Getting rid of dark underarms doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. Some of the most amazing ingredients can be found right in your kitchen.
What you’ll need: 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons baking soda
Method: Add the vinegar to the baking soda and let the mixture bubble. Once the bubbles have subsided, apply the mixture to the underarm area and let it dry. Rinse with cold water. Repeat thrice a week.
Why ACV: ACV contains mild acids that can remove accumulated dead skin cells and also lighten the underarm area. Additionally, it also acts as a disinfectant, killing any microbes present.
What you’ll need: 1 small potato
Method:: Peel the potato, grate it, then squeeze out the juice and apply directly on the armpits. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes, and repeat twice a day until desired results are obtained.
Why use a Potato: Potato happens to be a natural bleach and anti-irritant! As a bonus, it also provides instant relief from the patchiness and itchiness that’s a byproduct of hyperpigmentation.
What you’ll need: 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon honey
Method: Mix all the ingredients and apply the paste on the underarms. Let it sit for 10-12 minutes, then rinse. Repeat twice a week.
Why Turmeric: Turmeric is often used in face masks to brighten the skin tone and fade spots away. Milk contains lactic acid that further aids in the underarm whitening process, while honey is a great soothing agent.
What you’ll need: Peel from an orange
Method: Peel the orange and allow it to dry in the sun. Grind into a powder and take 2 teaspoons of powdered orange peel and add milk and rose water. Stir into a thick paste and apply to the underarms. Gently scrub the underarms and leave for 15minutes. Wash off with cold water. Repeat 3 times a week.
Why Orange Peels: Oranges contain bleaching / exfoliating properties that help to lighten the dark underarms, and also can be used as a natural deodorant. It acts as a natural scrub for your armpits and prevents the darkness by removing the dead skin cells