Dark underarms are annoying, especially when they prevent you from wearing your favorite tank top. However, you need not be ashamed of it, because it is not a disease or a medical condition. It is defined as the discoloration of the skin in that region in comparison with the other areas of the body. You need not worry about having dark underarms because it is so common that a lot of home remedies have been emerged as treatments.
Many reasons can be behind dark underarms and shaving, excessive sweating, accumulation of dead cells, overuse of hair removing creams, use of particular deodorants and obesity. Before treating underarms, it is important to identify the cause of it and prevent or minimize its effects as far as possible.
Treating dark underarms can be carried out professionally or through home remedies which can depend on your preferences or how severe it is. You can discuss with your dermatologist about the professional treatments and use the following simple remedies to treat dark underarms at home. They are natural, reliable, effective and most importantly affordable which is why you should try them out before consulting.

Potato – Apply potato juice on dark regions.
Cucumber – Rub the underarms with cucumber slices.
Baking soda – Mix baking soda with water to form a natural scrub.
Coconut oil – Massage the underarms with coconut oil for 15 minutes before taking a shower.
Sandalwood – Grind to form powder and mix with rose water to create a thick paste.
Lemon – Rub the underarms with a slice of lemon.
Orange peel – Dry the orange peels in the sun and grind them to make powder. Mix with rose water and milk to form a whitening scrub.
Gram flour – Mix with yogurt, lemon and turmeric powder, apply; let it dry for half an hour and rinse off with warm water.
Milk – Mix with curd or mils to form a paste and rinse off with cold water after applying.
Vinegar – Form a thick paste with rice flour, apply after shower and rinse after 15 minutes.


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