Natural Ways To Lighten Dark Underarms

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Darkened skin in the underarm area is very common and can happen for a number of reasons. Dark underarms make us super-conscious, and we end up ditching all our sleeveless clothing, even in the sweltering heat.

So here are some natural home remedies to lighten and reduce the darkness in underarms.


Potato is a savior for dark armpits as it is a natural bleach and anti-irritant. It will also provide instant relief from patchiness and itchiness that may develop due to pigmentation.


How to use

Peel the potato and grate it. Squeeze out the juice from this and apply directly to the armpits. Rinse the juice off after 10-15 minutes. You can repeat this twice a day as well until desires results are obtained.


Cucumber extract has lightening properties. This property can be utilized for lightening black underarms.


How to use

Rub the cucumber slices on the dark armpits for a minute or two. Let the juice that has oozed out from the slice onto your skin stay there for another 10 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat this for better results.


Orange peels can be used to lighten underarms and also helps in skin lightening and exfoliating properties.

How to use –

Put some orange peels in the sun for a few days until they dry out completely. Grind the dried peels into powder form. Mix two teaspoons of powdered orange peel with enough rose water and milk to make a thick paste. Gently scrub your underarms with this paste and then leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week.


Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. At the same time, it will also work as an effective natural deodorant.

How to use

Massage the dark underarms with coconut oil. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water. Repeat 2-3 times daily for good results.


The vitamins and fatty acids present in milk can help minimize underarm darkening. It will soften the skin and make the skin tone much lighter.

How to use

Mix two tablespoons of full-fat milk, one or two tablespoons of flour and a teaspoon of plain yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply it on your underarms and leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.


Vinegar will not only lighten the skin color, but will also kill germs and bacteria that feed on dead skin cells causing underarm odor.

How to use

Mix rice flour with vinegar to form a thick paste. Take a hot shower and then apply this paste on your underarms. Allow the paste to dry for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.


Baking soda can be used to make an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dark underarms. This will help remove dead skin cells and also helps unclog skin pores.

How to use

Mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Use this paste to scrub your underarms. Wash it off and pat dry the area thoroughly. Repeat it a few times a week for better results.

Follow all these natural remedies and get rid of dark underarms.


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