Dark underarms are typically a source of embarrassment for women. But let us not forget that we are human and nobody is perfect. There are plenty of factors that cause dark underarms, so don’t give yourself a hard time about it! Practicing self-compassion will help you learn to love and accept your body - the body that does amazing things for you each day! We are all perfect in our own way.
Here at EIKA, we support all types of bodies. If you want to lighten your underarms, we’ve got your back. Based on our research, there are four natural remedies to lighten underarms.
Yes, potatoes. Potatoes are rich in Vitamins A, B, and C. It is also the milder option for those with sensitive skin. The juice of the potatoes reduces hyperpigmentation, allowing for a more even skin color.
Grate a potato and squeeze out the juice. Apply the juice on the underarm area for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Lemon contains bleaching properties that can help in whitening underarms. Because of its acidity, it is good for eliminating dead cells and exfoliating your skin.
To avoid skin irritation, don’t rub lemon directly on your armpits. One option is to mix lemon juice and an equal amount of water, then massage on your underarms for 5 minutes. Rinse after with cool water or do this before taking a bath. Another option is dipping half a lemon in sugar. Rub on your armpits for a few minutes and wash with cool water.
Milk contains fatty acids that help skin become bright and beaming.
Apply milk directly on your underarms or on a cotton ball. Leave it for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water. Do this every day to see amazing effects!
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has many beauty benefits, one of them being a good remedy for dark underarms.
Massage virgin coconut oil on your armpits for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and mild soap. You can do this twice a day for better results. Coconut oil is also a natural deodorant. We love how versatile it is!