Our armpits are very sensitive. The skin there is delicate and tender. They are prone to sweat because of the glands located there. And to maintain good hygiene, we tend to wax and shave them. We also prevent the foul odor by using deodorants and even roll-ons. The chemicals and ingredients in these products react with the sensitive underarm skin and end up causing skin pigmentation.
Whatever your reason might be, we have listed down some effective underarm whitening home remedies for you. Try them, they are simple and all-natural. You will find most of these below-given ingredients at your home itself. So, give them a try!
Milk tops the list for lightening dark skin on lips, face, and elbows, and even underarms. The fatty acids and vitamins present in the milk help to brighten up your skin tone.
For this remedy, mix –
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- A pinch of turmeric
Wash or wipe your hair-free underarms cleanly. Apply this slurry evenly in your armpits and let it stay for 10 mins. Wash off post the said time and repeat this remedy once a week for visible results.
If you struggle with an underarm odor potato can rescue you! Plus, the starch present in potatoes is also meant for skin whitening.
Just slice the potato very thinly and rub these slices in your underarms in circular motions. Leave these slices be for 20 mins and then, rinse off with water.
You can also coat these slices with a teaspoon of cornstarch.
Alternatively, you can also grate the potato and extract its juice. Mix it with a little cornstarch and apply that to your affected skin.
Do this weekly.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix apple cider vinegar and water in a 2:1 ratio, respectively. Put this mixture in a small spray bottle. Then, before sleeping at night, spray this solution in your armpits and wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.
4. Aloe Vera Gel
Steal fresh aloe pulp from the aloe vera plant. Now, apply it to your underarms and let it chill there for 30 minutes. Wash off with water later.
5. Chickpea Flour
This scrub recipe is the best way to exfoliate those dead skin cells and achieve lighter and softer skin. This is a remedy grandmas swear by. The only catch here is you need to regularly use this scrub for a mind-boggling result.
- 1 tbsp chickpea or gram flour
- A pinch of turmeric
- 1 tbsp yogurt
Mix all these ingredients together and you’ll get a thick paste. Apply this in our armpits and gently massage it into your skin for 10 minutes or so. Use circular motions while scrubbing. You can let it stay on your skin for another 5-10 minutes or wash it off with cold water. Repeat this remedy thrice a week.
Sandalwood is often used as a home remedy for glowing, soft skin and pleasant body perfume.
Mix equal quantities of sandalwood powder with rose water to make a slurry. Apply this to your affected area for 15 to 20 minutes. Post that, wash it off. Do this twice a week to witness results.
Extract tomato juice by blending fresh ripe tomato. Mix two to three drops of lemon juice to it. Gently work it into your armpits in circular motions for about 10 mins. Wash it off later.
8. Lemon Juice + Yogurt Mask
Mix 1 tbsp honey, lemon juice, and 1 tsp fresh yogurt. Prefer using thick greek yogurt for this remedy. And, you must know the drill by now, apply for 15 mins, let it dry, and wash it off. Use it twice a week for desired results.
Now, this dark underarm situation will keep getting worse if you keep on applying chemical-infused creams and alcohol-based deos. Opt for organic perfumes and natural roll-ons. Chemicals damage your skin’s microflora and disturb its pH Balance as well. They are very harsh on your skin. Therefore, such products must be replaced with natural and organic ones, especially in the sensitive areas of our bodies.
And, if you do not have the time to do follow these remedies, but still want an organic treatment for dark underarms, you must definitely try this!
iORA’s new launch has one such product to help you with this problem. It is our Prebiotic Underarm Serum that is made from licorice, amino acids, and helpful antioxidants. This is a one-and-done product. All you have to do is apply this and let it work its magic. With regular use, you’ll notice brighter underarms. This formula also nourishes and moisturizes your skin. The Eco-certified prebiotic extract encourages friendly bacteria thus also reducing the horrid smell.
Just pump some serum on your fingertips and apply it on your clean underarms.
Here are a few reviews for our Underarm Serum!
*Aarhuhi – September 24, 2021
Good product and reasonably priced
Rated 5 out of 5
*Ankita – September 24, 2021
I really like the texture of the product, makes my skin feel so moisturized! I use it for my arms and legs and my underarms! And its fragrance is so nice
Rated 5 out of 5
*Kritika Beohar – September 24, 2021
The product is very good… Recommended
So, its time for you to TRY IT YOURSELF and shy away from wearing what you love!