harsh deodorants and antiperspirants can irritate the skin and cause darkening but for most of us, not using deodorant is just not an option! Switching from using a harsh aerosol to a milder roll-on that is moisturising and free of alcohol is the best option to eliminate this kind of skin irritation.
Shaving the underarm can also cause irritation especially when coupled with harsh aerosols. If letting your underarm hair grow wild is not an option for you, you can try waxing to remove hair instead of shaving or using a hair removal cream. Shaving and hair removal creams remove the hair on the surface and leave the root in tact which can make the underarm look dark especially if your hair is dark. Waxing pulls the hair out from the root and removes any build-up of dead skin cells (that can also cause the armpit to look darker) when the wax strip is pulled off.
Home Remedies for Underarm Lightening – Try Lemon Juice!
If you already wax and your underarms still look dark or you prefer to shave or use hair removal creams but still want a remedy to help your underarms look more presentable, there are inexpensive home remedies that can help.
Rubbing lemon or lime juice on the affected areas daily is very effective. It might sting a bit so it is best not to do this right after shaving! For best results, use lemon juice after having a bath or shower in the evening and then wash it off when you shower in the morning.
Underarm Lightening Creams and Deodorants
If home remedies are too time consuming for you, you can try one of the underarm whitening creams or soaps available on the market. There are also underarm whitening deodorants available on the market in a convenient roll-on. Nivea and Fa have whitening deodorants that are effective and very popular with consumers.