Dark Underarm Skin Treatment | Remedies to Whiten Underarm Skin

Question: I’m 14 years old with dark underarm skin due to which I cannot wear sleeveless dress. Please suggest remedy.

Answer:

Causes of dark underarm:

  • Frequent shaving off hair from the underarm region, results in the skin appearing darker, especially among light skinned people. This is because the hair is visible below the skin, even after shaving.
  • Similarly using hair removal creams also darken the region due to the hair being partially visible. Further, chemical composition of the cream tends to darken the region and causes burns on prolonged usage.
  • Regular usage of deodorants or anti-perspirants may also cause darkening of underarms.

Reducing underarm darkening:

  • Waxing removes hair from their roots so that no hair is left under the skin. Waxing also removes dead skin which further reduces the darkness in the underarms. Persistent waxing will reduce the growth of hair itself.
  • Using an epilator will keep you hair free on daily basis. It is not very painful and the hair is removed when in is very small. This will help keep your underarms hair free and clean.
  • Don’t use deodorants or anti-perspirants unless essential. Instead of applying them in the morning when leaving home, apply them in the afternoon, when u feel the need for it.
  • Underarms region may darken due to bacterial or fungal infection. If your skin feels itchy or inflamed you need to apply medicated cream or anti-fungal powder.

3 Comments

  1. CK said:

    After bathing make sure that armpits are well washed and cleaned. You can rub a little piece of lemon around the armpits and after the shower, rub some baking soda around armpits. You may leave the baking soda overnight and wash it in the morning. Repeat this treatment everyday for a few weeks and it will lighten the dark underarm skin.

    July 13, 2010
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  2. AYO said:

    My armpit is filled with lot of dark rashes, they later on spread to my chest and on my breast. It is accompanied with intense itching. What should I use?

    April 13, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      The condition that you have described appears to be due to fungus infection. Yeast infection is common in damp areas of the body. Therefore armpit is frequently the vulnerable area.
      • Keep the armpit area dry and clean. Wear loose fitting clothes that allow the skin to breathe.
      • Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal home remedy. Apply it after diluting with water on the area.
      • Drink bitter milk daily. Butter milk contains friendly bacteria that help to destroy harmful organisms from the body.
      • If you are a fan of cranberry juice, drink it once in a day. You can also apply it over the affected area.
      • Aloe vera gel and vitamin E application over the area keeps the area dry. It also prevents accumulation of moisture.

      April 14, 2013
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