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Dark Armpits is a very common problem. Its summer and everyone wish to show off their sleeveless clothing, but the dark armpits are the problem. So the question comes on everyone mind, how to get rid of dark armpits? Well, if you are worried about your dark armpits, here are few solutions to your problems that you could try.

Things to avoid to get rid of dark armpits:

  • Avoid excessive use of hair removal creams and shaving your armpits. These are the major factors for darkening of the underarms. You can do waxing and most of the experts agree that waxing is the best hair removal option for underarms.
  • Avoid excessive use of deodorants and perfumes products containing alcohol. This may further lead to discoloration and darkening of armpit. If you do apply wash your armpits before bed or when you are at home. If possible use alcohol free deodorants.
  • Avoid tight clothing as your skin may get irritated due to friction which further leads to darkening. Avoid polyester or synthetic clothing, wear loose cotton clothing instead.
  • Excessive weight or obesity might cause friction within the skin around armpits which will further results in dark armpits and another condition called Acanthosis Nigricans . So try to loose weight as much as possible.
  • Maintain your hygiene. Clean and exfoliate your armpits on regular basis. This will help to remove the impurities and dead skin cells which cause your skin look dark.

There are several home remedies suggested by experts which might help to get rid of dark armpits. If you follow these tips on regular basis you may be free from dark armpits.

  • Rub your armpits with a slice of lemon on regular basis. Remember, lemon may dry out your skin so use one of your favorite moisturizer on your armpits. This will help maintain the moisture while softening and lightening your armpits.
  • Make a paste using a pinch of turmeric powder, a tsp of cucumber juice and a tsp of lime juice and apply the paste. Leave the paste for around 20-30 minutes then rinse.
  • Make a mixture of lime juice and plain yogurt and apply it to your skin. Leave the mixture for around 20-25 minutes then rinse.
  • Make a paste using sandalwood powder and rose water. Then apply the paste to your armpits. When the paste dries out, rinse thoroughly.
  • You can also make a paste using dried orange peel powder and yogurt and apply over the dark underarms. This will also help remove black armpits.
  • Potato is also considered as having natural bleaching properties. You can use potato juice over your underarms to lighten it.
  • Baking soda is also thought to be one of the remedies for dark underarms. You can gently massage the darkened area with baking soda on regular basis.

Follow the above mention tips and you’ll find that they will definitely work wonders to your dark armpits. If you have any questions regarding dark armpits ask us at our skin care community.


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  3. Agatha Tefora
    July 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Those are really good natural tips. I am currently using some whitening products and I’m seeing the effects now. My skin has been damaged from years and years of shaving. Aside from my whitening product, I also switched to waxing – a DIY waxing. It totally saved and saves me time and money.

  4. jill
    July 27, 2011 at 5:40 am

    one can always use skin lightening products to help lighten dark underarms but of course one should be wary of the ingredients. i’d recommend Metaderm, made up of natural ingredients and works on all skin types.

  5. khushi
    October 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

    hi friends!!!
    i have been suffering from this dark armpit problem. I use to think that my armpits are the darkest armpit in the world. then i went to the skin doctor. he said that i hav fungal infection. so he gave me “lulifin cream” to apply on my armpits. then after few months my problem was completely gone.
    i have used all the treatments to get rid of my problem. i tried skin peeling.but after the skin peeled off.then again the new skin was dark.
    i have used “melalite forte cream” it is also effective if ur fungal infection is cured by “lulifin cream”.
    home made remedies dosent work too much.i hav tried all of them.
    so my suggestion to you is :- apply “lulifin cream” in night. apply “onabet cream” in day. use both the cream for 3 months.
    after that if ur fungal infection is cured then u can use “melelite forte” cream in night(caution: never use melalite forte cream in day time.otherwise it will increase ur darkness in armpit.)
    you can find all the creams in any chemist shop.
    dear friends!!1 i know how embarassing it feels when u hav dark armpit.but dont worry.this problem is curable.
    n the best suggestion is that if you know any good skin doctors then consult them.
    dont worry!!its not that big problem.

    if you find ant redness in your armpit.then apply “candid B” cream.

  6. biannca
    November 26, 2012 at 5:45 am

    what can you do for blackspots,as a child i would often pick at my scabs or sores and i want to get rid of them so what should i use or do?

  7. Tulouna
    February 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I need help..Ive had dark armpits for a while and i am a teen. What is the best and fastest solution/home remedi to clearing them?????

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