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How to Lighten Dark Armpits

Naturally, the skin of your armpits should be about the same shade as the rest of your skin. However, sometimes it can turn a bit darker, and this can lead to a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. So 5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you about several home remedies you can try to lighten your underarms.

❗ If you’re really concerned about your dark armpits, have a dermatologist check and see if you have any serious conditions like diabetes or an underactive thyroid gland.

1. Shave properly.

What to do:

✅ Always apply a moisturizing shaving cream for sensitive skin and let it sit for 15-30 seconds before shaving.

Shave in the direction of hair growth.

Apply unscented moisturizing lotion after shaving to reduce irritation.

✅ Replace razor blades often to prevent the dull blades from irritating your skin.

2. Apply cucumber slices.

What to do:

✅ Cut some thick slices of cucumber.

✅ Rub the slices into the dark skin of your underarms and let it stay there for about 15 minutes.

✅ Then rinse your armpits with cool water.

✅ Repeat every couple of days.

3. Exfoliate with lemon juice.

What to do:

Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.

✅ Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

✅ Apply the mixture to your armpits and let it sit for 10 minutes.

✅ After that, rinse your armpits with water.

✅ Repeat twice a week.

4. Use baking soda.

What to do:

✅ Take a little bowl and pour 2 tablespoons of water in it.

✅ Add enough baking soda to create a thick paste and mix it well.

✅ Apply the paste on your armpits and leave it there for about 4 minutes.

✅ Repeat once or twice a week to exfoliate the skin on your armpits and make it look brighter and smoother.

5. Try an activated charcoal mask.

What to do:

✅ Take 3 tablets of activated charcoal and grind them up into a small bowl.

✅ Add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix the ingredients well to make a paste.

✅ Apply the paste to your armpits and leave it there for 20 minutes.

✅ Wipe the paste away with some wet wipes or rinse it with lukewarm water.

✅ Repeat daily for a week.

6. Use turmeric and lemon.

What to do:

Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to enough turmeric to make a paste.

✅ Cover your underarms evenly with the mixture.

✅ Wait 30 minutes and rinse the paste off.

Please note: This article was updated in March 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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