How to Whiten Dark Underarms | Armpit Whitening | Underarm Whitening

Dark Underarms Remedies

Dark underarm is a condition that anyone who isn’t dark skinned wouldn’t want to have. It pulls down the self-esteem of an individual as it makes you feel ill at ease. Dark underarm is something most fair-skinned women are not proud. However, these circumstances cannot be totally avoided and prevented.

Causes of dark underarms:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pregnancy. With pregnancy, there is an increase of hormones. There is also the increase of melanin, which is responsible for the skin pigmentation. This is one of the likely reasons why pregnant women usually have dark underarms.
  • Injury to the area. This is fairly common if an individual is fond of plucking the hair in the armpits. Shaving the armpits as well can cause dark skin pigmentation. This is because the razor or blade, once they cut through the hairs, leave a mark and usually injure the sensitive follicles in the armpits. Hence, it usually looks like a little red dot that later progress into brown spots and pigmentation.

Whiten Underarms

There are certain home remedies you can observe to remove or at least lessen the severity and likelihood of the occurrence of dark underarms.

The following are home remedies you can do to treat dark underarms.

  • Apply creams and ointments that would likely reduce the incidence of dark pigmentation in the underarm
  • Prepare the papaya mash. Take a not-so-ripe papaya, slice it or mash it. Apply it to your underarms and let it sit for a while and rinse. The properties and unique components of papaya makes it a natural whitener.
  • Going to the dermatologist for a treatment would usually decrease or remove dark pigmentation in your arms.

How to Prevent Dark Underarms

  • You need to observe proper hygiene at all times
  • You need to avoid using creams that would usually cause irritations to your skin. You need to bear in mind that the underarms are usually the most sensitive areas of the body
  • Avoid injury to the area like plucking your hair in your armpits. This would likely do more harm to your armpits as well as increase the risk of an infection.
  • Consider changing deodorants. Some may cause irritations and dark pigmentation on the underarm area.


  1. RF said:

    I need some help on how to lighten my underarms. I am not used to waxing but as I have read articles on how to prevent having dark underarms is by waxing. Is there any waxing method that can be done at home? Also I cannot avoid using deodorant because I sweat a lot and sometimes it smells bad. What would be the best remedy for my problem summer is coming near.

    February 22, 2011
  2. NP said:

    My 12 year old granddaughter used baking soda as a deodorant which resulted dark armpits. How do we reverse it?

    February 15, 2012
    • TDR said:

      The best tip would be to avoid the baking soda and observe for a couple of weeks and see if the armpit color is restored. Then try and use some of the other remedies mentioned above to treat the dark underarms.

      February 16, 2012

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