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5 Home Remedies For Dark Armpits

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This post discusses 5 simple remedies for dark armpits.

Let’s imagine you have to attend an important occasion and you’ve decided to slay in a beautiful sleeveless dress but then you remember you have dark armpits. You’d definitely change your mind about the dress if you don’t want to rock it with a jacket.

That’s just how sickening dark underarms could be. Having dark armpits can force one to remain uncomfortable in a long-sleeved dress even when under hot weather conditions. The skin in this part of our body is very vulnerable to a variety of maladies such as rashes, ingrown hair, infections, pimples and discoloration but many a time, what most people suffer from is discoloration.

Dark underarms could be  caused by ingrown hair as a result of excessive shaving; harsh chemicals from deodorants, bleach, hair-removing creams, antiperspirants; pregnancy and even diabetes.

You shouldn’t let your dark underarms hinder you from wearing whatever you like. Here are five remedies you can use at home to lighten them.

1. Potatoes

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Potatoes are known to have a natural bleaching effect. Just as it can be used to correct black spots on the face, it can also be used to lighten the underarms. All you have to do is to peel a potato, grate it, squeeze out the juice from it and apply directly on your armpits. After about 10 minutes, rinse it off. You can repeat this twice a day for quicker results.

2. Turmeric

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This also is known to enhance the skin tone and remove black spots. You can grate it and apply the juice in the needed area then allow to dry for 10 minutes. If you have turmeric powder, mix a teaspoon of it with 1 tablespoon of milk then make a paste and apply on the underarms. Allow it to dry for about 10-12 minutes.

3. Aloe Vera

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Extract fresh aloe vera gel from the leaf and apply a layer of it on your underarms for about 10 minutes. This should be done every alternate days.

4. Alum

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Make a paste with the alum by mixing it with water and apply on your underarms for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off. Before using this method it is advisable you do a patch test to be sure it isn’t adverse to your skin.

5. Cucumber

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Slice the cucumber and rub it on your armpits for a couple of minutes. Allow the juice to remain there for 10 minutes and then rinse with water. Cucumber slices help in lightening dark circles under the eye and removing eye bags.