10 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark, Black Underarms With Home Remedies

Black and dark underarms can be embarrassing in summer and can produce body odor and itching. There are several home remedies to get rid of black armpits in natural ways. To lighten the skin of this are, you have to apply one of the following remedy for few weeks. Learn the ways from below points and follow regularly to get rid of dark underarms.
10 Ways to Get Rid of Dark, Black Underarms with Home Remedies
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The main cause of having dark pigmented underarms is due to hair removal methods like shaving or using a razor, frequent use of hair removal creams, accumulation of dead skin, wearing clothes that makes us more sweat and applying alcohol based deodorants and roller sprays. Summers are just here and we all are exciting to wear our sleeveless tops and ready to soak in all the warmness of the sun. There is nothing that can stop this free spirit but only the black armpits or dark underarms that absolutely we do not want to flaunt. Black underarm are not usually appear

due to any medical condition or any disease.

Since we know the main causes our first proactive step should be stop indulging in any of the methods that are causing black underarm.

Here are some easy 10 home remedies for dark underarms.

  • Potato slices to get rid of dark underarms

Potatoes are natural bleaching agents and do not cause any skin irritation. Rub few potato slices on the affected dark area. The idea of rubbing a potato slice is actually to apply potato juice on the skin. Wash the area with lukewarm water in 15 minutes.

  • Cucumber slices for black armpits

Cucumber in slice form or grated form is good to remove under eye circles and black armpits. Just like potatoes, cucumbers are also natural bleaching agents. They help in lightening the darken skin and sooth it from any irritation.  Rub grated cucumber on the affected area and leave it for oddly 15 minutes, wash off with water after that. This remedy can be repeated daily for the best results.

  • Lemon for undearms

Lemon along with bleaching properties is also antiseptic and antibacterial in nature. Rub lemon sliced on the affected area. It not only lightens the dark skin but also remove the dead skin from the armpits. Leave the juice there on the skin for 10 minutes and then wash with water.

Lemons tend to dry skin, so it is advised to apply a little moisturizer at the end. For making scrubbing more effective sprinkle sugar on lemon slices before rubbing.  This method can be used every alternate day to get quick and best results.

  • Baking Soda Remedy

Baking soda is the most popular ingredient for any cleaning recipes. Baking soda thick paste when applied onto dark underarms as a kind of pack helps to remove dead skin and unclog skin pores which are the main causes of black armpits. It is suggested to wash the area with water once dried and pat (not sponged) with a soft towel.  Similar to applying lemon juice this remedy can be also be used few times a week.

  • Coconut Oil to remove black undearms

Coconut Oil has

Vitamin E which helps to whiten armpits and also work as a natural deodorant. Massage underarms with oil and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

  • Full fat milk

Fatty acids in full fat milk help in reducing darkness from underarms and soften the skin. This can be used daily.

  • Sandalwood to get rid of darkness

Sandalwood is known for skin lightening and cooling properties. Make a thick paste with sandalwood and rose water. Apply it as a pack on underarms and wash it when it dries. Sandalwood fragrance will also help in reducing the bad body odour.

  • Besan or gramflour home remedy

Gramflour paste or besan paste can be proved to be the best remedy for treating darken under arms and reducing hair growth. Rub off the pack from the underarms when it dries with water. This can be done daily for whiten underarms.

  • Vinegar to treat black underarms

Have a hot shower and then apply thick paste of rice flour and vinegar on the affected area. Let it dry and then wash off with warm water. Vinegar not only whitens underarms but also kill bacteria and germs.

  • Orange Peel to whiten armpits

Use orange peel pack on the underarms for an exfoliating and skin lightening experience. Make an orange peel paste and first exfoliate with it and later let it dry. Wash off with cold water and pat dry.


All above mentioned home remedies to get rid of dark underarms / black armpits are easy to apply and quick in showing results. However if underarms are due to medical condition like obesity, hormonal disorders, insulin resistance, prolong medications or cancer. In such cases it is important to consult a doctor ad follow the treatment properly. 

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