How to whiten your armpits
Why do armpits get dark?
Armpits usually got darker of many factors. Deodorants, or antiperspirants, shaving, wearing tight clothes, armpit rashes and poor hygiene can make the skin of your underarms go darker than their usual colour.
It is the problem almost everyone has been facing. Dark armpits can make you lose your confidence. You might be insecure about yourself if you have dark underarms. But don’t worry! We have important tips to whiten your armpits.
Steps to get lighter underarms
- Change your deodorant.
- Wear loose clothes.
- Exfoliate your armpits.
- STOP scrubbing underarms.
- Try waxing armpit hair instead of shaving it.
- Keep it moisturize.
- Use good quality whitening creams
1. Change your deodorant
Your choice of deodorant or antiperspirant spray can be the cause of your dark armpits of yours. You use those for a good smell but the ingredients in them can make your armpits go darker than your usual colour. So, you must change your deodorant if you want to whiten your armpits.
2. Wear loose clothes
Tight clothes make a lot of friction with your skin. The armpits are the softest part of your body. If there have been multiple frictions to your armpits every day continuously, it can make your armpits really darker than normal skin colour. You should wear loose clothes more often if you want to lighten your armpits.
3. Exfoliate your armpits
Exfoliating removes dead cells from your skin. So, the dark appearance of your skin will be lesser if you exfoliate your armpits weekly. Try it if you want to lighten your armpits.
Baking soda, turmeric, lemon and honey combination is the best home remedy for dark armpits. Exfoliate your armpits with that mixture twice a day and you will see your armpits whiter in a few weeks.
4. STOP scrubbing underarms
Since the skin of the underarms is the softest part of the body, scrubbing them can cause rashes and burn which can develop into skin pigmentations, Later, skin pigmentations can be more and more, your armpits will get a lot darker. So, avoid scrubbing and only wash them carefully if you want to whiten your armpits.
5. Try waxing armpit hair instead of shaving it
Shaving can cause cuts and make you itchy afterwards. If you scratch your armpits because you feel itchy, it can make your armpits inflamed. Inflammation can later change into darker colour. So, try waxing your armpit hair instead of shaving it if you want to whiten your armpits.
6. Keep it moisturize
Dry skin tends to get itchier than normal skin. So, you need to moisturize your armpits as armpits are the softest parts of the body and dry armpits can later turn into dark armpits by itchiness. Apply vitamin E cream to keep your underarms moisturize if you want to whiten your armpit.
7. Use good quality whitening creams
Those creams work wonderfully if you want a quick result. But you need to check the reviews and ingredients, pros and cons of the product before you use it to whiten your armpits.
The cause of dark armpits can also be the diseases like Acanthosis nigricans, armpit rash cancer and skin infection. So, if you can’t get rid of your dark armpits with any one of the methods, go see a doctor/ dermatologist. Wrong choices of medicine can even make your armpits darker. So, you must go to your doctor if you suspect a disease and want to whiten your armpits.