Discoloration in the underarm area can give us discomfort, especially in situations where we are required to wear something sleeveless. A thing to remember though is that, this is one of the most common discoloration that people face. This is not a serious medical condition or disease that would require any of medication. This usually require proper skin care, remedies and the right product. Dark underarm can be the result of exposure to darkening elements such as harsh chemicals, constant abrasion, shaving, using hair removal creams, excessive sweating, dead skin cells build-up, constricted clothing, alcohol based deodorants and so on.
Dark underarm can appear without us even knowing, but the good thing about this is that it can be removed. You can get rid of it using home remedies that you can cook up in your pantry in a jiffy. These remedies won’t put a dent in your wallet and is all natural. Below are the some of the most effective dark underarm remedies and tips.
Potatoes contain a mild acid that can help bleach the skin naturally. Unlike using strong chemical bleaches, this won’t cause any burning sensation or skin irritation. Start with a clean potato (peeled or not) and slice it into small, thin pieces and massage this onto your underarm area. Leave the potato on your underarm for about half an hour and allow the skin to absorb the potato juice. Remove the potato and rinse with lukewarm water.
Another way you can use this remedy is by grating the potato. Take the grated potato and potato juice and use it as an exfoliating scrub on your underarm. Massage this into the skin for a few minutes and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and avoid using deodorant the next day. Repeat this every other day for visible results in just 2 to three weeks.
Cucumber also contains a mild acid that can help bleach the skin naturally without causing any irritation. You can use this remedy by slicing the cucumber lightly and placing it on your under arm for about 30 minutes. You can secure the cucumber by keeping your arms tight against your body or laying down. You can also use cucumber by extracting the juice and placing it in a spray can and applying it on your underarm and leaving it to dry. Once it completely dries, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use the spray in the morning and at night for optimum result.
Another way to use this remedy is by extracting the juice and mixing it with turmeric powder and lemon juice. This will create a bleaching and nutrient rich paste for your underarm. Massage the paste on the area you want to lighten and massage it on lightly. Leave the paste on for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy daily to see noticeable results in a week.
Lemon is the best known natural bleach for the skin and hair. Not only does it contain natural bleaching acid, it also has antiseptic and antibacterial agents. This is why lemons are one of the most highly used natural ingredients for lightening product. This ingredient is safe for body and face use, though this can sting around the eye. Lemon juice tends to dry your skin, so make sure to use moisturizer after using these remedies. You can use a freshly sliced lemon wedge to exfoliate and whiten your underarm. Simply rub the wedge on your skin for a few minutes and leave the juice to dry for about 15 minutes. Once the juice is completely dry, rinse it with lukewarm water. Pat it dry and avoid using deodorant a day after using the remedy. Apply moisturizer on your underarm.
Another way you can use lemon is to mix lemon juice and sugar in a small bowl and use this to exfoliate and lighten the underarm. Massage the mixture using a circular motion and continue this for about 5 minutes. This will remove dead skin cells that are causing your dark underarm. You can also create a turmeric powder, honey, and lemon juice paste. You can use this paste four times a week.
There are times where dark underarm can be a symptom of certain medical condition. One of these is acanthosis nigrican a disease that is associated with insulin resistance, obesity, cancer, certain medication, cancer and hormonal disorders. If you’re dark under arm is caused by any of these conditions, it’s best to consult your doctor before performing any remedy to get the proper diagnosis and treatment.