8 Ways to Get White Underarms in 3 Minutes

8 Ways to Get White Underarms in 3 Minutes


If you are embarrassed about dark armpits and you avoid wearing anything sleeveless there are ways to lighten the area. Dark armpits are caused by exposure to certain chemicals like repeated use of hair removal creams, and deodorants and antiperspirants. These chemicals can cause an allergic or irritation reaction and lead to a thickening of the skin, and hyperpigmentation often accompanies the skin thickening. If you have a lot of underarm hair the dark stubble left behind will show through and cast a shadow around your armpits too that give the illusion of dark armpits.

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8 ways you can lighten dark armpits:

If you feel self-conscious about your underarms, here are 8 ways you can lighten your underarms.

1. Place potato slices under arms
Potato is mildly acidic and is a natural bleaching agent. Potato is more gentle than lemon so it can be applied on the sensitive skin. Place a thin slice of potato on your underarm and rub it in there for 5 to ten minutes twice a day.

2. Lemon juice.
Lemon is another natural bleacher and it is stronger than potatoes so don’t use it if you have really sensitive skin. Lemon will also naturally exfoliate the skin under your armpits. Just rub the lemon juice under your armpits for a couple minutes and then take rinse it off.

3. Remove Underarm Hair by Waxing
Waxing the hair will completely remove the hairs so you won’t see that grayish shadow under your arms as opposed to shaving.

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4. Exfoliate With a Lemon and Brown Sugar Scrub.
Dead skin cells can make underarms appear darker so gently exfoliate with lemon which will also bleach the area and some brown sugar. If lemon is too irritating on your skin, you can just use the brown sugar with some olive oil instead.

5. Papaya scrub. Papaya is rich in Papain which removes dirt and dead skin cells. Mash a small chuck up papaya up and leave the papaya on for 20 minutes and wash it off.

6. Cucumber slices are another natural skin lightener. Rub a cucumber slice around your underarms twice a day about ten minutes each time

7. Baking soda acts as both a whitener and exfoliator for your underarms. Just make a paste of baking soda with a little bit of water and rub it in for a few minutes and rinse it off.

8. Try Orange Peels

If you eat a lot of oranges, you can keep those peels to make a skin lightening orange peel paste. When your orange peels are dried up, grind it up to a powder either with a blender or whatever you have and add a small amount of milk to the peel until you create a thick paste. Milk contains lactic acid which is also a lightening agent. Rub the paste into your underarms for about 10 minutes and rinse it off.

Although most dark armpits are caused by dead skin buildup or hyperpigmentation, there are also medical causes of dark armpits and you have to treat the underlying disorder. Some medical conditions that can cause dark underarm skin are diabetes, and endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism, or pituitary gland disorders.

Good luck on trying any of these natural remedies to lighten your dark armpits!

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How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms

How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms



Olive oil 1 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coconut milk or cucumber juice 1 tsp


Mix all these ingredients and apply on your underarms and leave for 10 minutes then wash. Use daily for a month.


Some natural remedies to get rid of dark underarms :

1. Potato :
The mild acidic property present in potato is a kind of great natural bleaching agent. To get rid of dark underarms all you need to do is to apply some potato juice on your underarms and soon the color of the skin will get lighter. There are two ways to use potato. First, take a thin slice of potato and use it to rub underarm skin. Else you can grate the potato and apply the juice to the affected area, allow it to dry for ten minutes and then wash it properly with lukewarm water. Repeat this process for better and faster result.

2. Cucumber :
Just like potato, cucumber has also got natural bleaching properties. You can apply some cucumber juice over your underarms to lighten it. For this you can rub the underarms with the thin cucumber slice or you can grate a cucumber and apply the juice under your arms. Another option is to extract juice out of a cucumber and mix it with turmeric and a few drops of lemon juice to make a paste. Now apply this paste on the affected area for half an hour and finally wash it off with water. Repeat this home remedy daily or every alternate day for better result.

3. Baking Soda :
If you wish to lighten the skin of your dark underarms, you need to scrub the area on regular basis. To make natural skin scrub at home, take some baking soda and add some water to it to make a thick paste. Now use this paste to scrub your underarms. This will help to remove dead skin cells accumulated in the underarm which is one of the main reasons behind dark underarms. It will also help to unclog the skin pores. Else after wash the underarms with water, you can apply a light dusting of baking soda to reduce the appearance of dark skin coloration.

4. Coconut Oil :
Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarm. Coconut oil contains the important ingredient Vitamin E that can help in lightening the underarms. Before taking a bathing, daily massage the dark underarms with coconut oil for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse the area properly with mild soap and lukewarm water. When this remedy is followed on daily basis, it will reduce the darkening of underarms over time. At the same time, coconut oil will also work as an effective natural deodorant.

5. Sandalwood :
Sandalwood paste is another useful ingredient that can be used to get rid of dark underarms. Take some sandalwood powder and add some rose water to make a thick paste. While sandalwood has got lightening properties, rose water will have a cooling effect on the skin and will make it softer. Apply the paste on your underarms and allow it to dry for around fifteen minutes. Finally wash it off with cold water. The fragrance of sandalwood will also help to get rid of bad body odor due to excessive sweating. When repeated daily, this remedy will lighten the skin tone of your underarms within a few days.

6. Lemon :
Lemon is a kind of natural cleanser and it also acts a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic. This is why lemon is used in the treatment of various skin related problem including dark underarms. To remove dead skin cells and to lighten the skin tone of your underarms take a thick slice of lemon and rub it on the affected area. Finally wash the area properly and after some time it is essential to use some moisturizer as lemon can cause skin dryness. Another option is to make a make a paste of lemon juice and small quantity of turmeric and then apply it to your underarms for about ten minutes before washing it off. Instead of turmeric you can also use honey or plain yogurt in small amount.

7. Orange Peel :
Next time when you eat an orange, keep the peels safely as it can be used to lighten the skin tome of your dark underarms. Keep the orange peels under the sun for a few days. Grind the dried peels of the orange with the help of a grinder to make it in powder form. Now mix the powdered orange peels with rose water and milk to make a thick paste. Use this paste to scrub the dark underarms gently for around ten to fifteen minutes. Finally wash the area with cold water to remove dead skin cells.

8. Gram Flour :
Another great ingredient to get rid of dark underarms is gram flour. You can use gram flour to make a homemade whitening pack. To make the pack, take a handful of gram flour and mix it with yogurt, lemon and a little turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients properly to form a thick paste. Now apply this paste on to your underarms and leave it for at least half an hour. Finally rinse it off with warm water. Follow this remedy daily for the first two weeks and then repeat it three times a week to get faster results.

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