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How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

How to get rid of dark underarms

Dark coloured under arms is common problem faced by most women. It is the result of shaving, regular usage of hair removing creams, dead skin cells and poor ventilation of the underarms.It is very easy to get rid of dark underarms with some easy and simple homemade remedies.

Here are few tips by which one can easily cure dark under arms:


It works as a natural bleaching agent on our skin. It has mild acidic qualities which act as a good bleaching agent without causing skin irritation. Rub a thin slice of potato on your underarms. You can also apply potato juice and allow it to dry for around 20 minutes or so and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Baking soda

Baking soda works wonders in exfoliating your skin. Mix baking soda with rose water and massage it on the affected part and keep it for around 5 to 7 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.


It is a great coolant. Rub a slice of cucumber on your under arms or apply the cucumber juice on your underarms couple of times a day and you will see amazing results.


Amla is known to protect the skin against stress, wrinkles and maintain the natural moisture of the skin. You can apply amla juice on your underarms and wash it off after 5 minutes and you will have a brighter and clear skin. You can do this a couple of times a day for faster results.


It is a powerful natural bleach and an antibacterial agent. Rub a lemon wedge on your underarms and leave the juice on for around 10 minutes. You can also mix lemon juice with turmeric, honey and yoghurt. Leave it on for around 10 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat the same for 4 to 5 times a week for better results. Lemon can also dry out your skin so it is advisable to apply moisturizers after doing lemon treatments.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera can alleviate pigmentation and can help in restoring your skins original colour. The cooling effect of aloe vera helps in regenerating new cells and rebuilding the damaged tissue. Apply the aloe vera gel on the affected part to get a healthy skin.


Its peel can be used to lighten the skin under your arms. Grind the dry peels into powder form and mix rose water and milk to grind it into a paste. Apply the paste and leave it for 15 to 20 minute and then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can do this 3 to 4 times a week for faster results.

Coconut oil

It is also helpful in getting rid of dark underarms. It is a natural moisturizer and deodorant. Its vitamin E content helps in brightening the skin. Apply the oil for 15 minutes or so and then wash it off with an herbal soap and lukewarm water.

The above are some of the easy homemade remedies which are easily available and effective in lightening the underarms.

Please read our earlier article Natural homemade face packs to treat acne.
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Last updated on May 2, 2017 4:24 pm

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