Winters are finally over and that means it's time to rock our easy-breezy summery staple outfits. However, if dark underarms are stopping you from rocking your fav sleeveless dress, here are few ways to treat them at home.
There can be many reasons for dark underarms- shaving, dead skin cells, friction, hereditary factors and even diabetes. Mere cleansing body with soap and water is not enough. The key is to exfoliate the skin. You can make an easy concoction of scrub at home to slough off dead skin cell from the armpits as it makes them appear darker. Similarly, moisturising is equally essential. After scrubbing, apply hydrating cream or oil as it also helps lighten dark areas. Find out more ways to lighten dark underarms.
Massage with Potato
Massage with Potato: Potato has natural beaching properties. Cut a thin slice of potato and rub underarms with it for 5-7 minutes. Rinse with water and repeat 2-3 times a week.
Oats, honey and Turmeric: Combine oats with a bit of honey and a teaspoon of turmeric. Apply all over the affect area. Leave it for 15 mins and then remove it a scrubbing motion and then wash it off with warm water. This will lighten the underarms in no time.
Sugar and honey
Sugar and honey: Removing dead skin cells is very important as it makes arm pits looks darker. Combination of sugar and honey scrub is great as honey is a natural bleaching agent and sugar is great to slough off dead skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with a small amount of honey. Scrub for a few seconds and wash away.
Lemon and baking soda
Lemon and baking soda: Lemon is a natural cleanser as well as a bleaching agent. Baking soda removes dead skin cells. Take half lemon and dip it in baking soda. Scrub lemon wedge on your underarms for 2-3 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week for best results.
Waxing: Yes, waxing helps. Do regular waxing or you can also go for laser hair removal. Avoid shaving underpits as it can damage your skin and can trigger hyper-pigmentation. Waxing pulls away dead skin and leaves it you with clean and lightened underarms.